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I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" by [Brown, Brené]
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Researcher, thought leader, and New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown offers a liberating study on the importance of our imperfections—both to our relationships and to our own sense of self

The quest for perfection is exhausting and unrelenting. There is a constant barrage of social expectations that teach us that being imperfect is synonymous with being inadequate. Everywhere we turn, there are messages that tell us who, what and how we’re supposed to be. So, we learn to hide our struggles and protect ourselves from shame, judgment, criticism and blame by seeking safety in pretending and perfection.

Dr. Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW, is the leading authority on the power of vulnerability, and has inspired thousands through her top-selling books Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and The Gifts of Imperfection, her wildly popular TEDx talks, and a PBS special. Based on seven years of her ground-breaking research and hundreds of interviews, I Thought It Was Just Me shines a long-overdue light on an important truth: Our imperfections are what connect us to each other and to our humanity. Our vulnerabilities are not weaknesses; they are powerful reminders to keep our hearts and minds open to the reality that we’re all in this together.

Dr. Brown writes, “We need our lives back. It’s time to reclaim the gifts of imperfection—the courage to be real, the compassion we need to love ourselves and others, and the connection that gives true purpose and meaning to life. These are the gifts that bring love, laughter, gratitude, empathy and joy into our lives.”


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1540 KB
  • Print Length: 348 pages
  • Publisher: Avery; 1 edition (1 February 2007)
  • Sold by: Penguin US
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000SEHDGM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #25,175 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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The rally struck a nerve with me. I raved about this book to my friends. I may have shed a few tears for myself and anyone else who this they aren't good enough or worthy. Thank you Brene for being vulnerable and sharing your awesome
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It's been wonderful trading this book as it ha explained so many reasons why I have felt and behaved the way I have for years. It has also helped me forgive others as I have been able to understand the possible reasons behind their attitudes and behaviours. I am not quite finished the book yet but have experienced a lot of freedom already. Sometimes, just understanding and break the chains of bondage to one's past.
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Another great book by Brene - doesn't matter if you read them out of order, either. Lots of "aha" moments - answers found & new ideals discovered. Very much worth your time to read.
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