Month: March 2019

In Depth: Cultivating Gratitude And Joy

For an introduction to Dr. Brené Brown’s 10 guideposts, see this post. For more on the topic, see her book “The Gifts of Imperfection.” Guidepost 4: Cultivating gratitude and joy (Letting go of scarcity and fear of the dark). Sometimes I find that my work and my personal needs dovetail in creepy ways. This is one…
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In Depth: Resilient Spirit

For an introduction to Dr. Brené Brown’s 10 guideposts, see this post. For more on the topic, see her book “The Gifts of Imperfection.” Guidepost 3: Cultivating a resilient spirit (letting go of numbing and powerlessness). I tried to sit in total silence the other day. I lasted perhaps 0.7 seconds before I had to get…
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In Depth: Self Compassion

For an introduction to Dr. Brené Brown’s 10 guideposts, see this post. For more on the topic, see her book “The Gifts of Imperfection.” Guidepost 2: Cultivating Self-Compassion (letting go of perfectionism). Guidepost 2 is sort of my nemesis. For one thing, I am a born perfectionist with deficient self-compassion skills. For another, it’s hard to…
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In Depth: Authenticity

In her book “The Gifts of Imperfection,” Brené Brown highlights what she calls guideposts: 10 things that the wholehearted people she studied had in common. Wholehearted, to paraphrase Dr. Brown, means living our lives as though we are worthy of love and belonging. It means being brave, seeking vulnerable, connected relationships, and pursuing healthy striving…
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