I Thought It Was Just Me

I am soaking up everything Brene Brown writes and says. Yesterday she was on VoiceAmerica Talk Radio Network – Real Recognition Radio and I have played it several times – link to her interview.

I really want to be reading The Gift of Imperfection but the library doesn’t have it. But they had her other book I Thought It Just Was Me – that is about shame. And although I know have shame – I felt that the other book would be better for me at this time. But I was wrong. I am sure the other book will be great for me as well but this book I think is very helpful for me right now too. I am only a chapter in have several flags in it. Many of her definitions have been like light bulbs for me. The illuminate many places in and how those experiences have effected me today. Even in my art which is why I wanted to read The Gift of Imperfection because I suffer with it having to be perfect.

I am sure I will have a lot of flags sticking out of this book by the time I am done with it.


I am Enough

Here is another Dr. Brene Brown TEDx video that actually is more popular but I still like the other better. For me – the other one had more meaning as she has some lines int that I really needed to hear. But this of course as an equally good with the same focus.


Dr. Brene Brown

I have a button on the sidebar over on my Michael and Darby blog that says “I choose authenticity.” It is from Brene Brown’s site. And I love the statement that went with it. Yes that is what I want. In 2011 it is something I am working towards.

But really what I found interesting is that I put that button up on this blog a while ago. Maybe over a year ago. But I forgot about it. I forgot what the statement on the website said. And now I have come across people quoting Brene Brown, people posting youtube videos of her, talking about her books or about seeing her speak and so on – all over the web it seems I have stumbled upon people talking about Brene Brown. It was like someone was trying to remind me about the button and also trying to tell me to read one of her books as I had been told that a few times in the past. So I do have a book by her on hold at the library. But the thing that made me go finally put request the book was this video that I stumbled upon somewhere while surfing a few days ago and I can’t figure out where now. Sorry!