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Preview — I Thought It Was Just Me by Brené Brown
I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame
Shame manifests itself in many ways. Addiction, perfectionism, fear and blame are just a few of the outward signs that Dr. Brené Brown discovered in her 6-year study of shame’s effects...more
As I read this book, I felt a bit...more
This book didn't make me feel less alone. It did make me realize, though, that to have true empathy with someone you need to realize you aren't there to fix or better them....more
That said, I was disappointed by this book. I am wondering whether she is a better teacher and storyteller and presenter than writer...more
Instead of a synopsis or thinly veiled attempt at sounding studious, I thought I'd extract a few quotes that, while...more
If you are a courageous person who appreciates the value of self-awareness and personal growth for indivi...more
In this book Brene Brown explains about shame, how common and how destructive it is, and more importantly how to develop our "shame resilience".
The suggestions in this book are powerful, doable, and potentially life changing--no--life improving!
The book describes shame as the "intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are fla...more
So I encountered Brene Brown on her TED talk thanks to Dave Lose (http://www.davidlose.net). After listening to her, I had to read this book and I was not disappo...more
I don't think...more
When I finished, I moved on to Brown's other book, "The Gifts of Imperfection," and got a lot out of that one also. This book was a zoomed in view...more
The problem is t...more
Personally I would have pre...more
"...I often refer to shame as the fear of disconnection-the fear of being perceived as flawed and unworthy of acceptance or belonging...the opposite of experiencing shame is experiencing empathy."
"We can never become completely resistant to shame; however, we can develop the resilience we need to recognize shame, move throu...more
The book is well written, and Brown's academic training is evident. She is very concise and defines each subject she explores. She masterfully weaves stories from her research into...more
But while those are the things it feels like, at its core I am feeling shame. This book is really good for opening your eyes to what's going on when you feel like someone is judging you and you eithe...more
Nevertheless, this book is compacted with numerous interviews and personal stories about people's struggles. I feel it was a bit too much, but it supports her main ideas. Besides that, her intr...more
furious notes below: (let's just saw I had a great workout this past week biking a ton to plow through this library book I need to own...)
37. 4 attributes of empathy
38. children learning perspective
She relates that shame an...more
I'm weary of the scholar names attached to every single idea she brings up. Not sure that's the best strategy for a non-scholarly, popular book. Interesting definitions. Helpful ideas.
Interested in buying.
Dr. Brown teaches graduate...more