Daring Greatly – The SheLoves Red Couch Book Club Discussion


Full Disclosure: I feel like one of the last women in America to read Daring Greatly.

Unfortunately, this is probably because my pride got the best of me.  To be honest, I thought I didn’t need to read this book.

“Daring Greatly?  Didn’t I do that for years as a professional actor?,” I thought to myself. “Isn’t the epitome of vulnerability giving of our talents out into the world for producers, directors and the like who then decide if we’re ‘worthy’?  Doesn’t ‘literally’ singing for your supper ‘count’ as daring greatly?”

Clearly, I had have issues–with pride and approval seeking, for starters.

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4 comments on “Daring Greatly – The SheLoves Red Couch Book Club Discussion

  1. Interesting questions…Getting married for the 1st time at 34 took an immense amount of vulnerability for me. It’s a challenge every single day and something I’m constantly working on. It’s difficult to, on a daily basis, push away the tendency toward actions of self-preservation (my “gremlin” in this case) and instead choose the vulnerability of a shared life. It served me extremely well as a single person, but those same actions in the context of a marriage are dangerous, and I have to constantly remember that when it comes to money, time, and a billion other aspects of married daily living. I know the connection and growth as a couple is the goal, but it’s something I have to practice. A lot:)

    1. Janie, I’m so grateful you shared these thoughts here – thanks Soul Twin! 🙂 You make SUCH good points about daring greatly and vulnerability in this comment – it could almost be its own blog post topic! I think that’s such a true thing for those of us that have married later in life. It is so much easier to self protect, and not open up. You are so wise to remember that not opening up in a marriage is truly dangerous! (Great word choice there!). You are also right that it is a PRACTICE! I think you would really benefit from Brene’s book – its a thick and densely packed read, but there’s SUCH wisdom there. We love you and your hubby much – we are always there for you! Love you friend!

  2. Interesting! Also, not the last woman on earth to read that book. It’s been on the outskirts of my radar for some time now, but I still haven’t even officially moved it to the “to-be-read” list. I would probably do well to get on that!

    1. So glad to know I’m not the only one in the blogisphere who was late to the Brene Brown party. Her books are very good, and her research intelligent and telling. Both of her books Daring Greatly & The Gifts of Imperfection are highly recommended. I’d love to hear your thoughts on her work after you read it! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, and sharing your thoughts!

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