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Daring greatly : how the courage to be vulnerable transforms the way we live, love, parent, and lead

Author / Creator
Brown, Brené, author
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Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the ...

Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on twelve years of research, Dr. Brené Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. Brown explains how vulnerability is both the core of difficult emotions like fear, grief, and disappointment, and the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, empathy, innovation, and creativity. She writes: "When we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives." Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. It's about courage. In a world where "never enough" dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. It's even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means there's a far greater risk of getting criticized or feeling hurt. But when we step back and examine our lives, we will find that nothing is as uncomfortable, dangerous, and hurtful as standing on the outside of our lives looking in and wondering what it would be like if we had the courage to step into the arena -- whether it's a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation.

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Creator
Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW
Format
Books
Language
English
Publication
  • New York, New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2015]
  • ©2012
Physical Details
  • 303 pages ; 21 cm
ISBNs
1592408419, 9781592408412
OCLC
ocn907959345

  • Includes reading guide.
  • First trade paperback printing. Previously published as a Gotham Books hardcover in 2012.
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-276) and index.

  • What it means to dare greatly -- Introduction : My adventures in the arena -- Scarcity : looking inside our culture of "never enough" -- Debunking the vulnerability myths -- Understanding and combating shame -- The vulnerability armory -- Mind the gap : cultivating change and closing the disengagement divide -- Disruptive engagement : daring to rehumanize education and work -- Wholehearted parenting : daring to be the adults we want our children to be -- Final thoughts -- Appendix. Trust in emergence : grounded theory and my research process -- Practicing gratitude
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