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52 of 53 people found the following review helpful
on March 10, 2013
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Brene Brown is one of the smartest people I've listened to and when I got a hold of this audio-book production of hers, I couldn't put it down until I was done. I literally laughed and cried and nodded through most of it. If you've done any work (or feel ready to) on your own shame and sense of worthiness, I can't think of a more gentle, empowering, engaging way to open that box of worms than this recording.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on April 18, 2013
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I've listened to dozens and dozens of audio works and this is one of the most enjoyable, useful, joy filled, educational and life changing I've heard. Brene Brown is so busy being normal, vulnerable and one of us that you instantly feel a rapport and are eager to hear what she has to say. If you are thrown by the word "shame" Brown helps us realize how it insidiously haunts each of our lives. I'm on my second listen and I continue to get one revelation after another - not to mention a feeling of freedom that I hadn't experienced before. I recommend this to anyone who is living and breathing - it's going to be my gift to my family and friends this year.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
on May 18, 2013
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Brene Brown has hit a home run with this one! There are 2 CD's, and each one takes about an hour to listen to - well worth your time! We all feel varying degrees of "shame" or feeling "less than" in our lives! We all have things that trigger these feelings. Do you ever feel like you're not enough? Do you ever feel like you're hustling to get approval or to fit in? Brene openly and honestly talks about these feelings, sharing personal stories, and it's easy to see how we all experience these emotions in varying degrees; it's part of being human! The key is to recognize these feelings for what they are, become aware of what our individual triggers are, and to learn how to respond and deal with them in a constructive way. Feelings of shame often lead to a vicious cycle of blame and judgment. And, of course, men and women have different triggers and different ways of handling them - it was truly eye-opening to see the differences and gain insight into this! This is a way to break the cycle, feel better about yourself and learn to thrive and be happier. She gives lots of examples, has great empathy and humor, and I can't recommend these CD's enough. This was a major "aha" moment for me!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on February 17, 2013
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Concise, relevant, and coaching in an easy and amusing way! Identifies results from research about characterisitcs and effects of shame (i.e. not good enough), and the differences for men and women. Most importantly, describes strategies for "shame resiliance", something we all can use!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on April 29, 2013
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So far I have been impressed with everything I've heard and read from Brene Brown. She has really done a ton of research on shame and how it impacts our lives and our relationships. We pass so much down to our children and the cycles become worse. She teaches how to identify it and gives tools to deal with it and move out of the negative effects of shame.

I feel her information is powerful and can help us identify and break through our own bad habits (many of which are passed down). I highly recommend it and have bought extra copies for family members and loved ones, I think this info is incredible.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on June 10, 2013
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Brene has some insights that helped me get through some hard times. I watched her TED video a year ago but it didn't grab me at that time. I watched it again and it really resonated for me. I just needed to be ready for her message to take hold in my life. Thank you Brene for your research and soul searching, it has helped me be more vulnerable and wholehearted.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on June 16, 2013
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This study in shame is life changing! She really makes me think about my reactions to people and where my anger comes from. I highly recommend it.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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I really like the author. It is read by her, and it is as though she is talking with you. Very interesting! I have been reading all of her books. I am a therapist and many people deal with these issues. I hope to go to some of her workshops but until then... I will continue listening and reading her books.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2013
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This is an amazing recording. Brene Brown shoots straight and hits the heart of shame for both men and women! 20 years of counseling didn't quite get me where this CD got me. If you feel that you are not good enough, listen now!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on March 1, 2014
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Listening to this CD was like having Brene sitting right across me, not just because of the CD's auditory crispness which was superb, but because of Brene's sincere desire to help us to value the gift of who we are as humans with vulnerabilities. My feeling after listening to it several times was that Brene shares with us her research in an attempt to show how we, as men or women, learn to consider ourselves worthy or not of a rich and happy life. This was a mammoth undertaking because It's difficult to find in one or two CDs the answers to the questions of how we gain or not gain self-worth. However, Brene Brown does give you at least a glimpse of some possible "whys". Knowledge is never wasted!
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