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

I first heard of Brene Brown after watching her 20 minute TEDx talk The Power Of Vulnerability.

The Gifts of Imperfection offers readers a way to change their lives through adopting the practices of “wholehearted” living, an idea Brené came up with after studying concepts like shame, happiness, joy, anxiety and how they all relate to each other. By learning to embrace our imperfections, and recognise what issues get in our way, such as shame and fear we are able to lead more authentic and compassionate lives.

The book is an easy and fun read as concepts such as the difference between happiness and joy and courage and heroics are spelled out.