This month I want to share with you a book that I listened to on Audible a few years ago when I was first introduced to Brené Brown’s work, “The Gifts of Imperfection.” With the release of her new 10 Year Edition in 2020, I decided to re-read the book and explore the Wholehearted Inventory Tools to take a deeper dive looking at the areas of my life that I can continue to work on with my daily behaviors. The new 10th year anniversary edition, “The Gifts of Imperfection: Your Guide to a Wholehearted Life (10th Anniversary Edition)” features a new foreword and new tools to make the work your own. Enjoy!

This book is an invitation to explore what it means to live a “wholehearted life”. She has created a grassroots movement by encouraging us all to look at our own stories, recognizing our story matters because we matter. What transforms this book from words on a page to effective daily practices are the ten guideposts to wholehearted living. The guideposts not only help us understand the practices that will allow us to change our lives and families, they also walk us through the unattainable and sabotaging expectations that get in the way.

Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. Brené is also a visiting professor in management at the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business. She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy; is the author of six #1 New York Times bestsellers; and is the host of the weekly Spotify original podcasts Unlocking Us and Dare to Lead.

For more information about Brené Brown, Ph.D. and her book, visit her website