The Gifts Of Imperfection: By Brene’ Brown, Ph.D., L.M.S.W.

Wednesday I posted a quote from Margaret Young. I pulled it from the book, The Gifts Of Imperfection by Brene’ Brown. In this book she gives us a guide to wholehearted living. Here is the intro to the book.

   “Wholehearted living is about engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. means cultivating the courage, compassion, and connection to wake up in the morning and think, No matter what gets done and how much is left undone, I am enough. It’s going to bed at night thinking, Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am also brave and worthy of love and belonging.”

Starting with guidepost (GP) number one!

GP#1Cultivating Authenticity Letting Go Of What People Think

GP#2 Cultivating Self-Compassion  Letting Go Of Perfectionism

GP#3 Cultivating a Resilient Spirit Letting Go Of Numbing and Powerlessness

GP#4 Cultivating Gratitude and Joy Letting Go Of Scarcity and Fear Of The Dark

GP#5 Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith Letting Go Of The Need For Certainty

GP#6 Cultivating Creativity Letting Go Of Comparison

GP#7 Cultivating Play and Rest Letting Go Of Exhaustion A Status Symbol and Productivity as Self-Worth

GP#8 Cultivating Calm and Stillness Letting Go Of Anxiety as a Lifestyle

GP#9 Cultivating Meaningful Work Letting Go Of Self-Doubt and “Supposed To”

GP#10 Cultivating Laughter, Song, and Dance Letting Go Of Being Cool and “Always In Control”

This book is definitely worth the read if you’re into “self-help” type books! I would also highly recommend all of Brene’s books, stories, and her TED talks. She’s amazing y’all! Let me know what your thoughts are on her and her work!



  1. photosociology

    I love that she speaks from her inner self. As well as presenting the many years of research that she has undertaken, she always gives examples of her own Shame, fear and insecurity, as well as her strength, fortitude and the skill set that she uses.

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