Summer Book Read

This summer we will read The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown. I hope you will join us. We will be using the Book Club download on Brene’s website.

Grab your book or audio version now, and start reading! Below are the discussion of the week. I will post question on Monday and we will cover the noted pages during discussion over the course of the week. Below are the weekly topics to be discussed based on the reading.

Online discussions will take place here:

Enjoy! See you soon!

June 3 pg 1-22 Introduction, & Courage, Compassion and Connection

June 10 pg 23-30 Exploring the Power of Love, Belonging and Being Enough

June 17 pg 31-48 The Things that Get in the Way 

June 24 pg 49-54 Guidepost #1 Cultivating Authenticity: Letting Go of what 

People Think

July 1 pg 55-62 Guidepost #2 Cultivating Self-Compassion: Letting Go of 


July 8 pg 63-76 Guidepost #3 Cultivating a Resilient Spirit: Letting Go of 

Numbing and Powerlessness

July 15 pg 77-86 Guidepost #4 Cultivating Gratitude and Joy: Letting Go of 

Scarcity and Fear of the Dark

July 22 pg 87-92 Guidepost #5 Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith 

July 29 pg 93-98 Guidepost #6 Cultivating Creativity: Letting Go of 


August 5 pg 99-104 Guidepost #7 Cultivating Play and Rest: Letting Go of 

Exhaustion as a Status Symbol 

August 12 pg 105-110 Guidepost #8 Cultivating Silence and Stillness 

August 19 pg 111-116 Guidepost #9 Cultivating Meaningful Work: Letting Go of 

Self-Doubt and “Supposed to”

August 26 pg 117-126 Cultivating Laughter, Song, and Dance: Letting Go of Being 

Cool and “Always in Control.” 

2 thoughts on “Summer Book Read

  1. Hello Andrea, not long ago I signed up to receive your emails. I have enjoyed them so much. I see the

    Summer Read book you are currently recommending is By Brene Brown, she is an amazing writer and has so

    much knowledge regarding just being yourself and embrace who you are. I’m soon retiring (July 2nd is my last day) and I will miss your emails immensely. I have one of Brene Brown’s books which is Daring Greatly and her book certainly has inspired me to just be myself and as she says We are good enough just the way we are. Sincerely, Elaine Messner


    1. Hi Elaine, Thanks for your note. Congratulations on your retirement! What a big milestone.

      I hope you are planning on joining the Summer Read. We have a good group of folks. If you haven’t plugged into the group, you can “search” Facebook for “Resiliency Revitalizer Book Group” and join there. Please feel free to contact me with your home email address and I will send you the Revitalizer each time it is published. You can also read them here on the website, or on the Resiliency: The Travels of the Barefoot Soul FB page.

      You are so right: We are good enough just the way we are. Thank you for that reminder.


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