By Christy Schutz
I just finished a wonderful book by Ph.D., L.M.S.W., Brene Brown, called The Gifts of Imperfection. Apparently her book has been around for some time (it was published in 2010), but I only very recently discovered it, colorfully displayed on an end cap at my local Barnes and Noble. Even after purchasing it several months ago, the book escaped my attention a little longer, as it sat among the never-ending stack of books I continuously keep on my bedside table. I finally dusted it off and stuck it in my carry-on, assigning it the duty of airplane reading as I headed up North to visit my husband’s family over his birthday weekend. Little did I know then that I would get stuck on a flight and be forced to stay overnight in Charlotte and that I would have plenty of time to get deeply into it and even finish it before the weekend was through.
There are some valuable lessons I learned in the book that I think applies very well to our Work at Home Woman lives. So, I wanted to dedicate today’s post to a quick review of the book and encourage you to pick it up for yourself.
First of all, I was immediately taken by Dr. Brene Brown. She begins the book by talking about how she found herself in the midst of this life changing epiphany. She had spent years as a researcher studying the effects of shame. (more…)
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