My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have never read Brene Brown, and this might not be the first book to read of her collection (I’m probably going to read the others next year). However, I got this from the library but now I’m actually going to purchase the book, reread, write notes and underline wisdom.
This book kicked my butt. It made me squirm in my seat because I felt like some of the parts of me that I’ve been ignoring for whatever reason were brought into the light.
Rising Strong is about those moments when you fall or fail or your heart falls into your stomach or you get angry or anxious and lash out or react in ways that don’t help you to grow.
In the book, Brown challenges the reader in those moments to stop and get curious in those facedown moments. She takes you through a practice – the reckoning, the rumble, and the revolution. She focuses most on the rumble because it’s the hardest and longest (can last years) of the three. The rumble is when you start to realize the stories you are telling yourself and honestly dividing what is actually true and what lies or half-truths you have used to plugged up the holes and gaps in the story of what is going on. And you take what is real and you use it to grow and mature as a human into a whole person.
And it’s not a perfect practice. Some of the examples and stories in her book don’t come back in neat little packages but left in the work in progress phase.
This book has definitely inspired me to get more of her books. In the back of the book are brief synopses of her other books, but I feel like I need to actually read them. I recommend this to anyone who is going through any kind of heartbreak or struggle, which I guess, really, is everyone.
This would be a great Christmas gift idea. I am linking it below, but know that I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.