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Rising Strong as a Spiritual Practice

Narrated by: Brené Brown
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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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4 out of 5 stars
By Holly on 13-06-17

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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19 of 20 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By inney on 27-06-17

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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6 of 8 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Copes777 on 18-05-19

Brené is great but title is misleading!

Good but doesn't explore as a spiritual practice until the very end in the Q and A.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Aidan Carney on 05-09-17

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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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Woowus on 13-08-17

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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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 25-08-19

For me this was life changing

It made me laugh out loud, it made me cry from my heart - I will revisit this many times. Invaluable. Thank you Brené.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 17-07-19

I could listen to Brene for hours!

I have watched ted talks, interviews and netflix special but somehow this was my first book! Well audio book, which is perfect as she has a great voice and way of telling stories that somehow everything she says really resonates even if you can recognise differences between yourself and her. Before I had even finished I knew I wanted more, so although completely out of sync I am now about to start Daring Greatly. Thank you Brene and Team

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mrs on 30-06-19

Love this!!!

I absolutely loved this, so authentic, funny and inspiring. Such an insightful dive into the rising strong philosophy.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Rachel on 26-06-19

Everyone should hear this audiobook

This is a recording of a talk made by Brene Brown rather than a reading of a book. But what a talk! It is brilliant and I strongly recommend everyone hear this and listen over and over until we all get it. Love this book

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5 out of 5 stars
By Karen Wilson on 20-03-19

fabulous addition to Brene's work

loved this, hearing Brene talk was inspirational and enlightening. a great addition to her work. the Q&A was brilliant.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Gillian on 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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141 of 148 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 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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16 of 16 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By NashvilleKaren on 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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9 of 9 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Kristi on 10-06-17

Quick medicine for heart and head

This is a great listen for when I need a little boost. I discover a new learning every time.

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16 of 17 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By N.S. on 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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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Maggie Hess on 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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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 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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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Mary Lee Carter on 27-03-19

Opened my heart and mind

Loved it! I'm going to bring some of this up to my family. I pray my husband and daughter will try this with me.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 11-08-18

Another great audiobook from Brene!

This was a review of the key points of Rising Strong in a fun atmosphere (they recorded her at a conference). I loved that it had the subject of spirituality peppered throughout it. Brene Brown's body of work has helped me so much in my life and this audiobook is no exception. Absolutely love her!

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Embodied Hope on 04-05-19

Thanks to both Tami & Brene... peace be with you!

Profound. Brilliant. Thought-provoking. Real and difficult at times. Loved the humor! Priceless. Grateful. Thank you.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful