Main content

The gifts of imperfection : let go of who you think you're supposed to be and embrace who you are

Available Formats:

Details:

  • Date:
    Created
    2010
    Summary:

    When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—our goodness. They insist, “I am not worthy.” But we are worthy—of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Brené Brown’s game-changing New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection—which has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages, and Forbes recently named one of the "Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life"—we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world.

    Contents:
    • Introduction: wholehearted living
    • Courage, compassion, and connection: the gifts of imperfection
    • Exploring the power of love, belonging, and being enough
    • The things that get in the way
    • Cultivating authenticity: letting go of what people think
    • Cultivating self-compassion: letting go of perfectionism
    • Cultivating a resilient spirit: letting go of numbing and powerlessness
    • Cultivating gratitude and joy: letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark
    • Cultivating intuition and trusting faith: letting go of the need for certainty
    • Cultivating creativity: letting go of comparison
    • Cultivating play and rest: letting go of exhaustion as a status symbol and productivity as self-worth
    • Cultivating calm and stillness: letting go of anxiety as a lifestyle
    • Cultivating meaningful work: letting go of self-doubt and supposed to
    • Cultivating laughter, song, and dance: letting go of being cool and always in control.
    Original Publisher: Center City, Minn, Hazelden
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781592858491