When I was chosen to read and review Brene Brown’s Daring Greatly for the BlogHer* Book Club, I wasn’t exactly sure what kind of impact it would have on my life. See, this past year has been a year of turmoil, changes, and making lots of decisions that have left me scared and exhilarated at the same time. I have to be honest – I don’t read a lot of books in this genre. You know the kind – self-help. Talking about how to live a better life and to love, etc etc.
Needless to say, I was a little skeptical going into this but Brown does not approach things analytically. It’s not preachy. It’s just down-right honest. I felt like Brown is someone I could sit down and have a conversation with over a cup of coffee. She talks about our culture of ‘never enough’, and the relationship between scarcity and joy. One of my favorite parts of the book was something I’ve tried to focus on in my personal life.
“…every time we allow ourselves to lean into joy and give in to those moments, we build resilience and we cultivate hope.”
Parents, she even has a whole section on “Daring to be the adults we want our children to be”
I feel like this will be one of those books I re-read every few years as I dare myself to go after my dreams.
Oh, and as far as those dares I’ve accepted these past few months? Don’t worry – an update is coming soon.
*This is a paid review for BlogHer Book Club but the opinions expressed are my own.