Friday, May 3, 2013

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown

I really believe that whatever we needs, shows up right when we need.

This book, Daring Greatly, showed up exactly when I needed it, and I am so grateful for Brene Brown for doing the research, writing this book, and sharing it with us.

I just finished it, and my heart, soul, body, are all sooooo happy.

I'm trying to find the words to sum up this book, and I want to be careful with the words that I use, because this book and its message really need to be handled with care.


How many people like being vulnerable. Telling someone that you love him/her when you do not what the outcome will be, admitting publicly that you do not know the answer to a question that you should know, telling someone NO. Well, this book deals with vulnerability, and Brene does a great job of relaying the message that being vulnerable gives us the courage to live our best lives.

I've been dealing with vulnerability a whole lot lately, and this book has given me the courage to Dare Greatly.


If you read this blog a little or a lot, you have read the statement "People Need Other People," and I believe this with my whole heart.

Brene states that "we are hardwired to connect to others, it's what gives purpose and meaning to our lives, and without it there is suffering."

I need my connections with people and not just surface connection. I need deep connections that help me to live a better life. Connections where I can be my authentic self and let it all hang out. I have given up being perfect and giving up 'perfect' has helped me to have deeper connections with people.

But what I know for sure is that:

I really appreciate Brene for doing the research that proves that "people need other people."

Not sure what category to put this final thought into, but Brene asks the question "Are you the adult that you want your child to grow up to be?"

When I read this question in this book, this really made me think... No, I am not a parent, but I work with people's children every day, and I consciously try and live the life that I talk to my children about: freedom, responsibly,  being true to myself, letting go of the s@#* that weighs me down, seizing the day, right now is the best part of my life, dare to be great or different, doing what you love with complete passion......

I don't want my students to say that my teacher told me these things, but her life is not reflecting that.

I constantly ask myself: "Is my life reflecting my beliefs?"

I really hope so, and not just for me, but for all of the people whom I may touch throughout this life.

This book spoke to my heart, showed up right when I needed it, and confirmed that I need to make sure that I show up, be present, and be me.

I am....


with all of my might,

My People...



Read, Read, Read this book.

My next read is non-other than Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James.

Join Me.

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