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Aziz Velji
Calm Brain, Powerful Mind: Abolish Stress to Unleash Your True Potential
Aziz Velji, author
Creatively illustrated self-help book about how a person can eliminate stress from their lives to access the inherent power of their mind. It links the relationship between developments in neuroscience, and quantum physics to stress, mental health, emotional intelligence, and the teachings on meditation from the East, to help the reader understand the true causes of stress, and how the various parts of the brain are critical in its development… and ultimately, in its removal. 

Quarter Finalist

Plot/Idea: 9 out of 10
Originality: 8 out of 10
Prose: 10 out of 10
Character/Execution: 9 out of 10
Overall: 9.00 out of 10


Idea: Throughout this work, Velji uses the metaphor of mountain climbing to help the reader understand the journey they will undergo. It's an effective analogy that helps simplify what may seem like an overwhelming task to some.

Prose: The author is a gifted writer, with great command of language. His writing is engaging and surprisingly accessible given the weightiness of the subject and the science he introduces.

Originality: This work offers a unique perspective on eliminating stress and awakening the mind mainly due to the author's personal stories which help simplify the complex. 

Character/Execution: The author is quite adept at taking a complex topic and distilling it down to manageable steps so as not to overwhelm the reader. The process described is not light reading or an easy goal to achieve, yet the author's approach makes the journey seem not only worthwhile, but achievable.


Date Submitted: January 22, 2021