Sharing Saturday: BRAVING Explained, by Brené Brown

I have to admit, I sneaked a peek in JANUARY at our book club book Braving the Wilderness, by Brené Brown almost by accident. I ordered this through my public library as an audio book, and thought, Oh, I’ll just listen to the introduction and then start this in another week. Nope. Didn’t happen. Before I knew it, I was already into the third chapter of this book (it’s easy to do when driving to and from work). In the second chapter she explains the concept of BRAVING, an acronym for evaluating how much trust you put in other people, situations, or even yourself. I was particularly struck by the “N,” which is non-judgment, specifically when talking about self. I tend to give to others so much easier than asking for help, and this (once again!) makes a nod toward giving myself permission to do something. Can I ask for help (meaning, not be perfect) without judging myself for it?

I’d encourage you to read more about it in our February book club, or even her book, Rising Strong. If you don’t have that kind of time, here’s the gist of each letter. Click on the icon for a short meaning behind each:

How to Cultivate Self-Trust: a 7-step Guide. Click here to read advice on cultivating trust with ourselves and others from Rising Strong by Brené Brown >>> |

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