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  • 05/2021
  • 9780988716193
  • 160 pages
  • $15.00
Purpose and Possibilities: How to Transform Your Life

Adult; Self-Help; (Market)

Purpose and Possibilities meets the needs of our time, and your own unique needs just in time! This book offers solutions to finding greater meaning in life and seeing new possibilities for how to live a happy, healthy, and flourishing life. Fifteen (15) substantive "Reflections" lead you to your own deeper self-knowledge and increased well-being. If you are ready to access new possibilities heretofore unavailable to you, make a difference with your life, see and feel the power of your dreams, and live the life you were meant to live, then this is an essential book for you. This latest book from positive psychology experts Elaine Brzycki, Ed.M., and Henry Brzycki, Ph.D., meets the needs of our times with impactful mental health and well-being techniques.
Reviews
The Brzyckis’ (Mental Health for All Toolkit) newest self-help work offers an engaging new exploration of the connection between a person’s sense of purpose and their well-being. Intended to be transformative, this workbook encourages readers to engage in reflection to generate a fresh self-understanding through exercises that develop awareness and explore the holistic nature of “self,” which the authors, a psychologist and an educator, characterize as an interconnection between body, mind, and soul, as laid out in their “Integrated Self Model” of 30 self attributes. Other instruments include a “Success Predictor” designed to help readers analyze different aspects of their lives—being, purpose, mission—to reveal the “highest expressions of what is possible for them.”

With accessible language and explanations broken down into digestible paragraphs, the authors demystify complex topics, including the effects of stress, attributes of the self, and internal and structural tensions (“the energy created when an individual concurrently envisions a desired future state, while being completely aware of the limitations of current reality”). The exercises are clear and well-defined, often incorporating a simple scoring system to help readers gauge their overall comprehension. Particularly useful is the exercise ranking the eight dimensions of well-being—emotional, environmental, physical, occupational, spiritual, social, financial—as it offers a solid framework for the more sophisticated principles introduced in later chapters.

The book has been structured with a tiered approach, moving from broad concepts at the outset to narrower and more specific ideas deeper in. To speed progress, the authors suggest working backwards by first identifying desired results, followed by evaluating whether current behaviors will produce those outcomes (or not). The authors acknowledge throughout that ego, habit, and other factors can be obstacles to growth but argue that truly knowing your self will “lay the groundwork for a flourishing life.” Readers open to new principles and some challenging material—as well as truly facing themselves—will find that Purpose and Possibilities encourages the openness and perseverance that it takes to make transformative change.

Takeaway: A meaningful guide that challenges readers seeking transformative change to be honest and deliberate in seeking their purpose.

Great for fans of: Marc Reklau’s 30 Days: Change Your Habits, Change Your Life, Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements.

Production grades
Cover: C
Design and typography: A
Illustrations: B
Editing: A
Marketing copy: A

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 05/2021
  • 9780988716193
  • 160 pages
  • $15.00

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