I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn’t): Making the Journey from “What Will People Think?” to “I Am Enough”

I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from Author Brene Brown
ISBN-10 1592403352
ISBN-13 9781592403356
Year 2007-12-27
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Avery
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Researcher thought leader and New York Times bestselling author Bren Brown offers a liberating study on the importance of our imperfectionsboth to our relationships and to our own sense of selfThe quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting There is a constant barrage of social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate Everywhere we turn there are messages that tell us who what and how were 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 Dr Bren Brown Ph D LMSW is the leading authority on the power of vulnerability and has inspired thousands through her top selling books Daring Greatly Rising Strong andThe Gifts of Imperfection her wildly popular TEDx talks and a PBS special Based on seven years of her ground breaking research and hundreds of interviews I Thought It Was Just Me shines 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 were all in this together Dr Brown writes We need our lives back Its time to reclaim the gifts of imperfectionthe 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

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