Braving the Wilderness

Braving the Wilderness.

I cannot remember the last time…
(if there was ever at time)….
I read an entire book in one sitting.

But yesterday,
that book arrived on my porch.

It is a book I ordered because it is our next book club read.
I opened it up last evening…
and hours later, I closed it….Β Β finished.

Granted – it is a short read –
under 200 pages.
But…. oh the wisdom in those pages.

I feel like I want to start from the beginning
and read it all again.
And that I just might do.

Have you ever felt a book was written
directly to you?
I have a feeling many others will feel the same as I did.

I very rarely write book reviews
or endorse books on this blog.

But this book…
Brene Brown’s “Braving the Wilderness”
is life changing, and I have to share.

It is a book about being a human being –
a kind and loving person –
during these tumultuous times.

It is about how to be brave and good and authentic-
no matter your faith, race, gender, or political affiliation.
It is about respect for others and one’s self.

It is a quest for true belonging
and self-worth.
It is about being free…

“You are only free when you realize you belong no place-
you belong every place – no place at all.
The price is high.
The reward is great.”

The reward is great,
and I can’t wait to talk about this with those who have read it.

Have you?

Cheers & Hugs,

55 thoughts on “Braving the Wilderness

  1. Have not read it, but you have sparked my curiosity for sure! Yes, I love those books that you can sit down and read cover to cover and feel so moved by them! Now you have me anxious for that experience again! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. I read Brene Brown’s “The Gifts of Imperfection” when it was published in late 2010, then reread it in 2013. It was an inspirational and fascinating book. I was not aware that she has a new book and it sounds like a must read. Thank-you for sharing!

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    • I should look into that one too then. I want to watch her Ted Talk on vulnerability – it gets rave reviews. Hope you are doing well today. Hugs to you and Benjamin.


  3. You have sparked my curiousity! 😊 I will have to check her book out. I can’t remember the last time I read a book in one evening… so wonderful when this happens and you feel enlightened by an author. Thanks for the recommendation. ❀️

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    • awh! thanks Jenna! I appreciate your sweetness. I am fine. Nothing going on recently. But everyone has a story…. Right? Mine is of an estranged family – long story. Something I dealt with quite a number of years ago, but it’s always in there. I am a very deep/emotional person. I might just be showing it more recently. πŸ™‚ But it is all good. The book is amazing and empowering! Appreciate you!!


  4. I have listened to a lot of her talks and have read a few of her books. Thank you for sharing this Jodi! My husband is buying the Kindle version for me right now as I type this! I really like her a lot!!! Enjoy your book club… this should be a very meaningful book to discuss!

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