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
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
As I read this book, I felt a bit ...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
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!
If you are a courageous person who appreciates the value of self-awareness and personal growth for indivi ...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
She also pointed out the various and different types of problems that every individual and family has, which divided in two way, the positive side is that every family is f ...more
I am still giving it 2 stars. And I'm going to explain that to you.
If you believe that 'shame' is based on how others see you and whether or not you live up to those expectations, this may, indeed, be your book. In fact, if you base your entire sense of self-worth on how well you are "keeping up with the Joneses", and the disconnect between that dream and your reality is your primary source of shame, pick this one up. You ma ...more
However, I do have a big issue with the fact that she only addresses shame in women - and it is definitely not exclusive to the female sex. Addition ...more
The problem is t ...more
Her point is that shame is bad (oh, of course!) and that no one improves because of negative feelings. I'm not sure I agree 100 percent. I mean, I don't advocate people shaming others, particularly intentionally (and there are a lot of examples of that in this ...more
Personally I would have pre ...more
Brené is the author of two #1 New York Times Bestsellers: Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection.
Her latest book, Rising Strong will be released on August 25, 2015. In Rising Strong, Brené writes, “If ...more