Thursday, September 20, 2012

Daring Greatly: I'm All In

I've been a fan of Brene Brown for almost two years now.  I wish I knew the exact date that I discovered her TED talk on you tube and who directed me to it because I'd like to think that is the day that I really became a better mother and wife.

Brene Brown is a shame researcher and has written a couple amazing books.  Books that I devoured once I found her and her message.  Her latest book, Daring Greatly, is the icing on the cake.

Reading Daring Greatly is going to make me a better mom, wife, friend and daughter.  I honestly believe that Brene's books came into my life for a reason.  If I hadn't read about shame and embracing who I am and who my children are, then I would not have been able to make the hard choices for my son.

I would not have been able to face my fear and be vulnerable.  I would  not have been able to teach my son that being vulnerable but also being proud of himself, would bring him great joy.  I've learned that being all in and not looking back, is an amazing feeling.  Some things are worth doing, even if there is a chance that you'll fail.

I encourage you to pick up a copy of Daring Greatly and follow along with the discussions on the BlogHer Book Club.  Everyone can benefit from this book and it's message.  I'm betting that you'll read it and think of a friend that could use it too.  I know I did.

I think I'll be blogging about this book for weeks to come.  I had so many a-ha moments that I'm anxious to share!

I know you'll want to learn more about Brene Brown and her research.  You can read her blog, Ordinary Courage.  You can tweet her @brenebrown.  She's on Facebook.  AND she's going on a book tour.  OH MY LORD...she's coming to Denver!

Disclaimer: This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.


  1. I've never heard of her, checking her out now!

  2. I'm glad this book came to you at just the right time for your son.

    I enjoyed it, as well, and the timing was also just what I needed. I'm about to become very vulnerable and this book gave me a framework for how to do it well.

  3. I like the concept. Especially when you said be all in even if that means you might fail. Really resonated with me.


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