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Braving the Wilderness

The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone
Auteur(s): Brené Brown
Narrateur(s): Brené Brown
Durée: 4 h et 12 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (1 001 évaluations)

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Editors Select, September 2017

Everyone should listen to Brene Brown. Her core message about vulnerability is increasingly crucial to our modern, digitally decadent, and chaotic lives. It’s one thing to understand the need for vulnerability, compassion, and courage but something else entirely to live in line with those big-picture ideas. But Brown outlines a precise approach - one that is not only easy to understand but also packed with emotion and meaning. And no one could deliver this message better than Brown herself. She has the voice of a patient but assertive friend that wants to see you succeed, the experience and research to back up her arguments, and a mind that is keenly in tune with the struggles we all face when it comes to finding ourselves and figuring out where we belong. —Michael, Audible Editor

Description

Number-one New York Times best seller 

A timely and important new audiobook that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture, from the number one best-selling author of Rising Strong, Daring Greatly, and The Gifts of Imperfection. 

Hello Sunshine book club pick 

“True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives - experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging. 

Brown argues that we’re experiencing a spiritual crisis of disconnection, and introduces four practices of true belonging that challenge everything we believe about ourselves and each other. She writes, “True belonging requires us to believe in and belong to ourselves so fully that we can find sacredness both in being a part of something and in standing alone when necessary. But in a culture that’s rife with perfectionism and pleasing, and with the erosion of civility, it’s easy to stay quiet, hide in our ideological bunkers, or fit in rather than show up as our true selves and brave the wilderness of uncertainty and criticism. But true belonging is not something we negotiate or accomplish with others; it’s a daily practice that demands integrity and authenticity. It’s a personal commitment that we carry in our hearts.” 

Brown offers us the clarity and courage we need to find our way back to ourselves and to each other. And that path cuts right through the wilderness. Brown writes, “The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.”

©2017 Brené Brown (P)2017 Random House Audio

Ce que les critiques disent

"[Brown's] research and work have given us a new vocabulary, a way to talk with each other about the ideas and feelings and fears we've all had but haven't quite known how to articulate.... [She] empowers us each to be a little more courageous." (Huffington Post)

"It is inevitable - we will fall. We will fail. We will not know how to react or what to do. No matter how or when it happens, we will all have a choice - do we get up or not? Thankfully, Brené Brown is there with an outstretched arm to help us up." (Simon Sinek, author of Start with Why and Leaders Eat Last)

"It's hard to imagine a Brené Brown audiobook narrated by anyone other than Brené Brown. While her performance isn't perfect or polished, it's authentic - a strength that is no more clearly demonstrated than in a passage that includes her singing. And therein lies the power of her performance, especially when combined with the subject matter.... The result is a timely and thoughtful listen during times of division - within individuals and society." (AudioFile)

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wow

Grabs you by the heart, makes you pay attention and makes you believe that it is possible to brave the wilderness. So grateful that I read this

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Made my trip!

Today I drove from Vancouver Island to the Okanagan, over and through the mountains, and six hours flew by, me listening to Brene Brown read her own Braving the Wilderness! Time flew, the car ate up the highway, through the mountains, and some snow! and Brene made it a most delightful drive...;)

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The must-read in 2017

This book is a must read for all that care about the world, their country, community and their family. No matter what nationality.

Brown takes on the big, core, messy issues of our time, unpacks them with accessible language and reasoning and offers us agency where there feels like there is little. She lovingly challenges us to move towards transitioning into the kind of community we really want to be. The kind of community that she proposes we're wired to be. A caring and connected community.

If you're a political junkie, read this book. If you're an activist, read this book. If you're an extremist, read this book. If you're trying to be detached from it all, read this book.

This book is the how-to for meeting Rumi in that field between wrongdoing and rightdoing.

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The wilderness - beautiful

A book I wish everyone could hear. Especially those with a wild heart! Great book.

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Average Listen

I like Brene Brown and thoroughly enjoyed her audiobook Power of Vulnerability so was looking forward to listening to this book. Unfortunately, I found this one to be boring and political, which I was not expecting. Would not recommend this book. #Audible1

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Thank you

I have lived in the wilderness my whole life. Thank you for helping me to see im not alone❤️

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Not as good as I had hoped

The first chapter rang true. Chapter two continued along the same lines - resonating with my sense of independent character. The rest did not impress me. Nothing untrue, just repetitive.

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I would suggest the power of a vulnerability for a first time Brene Brown listener and build up to this one.

The audio book is preformed by the author in a studio, alone, which contributes to a somber tone for this book. If you stick with it it, there are insightful thoughts at the end of the chapters. For example, in an academic tone Dr. Brene Brown voices her disagreement a poetic Dr. Toni Morrison quote on belonging. It starts off sounding like a lecture on why she believes Dr. Morrison is wrong. Eventually she does get to a deeper understanding of the context of Morrison’s quote, but it would of been nice if the audio came from Toni Morrison whom she had frequent conversations with or recounting this story to an audience with Oprah whom she mentions frequently.

The collective Joy and humility are lost in this particular format. It’s my preference to hear her work about people with audience responding to her storytelling.

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Lovely and inspiring to be true to you.

Loved it and constantly go back to it. Hearing the passion directly from Brene is amazing!

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Loved it!

This is my first experience with Brene's work and it was moving, insightful and deeply personal. As someone who works closely with people everyday, I often have to gather all the courage I can muster to be authentic in a world that would rather I got in. I have lived in the wild all my life and while I think I do it well it is nice to know that I'm not doing it alone. Thank you Brene for your research and for giving a voice to all the wild hearted folks out there.

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  • Gillian
  • Austin, TX, United States
  • 2017-09-14

Actual Step-By-Step To Authenticity!

I tried fitting in all through my public school years. Then I gave up, dyed my hair, donned combat boots, and started sporting a Mohawk. And I became wildly popular as a nonconformist.
Still, I was miserable. I had no idea how to be me, whatever that entailed.
I love Brene Brown, have all her books, and each has inspired me. Still, inspirational and actionable are two different things.
Finally! Braving the Wilderness has steps one can really, honestly, truly take to get to that fabled goal of Authenticity. Her research brought her to the wonderful checklist, an acronym: BRAVING, where B is Boundaries, A is Accountability, I is Integrity, G is Generosity, and the other letters/elements are covered also in great detail. The challenges that arise with each of these elements are covered, everything, the whole nine yards.
Also, and this I thought was brave of her, Brene discusses how exactly we got to be the volatile, fractured nation we are today; plus she highlights steps we can take to make our interactions with each other more humane, more transformative. And it's not by staying in our own camps either. I know: HARD.
Her narration is warm, her examples, some her own on how NOT to do something, are enlightening, her hope is genuine and contagious.
Okay, so no Mohawk here. But I am ready to take those fearsome, courageous, first few steps...!

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  • #askmisspatience
  • 2017-09-14

'I am the wilderness'

There's SO many points to touch on. Impossible to. Instead, I'll list a few favorite parts. Knowing this is different for everyone who reads.

When Brene' storytells the moment she recognized not 'belonging' to her family. Tears well up. Turned off the audio book. Visited her Instagram page sifting for comfort where others would vibe similar. Left a message for her and the page. Feeling less alone. Start listing to the book again

Wrapping myself around self incrimination and wanting to feel ashamed of truth I recognize through out the book. Hearing her ask me, 'why?' Resembles how she hears the voices of others. Like, Maya Angelo. This is why I like audio books. Especially with her. I hear her voice. Overlap my fears and tears. This comforts me

Her epiphany of what the Maya Angelo quote means for herself is awesome! Proves the journey may have twists and turns. Full of all sorts of happenstances. Some our own doing when we did what we thought would work. If we keep searching for the truth of something that conflicts with our sense of self we eventually find the 'wilderness' and belonging to ourselves. You'll have to read the book to relate

The interview with Viola Davis meant another click of the book off. Tears welling up. Visiting Viola's Instagram page. Leaving a heart felt thank you for her courage and appreciation for lighting the path a little brighter for me

The interview of junior high students at the end. Fitting in verses belonging and their take on not belonging at home ... AGAIN, tearing up. Turn off the book. Reflect. By this point, after immersing myself for a couple of days I felt more secure in where I am. Understanding the wilderness a lot better. My place in it

Showing up in the world will never be the same 'practicing being in the wilderness' every day from now on. Especially, 'not searching for confirmation I don't belong' any longer

My whole life timelines itself reading this book. I could see where moments of my life helped set the course. Eventually, becoming my doing. No more

The VA is helping me sort through how the events of my military service caused a disability my brain struggles with. After hearing this book I feel confident these struggles won't keep me from belonging to myself and 'You only are free when you realize you belong no place — you belong every place — no place at all.' Maya Angelo

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  • Aubre
  • 2017-09-25

Another great book from Brene Brown

I love Brene Brown & what she stands for. What a great challenge as parents and role models to help kids know that they do belong & are loved. My favorite theme from this book is "stop searching for confirmation that you don't belong"

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  • V. Habben
  • Austin, TX
  • 2017-09-20

I wasn't expecting that...

Maybe I just had no idea what I was getting, but I was surprised that this book is mainly about embracing relationship with those who think (fairly specifically politically) different than you. It wasn't a bad message, but I tend to often find common ground with those who express different views so this wasn't quite what I was looking for.

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  • Roberta L. Ruben
  • 2017-09-14

Standing Up to Truth

Would you consider the audio edition of Braving the Wilderness to be better than the print version?

One of best of Dr. Brown's Audio Books. She shares a lot of her new research about knowing yourself and your needs when choosing to be a caring person. I enjoy listening to her she has a unique style of communicating.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The quotes from Maya Angelou were very important to the spirit of this book.

Which character – as performed by Brené Brown – was your favorite?

She introduced a variety of research studies and quoted from letters and books from successful people who overcame their fears. Most moving for me was her visit with the Sandy Hook parents. There ability to unite together in love was inspiring.

Any additional comments?

I recommend this book for those who find they are angry about their situation in life and do not understand why the feel like a victim of circumstances beyond their control. Her discussion of methods of not to seeing yourself as an outsider who doesn't fit in anywhere are the most valuable part of this book.

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  • Angela Tamberelli Harrison
  • 2017-09-18

Another outstanding book by Brené Brown!

I can relate to Brené's work so much! After listening to this one, I FINALLY see that I never "belonged" anywhere, even in my own family. I was an outsider. As much as I am relieved to finally understand, I am sad that I may have treated my sons the same way. I have a lot to make up to them!

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  • Jennifer
  • 2018-11-27

Bravery is so what we need right now

I’ve never heard “the wilderness” articulated so perfectly. When you are in the wilderness it can feel like a most frightening crazy place. You can feel crazy/chaotic. The world by nature of its existence is one giant wilderness. It is both breathtakingly joyful, while in a constant state of creating and dying off. This is the bigger world and our very personal worlds simultaneously. When we stand with strong backs and soft fronts - vulnerable, it can be terrifying and leaves us open to the critics and condemning voices - externally and internally. We are open to the wailing of shame, judgement, and fear. It can easily knock us off our feet and set us up to instinctively fight back or retreat into complacency and silence. We all know the falling into of our primitive thinking. That mindset of fighting for or flying off into imagined safe spaces of ideologies, religions, and our tribes as a default response. This is where we all to often stand or retreat to, instead of willing navigating the uncertain necessity of a braver existence. Brene Brown’s book “Braving the Wilderness” is a life/soul preserver that explores the courage necessary to stay buoyant in these unfamiliar, yet exciting waters of life. You’ll be so grateful you found it - listen or read it over and over again. What she is proposing is not easy. If it was easy we’d live in such a gentler world. Today we need more than ever truly brave leaders - not safe leaders, across every corner of our existence.

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  • Wayne A. Sutherland
  • 2018-03-24

Love this!

I absolutely love this book and my love for Brene deepens more and more! Not only is she a great writer and speaker but she delivers the message in a genuine " I really care about you" tone. Keep up the good work Brene! We love you!

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  • Travis M. Smith
  • 2017-12-29

Winding Narrative of Self-Discovery

I used my credits on this book on a whim. Perhaps it was written more for people looking for her opinions on these subjects. I found it to be a winding narrative without much grounding in research or peer reviewed work. It was mostly the author sharing her opinions on what she learned. Also, I think the book’s lessons are more suited for extroverts and learning to argue fairly. I’m glad the author learned how to slow down and think rationally for herself, but I’m not sure why that needs to be a book for the rest of us to read.

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  • T. Jackson
  • 2017-09-16

Much needed book!

I really enjoyed this book. I've struggled for years with voicing opinions that may not be held by the masses especially in recent months. I love that Dr. Brown gives so many examples of how we can brave the wilderness, have the tough conversations without agreeing to disagree or having someone ready to kill us, and how we can use curiosity and truly owning up to the fact that we don't know it all to have an amazing discourse that allows us to ultimately experience the sense of true belonging. Love, love, love this book and I appreciate Dr. Brown for writing it.

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