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  • 03/2019
  • 978-1-945252-41-9 B07PPWKC4K
  • 150 pages
  • $.99
N.G. Abramson
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You Can Choose Your Life: A Guide to Experiencing More Peace, Freedom, and Happiness Right Now

Adult; Self-Help & Relationships; (Market)

This self-help book shows you how to “own” your past, so you don’t repeat it, especially if there are things about it you don’t like. You’ll become aware of the importance of choosing your experience of life, no matter what is happening or has happened. Abramson passionately believes that all people can move beyond the place where they feel stuck and live lives they love. While we can’t take back choices we’ve already made, we can stop making choices that are not moving us closer to living the life of our dreams. All it takes is becoming responsible for past choices in a way most people are not. The author doesn’t say this is easy to do, but he knows it’s possible to do, especially if one reads the book and does the exercises in it. You Can Choose Your Life offers practical exercises that have you look at your internal conversations and the choices you’ve been making in a new light. From reading the book and doing the exercises, you will realize that you really can choose the life you have and create the life you want.
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Kirkus Reviews

In this debut self-improvement guide, the author uses his own tumultuous past and eventual redemption to counsel the reader toward betterment. 

Abramson knows a thing or two about overcoming adversity. As a young, misguided teen, he found himself sinking into a group of troublemakers. With low self-esteem and little direction, he fell into the wrong crowd and, soon, the life of crime that went along with it. Before he was old enough to even legally drive, he made a fatal mistake one night of stealing a car. Like falling dominoes, one bad decision led to another, and the result was an event Abramson will never forget: a crash that killed an innocent driver and an arrest that left him imprisoned for 18 months. The author uses his own personal story as fuel to propel this positive reality check on what it means to be truly autonomous. Sure, most people believe they rule their own lives, but hidden narratives, repeated stories, and firm belief systems ingrained within all individuals direct their actions and choices more than they know. As Abramson explains, the notion that he wasn’t smart or capable became a catalyst for the insecurity that fueled his terrible deeds (“Based on what my father, teachers, and friends said and did, I began to believe I was not very intelligent. It is no wonder that I didn’t put much effort into school and cut classes in junior high and high school as much as I did. I had completely bought into the conversation that I was stupid”). The book offers useful suggestions for breaking out of “mental prisons,” such as participating in group work, tackling writing exercises to challenge inner beliefs, journaling, and list making. Each chapter offers a short set of questions at the end titled “Your Turn” that supplies an effective, private space for the reader to reflect. The book is concise, weaving personal narrative with lucid solutions and adept explanations of the tricky business of mindful awareness. In all, Abramson tells a powerful and eye-opening story that sets this book apart from other self-improvement titles. Infused with humility and self-awareness, his expertise feels hard-won, credible, and real.

A poignant and vivid personal story designed to help others recognize their mental roadblocks. 

Formats
Ebook Details
  • 03/2019
  • 978-1-945252-41-9 B07PPWKC4K
  • 150 pages
  • $.99

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