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Brianna Wiest

Philosophical Meditations That Will Change Your Life

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101 Essays That Will Change the Way You Think (2016) is an antidote to anxiety, but not in the way you think. Instead of mounting roadblocks against your darkest feelings, it encourages you to use them as agents of personal growth. Managing your thoughts will lead you toward the daily habits that will bring you fulfillment.

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Brianna Wiest is an American writer and poet whose articles have been featured in international publications including Forbes, Huffington Post, and Thought Catalog. She’s sold over a million books which have been translated into over 20 languages. Her other titles include The Human Element, Salt Water, and The Mountain Is You.

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    Take responsibility for your thoughts and feelings.

    We’re born into a world with entrenched customs and values.

    As we grow, we pick up these values subconsciously or through deliberate instruction. Society has mechanisms in place to shame and coerce dissenters as you might have learned at the dinner table or through interactions on social media.

    So how can you cope with this monoculture?

    This is where your journey starts. You have to recognize and take responsibility for your thoughts and feelings. Your emotional base points should come from inside you. Disconnect them from the external distractions of daily life. Also, understand that sometimes hurtful feelings have no cause and can be eliminated by focusing on something else.

    Feel the emotions that come along – and then let them go.

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    Who should read 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think

    • People in their twenties trying to find purpose and meaning, and manage their anxiety
    • Thirtysomethings who want to understand how their past has shaped their present and how they can still salvage the future
    • Those who want to find joy and fulfillment in being themselves

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