The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
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 The Gifts of Imperfection, BrenéBrown, a leading expert on shame, authenticity, and belonging, shares 10 guideposts on the power of Wholehearted Living – a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.
About Dr. Brené Brown:
Dr. Brown is a research professor atthe University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past twelve years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. Her groundbreaking research has been featured on PBS, NPR, CNN, TheWashington Post, and The New York Times.