What does it mean to live a "wholehearted life"?

Wholehearted living is the foundation of mental, emotional, and physical health as well as the foundation for a rich and meaningful life.

In the Gifts of Imperfection, Dr. Brene Brown  defines 10 “guideposts” for wholehearted living as:

  1. Cultivating Authenticity:  Letting Go of What People Think
  2. Cultivating Self Compassion:  Letting Go of Perfectionism
  3. Cultivating a Resilient Spirit:  Letting Go of Numbing and Powerlessness
  4. Cultivating Gratitude and Joy:  Letting Go of Scarcity and Fear of The Dark
  5. Cultivating Intuition and Trusting Faith:  Letting Go of the Need for Certainty
  6. Cultivating Creativity:  Letting Go of Comparison
  7. Cultivating Play and Rest:  Letting Go of Exhaustion as a Status Symbol and Productivity as Self-Worth
  8. Cultivating Calm and Stillness:  Letting Go of Anxiety as a Lifestyle
  9. Cultivating Meaningful Work:  Letting Go of Self-Doubt and “Supposed To”
  10. Cultivating Laughter, Song, and Dance:  Letting Go of Being Cool and Always in Control