Atlas of the Heart

The other day a beautiful, thoughtful, kind, insightful soul dropped off a gift for me. 

It was a magnificent book. 

I was beyond grateful for this unexpected surprise and I am so blessed that I get to call this beautiful, thoughtful, kind, insightful soul my friend. 

I just love Brené Brown’s wisdom and authentic teachings on vulnerability, shame, empathy and courage. She is one of my favourite authors and motivational speakers. I even wrote a blog about her a few years ago after watching her Netflix special called “The Call To Courage” ( 

She has helped so many people like myself understand and aid in the transformation of becoming better humans through her own personal journey, her writings and her many, many years of extensive research. 

I’ve been looking very forward to adding her latest book “Atlas of the Heart” to my own personal library. A book which “takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human” and maps out for us the way in which we can build more meaningful connections with ourselves and each other by giving us the power of “understanding, meaning and choice”. 

I’m pretty sure I probably experience “87” different emotions every single day and as I turn the pages of my new book I hope it will help me to learn and better understand my most difficult emotions and experiences. I am pretty certain I will be referring back to many of the words on these pages time and time again as it helps connect me to my chosen “word” for 2022; DISCOVER (in case you missed my blog the other day, here it is again:

Thank you again to my beautiful, thoughtful, kind, insightful friend for the gift of connection. The only emotion I am experiencing at this very moment as I settle in to read my new book is gratitude and appreciation. 

#grateful #eightysevenemotions #atlasoftheheart #reading #vulnerability #courage #mentalhealth #mentalwellness #emotions #connections #friendship #youareenough @brenebrown

Author: Kim Fluxgold

Wife, mom of 3 beautiful children, dog lover, creative sole and children's book Author. Sharing my journey with depression and anxiety through blogging in hopes of educating and ending the stigma.

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