book cover of Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown

In Brene’s latest book, she focuses on 87 emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human and have meaningful connections. As she states, “I want this book to be an atlas for all of us, because I believe that, with an adventurous heart and the right maps, we can travel anywhere and never fear losing ourselves.” However, those who follow Brene’s podcast (Unlocking Us) may not find new information here. The best thing she did was highlight her research team to share that with the right people, we can be successful and feel less shame and hurt, which in turn leads to more meaningful connections. I will also note that the book is very graphic-heavy with full-page quotes and color images.