Braving the Wilderness

Braving the Wilderness

The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Downloadable Audiobook - 2017 | Unabridged.
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green_monkey_2650
Feb 06, 2020

I highly recommend this work. It provided language and comfort for how I feel trying to navigate life. I didn’t realize that I had been braving the wilderness. I find myself employing the strategies and referencing the BRAVING acronym Brene Brown shared. She’s an amazing storyteller and I found myself repeatedly listening trying to capture everything she shared.

VanWaniel May 14, 2019

She does a beautiful job of bringing to light in clear & compassionate terms the struggle to remain both authentic & empathetic in a diverse & at-times divisive world of opinions & broken journeys. The section about dehumanization is nothing less than stunning & useful to all extremes (This week alone I've overheard more than 1 threat of violence directed toward the opposite political "wings").

This book is a cornerstone, & I believe an imperative in social & academic circles going forward.

The audiobook, read by the author, is the best format, in my opinion. In light of the honor & homage paid to Maya Angelou, may I recommend Dr. Angelou's autobiography, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," which is both stunning & excruciating at times, & which you can hear her singing (a climax face-to-face moment at Oprah's studio to Dr. Brown's journey as well.)

OPL_MichelleC Jan 17, 2019

We all struggle with belonging. Brene explores why and how we can embrace ourselves and brave the wilderness together.

Gina_Vee Apr 24, 2018

Brene's books just get better and better. She talks about how to brave our own reactions and emotions to get to the root of human connections. I love her research findings, I love her honesty... and I love this book. Great read.

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josiehann
Dec 13, 2017

Most important takeaway: We need to get out of or social, political and cultural silos and talk to each other. We can vehemently disagree and still be civil to each other!

I probably missed a lot of this as I listened to it while driving, but I still got something out of it. Perhaps Brown wasn't the best reader, however.


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