The Gifts of Imperfection: Wholehearted Life

A goal of the new year for me has been to work on being happier and healthier. One of the ways I hope to accomplish that goal is by learning how to erase the negative voice in my head. But it is easier said than done when it comes to erasing self doubt.

Then I was gifted with the book, The Gifts of Imperfection by Brené Brown. She has been featured on Oprah and TED Talks. She is a writer and research. She breaks down the shame and fear we face in life such as the fear of standing out or being enough. She explains the psychological why along with how we can reverse the process. In the end, readers and practicers of these steps will move toward what she calls “wholehearted living” or simply embracing who you are.

The Gifts of Imperfection cover

I like that Brené uses relatable language and doesn’t use very research heavy wording that would go over everyday people’s head. She makes the book personal by adding her own narrative when covering topics by adding events from her life to her research. She explains how she felt while pursuing these research subjects that embraced the way she wanted to live. She breaks the book into “guidepost” instead of chapters to give a stronger sense of conversational style vs. directive.

I can see why so many have purchased and boasted about Brené’s book. When I finished this easy read, I felt like my heart was whole. I was more positive that I can move toward being happier and healthier this year.  So that is why suggest this book to you. Everyone should read this book and embrace the lesson presented here. It could very well change your life. It is already changing mine.

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