“Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent, and Lead” by Brene Brown is the third book in her sequence about overcoming adversity and coming out the other side even better than before. Brown references “being in the arena” where we reckon(with our uncomfortable emotions), rumble(with the stories we create including shame), and rising from the fall braver and stronger that creates the new revolution that we live.
“The Rising Strong Process; The goal of the process is to rise from our falls, overcome our mistakes, and face hurt in a way that brings more wisdom and wholeheartedness into our lives.”
In Brene Brown fashion, she explores the falls we all experience in life(mistakes, death, loss, etc), and how vulnerability, shame, courage, failure, perfectionism, just to name a few, play into it. She divides the book into chapters of what it takes to “Rise Strong.” Each chapter includes a vignette or two(usually from her own experience), the reckoning, the rumble, and the revolution.
You cannot go wrong with anything that Brene Brown creates. The topics are so relate-able and so is she. You will find yourself identifying with her vignettes and even laughing through this exploration of difficult topics and experiences. I especially liked her reference to the Pixar Movies formula for their storylines.
Read this book if:
- You are human(because we all know we love her work and have all experienced fall)
Brown, B. (2017). Rising Strong. Random House US.