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The Gifts of Imperfection
I think Brene Brown bristles when her books are called 'self help' as she sees herself as a psychological researcher with plenty of evidence to back up her findings and case studies. However, she is perhaps a victim of her own accessibility in this respect. Her writing is clear and easy to read (or in my case listen to as I played the text whilst swimming.) This book explores her nervous breakdown/spiritual awakening (that phrase was used a lot!) and provides plenty of food for thought about how to live a good life. She focuses on things about authenticity and not trying to be cool, and making time and space for positivity and all that kind of stuff. She draws a lot from her own experiences which is a good thing, I think, and sets the book out in clear chapters that can be referred back to. As a listening experience it is easy to miss stuff, but I think if I had a hard copy in front of me I would go back through it and try to follow her lead. A good 'self help/ psychological text. It would be great to get Brene Brown to come and speak on a school's Professional Learning day.
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