Researcher, thought leader, and New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown offers a liberating study on the importance of our imperfections—both to our relationships and to our own sense of self The 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 we’re 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. Brené 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, and The 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 we’re all in this together. Dr. Brown writes, “We need our lives back. It’s time to reclaim the gifts of imperfection—the 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.” From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Draws on research with hundreds of interviewees to identify the pervasive influence of cultural shame, discussing how women can recognize the ways in which shame influences their health and relationships and can be transformed into courage and connectivit
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- Author : Milkyway Media
- Publisher : Milkyway Media
- Release Date : 2018-08-30
- Genre : Study Aids
- Pages : 32
- ISBN : 9876543210XXX
In I Thought It Was Just Me (But It Isn’t) (2007), Brené Brown explores the causes and impacts of shame, as well as its remedies. She directly addresses women and provides strategies and practices to create what she calls “shame resilience.”… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
- Author : Swift Reads
- Publisher : Swift Books LLC
- Release Date : 2020-11-10
- Genre : Health & Fitness
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 9876543210XXX
Download now to get key insights from this book in 15 minutes. The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting. We spend too much precious time and energy managing perception and creating carefully edited versions of ourselves to show to the world. As hard as we try, we can't seem to turn off the tapes that fill our heads with messages like, Never good enough! and What will people think? Why? What fuels this unattainable need to look like we always have it all together? At first glance, we might think its because we admire perfection, but that's not the case. We are actually the most attracted to people we consider to be authentic and down-to-earth. We love people who are real; we're drawn to those who both embrace their imperfections and radiate self-acceptance. 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. Based on seven years of 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 we're all in this together. As Dr. Brown writes, "We need our lives back. It's time to reclaim the gifts of imperfection - the 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."
A BRIDE—AND A BABY!—UNDER HIS TREE! RUST CREEK RAMBLINGS Stop the presses! Can you believe there's about to be another wedding in Rust Creek Falls? Yes, local cowboy Jesse Crawford is tying the knot with Maggie Roarke, that Hollywood lawyer who's been flitting in and out of town for the past several months. Rumor has it their hasty nuptials might have something to do with Maggie's brand-new baby bump… We're all for one big happy family, but we're a little puzzled by this pairing. Maggie and Jesse couldn't be more different if they tried—are they really ready to saddle up for the long haul? Stay on the trail, faithful readers, and let's see if their baby-to-be can bring this new family together for the holidays—and ever after!
Black British Culture and Society brings together in one indispensable volume key writings on the Black community in Britain, from the 'Windrush' immigrations of the late 1940s and 1950s to contemporary multicultural Britain. Combining classic writings on Black British life with new, specially commissioned articles, Black British Culture and Society records the history of the post-war African and Caribbean diaspora, tracing the transformations of Black culture in British society. Black British Culture and Society explores key facets of the Black experience, charting Black Britons' struggles to carve out their own identity and place in an often hostile society. The articles reflect the rich diversity of the Black British experience, addressing economic and social issues such as health, religion, education, feminism, old age, community and race relations, as well as Black culture and the arts, with discussions of performance, carnival, sport, style, literature, theatre, art and film-making. The contributors examine the often tense relationship between successful Black public figures and the media, and address the role of the Black intellectual in public life. Featuring interviews with noted Black artists and writers such as Aubrey Williams, Mustapha Matura and Caryl Phillips, and including articles from key contemporary thinkers, such as Stuart Hall, A. Sivanandan, Paul Gilroy and Henry Louis Gates, Black British Culture and Society provides a rich resource of analysis, critique and comment on the Black community's distinctive contribution to cultural life in Britain today.
On the murky outskirts of our solar system, a lonely star has exploded, emitting monstrous doses of radiation . . . The year is 1983. The exploding star Briareus Delta, 132 light years away, provokes only mild interest from planet Earth. Suddenly, appalling tornadoes and storms ravage the cities and countryside, leaving death and desolation in their wake. Then mankind realises another terrifying side-effect - every adult in the world has been rendered infertile. Schoolteacher Calvin Johnson discovers he is one of the select few to have acquired strange psychic powers. Termed 'Zetas', these people experience mental flashes of the future - a future of freezing isolation, snow-swept landscapes and bleak, ice-bound cities. A second ice-age is imminent as man faces the ultimate horror . . . extinction.
A survivor of a school shooting three decades earlier, Geoff Conover becomes the only person with whom a present-day murderer will speak and confesses a devastating secret about a legendary monster who terrifies the children of a small Ohio community. By a five-time Bram Stoker-winning author. 125,000 first printing. Original.
Saved By The Dolphins is the compelling true survival story of surfer Todd Endris. In August of 2007 after just catching a wave in Monterey Bay, California, a 3,000 pound Great White Shark attacked him not once but three times! Left for dead, some heroic surfers went straight into the pool of blood to help save Todd, at the same time a pod of fifteen Bottlenose Dolphins formed a barrier around him to protect him from the powerful predator. This is the full account of five eye witnesses and told by Todd himself. It's a truly miraculous story!
"As founder and guiding teacher of the Community Meditation Center in New York, Allan Lokos has an arsenal of tools for coping with stressful situations." - Rachel Lee Harris, New York Times To survive the roller-coaster ride of life, with its ever-changing shifts from pleasure to pain, gain to loss, and praise to blame, requires a substantial depth of patience. In this life-changing book, Allan Lokos sheds new light on this much-sought-after state of mind, and provides a road map for cultivating greater patience in one's life. According to Lokos, to develop a depth of patience we must first acknowledge the unhappiness caused by our impatience and anger in its many manifestations-from mild annoyance to rage. In this revelatory book, Lokos draws on his many years as a Buddhist practitioner and spiritual teacher, as well as interviews with a wide range of individuals who have had their patience tested-often dramatically so-and lays out a compelling path to the heart of patience."
Burke--ex-con, mercenary, sometime killer--makes his living preying on New York's most vicious predators and avenging their innocent victims. But in Andrew Vachss's mercilessly suspenseful new novel, Burke finds himself working the other side of the street, where guilt and innocence are as disposable as the sheets in a Times Square hotel--and as dirty. Burke's new employer is Kite, a fanatical crusader who specializes in debunking "false allegations of child sexual abuse. Kite has a case that may be the real thing, but needs Burke to tell him if it is. And if mere money can't persuade Burke to cooperate, Kite has plenty of other incentives at his disposal--including a fanatical bodyguard with a taste for corsets and brass knuckles. A tour guide to hell written in icy prose, False Allegations is Vachss at his most unnerving.
The personal story of one of Hollywood's key players recounts Steel's early life on the wrong side of the tracks, entrance into the business world as a college dropout and secretary, and rise to the presidency of Columbia Pictures. Reprint.
Married to a glamorous television star, whose ambitions she later realized she didn't share, Laura Melhuish longs for David Lawson, her first love
Three years ago star Sheriffs Deputy Wesley Cobin was accused of murdering his partner. The evidence against him was conclusive. Instead of serving out a life sentence, however, he used a crack legal team to slip out of the charges. Now, he lives the life of an outcast. Shaken by Cobins betrayal of trust, Sheriff Fineas Tully spends his days trying to forget the past as he watches his former ace detective heading into a self-destructive tailspin. Then they find the body. The suspicions of the townsfolks and Tullys Deputies, naturally turn to the one man in town who already slipped through the hands of justice. While initially unconvinced of Cobins guilt, when the next body turns out to be the reporter who covered the controversial trial, is there a better suspect? Tully must race to uncover the truth before the townsfolk, or Cobin, can do any more damage, while trying to sort out all of the emotions connected to the boy he once mentored. Meanwhile Cobin makes it his goal to stay one step ahead of Tully in his own parallel investigation, but is the truth really what hes searching for? Things begin to spiral ever more out of control when the past, and Cobins homicidal father, are dragged into the mix. As the body count rises Tully begins to wonder if there is anyone left that he can trust to weigh the evidence, before the case is ripped from his hands. How many bodies will it take for the real motive to be puzzled out, will Cobin pay for his rights of power, and will Tullys own daughter be one of the next victims?