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Rest Your Weary Mind: Humorously Rewriting the Narrative From Within

Rest Your Weary Mind: Humorously Rewriting the Narrative From Within

Current price: $23.99
Publication Date: November 10th, 2023
Punchline Publishers
Off the Beaten Path Bookstore
2 on hand, as of Apr 16 7:23am
(Psychology/Self Help)
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A relatable combination of story, art, and reflection by artist Abigail Renola Tjaden, Rest Your Weary Mind: Humorously Rewriting the Narrative from Within is for those who find themselves fighting negative self-talk, anxious thoughts, and self-doubt on the daily.

Tjaden openly discloses her fair share of stressful situations-like spilling olive oil all over her computer before a blind date, getting lost on the New York City subway, and attempting hot yoga for the first time-and how her inner critic made these circumstances worse than necessary. Readers witness Tjaden's growth as she learns to quiet the inner critic and moves toward trusting herself. Through reflective journal prompts, readers are prompted to do the same.

Rest Your Weary Mind teaches readers that life is full of rain and sunshine-as any Portlander like Tjaden knows-but you can learn to dance in both. It's possible to learn how to let go of what's out of our control and find freedom from the inner critic and nagging thought patterns that tell us what we can't do. We can give our minds a rest, and we'll be better for it.

Readers will be encouraged to process their own growth through:

  • Short Essays that detail Tjaden's personal journey of rewriting her narrative through fun, relatable, and quirky stories from her own life
  • Illustrations drawn by Tjaden herself to complement themes shared throughout the book
  • Journal Prompts that will push readers to get creative, and consider how they can rewrite their own narratives