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>>>>>> BOOK REVIEW
The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think
You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are
BOOK WRITTEN BY BRENÉ BROWN, PH.D., L.M.S.W.
BOOK REVIEW WRIT TEN BY RANDI LEANNE ROY, RN, BSCN
We live in a society that defines very
intimate details about our lives: how we
should act; what we should wear; the size of
our waist; the parenting styles we choose;
and, of course, the ways we should view
ourselves. When we are too busy living with
shame, perfectionism and unworthiness,
we become more fearful than courageous,
more judgmental than compassionate and
more alone than truly connected. The
troubling truth about this reality that we
all live in, is that when we obey society's
dictatorship, we shield ourselves from the
beautiful gifts around us: these are the gifts
Rather than "trying to be cool" and "fitting
in," Brené Brown proposes that we should all
try to be a little bit more vulnerable. By joining this small revolution of worthiness, we
can begin to embrace a new, wholehearted
life. The fascinating thing about her research
is that she exposes some very real truths
about each and every one of us. However,
the amazing thing is: no matter what our
story is, we matter. Each of us are meant to
live with a "deep sense of love and belonging" and we have a duty to our children to
support them to live a healthier way.
With her unique and real-life storytelling abilities, Brené Brown teaches us
how courage, compassion and connection can help us live a wholehearted life.
She describes 10 important and essential
guideposts needed for this challenging yet
exciting journey to worthiness. This book
is really meant for anyone who is willing to
be a little bit more vulnerable and open to
a new way of living their world. Whether
counsellors, teachers or parents, we can all
learn a better way to embrace the gifts of
imperfection, and, ultimately how to teach
these gifts to the children in our lives.
In BC, there is a life-changing personal
development program known as Choices
Seminars. Like Brené Brown's book, this
program teaches a set of valuable tools
about how to love, forgive and accept
ourselves. This Vancouver-based program
invites anyone who desires to live a joyful,
passionate and spiritual life, to attend a
variety of courses tailored to improving
one's self-worth and to discover their life
purpose. During the seminar, a variety
of self-help resources are made available
to participants and their families. Lo and
behold, Brené Brown is one of the many
authors included in this spread.
Whether you are simply thinking about
how to improve your quality of life, or you
are completely ready to take that scary/
exciting/vulnerable leap of faith to a new
you, consider The Gifts of Imperfection.
Brené Brown has a unique way of making
you feel understood, valued and not alone.
With this quick read, you won't want to
put it down until you have mastered her
guideposts to a wholehearted life!
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The Role of School Counsellor
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Index to Advertisers
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