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I Thought It Was Just Me Book à Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame ï [Reading] ➼ I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame By Brené Brown – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk The uest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenShines a long overdue light on an important truth Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we're all in this together Dr Brown writes 'We need our lives back It's time to reclaim the gifts of imperfection the courage to be real the compassion we need to love ourselves and others and the connection that gives true purpose and meaning to life These are the gifts that bring love laughter gratitude empathy and joy into our lives' After hearing her Tedx talk I wanted to explore her work further I think of my upbringing in an extremely strict religious cult and realize I've witnessed and experienced the damage of a shame based culture firsthand Although the book was originally geared towards women so far it seems universal enough that it's worth a read by men as well

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Down to earth We love people who are 'real' we're drawn to those who both embrace their imperfections and radiate self acceptance There is a constant barrage of social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadeuate Everywhere we turn there are messages that tell us who what and how we're supposed to be So we learn to hide our struggles and protect ourselves from shame judgment criticism and blame by seeking safety in pretending and perfection Based on seven years of ground breaking research and hundreds of interviews I Thought It Was Just Me I wanted to love this book because I love Brene Brown Her podcast interviews with Tammie Simon and Krista Tippett as well as her TED talks have inspired me changed me and touched me deeply I find her to be an incredibly inspiring and courageous woman and I believe her research on Shame and vulnerability and full hearted living are changing and healing the world That said I was disappointed by this book I am wondering whether she is a better teacher and storyteller and presenter than writer I found the book had a lot of good ideas but it did not hold together as a coherent whole all that well The writing lacked a sharp focus wandered too much and did not hold my attention and heart like her talks did I also can see that the book was published before her TED talks so maybe something shifted for her as she did those talks and perhaps her recent writing is better Despite this I so support her work in the world and her courage and choice t study the unknown and unexplored topic of shame

Brené Brown ☆ Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame Book

I Thought It Was Just Me Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of ShameThe uest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting We spend too much precious time and energy managing perception and creating carefully edited versions of ourselves to show to the world As hard as we try we can't seem to turn off the tapes that fill our heads with messages like 'Never good enough' and 'What will people think?' Why? What fuels this unattainable need to look like we always have it all together? At first glance we might think it's because we admire perfection but that's not the case We are actually the most attracted to people we consider to be authentic and A blogger friend mentioned Brene Brown after I wrote a blog post about vulnerability My friend said in her comment that I was courageous yet I'd written the post about how scary it was to be vulnerable I was puzzled as to how that made me courageous Then I read I Thought It Was Just Me and I understood better Brown explains courage as the strength to speak your heart and this type of courage is one of the key ways to develop and maintain shame resilienceAs I read this book I felt a bit like I did when I read In a Different Voice Psychological Theory and Women's Development in college Both times I kept thinking It's not just me I'm not crazy This book made me realize I am not the only woman not by a long shot who struggles with shame And it made me thankful that at least I'm aware of this struggle within me so that I can begin to recognize my shame triggers and work towards resilienceIf you read many of my Goodreads reviews you may have noticed that I lean heavily towards fiction Yet this is the second non fiction book that has really captured my heart mind and imagination Brene Brown writes in a manner that is informative conversational authoritative and incredibly helpful It made me see some of my own strength and it made me long to be someone who doesn't shame others and who tries to create an environment where shame dies instead of flourishingIf you have struggled with shame if you have daughters you will be raising in this world that hope to shame them into being what the world wants them to be if you just want to understand how to be a loving engaged encouraging person I highly recommend this book