Own Your Thoughts Own Your Life

A Revealing Guide to Clarify Your Thinking and Transform Your Life

Non-Fiction - Self Help
338 Pages
Reviewed on 04/13/2023
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Own Your Thoughts Own Your Life: A Revealing Guide to Clarify Your Thinking and Transform Your Life is a work of non-fiction in the self-help, guidance, and stress management subgenres. It is best suited to the general adult reading audience and was penned by author Teresa S. Neal. As its title suggests, this work offers a comprehensive and compassionate guide to getting control of one’s life through a deeper inspection of the way we think. Dr. Neal introduces readers to a process of thought examination through a series of exercises and experiments which are easily done at home, building gradually into a journey of reflection and changing small habits for a much bigger overall gain.

Thinking about thinking isn’t something we’re prone to doing every day, and some people have never been encouraged to be critical or introspective at all. Whether you’re totally new to the concept or someone who’s tried this form of self-help before, author Teresa S. Neal is there with you every step of the way. I found the narrative to be skilled and confident, with an upbeat and friendly tone that shies away from clinical terms (although there’s clearly a lot of solid research and knowledge underpinning every principle). The exercises feel more like opportunities than hard work, which is very encouraging, and I fully intend to incorporate these ideas into my daily life going forward. Overall, Own Your Thoughts Own Your Life delivers everything it promises and would make a valuable addition to the self-help and guidance section of anyone’s personal library. It’s a valuable resource to have on hand when things are tough.

Courtnee Turner Hoyle

Own Your Thoughts Own Your Life by Teresa S Neal explains the way her readers can manage their thoughts and the way that thought fitness can improve their lives. The author shows readers how to be mindful, or aware of thoughts and experiences, and more intentional about thoughts and thought patterns. With outside examples for further self-assessment or entertainment, she discusses paths readers can take to be more conscious of their thinking and the reasons behind their perceptions.

Teresa S Neal motivates her readers to examine their thoughts through relevant exercises and provides thought-provoking studies to illustrate her examples. Encouraging her readers to explore their bodies to understand their perceptions better, the text creates the groundwork for them to tune into their thoughts and focus on their feelings and the reasons behind them. Readers can learn to notice their routines and alter their habits by using the useful suggestions in the book.

Neal teaches her readers strategies they may use to alter their reaction to a situation, producing a more desirable outcome, and finding a balance between what we know and what we think we know. She includes examples from her own life that make the book more relatable to readers. Humans can be wonderfully adaptive, and the author provides her readers with mind-conditioning exercises that offer the framework for more conscious thought. Own Your Thoughts Own Your Life would be a great gift for anyone, as even the most skeptical reader could draw value from the exercises.

Foluso Falaye

In Own Your Thoughts Own Your Life, Teresa S Neal offers a road map for comprehending how thoughts are formed and how they can be directed to accomplish one's life objectives to live a more fruitful and healthy life. She provides rational explanations about several products of thoughts, including creativity, imagination, perception, perspective, and more. With numerous references and stories about her own daily life and the lessons she taught her students, readers are educated on how to awaken thinking in the inner spirit, establish one's path, live a joy-filled life, and make the most out of things. The book also includes thought exercises to help readers become more conscious of what they are thinking, which are based on the author's many years of research and teaching in different fields.

As a history buff, I appreciated the book's inclusion of outstanding minds throughout history, such as Socrates, Picasso, and Darwin. The book taught me a lot about humanity and consciousness, such as the distinction between emotions and feelings. Teresa is very skilled at conducting research and simplifying things for the audience's understanding. Concepts that would have appeared difficult to read otherwise have been made appealing and compelling. While social media and technology appear to be undermining individuality, Teresa S Neal's book restores the individual's ability to govern their thoughts by providing well-structured exercises and a thorough examination of numerous findings concerning consciousness and thoughts across time. Own Your Thoughts Own Your Life is the timely and ideal manual for leading a more deliberate and mindful life!