Worth the Risk: How to Microdose Bravery to Grow Resilience, Connect More, and Offer Yourself to the World

  • 8h 28m 8s
  • Kristen Lee
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2022

We're bombarded by messages about how dangerous the world is—from both real and fake news. Yet when we hunker down and try to live in a bubble of safety, we can cut ourselves off from the joy life has to offer. In Worth the Risk, Dr. Kristen Lee shows us that by "microdosing" small acts of bravery and connection, we can regain the self-confidence and resilience we need to live full and meaningful lives.

In each chapter of Worth the Risk, Lee provides a solid dose of brain science combined with practical actions to build confidence and sustain yourself through challenges. With a blend of stories, composite sketches, science, ancient wisdom, behavioral science, and practical exercises, you'll explore: what is courage?; why feeling overwhelmed doesn't make you a "snowflake"; tools for understanding and regulating your emotions, anxieties, and habits of avoidance; healing practices and guidance to increase your resilience to trauma, acute stress, and PTSD; strategies for navigating the unique challenges of our polarized, media-saturated culture; and more.

Risks are a part of life—and "playing it safe" can end up diminishing the very qualities that allow us to adapt, create, and serve our purpose in life. Worth the Risk guides you through a powerful approach to taking small, values-aligned chances that increase your ability to thrive.

About the Author

Kristen Lee, EdD, LICSW, is an award-winning behavioral science and leadership professor, clinician, researcher, activist, comedian, author of Reset and Mentalligence, and host of Crackin' Up: Where Therapy Meets Comedy. She has over two decades of clinical experience in mental health and thirteen years of teaching and leadership roles in higher education, focusing on underserved populations. She leads the behavior science program at Northeastern University.

In this Audiobook

  • Session 1 - You Are Not Your fear
  • Session 2 - You Are Not Your Keg Stands
  • Session 3 - You Are Not Your Automations
  • Session 4 - You Are Not a Snowflake
  • Session 5 - You Are Not Your Trauma
  • Session 6 - You Are Not the Likes on Your Feed
  • Session 7 - You Are Not Your Accomplishments
  • Session 8 - You Are Not Your Label
  • Session 9 - You Are Not Unguided
  • Session 10 - You Are Not Alone
  • Session 11 - You Are Not Like Anyone Else
  • Session 12 - You Are Not a Passive Bystander
  • Session 13 - You Are Not a Prisoner