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Daring Greatly

How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
Paperback Book
April, 2015
$19.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

Brown (who also wrote The Gifts of Imperfection) examines vulnerability in Daring Greatly. A researcher at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, she is the first to admit that vulnerability makes her uncomfortable, but posits that daring to fail is the only true way to be wholeheartedly engaged in any aspect of life.

Experiencing vulnerability isn’t a choice—the only choice we have is how we’re going to respond when we are confronted with uncertainty, risk and emotional disclosure.

The author includes chapters on eliminating blame and shame from work and education, and daring to be the adults we want our children to be. At the same time, she explores what drives people to feel vulnerable and how to address common coping mechanisms in what she calls the “Vulnerability Armory.” But the core of her message is understanding the difference between guilt and shame, and developing “shame resistance.” Brown’s theories—complete with candid examples from her own life—will draw readers in.

Whether the arena is a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation, we must find the courage to walk into vulnerability and engage with our whole hearts. This book helps us learn to do that.

When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.

Brown believes it is essential to expose oneself to a wide range of feelings in order to combat shame, break down the walls of perfectionism and stop the act of disengagement that separates many from themselves and others.

It’s not an easy journey from excruciating to exquisite, but for me it’s been worth every step...

Being rather than knowing requires showing up and letting ourselves be seen. It requires us to dare greatly, to be vulnerable. The first step of that journey is understanding where we are, what we’re up against, and where we need to go. I think we can best do that by examining our pervasive “Never Enough” culture.

Brené Brown’s 2010 TED Talk on “The Power of Vulnerability” has received more than 18 million views!

“Urgent, essential, and fun to read. I couldn’t put it down, and it continues to resonate with me” —Seth Godin

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