Friday, October 26, 2012

Daring Greatly

I've been a fan of Brene Brown for almost two years now.  I wish I knew the exact date that I discovered her TED talk on you tube and who directed me to it because I'd like to think that is the day that I really became a better mother and wife.

Brene Brown is a shame researcher and has written a couple amazing books.  Books that I devoured once I found her and her message.  Her latest book, Daring Greatly, is the icing on the cake.

Reading Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead is going to make me a better mom, wife, friend and daughter.  I honestly believe that Brene's books came into my life for a reason.  If I hadn't read about shame and embracing who I am and who my children are, then I would not have been able to make the hard choices for my son.

I would not have been able to face my fear and be vulnerable.  I would  not have been able to teach my son that being vulnerable but also being proud of himself, would bring him great joy.  I've learned that being all in and not looking back, is an amazing feeling.  Some things are worth doing, even if there is a chance that you'll fail.

I found the chapter on the workplace to be interesting because I know that my husband appreciates when he gets feedback at work and that it greatly contributes to his feelings of being valued as an employee.

Everyone can benefit from this book and it's message.  I'm betting that you'll read it and think of a friend that could use it too.  I know I did.

I know you'll want to learn more about Brene Brown and her research.  You can read her blog, Ordinary Courage.  You can tweet her @brenebrown.  She's on Facebook.  AND she's going on a book tour.  OH MY LORD...she's coming to Denver!

She is currently doing a weekly podcast where she discusses each chapter of the book.  She's on week four so if you hurry and catch up you can listen to them each week.  I have to say...I'm anxious every week to hear what she has to say!  If you have an iPhone/iPad you can download the Podcast App and the podcast will automatically appear each week.


  1. What an awesome post! I will be checking her out. <3

    1. Thanks Mimi! I think you'll love it!