These book quotes will expand your mind, open your heart, and change your perspective.

We’re living through interesting and challenging times.

Now more than ever it’s important to engage in activities that help you remain grounded, challenge your assumptions, overcome your biases, find hope in the midst of uncertainty, cultivate peace, and change your perspective.

For me, reading is one of those activities.

Reading the work of others allows me see my own circumstances in a new light. Reading helps me to say, “Wow, I never thought about it like that.” …

Ditch these destructive habits for a lighter, happier, and more fulfilling life.

In my 20s, I was completely driven by what other people thought of me. If they clapped, I listened. If they winced, I took note. If they said I should do something, I did it.

It was exhausting.

But that exhaustion also taught me something important. Turning to others for every little piece of feedback wasn’t about trusting their judgment; it was about the distrust I had for my own.

This realization was life-changing for me.

Once I discovered that a “no” to someone else is really just…

Understanding your anxious attachment style—and what you can do to self-soothe.

I hadn’t heard from him in four days, and my mind was at war with itself.

Negative thoughts were running rampant. Cognitive distortions were tripping me up left and right. I felt overwhelmed with emotion and under siege with worry.

Is he ghosting me? I wondered. I’ll probably never hear from him again, I thought. It’s definitely over, I assumed.

Or at least that’s what it felt like at the time.

In reality, I knew there must be a way out of this spiral—some solution to pull me out…

How to make the most of Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing program

A notebook, Kindle, and mug of coffee sit on a table
A notebook, Kindle, and mug of coffee sit on a table
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Ever since I was a little boy, writing has been my creative outlet of choice.

I remember sitting in my room growing up, staring out the window and contemplating life, feeling compelled to string together words that painted pictures of hope and heartbreak, tragedy, and triumph. No matter what was happening around me, I always had the same burning desire inside me: use the written word to process what I was experiencing.

As I grew older, my perspective on writing shifted. After hearing from teachers, friends, and family members that I had a way with words, I realized my writing…

Revolutionize your romantic life with these seminal books.

It was the conversation that changed the trajectory of my love life.

“Have you heard of the five love languages?” My friend asked me over wine at his place one evening.

“No, I haven’t,” I said through a furrowed brow. “What are the five love languages?”

“There’s a whole book about them that basically explains how we prefer to give and receive love. You should check it out,” he said.

His suggestion couldn’t have come at a better time.

Jaded by dozens of dates that didn’t seem to be building toward anything…

Fear and self-centeredness have corroded our society. Here’s what we should do about it.

It was the moment of reflection I didn’t know I needed.

Standing there at the edge of the reflecting pools at the 9/11 Memorial, the city behind me seemed to fade away. A silence swept over me as the walls of water drowned out the noise around me and inside me. Before I knew it, moisture had also formed on my cheeks—echoes of the loss still palpable in this place, this scorched earth touched by the hand of fear.

There’s a reason these waterfall installations are…

Change is powerful. And it can be painful, too. Here’s how to harness it for the better in your life.

I’m no stranger to Change.

No matter where I was or which mental state I was in, Change always seemed to find me.

There’s a reason for that.

Change is the natural order of things. One moment turns into another turns into another. Energies shift and then shift again. Nothing ever stays the same except for Change itself. So what happens when we resist, defy, or avoid Change? We try to make a moment something other than what it is…

When a crisis hits, follow these four simple steps.

So many of us feel lost. We don’t know where to turn. We don’t trust ourselves or those around us. We’re destabilized by uncertainty. We feel disappointed, disoriented, and disillusioned. We’re overwhelmed. We lean too easily on fear instead of faith.

There’s a reason for that. It’s because we don’t know how to cope with Change.

But Change is the very definition of what it means to live because life is experienced only through Change. Change is the natural order of things. One moment turns into another turns into another. Energies…

Guidance and advice for a better life.

I can still hear my dad’s voice reverberating across the dinner table.

“Nothing in life is free, Son,” he said, passing down some of his own hard-won wisdom to me. “But if you put your mind to something, work hard and do your due diligence, you will certainly succeed in tackling whatever challenges come your way.”

“I know, Dad,” I said, continuing with an earnest question. “But what happens then?”

“You appreciate how far you’ve come,” he said, before emphasizing. “And then you keep going.

It was some of the best advice I’ve…

Boost your mood and reclaim your joy with these tips.

I could barely get out of bed I was so emotionally drained.

I didn’t know what day of the week it was. I didn’t know what time of day it was. I didn’t know whether I was early or late or right on time. And I didn’t care. I rolled back over and went back to sleep. What’s the point of getting up when there’s nowhere to go? My thoughts trailed off as I slipped back into a sly slumber. …

Chris Rackliffe

I paint with words. Check out my self-help book, It’s Good to See Me Again: How to Find Your Way When You Feel Lost:

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