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The Gifts that keep giving…

For my birthday this year, I received gifts – gifts of imperfection.

They came  in the form of a book – Brene Brown’s “The Gifts Of Imperfection” from my friend Kay who had scribbled on the inside front cover a hurried disclaimer that I was ‘wonderfully imperfect’ and so forth. I thought initially that she was digging a rather large hole for herself especially when I read the intriguing subtitle ‘Let go of whom you think you are supposed to be and embrace whom you are’.

However this book introduced me to the brilliant researcher/academic Brene Brown and from that day on, as tends to happen, Brene Brown kept crossing my path in some form or another. I am now a committed fan.

Dr Brown’s is a “vulnerability researcher” and she speaks of authenticity, shame, empathy, courage, compassion and connection. Pretty much my favourite subjects. Her first Ted Talk (linked here) is one of the most watched on  Ted.com and I urge you to find 20 minutes, preferably with a glass of wine, hit the play button and enjoy.

Not that I want to be the spoiler – but it has a message that all will connect to.

It’s about the freedom of simply accepting who you are….you are enough.

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