Sober Shoutouts

Featured Book/Audiobook of the Month:

Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

About The Gifts of Imperfection:

When our embarrassments and fears lie, we often listen to them anyway. They thwart our gratitude, acceptance, and compassion—our goodness. They insist, “I am not worthy.” But we are worthy—of self-discovery, personal growth, and boundless love. With Brené Brown’s game-changing New York Times bestseller The Gifts of Imperfection—which has sold more than 2 million copies in more than 30 different languages, and Forbes recently named one of the “Five Books That Will Actually Change Your Outlook On Life”—we find courage to overcome paralyzing fear and self-consciousness, strengthening our connection to the world.

A motivational and inspiring guide to wholehearted living, rather than just the average self-help book, with this groundbreaking work Brené Brown, Ph.D., bolsters the self-esteem and personal development process through her characteristic heartfelt, honest storytelling. With original research and plenty of encouragement, she explores the psychology of releasing our definitions of an “imperfect” life and embracing living authentically. Brown’s “ten guideposts”  are benchmarks for authenticity that can help anyone establish a practice for a life of honest beauty—a perfectly imperfect life.

Now more than ever, we all need to cultivate feelings of self-worth, as well as acceptance and love for ourselves. In a world where insults, criticisms, and fears are spread too generously alongside messages of unrealistic beauty, attainment, and expectation, we look for ways to “dig deep” and find truth and gratitude in our lives. A new way forward means we can’t hold on too tightly to our own self-defeating thoughts or the displaced pain in our world. Instead, we can embrace the imperfection.


Featured Ted Talk of the Month:

Robert Thurman’s Expanding your circle of compassion

It’s hard to always show compassion — even to the people we love, but Robert Thurman asks that we develop compassion for our enemies. He prescribes a seven-step meditation exercise to extend compassion beyond our inner circle.

Featured Podcast of the Month:

Former monk, Jay Shetty’s Podcast On Purpose; Ashley Graham: On Body Shaming and How to Stop Negative Self Talk


Archives Found Below

June’s Book: Erica Spiegelman’s Rewired: A Bold New Approach to Addiction and Recovery

June’s Ted Talk: Judson Brewer: A Simple Way To Break A Bad Habit 

June’s Podcast: Former Monk, Jay Shetty’s On Purpose: Being Open About Mental Health With Charlamagne

May’s Book: Russell Brand’s Freedom From Our Addictions

May’s Ted Talk: Jan Rader’s In the Opioid Crisis, Here’s What it Takes to Save a Life

May’s Podcast: Happy Sober Podcast’s Should I cut back on drinking or quit drinking completely?

April’s Book: Annie Grace’s Control Alcohol

April’s Ted Talk:

April’s Podcast:

March’s Book: Angelique Graves’ Good Night, Heartache 

March’s Podcast