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Book Club: Rising Strong, Chapter 11

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Welcome to the comments and discussion of Chapter 11: The Revolution 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, Chapter 6: Sewer Rats And Scofflaws, Chapter 7: The Brave And Brokenhearted, Chapter 8: Easy Mark, Chapter 9: Composting Failure, and Chapter 10: You Got To Dance With Them That Brung You.

Let’s get started!  Chapter 11!


I can’t believe we’re done with this book!  I loved this chapter.  It included so many concrete takeaways and examples.  I now want to recommend this book to every parent, soon-to-be-parent, entrepreneur, activist, team-player, employee, business owner, group leader, program manager, etc. etc. etc. etc.  Whether you’re an individual or part of an organization, this book is absolutely fabulous.

One of my favorite quotes was, “Revolution might sound a little dramatic, but in this world, choosing authenticity and worthiness is an absolute act of resistance.”  Yesss!  Such a good thing to keep in mind when the going gets tough and the tough get going.

“Imagine if people gathered to talk about real issues that fuel disconnection and asked the eleven rising strong questions.  What if we were willing to acknowledge our own hurt and pain, and in doing so made sure not to diminish the hurt and pain of others?  We could rise strong together.”

I’ve received a lot of great feedback regarding this book club pick and I could not agree more.  While more time consuming than some of our previous young adult cancer book club picks, this book kept me grounded over the last few months and reemphasized, again and again, the power of self-love, self-care, and asking those tough questions of ourselves and of those around us.

Tomorrow we will announce how you can join in the online, video chat book club discussion of Rising Strong!

How did you like this book?  I’d love to hear your impressions!

Thanks for joining us for our Chapter 11: The Revolution of Rising Strong!  Tomorrow we’ll announce the book club video chat discussion! 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!

How are you enjoying our young adult cancer book club?