I Thought it was Just Me  but it Isn t  Book
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

I Thought it was Just Me but it Isn t


  • Author : Brené Brown
  • Publisher : Avery
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN 10 : 9781592403356

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I Thought it was Just Me but it Isn t Excerpt :

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 connectivity.

I Thought It Was Just Me  but it isn t  Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

I Thought It Was Just Me but it isn t


  • Author : Brené Brown
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-02-01
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440622229

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I Thought It Was Just Me but it isn t Excerpt :

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. Brené Brown, PhD, 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. 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.”

I Thought It Was Just Me  but it isn t  Book
Score: 4.5
From 5 Ratings

I Thought It Was Just Me but it isn t


  • Author : Brené Brown
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-12-27
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781592403356

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I Thought It Was Just Me but it isn t Excerpt :

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. Brené Brown, PhD, 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. 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.”

Colour Matters Book

Colour Matters


  • Author : Carl E. James
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-11
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487526313

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Colour Matters Excerpt :

Written over a period of more than two decades, Colour Matters is a collection of essays that shows how race informs the aspirational pursuits of Black youth in the Greater Toronto Area.

Women and Shame Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Women and Shame


  • Author : Brené Brown
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2004-06-30
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN 10 : 0975425234

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Women and Shame Excerpt :

A compelling and provocative exploration of the complexities of shame and its impact on women's lives. Based on interviews with over 200 women, here are ideas, information, and strategies for understanding shame across a wide range of topics, including appearance, sex, body image, motherhood, parenting, health, and aging, supported by poignant and relevant case examples. Four key elements that allow women to transform shame into connection and acceptance are identified and explained. Original.

It Will Never Happen to Me  Book

It Will Never Happen to Me


  • Author : Claudia Black
  • Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 203
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345345943

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It Will Never Happen to Me Excerpt :

Offers personal advice for the children of alcoholics and discusses the family relationships of alcoholics

Summary of Bren   Brown s I Thought It Was Just Me Book

Summary of Bren Brown s I Thought It Was Just Me


  • Author : I. D. B. Books
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-11-24
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 26
  • ISBN 10 : 9798570549692

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Summary of Bren Brown s I Thought It Was Just Me Excerpt :

Buy now to get key insights from Brené Brown's I Thought It Was Just Me. Sample Insights: 1) Shame is a universal emotion. We all experience it. It is a feeling of being flawed and defective. Shame is not a feeling we want to talk about, but if we learn how to be comfortable talking about shame, we can start to learn how to deal with it. 2) Shame is a silent epidemic. It's a problem of epidemic proportions because it has an impact on all of us. What makes it silent is our inability or unwillingness to talk openly about shame and explore the ways in which it affects our lives.

You Are Your Best Thing Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

You Are Your Best Thing


  • Author : Tarana Burke
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2021-04-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 258
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593243640

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Tarana Burke and Dr. Brené Brown bring together a dynamic group of Black writers, organizers, artists, academics, and cultural figures to discuss the topics the two have dedicated their lives to understanding and teaching: vulnerability and shame resilience. Contributions by Kiese Laymon, Imani Perry, Laverne Cox, Jason Reynolds, Austin Channing Brown, and more NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY MARIE CLAIRE AND BOOKRIOT It started as a text between two friends. Tarana Burke, founder of the ‘me too.’ Movement, texted researcher and writer Brené Brown to see if she was free to jump on a call. Brené assumed that Tarana wanted to talk about wallpaper. They had been trading home decorating inspiration boards in their last text conversation so Brené started scrolling to find her latest Pinterest pictures when the phone rang. But it was immediately clear to Brené that the conversation wasn’t going to be about wallpaper. Tarana’s hello was serious and she hesitated for a bit before saying, “Brené, you know your work affected me so deeply, but as a Black woman, I’ve sometimes had to feel like I have to contort myself to fit into some of your words. The core of it rings so true for me, but the application has been harder.” Brené replied, “I’m so glad we’re talking about this. It makes sense to me. Especially in terms of vulnerability. How do you take the armor off in a country where you’re not physically or emotionally safe?” Long pause. “That’s why I’m calling,” said Tarana. “What do you think about working together on a book about the Black experience with vulnerability and shame resilience?” There was no hesitation. Burke and Brown are the perfect pair to usher in this stark, potent collection of essays on Black shame and healing. Along with the anthology contributors, they create a space to recognize and process the trauma of white supremacy, a space to be vulnerable and affirm the fullness

Finding Your Own North Star Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Finding Your Own North Star


  • Author : Martha Nibley Beck
  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 402
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812932188

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Finding Your Own North Star Excerpt :

Introduces the author's step-by-step plan for identifying core desires and acting upon them to create successful, satisfying, and more fulfilling lives.

Sometimes I Lie Book
Score: 4
From 53 Ratings

Sometimes I Lie


  • Author : Alice Feeney
  • Publisher : Flatiron Books
  • Release Date : 2018-03-13
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250144836

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My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. I’m in a coma. 2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie. Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?

Atlas of the Heart Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Atlas of the Heart


  • Author : Brené Brown
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399592577

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In her latest book, Brené Brown writes, “If we want to find the way back to ourselves and one another, we need language and the grounded confidence to both tell our stories and be stewards of the stories that we hear. This is the framework for meaningful connection.” In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances—a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection. Over the past two decades, Brown’s extensive research into the experiences that make us who we are has shaped the cultural conversation and helped define what it means to be courageous with our lives. Atlas of the Heart draws on this research, as well as on Brown’s singular skills as a storyteller, to show us how accurately naming an experience doesn’t give the experience more power—it gives us the power of understanding, meaning, and choice. Brown shares, “I want this book to be an atlas for all of us, because I believe that, with an adventurous heart and the right maps, we can travel anywhere and never fear losing ourselves.”

Out of My Mind Book
Score: 4.5
From 177 Ratings

Out of My Mind


  • Author : Sharon M. Draper
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781416971719

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Considered by many to be mentally retarded, a brilliant, impatient fifth-grader with cerebral palsy discovers a technological device that will allow her to speak for the first time.

Braving the Wilderness Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Braving the Wilderness


  • Author : Brené Brown
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2017-09-12
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812995855

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the #1 bestselling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us! REESE’S BOOK CLUB PICK “True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, MSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging. Brown argues that we’re experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, “True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that’s rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it’s easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it’s a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It’s a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.” Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, “The wilder

Daring Greatly Book
Score: 4
From 3,818 Ratings

Daring Greatly


  • Author : Brené Brown
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2013-01-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780670923533

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Researcher and thought leader Dr. Brené Brown offers a powerful new vision in Daring Greatly that encourages us to embrace vulnerability and imperfection, to live wholeheartedly and courageously. 'It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; . . . who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly' -Theodore Roosevelt Every time we are introduced to someone new, try to be creative, or start a difficult conversation, we take a risk. We feel uncertain and exposed. We feel vulnerable. Most of us try to fight those feelings - we strive to appear perfect. Challenging everything we think we know about vulnerability, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the widely accepted myth that it's a weakness. She argues that vulnerability is in fact a strength, and when we shut ourselves off from revealing our true selves we grow distanced from the things that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Daring Greatly is the culmination of 12 years of groundbreaking social research, across the home, relationships, work, and parenting. It is an invitation to be courageous; to show up and let ourselves be seen, even when there are no guarantees. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly. 'Brilliantly insightful. I can't stop thinking about this book' -Gretchen Rubin Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a #1 New York Times bestselling author and a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Her groundbreaking work was featured on Oprah Winfrey's Super Soul Sunday, NPR, and CNN. Her TED talk is one of the most watched TED talks of all time. Brené is also the author of The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't).

Dare to Lead Book
Score: 3.5
From 9 Ratings

Dare to Lead


  • Author : Brené Brown
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780399592522

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead. Look for Brené Brown’s new podcast, Dare to Lead, as well as her ongoing podcast Unlocking Us! NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas, and has the courage to develop that potential. When we dare to lead, we don’t pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We don’t see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We don’t avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it’s necessary to do good work. But daring leadership in a culture defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that we’re choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as we’re scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI can’t do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start. Four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question: How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your