Rising Strong: 5-Part Book Discussion
Here’s what we know...life includes adversity. While we are existing now in a time of extreme adversity with this COVID-19 crisis, we have all been knocked down before in different ways. However, it’s what we do after we fall that matters. How might we use these times to inspire grit, determination, connection, and even rebirth?
We invite you to explore the art and science of resilience along with us as we discuss TED phenom, and Social Scientist, Dr. Brene Brown’s Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead.
This 5-part book discussion and conversation will center around ways that we might individually and collectively sharpen our ability to lean into and transform the adversity we face in our lives - increasing our capacity to generate a wholehearted, thriving life no matter the circumstances.
Pre-registration is required, please hold your calendar for the following dates:
Thursday from 12-1pm June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2
Discussion will be held via Webex and books to be purchased by participants prior to June 4th start. Registered participants will be sent calendar invites with Webex links to each session. In the meantime, please hold your calendar for the above dates/times.
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Visit https://my3.my.umbc.edu/groups/training/events/83473 to register.
Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability - the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome - is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall.
It is the rise from falling that Brown takes as her subject in Rising Strong. As a grounded theory researcher, Brown has listened as a range of people - from leaders in Fortune 500 companies and the military to artists, couples in long-term relationships, teachers, and parents - shared their stories of being brave, falling, and getting back up. She asked herself, what do these people with strong and loving relationships, leaders nurturing creativity, artists pushing innovation, and clergy walking with people through faith and mystery have in common? The answer was clear: They recognize the power of emotion, and they’re not afraid to lean in to discomfort.
Walking into our stories of hurt can feel dangerous. But the process of regaining our footing in the midst of struggle is where our courage is tested and our values are forged. Our stories of struggle can be big ones, like the loss of a job or the end of a relationship, or smaller ones, like a conflict with a friend or colleague. Regardless of magnitude or circumstance, the rising strong process is the same: We reckon with our emotions and get curious about what we’re feeling; we rumble with our stories until we get to a place of truth; and we live this process, every day, until it becomes a practice and creates nothing short of a revolution in our lives. Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness. It’s the process, Brown writes, that teaches us the most about who we are.