Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brené Brown

The physics of vulnerability is simple: If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall. The author of Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection tells us what it takes to get back up, and how owning our stories of disappointment, failure, and heartbreak gives us the power to write a daring new ending. Struggle, Brené Brown writes, can be our greatest call to courage, and rising strong our clearest path to deeper meaning, wisdom, and hope.

Recently, I've fallen in love with social scientist Brené Brown's Unlocking Us podcast, which explores the messy, beautiful human experience. Now, I'm ready to fall in love with her writing. My friend actually gave me "Rising Strong" a couple of years back, telling me it helped her as she transitioned from grad school to the working world. It's about how to lean into the discomfort of failing and grow from our mistakes. I know I'll be facing a lot of change this year, meaning lots of stumbles, too. I'm hopeful "Rising Strong" will give me the tools to approach these challenges with courage.

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