The Mountain Is You
A review of

The Mountain Is You

Transforming Self-Sabotage Into Self-Mastery

You Are Not Your Thoughts

by David Meyer

Self-help poet and best-selling author Brianna Wiest offers a blueprint for escaping your overactive mind.

Stop blaming others for your inability to enjoy your life, says poet and best-selling author Brianna Wiest. She explains that the challenges you face are growth opportunities, as she urges you to learn to recognize the symptoms of self-sabotage and replace them with positive strategies. Drawing on sources including neurological research and Buddhist teachings, Wiest offers a comprehensive – if at times unoriginal – guide to help you master your emotions, overcome trauma and make powerful mind-set shifts to unlock your potential.

Nice work if you can get it, of course. Wiest functions in the Brené Brown realm of teaching self-compassion, and most people can use education in that area. Her poet’s approach to language and life raises aspects of this above the self-help run-of-the-mill, but the randomness of her presentation may daunt all but the most determined reader.

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