A new book: “Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble. The Revolution.“Dr. Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW
Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble. The Revolution.
Dr. Brené knew when she was writing The Gifts of Imperfection and Daring Greatly that she would be using the data she has collected over the years to address the issue many of her readers have asked her which is, “I dared greatly, I was brave. I got my butt kicked and now I’m down for the count. How do I get back up?”
Rising Strong is about what Dr. Brené has learned about surviving hurt that actually saved her again and again. It saved her and in the process it CHANGED her!
She writes about the progression of her work:
The Gifts of Imperfection: Be You
Daring Greatly: Be All In.
Rising Strong: Fall, Get up. Try again.
Dr. Brené describes the common theme through all three books is our yearning to live a wholehearted life!
She defines wholehearted living as: “Engaging in our lives from a place of worthiness. It means to cultivate 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. Yes, I am imperfect and vulnerable and sometimes afraid, but that doesn’t change the truth that I am brave and worthy of love and belonging.”
To show up and be seen even if it means risking failure, hurt, shame, and possibly even heartbreak certainly takes courage… but what is the alternative? Hiding out, pretending and armoring up against vulnerability kills our spirits, our hopes, our potential, our creativity, our ability to lead, our love, our faith and our joy.
So what happens when we fall? What is going on in this moment? What do the men and women have in common that have staggered to their feet and found the courage to try again?
Dr. Brené explores the process of rising strong and to slow down the falling and rising by bringing awareness to our choices we make during those moments of discomfort, and explore the consequences of our choices.
I will be offering a new workshop based on this book and some other new ideas I am working on in order to provide you with unique experience that will allow you to rise strong and develop your own personal path to a wholehearted life.