The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Brené Brown, a researcher on shame and vulnerability, has developed ten ”guideposts” to develop what she calls ”Wholehearted living”—a way of engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.  .  She advocates for authenticity which she defines as “the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’ re supposed to be and embracing who we are.”  The book lays out a way for people to cultivate shame resilience and be more able to tolerate feelings of vulnerability allowing us to be more authentic in our lives.  Dr. Brown writes, “Mindfully practicing authenticity during our most soul searching struggles is how we invite grace, joy and gratitude into our lives.”