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Braving the Wilderness Audiobook

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Braving the Wilderness, written and read by Brené Brown.

'True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.' Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarisation. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping out a clear path to true belonging.

Brown argues that what we're experiencing today is a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, 'True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in both being a part of something, and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that's rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it's easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it's a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It's a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.' Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness.

Brown writes, 'The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it's the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.'

©2017 Brené Brown (P)2017 Random House Audiobooks

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    I have been captivated by Brene`s wonderful ability to share and engage with the listener about issues that need talking about. Her personal stories give depth and colour which pull you in and leave you wanting more. A beautiful book of stories of true heart and soul.

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    "I am the wilderness!"

    I sit here intertwining tears of sorrow with laughs of joy, I feel a deep sense of release. I feel gotten and heard. Standing alone, belonging nowhere and everywhere.
    Loved hearing Brene's story, I identify so much. I am truely grateful for this text, each one of her books building from the last. The truth literally hitting home in my wild heart.
    But it, listen to it, follow the advice. Heal yourself and help heal our disconnected, spiritually sick world. God bless you brene. I value your vulnerability and courage so much.

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