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Discovering Hope is filled with ideas and actions that anyone can take to improve their state of mind and their life. Why was this an important book for you to write?
In my work and away from it, I’ve had so many conversations with individuals struggling, with no work or too much work, lonely or overwhelmed with interaction! The individual and collective struggle exacerbated by the pandemic, compelled me beyond the encouragement I try to give on individual calls, to want to do something to help more broadly.
What do you feel is a common misconception people have about positivity?
The most common misconception is that people are positive or not and that there’s not much to be done to change that. The truth is we all have oscillating levels of positivity and can all proactively build it. Like anything, think of it as a muscle that needs to be nurtured.
What do you hope is one thing readers take away from your book?
I want readers to see that far from being in a hopeless situation, that they can proactively take action
to improve the way they think and feel.
Do you have plans to publish more books on this same topic?
I have a follow up book which will be published in 2 months.
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Posted by Literary Titan
Discovering Hope by Stuart Parkin is really a bundle of positivity. It is filled with short pieces that reflect on life in its various incarnation. I will call them an amalgamation of poetry and prose that goes above and beyond the simple boundaries of their respective genres. The titles like Love, Inhibitions and Empathy explore the themes of hope and gratitude, that of Action Station, Taking Control and Choice empowers one to act. While titles like Music and Freshly Cut Grass are deep, thought-provoking and inspire you to discover the magic in everyday mundaneness.
Each piece is accompanied by relevant quotes from eminent personalities that adds more to the ideas. But what specifically made this book stand out to me is the vividness of its description. A simple yet powerful writing style that sucks you right in and makes you live and feel them through and through. I could actually visualize the ambience the author created and got lost in the setting pretty early.
The hope and desire the author aims to promote through his words is thoroughly achieved. They are powerful yet subtle. Commanding yet gentle. The words resonated within me and kept coming back long after I turned the last page. I was left with so much faith, happiness and positivity among such depressing times. Definitely a great read.
Pages: 106 | ASIN: B08Q38TSQ9
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