Rising Strong

Author
Brené Brown 
Summary
<b><b>#1&#xa0;<i>NEW YORK TIMES</i>&#xa0;BESTSELLER • When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending.</b> <br /></b><br /> Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall.<br /><br /> It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in <i>Rising Strong</i>. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people—from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents—shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, <i>What do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common?</i> The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort.<br /><br /> Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous. But the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Our stories of struggle can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or colleague. Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: We <i>reckon </i>with our emotions and get curious about what we’re feeling; we <i>rumble </i>with our stories until we get to a place of truth; and we live this process, every day, until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a <i>revolution</i> in our lives. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. It’s the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are.<br /><br /><b>ONE OF <i>GREATER GOOD</i>’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR<br /><br />Praise for <i>Rising Strong</i></b><br /><br />“[Brené Brown’s] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears we’ve all had but haven’t quite known how to articulate. . . . Brené empowers us each to be a little more courageous.”<b><i>—The Huffington Post</i></b><br /><br /> “With a fresh perspective that marries research and humor, Brown offers compassion while delivering thought-provoking ideas about relationships—with others and with oneself.”<b>—<i>Publishers Weekly</i></b>
Genre
Self-Improvement  Books  Health, Mind & Body  Psychology  Business & Personal Finance  Management & Leadership 
Price
$12.99
Average User Rating
4.0
User Rating Count
146
Release Date
2015-08-25


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