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The gifts of imperfection : let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are

Author: Brené Brown
Publisher: Center City, Minn. : Hazelden, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, the author, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of wholehearted living, a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
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Genre/Form: Furman Center collection
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brené Brown
ISBN: 9781592858491 159285849X
OCLC Number: 430056919
Description: xvii, 137 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Wholehearted living --
Courage, compassion, and connection: the gifts of imperfection --
Exploring the power of love, belonging, and being enough --
The things that get in the way --
Cultivating authenticity: letting go of what people think --
Cultivating self-compassion: letting go of perfectionism --
Cultivating a resilient spirit: letting go of numbing and powerlessness --
Cultivating gratitude and joy: letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark --
Cultivating intuition and trusting faith: letting go of the need for certainty --
Cultivating creativity: letting go of comparison --
Cultivating play and rest: letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth --
Cultivating calm and stillness: letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle --
Cultivating meaningful work: letting go of self-doubt and supposed to --
Cultivating laughter, song, and dance: letting go of being cool and always in control.
Responsibility: by Brené Brown.

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In this work, the author, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares ten guideposts on the power of wholehearted living, a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.

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This important book is about the lifelong journey from 'What will people think?' to 'I am enough.' Brown's unique ability to blend original research with honest storytelling makes reading The Gifts Read more...

 
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