All Posts Tagged “Brene Brown”

Rising Strong by Brene Brown

Rising Strong by Brene Brown — Upon finishing a book, I’m giving myself a homework assignment to complete a book report. This allows me to consume the book from a different lens and mindset while forcing myself to reflect on what I’ve just read as a whole. 

Brene Brown seems to write exactly what I’m feeling in a way I can understand. They are a-ha moments of self-discovery. The underlining truth to all of this is that it’s pretty simple, but yet the most difficult as we are our biggest obstacle.

I feel the words written between the covers of Rising Strong are all the things that we as humans fundamentally know, but at the same time we don’t because of the masks and facades we create to cover them.

At a certain point in our lives we seem to disconnect from this truth. The truth of who we are. The truth of our stories, the falls, the laying face down in the arena while everyone watches.

It’s Time You Give Zero Fucks

Have you ever thought about who you become based on the people who are in the room or around the table with you?

It’s quite fascinating upon closer examination. If you sit down and notice who you become and tune into the emotions over taking your body when certain people begin to fill the room or sit down around the table.

It’s fascinating to the point you realize you become somebody you are not for the sake of who’s in the room. The fascination moves quickly to depressing. It’s disgusting how someone’s presence can have such a negative effect on us.

What It Means to Be a Father

What it means to be a father — how does that look?

This is a question I seem to ask myself every single day. Every time I see my son and daughter. It’s a question that keeps me up at night. It’s one of the biggest fears I have; not knowing the answers and not being the father they deserve.

I’m new to this. I’m only three years old as a father. But, I learn every single day, small snippets here and there. Over time they accumulate. Right, wrong or indifferent I’m gathering the components of what I think creates a father my children deserve.

The Secret to Giving Advice

We have this innate pressure from within to try and fix everything. As if we always have the answers on how to heal other people’s pain and misery.

We sit across from them spewing out words of advice trying to nudge them towards the light. To begin their trek towards happiness once again.

Maybe it’s not what we intend to do, but sitting their knowing they are in a dark place, there might be a void. A space of stillness and silence. Not knowing what to do we try and fill it.