Brene Brown – Wholehearted Living – Storyteller Researcher – A special BOOK LOOK!

Brene Brown’s work has made all the difference in my P.L.A.Y. days and my entire life. Period.

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I encourage you to watch, read, and listen to her free offerings listed below to continue your journey towards wholehearted living. This is a perfect opportunity to explore, embrace, be vulnerable, AND to be 100% authentically you. Discover your true P.L.A.Y. nature today!

Sending Hugs and Smiles to help light the way ~ Karen

WATCH! -Brene’s TED Talks

These two talks can make all the difference in how you connect or disconnect to your every day life and loved ones. They are stepping stones on your way to many P.L.A.Y. adventures filled with curiosity, communication, and a loving wholehearted experience with your children and family. Embrace the possibilities and be the change you’d like to see! Plant the seed, nurture and tend to it, and watch it grow into something amazing called your wholehearted journey!

Brene Brown’s TED talks are known around the world and her first talk is one of the most viewed ever.

The Power of Vulnerability (20 minutes)

Listening to Shame (20 minutes)

Brene Brown on Empathy (3 minutes – an RSA short – Royal Society for Arts)

READ! -Brene’s Books

Wholehearted Living – The research and storytelling by Brene Brown on shame and vulnerability and her sharing of it in her multiple books has made all the difference in how I am as a parent, partner, daughter, friend, and in all of my relationships and has rippled out to my family, community, and beyond. If you only have the chance to read one of her books I’d say her latest, 

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts 

has all the best basics for how to create trusting and vulnerable relationships while holding healthy boundaries and communicating your needs which results in wholehearted living.

I intend to create a more in depth series of BOOK LOOK posts in the future to cover more of her amazing and necessary work in her other titles. For now here are links to her website for overviews of each of her books and I highly recommend them all!

The Gifts of Imperfection: Your Guide to a Wholehearted Life

Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

Rising Strong: How the Ability to Reset Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

LISTEN! -Brene’s Podcasts

Listening to the audio version of Brene’s books has been a tremendous gift over the years. Now you can hear her more often on her two engaging podcasts where she covers real time topics with a practical wholehearted lens.

Unlocking Us with Brene Brown “are conversations that unlock the deeply human part of who we are, so that we can live, love, parent, and lead with More courage and heart.”

Dare to Lead with Brene Brown “are conversations with change-catalysts, culture-shifters, and more than a few troublemakers who are innovating, creating, and daring to lead.”

VISIT! -Brene’s Website + Free Resources

Explore to discover more about this journey of Wholehearted Living for you and your family.

Explore these free resources for you, your loved ones, and to pass them forward!

Enjoy the wholehearted living journey and be sure to take time for you and yours to P.L.A.Y. every day!

A Simple Gift: U-Be-U

Passing forward this Simple Gift to inspire and encourage everyone on their

naturally curious and creative P.L.A.Y. journey. 🙂


You Be You. Period. That is it.

If we all engaged from a place of simply being our original and naturally authentic selves can you imagine what a world this would be? I can. 🙂

If everyone tapped back into what they loved to do as a youth and brought that forward and shared it in their own creative way we’d see innovation, compassion, kindness, and oodles of inspiring moments daily. We’d consistently experience peace, prosperity, and a whole bunch of love to wrap around this planet ten times over. It could happen.

We just need to P.L.A.Y. AND believe in the power of true P.L.A.Y.

From my Capkin to yours sharing a peace-filled P.L.A.Y.-full posy with you.

Think of what you loved to do in your youth. Odds are that is still very much connected to who you are today. Make magic with those special gifts. They are still there within you, just dig a little to unearth those buried treasures that lie close to your heart.

Then be brave and put it out into the world. Go ahead. Whether it is sharing with your family, a friend, a neighbor, or on the big world wide web you’ll be amazed how over time people will start connecting to your special gifts. Passing forward your special way of seeing and being in this world is guaranteed to make the world a better place. Sharing your gifts, sharing YOU, is a simple gift that keeps on giving.


And above all else while you are trying to walk this walk it is vastly important to encourage and honor today’s youth by giving them the space and grace to be themselves too.

Respect your kiddos. As is. No “shoulding”. Simply being present with who they are.

Just imagine all people engaging daily from a place of P.L.A.Y.

Would you love to see a new generation of humans living, loving, and learning on this planet by instinctively tapping into their naturally authentic gifts and sharing them for a lifetime?

I would. 🙂 Oh, what a world this could be! 🙂

Time to tuck this simple gift under your thinking cap for now and head outdoors to let nature work it’s magic.

Let’s go walk the walk . . . P.L.A.Y. time!

Sending smiles,

Karen ;0)

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