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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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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.

Very enjoyable!



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this is not the book

I really wish it was clearer when purchasing that this is the talk on the book and not the book itself

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Still new things to learn after “Power of Vulnerability”

These are some of my favourite takeaway lessons that I learned from the points discussed from this talk:
- fight / flight / freeze
- anxiety reactions: overfunctioners vs underfunctioners
- “do you think people are doing the best they can?” and how this notion can offer some peace of mind;
- practicing forgiveness & boundaries;
- embracing the suck
- finding a safe private space to release my stormy first draft (SFD) for processing my emotions
- passing the peace

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love love love love this book!

Awesome book. So liberating and refreshingly honest! Can't wait for next book now. Brene you are making me exceed my audiobook credit limit!

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Didn't want it to end

So I'll listen again! And I'll look for more by Brené Brown . Totally recommend. Only thing Is criticise is that I didn't realise it was a lecture/ talk not the book buy the same name. I missed seeing that, if it was there.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Sanna
  • 14-08-18

Wonderful live talk!!!

Love Brene and all her books and talks. This one has some repeat stories and some new ones. If you are a Brene fan it is definitely worth it!!!

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  • 11-08-18

I loved it! It was thought provoking and funny.

Brene Brown provided me with insight on how to deal with my emotions and feelings about myself and apply them to my everyday life. I know it's a process, but it felt good to hear a seasoned professional say that she falls down as well and that's OK as long as you can identify what's wrong and attempt to change it, your narritive can change for the better.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • Tina
  • 23-07-18

Powerful. Brene always delivers.

actually thought this was the rising strong book and bought it by accident, but I'm so glad I did! I really loved it and I'm going to go back and listen to the whole book now too!