PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION

The Narratives series of books consists of  collections of short introspective essays written in an effort to better understand myself and my relationship to the world around me as I attempt to gain perspective on this thing we call life. 

 

I began writing these entries in 2012, following the death of my significant other, in an attempt to help cope with my loss. But over the years, the writing has become more introspective and has morphed into an exercise in personal transformation, and traces my path towards self-actualization. 

 

These works can best be described as my unique brand of personal journaling, encompassing both self-reflective entries, and an expression of thoughts and opinions surrounding social issues of the present day.

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The Narratives Boxed Set
The Narratives Boxed Set

ASIN: B06ZZY741Z

The Narratives Box Set is a compilation of all seven previously published Narratives works that were written over the course of four years (2012 - 2016), following the death of a loved one. This series traces the author’s journey through the five stages of grief, his healing process, and his transit towards inner peace. What started as an exercise to help collect his thoughts and quiet his mind, morphed into a journey of self-discovery and personal transformation; one that yielded many surprises along the way. 

The highs and lows are pronounced and seep through in the writing, taking the reader on an emotional journey through moments of triumph and exhilaration, but also through moments of anger, sadness, and total despair. Each short essay style narrative is personal, honest, and authentic, giving the reader a completely transparent view into the author's soul. When taken as a whole, this collection of works is best described as an exercise in vulnerability, courage, perseverance, and inner strength, and is recognized as an emotional stepping stone in the transformation of the author’s life. 

This book contains all seven previous published Narratives works plus a new foreward that capsulizes the series and reflects on a life both examined, and changed.

This box set includes:

The Narratives: Keeping The Soul Alive
The Narratives II: Dusk To Dawn
The Narratives III: Fanning The Flames
The Narratives: Evolution
The Narratives: Anthology
The Narratives: Transformation
The Narratives: From The Heart

The Narratives: From The Heart
The Narratives:  From The Heart

ASIN: B01M8LQMTW

​ISBN-13: 978-1539157373

The Narratives: From The Heart remains consistent with the author’s primary theme of self-discovery but takes on a more heartfelt tone than previous books in the series because it was written, in part, during a highly emotional and trying time in the author’s life; a time when everything he knew of his present and believed about his future had changed in a heartbeat. The raw and powerful emotions he felt as he experienced them are on display throughout. And as he works his way through each, he scrutinizes his character, how he has changed as a human being, and what it means for him in the future, while reflecting on significant touch-point moments from his past that bring his life full-circle.

Each short journal-style essay presented in this work focuses on the author's search for clarity and strength in an effort to grasp what’s truly important in his life, and is written with full transparency, providing the reader with a unique window into the author's soul. 

 

The Narratives: From The Heart is an unparalleled work in vulnerability that brings him closer to reconciling his life, and provides hope to those navigating the unchartered and sometimes turbulent waters of the heart and the soul.

From Thoughts To Written Words: Learn To Journal From The Soul
The Narratives: Transformation
The Narratives:  Transformation

ASIN: B015DI5AGW

​ISBN-13: 978-1517237387

 

The Narratives: Transformation expands on the author’s primary theme of self-discovery but goes much deeper than previous Narratives works. He digs deeper into himself and presents his innermost thoughts and emotions openly and candidly, while taking the reader through his journey to process the uncomfortable in an effort to grow as a human being. It’s a work that is the end product of a quantum shift in the author's life, and traces his path toward self-actualization. 

 

Each short journal-style essay presented in this work touches on the author's search for clarity and strength in an effort to overcome what holds him back, and is written with full transparency, providing the reader with a unique window into the author's soul. The Narratives: Transformation leaves nothing on the table, and is an exercise in outward vulnerability. 

 

This book is the sixth volume in The Narratives series. 

 

The paperback is also available on CreateSpace (an Amazon partner catering to indy authors).  If you are looking for a paperback copy, I'd urge you to buy your copy from CreateSpace.

 

The Narratives: Anthology
The Narratives:  Anthology

ASIN: B00Q1M99XK

​ISBN-13: 978-1503094338

 

The Narratives: Anthology is a compilation of all four previously published Narratives works that were written over the course of two years, following the death of a loved one. The collection traces the author’s journey through the five stages of loss, his healing process, and the beginning of a new phase in his life. The highs and lows are pronounced and seep through in the writing, taking the reader on an emotional journey through moments of personal triumph and exhilaration, but also through moments of anger, sadness, and total despair. Each short essay style narrative touches on a particular personal or societal topic, but when taken as a whole, they are recognized as emotional stepping stones in the transformation of the author’s life. This book contains new material including a Forward section that details the history and genesis of the series, plus five new essays written post-volume four.

 

The Narratives: Anthology is the fifth volume in The Narratives series.

 

The paperback is also available on CreateSpace (an Amazon partner catering to indy authors).  If you are looking for a paperback copy, I'd urge you to buy your copy from CreateSpace.

 

The Narratives: Evolution
The Narratives:  Evolution

ASIN: B00LEKMT0O

​ISBN-13: 978-1500260842

 

The Narratives: Evolution documents a new chapter in the author's personal growth, following a period of instability, grief, and mourning brought on by the death of a loved one. Each short journal-style essay presented in this work touches on the author's search for substance, depth, and purpose, and is written with full transparency, providing the reader with a unique window into the author's soul.

 

The Narratives: Evolution is the fourth volume in The Narratives series.

 

The Narratives III: Fanning The Flames
The Narratives III  Fanning The Flames

ASIN: B00ILXYCB6

​ISBN-978-1495926211

 

The Narratives III: Fanning The Flames departs from its predecessors, taking a more cynical personal tone and presenting a more pointed, indignant, view. Half the essays are a further examination of the author's innermost thoughts, while the remaining pieces are lightweight "op-ed's", touching on issues that are front and center to our national discourse.

 

The Narratives III: Fanning The Flames, is the third volume in The Narratives series.

The Narratives II: Dusk Or Dawn
The Narratives II  Dusk Or Dawn

ISBN-978-1484879924

​ASIN: B00CMHGQV6


The Narratives II: Dusk Or Dawn, is the second volume in The Narratives series.  It is a continuation of the theme presented in The Narratives: Keeping The Soul Alive. 
 

Written three months after volume I was released, The Narratives II continues following the author through his journey of self-reflection while touching on subjects relating to human nature, current events, and societal concerns. 

 

The Narratives II: Dusk Or Dawn
The Narratives: Keeping The Soul Alive
The Narratives  Keeping The Soul Alive

ISBN-978-1480248175

​ASIN: B00A0IZG9W


The Narratives is a collection of short introspective essays written by an average guy in an effort to better understand himself, his life, and his relationship with the world around him while traveling the road of self-discovery.

 

What others are saying:

 

"I really enjoyed this book. Refreshing, transparent in the thoughts we have but never verbalize.  I appreciate the authors honesty and candor."

 

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"It may be his journey, but he's expressing my feelings"

The Narratives: Keeping The Soul Alive

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