WELCOME TO PART ONE, OF THE MINDFUL GIRLS BOOK CLUB!
WA bloggers book club, by the Mindful Girls! We are The Mindful Girls and are so excited for the launch of this bloggers book club. Emily and I are your hosts – you can find Emily at The Ambivert HERE. She’s a creative writer and blogger in Phoenix, Arizona! Aka, one of my longest running real-life besties who I dragged along with me from my formerly owned multimedia dance group our Music Industry days. =) (Another blog for another day lol). Subscribe to her blog to get a different perspective on this book! For the next few weeks, we will be featuring Brene Brown. Read below!
Our main focus is … well, it’s a few things! ⇓
- We want to encourage others to read more for the purpose of strengthening ones’ mind.
- We wanted to share with different viewpoints of the same book.
- We are both creative nerds who greatly enjoy books and wanted to be in sync with what we were reading (kind of like the same way two friends listen to the same playlist at the same time but from afar) in return connect with other like-minded individuals who seek to bond on an intelligent level. Rather than the standard: “hey read my blog you might like it!” sort of thing.
The Mindful Girls are a small, but growing, collective of strong/entrepreneurial females who express their inner creativity and drive through their passions within the fields of art, yoga, fitness, health coaching, natural living, DIYers, design, mindful expansion in effort to get to the other side struggle, using deeply rooted strength to succeed. We are sisters, we’re there for each other and though we may be in different parts of the world – our connection is strong. To learn more, go here and let’s talk!
HOW IT WORKS
The way it works is that we’ll report back to you, and each other after every 3 chapters to share our perceptions, feelings, emotions, bullet points etc of the chapters, and what it truly translates to us with our own personal life, and – inspiration that we can pass onto you. If you feel compelled to, jump online to Thrift Books, grab yourself a copy and join in this round or the next! Ps, this will get you 15% off valid for the next 14 days! Free shipping on orders over $10.
We chose 3 chapters because we want to study it and retain everything we can enough to share the substance to you. I can read up to 10 chapters a sitting sometimes! But quality over quantity for the sake of our intention here.
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Rising Strong, by Brene Brown: A social scientist, & research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. The founder and CEO of The Daring way, an organization that brings her work on vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness to organizations, school, etc. A 2010 TEDx Houston Speaker who holds the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world with:”The Power of Vulnerability”. Rising Strong reckons us with our emotions and urges curiosity about what we’re feeling; Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. Truly finding out about who we are, DEEP inside. A different view on how we practice inner revolution.
Author of the #1 New York Times Bestseller
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead ⇐ Which I have also read! uhhhmazing book.
I am loving this book because it encourages us to embrace our falls, the guts behind the glamor of our everyday life stories. To me, showing my falls to others will bring a more authentic persona. Thanks to celebrities, society feels we always have to be perfect and be at the top immediately. How often do they show how they got there? I’m all for it! Sure, it’s a bit personal, but I’ll keep quiet on the things I don’t feel the need to be in public. I hope you enjoy this!
what I can share with you
from the first 3 chapters:
Put yourself “in the arena“. This really stuck with me. Being in the arena is anything from being fired, finding out about an affair, being silly in a workout class, catching children in a lie, disappointment at work, leading a team, parenting – or being in love, etc. These are our “facedown” moments, a moment when have risked showing up and being seen. Basically, sign up to get your ass kicked. Allow vulnerability to let you through. We lose our courageous vulnerability when we allow the people in the seats of the arena to criticize to guide our way with feedback. Brene says: “If you’re not in the arena getting your ass kicked, I’m not interested in your feedback.”
“Courage is contagious …”
“Vulnerability is not winning or losing; it’s having the courage to show up and be seen when we have no control over the outcome.”
“Once we fall in the service of being brave, we can never go back. If we are brave enough often enough, we will fall; this is the physics of vulnerability.”
“The Rising Strong process: The goal of this process is to rise from our falls, overcome our mistakes, and hurt in a way that brings wholeheartedness and wisdom.” Is this something you can comprehend, in a way that you can utilize in your daily life? I ask because we all retain information differently, ha – hence the reason for this book club (in my eyes). To me, this process means to allow yourself to go through this pain, go through the embarrassment, or go through the risk taking part of being wrong.
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