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Book Review: Braving The Wilderness by Brene’ Brown

Book Review: Braving The Wilderness by Brene’ BrownDo you wonder how you belong in today’s world, especially with such polarizing opinions and “my way or the highway” attitudes? If so, be sure to check out Brene’ Brown’s book, Braving The Wilderness.

In this book, Brown teaches us what it means to truly belong, meaning that true belonging starts within us. If we can belong within ourselves, even if it feels like we are alone in the wilderness, we share our most authentic selves (without changing who we really are).

To guide us through the wilderness, Brown shares these four behavioral practices:

  1. People are hard to hate close up. Move in.
  2. Speak truth to bullshit. Be civil.
  3. Hold hands. With strangers.
  4. Strong back. Soft front. Wild heart.

She delves into each practice, offering real-life stories that drive her point home. As always, Brown is a master storyteller, and her anecdotes will move you.

My three takeaways:

#1: We are much more than our political ideologies.

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