Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience
Atlas of the Heart is Brene Brown’s follow-up to the bestselling volumes that have provided millions of readers access to sociological and psychological research on human connection and its applications in civic leadership, community building, business, and more. Brown uses the map metaphor to explore eighty-seven emotions (and thoughts that lead to emotions) that are discussed in thirteen distinct categories. Brown draws from her research background to explain the complex layers of feelings, thoughts, and experiences and how they impact our behavior.
Readers familiar with Brown’s works will recognize the themes of vulnerability, courage, compassion, and empathy. These themes serve as the throughlines for the author’s multi-disciplinary scholarship, which draws from various fields: mental health, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, and sociology. Moreover, the physical aspects of the hardcover book enhance the experience of learning about the importance of self-awareness during challenging times. Each photograph, illustration, and pull quote is thoughtfully designed and intentionally placed.
With this release, Brown fortifies her ability to link grounded theory to the everyday practice of personal and professional development. Brown showcases her gift for bridging academic frameworks with real-world applications. Atlas of the Heart is an excellent book for understanding the complexity and expanse of human emotions, underscoring our shared need for meaningful connections.
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