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Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice

Narrated by: Brené Brown
Length: 3 hrs and 20 mins
5 out of 5 stars (249 ratings)
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Summary

With her previous best sellers, Dr. Brené Brown helped us realize that vulnerability is the birthplace for trust, belonging, joy, creativity, and love. Yet a willingness to be vulnerable means accepting that life will sometimes knock us down. Where do we find the strength to get back up? In her research for her breakthrough book Rising Strong, Brené discovered a key factor. "Without exception," she says, "the concept of spirituality emerged from the data as a critical component of overcoming struggle."

In Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice, Brené offers an in-depth exploration of this critical and oft-misunderstood aspect of wholehearted living. Here she defines spirituality as something not reliant on religion, theology, or dogma - rather, it is a belief in our interconnectedness and in a loving force greater than ourselves. Whether you access the sacred through traditional worship, solitary meditation, communion with nature, or creative pursuits, one thing is clear: Rising strong after falling is a spiritual practice that brings a sense of perspective, meaning, and purpose to our lives.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2017 Brené Brown (P)2017 Sounds True

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Thought I was buying the actual book!

Where does Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I thought I was buying the book but was actually a recording of the author talking at an event about the book. Still fun and insightful but a little disappointing considering the length and price!

What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

Brené's anecdotes about her own life were warm and relatable.

What about Brené Brown’s performance did you like?

Brené has a clear and emotive speaking voice. She speaks with conviction and clearly believes the messages she is putting across.

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Brené Brown my hero!

I'll read, I'll feel, I'll laugh, I'll learn, I'll pray with this work til the end of time. incredible, thank you.

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Brene... always wonderfully enlightening

I always feels in a better headspace after listening to Brene Brown. The woman knows her stuff! Fantastic.

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Life changing

I'm a huge Beene fan. This is by far my favourite audio she has produced. If you are unfamiliar with her work, starting here is a brilliant intro into her work but I would recommend starting from the beginning too.

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brene at her best

love Brene and her down to earth approach. easy to follow and put into practice.

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Amazing

Wonderful listen -everything to make you sit back and think about your behaviours. Will listen again and again

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My first encounter with Brene Brown

I have been avoiding her - too popular, too lauded, too many out of context quotes all over Facebook. This gave me a chance to hear her talking "in person" and I've decided based on listening that I want to learn more. However I am glad I am coming to this after doing some work of my own and with a therapist. I think otherwise I would have grasped it with both hands thinking I had found all the answers. As she says herself, it is more work than that. The content is practical for understanding and putting into daily use, and, crucially for me, she is realistically humble, unlike so many other "therapise yourself" authors.

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Rising strong is certainly helps

Wow another powerful story, I certainly feel empowered after listening to this awesome audio, I would highly recommend buying this audio, because it will enhance your strength ..within

I am a spiritual person and even if have not heard of brene Brown, I didn't until I listened to my first audio book from her..I love it when she gets the audience involved

As a entertainer, this has certainly gave me ideas and confidence boost, which is now building my self esteem and enthusiasm to do stuff,

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Just amazing.

I literally want to listen to this again straight away. She is incredible. It's a way of life for everyone.

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Hilarious! A Lecture not an Audiobook

I love Brene Brown. There is always something to learn from her books, or lectures in this case. This 'book' is about understanding spiritual practice, but not about religion, but about the benefits of being connected to others through spiritual practice and much, much more. This is actually a lecture about the book, but the lecture is given by Brene Brown and there are so many laugh out loud, side- splitting moments. One of the things that she believes in and I consider does exceptionally well, is to tell stories. They more than illustrate a point, as the stories are often about vulnerability, truth, compassion or some other quality in action..

Fascinating, thought-provoking and full of interesting life-lessons, the only reason this did not get 5 stars is because I consider the question and answer session at the end to be too long.

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  • Gillian
  • 01-06-17

Fabulous--But--

Pretty much everything here is what you've heard if you've already got the book "Rising Strong". Reckoning, Rumbling, Revolution. Sewer rats and scofflaws.
The thing is, I got so much more from this book than I did from the actual basic book. Don't get me wrong; I liked the book, but this one seems to combine it with my favorite, "The Power of Vulnerability".
I believe it's because this is a long lecture performed in front of a live audience (as opposed to a dead one? You know what I mean...) and as such, Brown is in her usual, fantastically fine form. You get all the side-stories of the venerable researcher/storyteller; you get the audience response; you get the further elucidation on various points. You get the absolute warmth and humor.
Expect to learn how to rise strong on a daily basis, to rise strong from the big things that we can usually get crippled from. Grief, forgiveness, our creative and best, most divine selves.
Minor down and dirty Texan language, major joy and laughter raised to the roofs.
I loved this book and have already listened to it twice and expect to happily run to my therapist who is from the Brown neurobiology branch with all the points that I really want to discuss. The question and answer section at the end alone is worth the price.
We're hardwired for story, our brains expect it. Learn to write your own happily-ever-after, even though it means getting up after hard knocks and skinned knees.
After all, we're all just doing the best we can with what we have.
Now? I have this book...!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-07-17

life changing

this book had so many ah ha moments for me. I see my life in a much better way. helped me take my pain and grief and work through it so that I am now able to truly see and enjoy life

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  • Kristi
  • 10-06-17

Shot in the arm from Brene'

I've followed Brene's work for a long time. This 3 her snippet helped shed light on my personal work as well as gave me insight into her other work (parenting and forgiveness) .
The Q&A was spot on. If you're a fan, you won't be disappointed. If this is your first intro, then might as well start here!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-10-17

Let's get through those difficult rumbles!

What an amazing, honest and open journey of Brené's thoughts and stories about what makes up a spiritual practice in her Rising Strong Practice. The talk was enlightening and the questions and answers afterward added even more jewels to this treasure of a talk.

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  • N.S.
  • 28-06-17

Amazing and life changing.

Highly recommend this teaching to anyone who wants to live wholeheartedly and impact those around them in a creative and positive manner. Fully believe individuals who do the work to embody these concepts will directly impact healthy and positive transformations of the individuals and culture around them.

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  • Maggie Hess
  • 04-06-17

My skepticism gladly meets Brene's Brilliance!

What did you love best about Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice?

The best part for me was where Brene talks about the process of journaling and writing and how that and other creative hands work is what connects head and heart, and also what gives us a new way of looking at the world, as opposed to constantly seeing a shitty first draft!

What did you like best about this story?

I love Brene's Ellen stories. Her daughter seems seriously equipped at managing life with a high strung type A type person. I love how Brene paints herself kind of neurotic, yet is still so loved.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Spiritual in only the best of ways.

Any additional comments?

I would love to see more on the youngest children as being inclined towards resilience (maybe we learn from mistakes of older siblings?)

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  • NashvilleKaren
  • 20-08-18

Great Supplement to Brene's Books!

I was hesitant to purchase this. I've read all of Brene's books, watched all the videos, and even taken some of her classes - how could this possibly include anything new? However, this ended up being a great purchase. Some of the stories are ones she's told elsewhere but this gave a unique, additional perspective and deep dive into the spirituality of her research and practices. It had me captivated and emotional throughout. Personally, I wish this was more specific to Christianity. Instead, it's more generalized. But it still hit on many points that were close to home.

If you're new to Brene Brown, I'd recommend you start with one of her books (hard copy of Gifts of Imperfection - not the audiobook recording - or one of her more recent ones narrated by herself); but if you're an existing fan, I'd definitely recommend this as a supplement to her books. It was worth the credit!

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  • John Guild
  • 15-01-19

Deep insights as usual.

I laughed until I cried 😂 at some of the stories she told. All her books have helped me understand my emotional life better.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-01-19

So funny and real!

I’ve recommended this book to do many people already. If you’re looking for inner peace and to understand your story she gives you all the tools to dive in in an honest and real way with enough engagement and humor to encourage you to follow through :)

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  • dogma vat
  • 01-01-19

Well done

But ultimately it is a repackaging of Christian principles in a new age modern way.