By: Lianne Johnson, LPC
Of late I find myself recommending the book, The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene’ Brown, to as many people as I can. Perhaps you have read it. If so, what did you think?
Her subtitle (or whatever it is called) is, “Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.” I mean really, in a culture like ours and with a subtitle like that, who wouldn’t be allured to read it!
Brene’ Brown is easy to read, straight-forward, honest in disclosing her own struggles with her own journey to learn who she is, and quite insightful. If you choose to read this book (which obviously I think you should) you will read about topics like shame, guilt, our struggles with perfectionism, our fear of being known for who we are and how all of these lead us down a path of self-judgement, isolation, and over-identification.
She goes on to share how we can break free from these strongholds and learn to experience self-compassion, common humanity, mindfulness, and ultimately freedom to be who we have been created to be without fearing our common man.
So what on earth are you waiting for? Stop reading this (since this post is now finished anyway) and get your copy today! At least that’s what I would do if I were you.
Have a great day to all who chose to read!