The 10th-anniversary edition of the game-changing number one New York Times best seller, featuring a new foreword. For more than a decade, BrenÃ© Brown has found a special place in our hearts as a gifted mapmaker and a fellow traveler. She is both a social scientist and a kitchen-table friend whom you can always count on to tell the truth, make you laugh, and, on occasion, cry with you. And what's now become a movement all started with The Gifts of Imperfection, which has sold more than two million copies in 35 different languages across the globe.Â What transforms this book from words to effective daily practices are the 10 guideposts to wholehearted living. The guideposts not only help us understand the practices that will allow us to change our lives and families, they also walk us through the unattainable and sabotaging expectations that get in the way.Â BrenÃ© writes, "This book is an invitation to join a wholehearted revolution. A small, quiet, grassroots movement that starts with each of us saying, 'My story matters because I matter.' Revolution might sound a little dramatic, but in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance."Â
Â©2020 BrenÃ© Brown (P)2020 Random House Audio
What do you get in the Baumgartners Box Set 2? The Baumgartners Plus One Letters to the Baumgartners Baumgarter Generations: Janie The Baumgartners Plus One When Danielle Stuart meets the Baumgartners, her life doesn't need to get any more complicated. Studying Italian on scholarship at the University of Michigan, Dani is haunted by a horrible tragedy that her husband, Mason, simply can't come to terms with. But when she meets Carrie Baumgartner and then her handsome husband, Doc, she finds her attraction to the couple irresistible, no matter how complicated things might get. While the two women bond over being childless and yet surrounded by children in the university's married housing complex, it's Doc Baumgartner who really brings them together with a game-changing idea that serves to reshape all of their lives. Letters to the Baumgartners Danielle Stuart is spending a year abroad studying in Venice, the most romantic place on earth. But while Danielle loves the language, she's not interested in love itself. Not until she meets a handsome Italian gondolier named Nico. He's got his eye on her, and Danielle simply can't resist his flirtatious charms. But when her ex-husband, Mason, shows up on her doorstep looking to reconcile, she finds herself with a dizzying dilemma. Finding herself torn between the two men, desperate Dani writes to her former lovers in hopes they might help her clarify her muddled emotions. Will the Baumgartners and their polyamorous insight give her the courage she needs to choose? Baumgartner Generations: Janie Janie Baumgartner has big dreams of trying to make it as a writer in New York, and between that and her job as a nanny, working for family friends Ronnie and TJ, her life is incredibly full. That's when she meets him. In spite of the compromising situation, Josh, who just happens to be an agent, sees great potential in her - and not just as an author. Josh finds Janie utterly irresistible, and he's the kind of man who aggressively pursues what he wants. But - plot twist - Janie is already in a complicated polyamorous relationship with her benefactors. What happens when she finally reveals this to Josh? Will she lose him? Will she be forced to make an impossible choice? Or will she find that the capacity for the human heart to love is indeed endless?
Â©2015 Selena Kitt (P)2015 Selena Kitt
From the star of Bravoâs hit reality show Below Deck comes Running Against the Tide, the âStud of the Seaâ's first-ever memoir recounting his journey from landlocked Saginaw, Michigan to the high seas, where he has spent more than 25 years as a superyacht captain.Â The cast members of Below Deck are known for their catfights, scheming, personal attacks, and long-held grudges, but what keeps viewers coming back week after week is resident hero Captain Lee, the only cast member to appear in all five seasons.Â But you donât have to be one of Below Deckâs 1.5 million weekly viewers to appreciate Captain Leeâs story, which offers a glimpse behind-the-scenes at the luxury yachting industry and one of Bravoâs biggest franchises. From having to reclaim his drunk captain's lost papers in the Dominican Republic to unwittingly crewing a drug boat out of Turks and Caicos to navigating the outrageous demands of the super-rich in New York City, Captain Lee's tales from the high seas run the gamut, proving time and time again why heâs a fan favorite: Heâs occasionally profane, heâs often surprising, but heâs never dull and, for the first time, heâs here to tell all.
Â©2018 Captain Harold Lee Rosbach and Michael Shohl (P)2018 Simon & Schuster
Number one New York Times best seller. When we deny our stories, they define us. When we own our stories, we get to write the ending. Social scientist BrenÃ© Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall. It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people - from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents - shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, what do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion, and theyâre not afraid to lean in to discomfort. Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous. But the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Our stories of struggle can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or colleague. Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: We reckon with our emotions and get curious about what weâre feeling; we rumble with our stories until we get to a place of truth; and we live this process, every day, until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a revolution in our lives. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. Itâs the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are. One of Greater Good's favorite books of the year. â[BrenÃ© Brownâs] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears weâve all had but havenât quite known how to articulate.... BrenÃ© empowers us each to be a little more courageous.â (The Huffington Post)
Â©2015 BrenÃ© Brown (P)2015 Random House Audio
Show Up and Let Yourself be Seen Is vulnerability the same as weakness? âIn our culture,â teaches Dr. BrenÃ© Brown, âwe associate vulnerability with emotions we want to avoid such as fear, shame, and uncertainty. Yet we too often lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is also the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.â On The Power of Vulnerability, Dr. Brown offers an invitation and a promise - that when we dare to drop the armor that protects us from feeling vulnerable, we open ourselves to the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives. Here she dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and reveals that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage. âThe Power of Vulnerability is a very personal project for me,â BrenÃ© explains. âThis is the first place that all of my work comes together. This audio course draws from all three of my books - itâs the culmination of everything Iâve learned over the past twelve years. I'm very excited to weave it all into a truly comprehensive form that shows what these findings and insights can mean in our lives.â Guidance and Insights for Wholehearted Living Over the past twelve years, Dr. BrenÃ© Brown has interviewed hundreds of people as part of an ongoing study of vulnerability. âThe research shows that we try to ward disappointment with a shield of cynicism, disarm shame by numbing ourselves against joy, and circumvent grief by shutting off our willingness to love,â explains Dr. Brown. When we become aware of these patterns, she teaches, we begin to become conscious of how much we sacrifice in the name of self-defense -and how much richer our lives become when we open ourselves to vulnerability. âIn my research,â Dr. Brown says, âthe word I use to describe people who can live from a place of vulnerability is wholehearted.â Being wholehearted is a practiceâone that we can choose to cultivate through empathy, gratitude, and awareness of our vulnerability armor. Join this engaging and heartfelt teacher on The Power of Vulnerability as she offers profound insights on leaning into the full spectrum of emotionsâso we can show up, let ourselves be seen, and truly be all in. HIGHLIGHTS Cultivating shame resilienceâthe key to developing a sense of worth and belonging. Vulnerability as the origin point for innovation, adaptability, accountability, and visionary leadership. Our emotional armory - how we use perfectionism, numbing, and other tactics to avoid feeling vulnerable. The myths of vulnerability - common misconceptions about weakness, trust, and self-sufficiency. Discovering your vulnerability armor - recognizing what makes us shut down, and how we can change. The 10 guideposts of wholehearted living - essential skills for becoming fully engaged in life. Six hours of stories, warm humor, and transformative insights for living a life of courage, authenticity, and compassion from Dr. BrenÃ© Brown.
Â©2012 BrenÃ© Brown (P)2012 BrenÃ© Brown
With her previous best sellers, Dr. BrenÃ© Brown helped us realize that vulnerability is the birthplace for trust, belonging, joy, creativity, and love. Yet a willingness to be vulnerable means accepting that life will sometimes knock us down. Where do we find the strength to get back up? In her research for her breakthrough book Rising Strong, BrenÃ© discovered a key factor. "Without exception," she says, "the concept of spirituality emerged from the data as a critical component of overcoming struggle." In Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice, BrenÃ© offers an in-depth exploration of this critical and oft-misunderstood aspect of wholehearted living. Here she defines spirituality as something not reliant on religion, theology, or dogma - rather, it is a belief in our interconnectedness and in a loving force greater than ourselves. Whether you access the sacred through traditional worship, solitary meditation, communion with nature, or creative pursuits, one thing is clear: Rising strong after falling is a spiritual practice that brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.
Â©2017 BrenÃ© Brown (P)2017 Sounds True
The number oneÂ New York TimesÂ best seller.Â One million copies sold! From thought leader Dr. BrenÃ© Brown, a transformative new vision for the way we lead, love, work, parent, and educate that teaches us the power of vulnerability.Â âIt is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; ...who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.â (Theodore Roosevelt) Every day we experience the uncertainty, risks, and emotional exposure that define what it means to be vulnerable or to dare greatly. Based on 12 years of pioneering research, Dr. BrenÃ© Brown dispels the cultural myth that vulnerability is weakness and argues that it is, in truth, our most accurate measure of courage.Â 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: âWhen we shut ourselves off from vulnerability, we distance ourselves from the experiences that bring purpose and meaning to our lives.âÂ Daring Greatly is not about winning or losing. Itâs about courage. In a world where ânever enoughâ dominates and feeling afraid has become second nature, vulnerability is subversive. Uncomfortable. Itâs even a little dangerous at times. And, without question, putting ourselves out there means thereâs 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 itâs a new relationship, an important meeting, the creative process, or a difficult family conversation. Daring Greatly is a practice and a powerful new vision for letting ourselves be seen.Â Includes a Bonus PDF with an appendix. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.Â
Â©2012 BrenÃ© Brown (P)2018 Penguin Audio
Max was a professional soldier, and extremely good at his job. Right up until it killed him.Â At the moment of his death, he meets Hildi the Valkyrie, and is given three options. Serve Odin in Valhalla as one of the Einherjar, fighting each day and celebrating each night until the battle of Ragnarok. Accept his death as final, and end his existence. Or be reincarnated as a Battleborne on a random unknown world.Â Max chooses to gamble! To live a new life, whatever that might entail. Favored with a blessing of the Valkyries, who gift him with an unusual bloodline, he is reborn on a world of magic and monsters. In fact, his own new body is half monster!Â Thrust into the world with nothing but a canvas diaper, sharp teeth, and claws, Max must use his skills as a soldier to improvise and survive. There are no respawns, and at level zero, nearly everything can kill him.Â With his new status as one of the Battleborne, much is expected of Max. Dangerous and difficult quests are presented to him, and the loot ranges from filthy goblin loincloths to epic weapons!Â Join Max as he learns to navigate his new life, struggling with the instincts of his monster bloodlines, and taking advantage of them at the same time.
Â©2020 Dave Willmarth (P)2020 Mountaindale Press
Number-one New York Times best seller. BrenÃ© Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change makers, and culture shifters, sheâs showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.Â Donât miss the hour-long Netflix specialÂ BrenÃ© Brown: The Call to Courage! Named one of the best books of the year by Bloomberg. Leadership is not about titles, status, and wielding power. A leader is anyone who takes responsibility for recognizing the potential in people and ideas and has the courage to develop that potential. Â When we dare to lead, we donât pretend to have the right answers; we stay curious and ask the right questions. We donât see power as finite and hoard it; we know that power becomes infinite when we share it with others. We donât avoid difficult conversations and situations; we lean into vulnerability when it's necessary to do good work.Â Â But daring leadership in a culture thatâs defined by scarcity, fear, and uncertainty requires skill-building around traits that are deeply and uniquely human. The irony is that weâre choosing not to invest in developing the hearts and minds of leaders at the exact same time as weâre scrambling to figure out what we have to offer that machines and AI canât do better and faster. What can we do better? Empathy, connection, and courage, to start.Â Â BrenÃ© Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. She found that leaders in organizations ranging from small entrepreneurial startups and family-owned businesses to nonprofits, civic organizations, and Fortune 50 companies all ask the same question:Â Â How do you cultivate braver, more daring leaders, and how do you embed the value of courage in your culture?Â In this new audiobook, Brown uses research, stories, and examples to answer these questions in the no-BS style that millions have come to expect and love. Brown writes, âOne of the most important findings of my career is that daring leadership is a collection of four skill sets that are 100 percent teachable, observable, and measurable. Itâs learning and unlearning that requires brave work, tough conversations, and showing up with your whole heart. Easy? No. Because choosing courage over comfort is not always our default. Worth it? Always. We want to be brave with our lives and our work. Itâs why weâre here.â Whether youâve read Daring Greatly and Rising Strong or youâre new to BrenÃ© Brownâs work, this audiobook is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership.
Â©2018 BrenÃ© Brown (P)2018 Random House Audio
Number-one New York Times best sellerÂ A timely and important new audiobook that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the number one best-selling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection.Â Hello Sunshine book club pickÂ âTrue belonging doesnât require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.â Social scientist BrenÃ© Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.Â Brown argues that weâre experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, âTrue belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture thatâs rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, itâs easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; itâs a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. Itâs a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.âÂ Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, âThe wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and itâs the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.â
Â©2017 BrenÃ© Brown (P)2017 Random House Audio