Rising Strong is Brené Brown‘s fourth book. It is one of my absolute favorite books by her and I fell in love and obsession with her second and third books, The Gifts of Imperfection & Daring Greatly – so that’s saying a lot.

Her work, actually her TEDTalks specifically, came to me during a very difficult period and I have fallen back on her work time and time again. Whether that be rewatching her TEDTalks, rereading her books or scouring Pinterest for her quotes. Actually one of my morning rituals is visiting my Pinterest board of Brené Brown quotes that I’ve collected and getting inspired. Her words have been a balm to my soul and I am so eternally grateful that she had the courage to do the work for herself and give the rest of us this gift.

If you haven’t already, you must watch her TEDTalks — The Power of Vulnerability and Listening to Shame.

With the release of her newest book, Rising Strong, which came out in August, there were soooooo many fantastic quotes, but no new images of them to pin — no matter how often I’ve looked. I wanted to give a friend and my own family an inspiration board of Brené Brown quotes for Christmas, so I had to create a few images with some of my favorite quotes from her new book. So here’s the first batch with hopefully more to come!

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"Curiosity is a shit-starter. But that's okay. Sometimes we have to rumble with a story to find the truth." - Rising Strong, Brené Brown

"Experience and success don’t give you easy passage through the middle space of struggle. They only grant you a little grace, a grace that whispers, “This is part of the process. Stay the course.” Experience doesn’t create even a single spark of light in the darkness of the middle space. It only instills in you a little bit of faith in your ability to navigate the dark. The middle is messy, but it’s also where the magic happens." - Rising Strong, Brené Brown
“I assumed that people weren't doing their best so I judged them and constantly fought being disappointed, which was easier than setting boundaries. Boundaries are hard when you want to be liked and when you are a pleaser hellbent on being easy, fun, and flexible.” - Rising Strong, Brené Brown
“Just because someone isn’t willing or able to love us, it doesn’t mean that we are unlovable.” - Rising Strong, Brené Brown
“People who wade into discomfort and vulnerability and tell the truth about their stories are the real badasses.” - Rising Strong, Brené Brown
“There are too many people today who instead of feeling hurt are acting out their hurt; instead of acknowledging pain, they’re inflicting pain on others. Rather than risking feeling disappointed, they’re choosing to live disappointed. Emotional stoicism is not badassery. Blustery posturing is not badassery. Swagger is not badassery. Perfection is about the furthest thing in the world from badassery.” - Rising Strong, Brené Brown
“Compassionate people ask for what they need. They say no when they need to, and when they say yes, they mean it. They're compassionate because their boundaries keep them out of resentment.” - Rising Strong, Brené Brown


“Of all the things trauma takes away from us, the worst is our willingness, or even our ability, to be vulnerable. There's a reclaiming that has to happen.”  ― Brené Brown, Rising Strong


Feel free to pin these or save and share them! If you have some favorite quotes from Rising Strong, leave me a comment and maybe it’ll be available in image format soon!!!

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  3. November 19, 2017 at 10:07 am Betty

    I’ve been searching for ME for a long time. I thought I was there when a man married me with 4children from a previous marriage. 20 years into our marriage he told me he wasn’t interested in sex. For him that included touching, hugging, kissing on the lips. Eventually I blamed myself. I’m fat (I was heavy when he married me). So years later and so unhappy with my life. He never spoke much but when kids and you’re both working jobs, one daytime, the other nighttime, there not much chance for conversation. I’ve asked him to try and converse with me more but he isn’t.

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