The Awakening Mind

Over the past few years, Brianna Wiest has gained renown for her deeply moving, philosophical writing. 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think is a compilation of her published work and features pieces on why you should pursue purpose over passion, embrace negative thinking, see the wisdom in daily routine, and become aware of the cognitive biases that are creating the way… read more

Over the past few years, Brianna Wiest has gained renown for her deeply moving, philosophical writing. 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think is a compilation of her published work and features pieces on why you should pursue purpose over passion, embrace negative thinking, see the wisdom in daily routine, and become aware of the cognitive biases that are creating the way you see your life. Some of these pieces have never been seen; others have been read by millions of people around the world. Regardless, each will leave you thinking: this idea changed my life.

Salt Water is Brianna Wiest’s debut poetry book. Gracefully touching on the issues of self-awareness, wholeness and what it takes to reconcile with yourself, her prose artfully illustrates how healing helps us to actualize our latent potential and bring us into a greater awe for the universe that we are so irrevocably connected to.

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Salt Water is a slow deep breath, in and out. It sits in a new genre of poetry, somewhere between artistic self-expression and candid self-help. It is a meditation on acceptance, growth, and what it means to be human. Salt Water is the note you wrote to yourself years ago, which you find again when you most need it, that reminds you ‘it’s going to be okay.’
Lee Crutchley, Author of “How To Be Happy, Or At Least Less Sad”
Out of all of the self help books that I’ve read (and there have been many!) this is the one and only book that left a profound impression on how I view the world. After years of battling depression and anxiety I now feel that I have practical tools to comfort myself in those intense moments. This is a gift that is of more value than can ever be measured and I am so thankful that someone put into words what I’ve needed to hear my whole life. I now realize how important it is to take responsibility for my own mental health. I was so lost and disconnected from who I was as a child and this book brought me back to that place, when my values were more clear cut and societal norms had less of an influence on what influenced my level of happiness. Hope that more people are able to get out of this book what I was able to.
Jacqueline, Amazon
This book has, quite literally, changed the way I think. I read an essay every single morning when I need a soothing balm, a pick-me-up, or a different perspective on life in general. I'm honestly surprised that this isn't more popular than it is. If you like books like The Obstacle is the Way, then this is necessary reading.
AT, Amazon

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