Book Club: Rising Strong, Chapter 7

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Welcome to the comments and discussion of Chapter 7: The Brave And Brokenhearted of the book, Rising Strong by Brené Brown!  Catch up on Chapter 1: The Physics of Vulnerability Chapter 2: Civilization Stops at the WaterlineChapter 3: Owning Our Stories, Chapter 4: The Reckoning, Chapter 5: The Rumble, and Chapter 6: Sewer Rats And Scofflaws.

Let’s get started!  Chapter 7!

Mallory:

This chapter discusses loss, longing, grief, expectations, compassion, and so much more.  I think I always use that phrase, “so much more.”  Brené’s combination of storytelling and researched guided psychology is effortless to read, yet deep and poignant.  I often find myself reading sentences more than once to really let the words sink in.  I think the chapter’s greatest takeaway was from C. S. Lewis, “To love at all is to be vulnerable.”

What thoughts did you have on the chapter?

Thanks for joining us for our Chapter 7: The Brave And Brokenhearted of Rising Strong!  Join in next Monday for Chapter 8: Easy Mark and in the meantime, learn more about the book club commentators!

If you’re just joining us, here are some logistics:

We will talk about a chapter each Monday until the book is done.  Then, we’ll use one more Monday to talk about general feelings from the book and anything else you’d like to discuss.  Join in, in the comments every week!  At the end, we’ll have a book club discussion via video chat!  Also, there will probably be spoilers.  Read along with us!

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