The Gifts of Imperfection

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Bolinda Audio - Self-acceptance
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Each day we face a barrage of images and messages from society and the media telling us who, what, and how we should be. We are led to believe that if we could only look perfect and lead perfect lives, we'd no longer feel inadequate. So most of us perform, please, and perfect, all the while thinking, "What if I can't keep all of these balls in the air? Why isn't everyone else working harder and living up to my expectations? What will people think if I fail or give up? When can I stop proving myself?" In her 10 guideposts, Brown engages our minds, hearts, and spirits as she explores how we can cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, "No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough," and to go to bed at night thinking, "Yes, I am sometimes afraid, but I am also brave. And, yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable, but that doesn't change the truth that I am worthy of love and belonging."

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User Review  - leannn - LibraryThing

If you're human, you need to read this book. There isn't anyone I know of who doesn't feel some sort of shame or fear. This book really tells you how to handle it. Read full review

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User Review  - TrekkieChickReads - LibraryThing

I initially picked up this book to read with a group of my closest girlfriends, I never having heard of Brené Brown or any of her books before. Brown’s writing style, raw authenticity, and openness ... Read full review

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