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Szen Zone: Reaching a State of Positive Change by Gary Szenderski

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zoneSzen Zone: Reaching a State of Positive Change encompasses a collection of heartfelt and heartwarming short stories, much like Chicken Soup for the Soul. Commonly held together by the thread of positive change, each tale tells of the triumph of the human spirit over adversity. The first chapter urges readers to go boldly forth and be the best that they can be, and every short story therein (generally 60 words or fewer) speaks to that positive message. Speaking of positivity, the subsequent chapter, aptly titled “The Productivity Promise,” tackles the issues associated with time management—including the importance making time for oneself to balance out the hectic nature of modern life. Readers can find insightful tips for how to make the most out of those moments in life that are spent waiting and how not to moan about Mondays. From there, the book explores the challenges of living in the present, planning for the future, and letting go of past injustices. Each subsection cleverly sports an endnote with a final take-away, called a “Szenippet.” The end, of course, winds down with a final chapter called “The Szend.”

Although it can be a tad cloying at times, the overall message of the Szen Zone aches of real human emotion. Because it’s composed of so many short stories, there is really something for everyone within the pages of this inspiring book. If you’re looking for a dash of hope and a sprinkling of encouragement to change for the better, then look no further than Szen Zone: Reaching a State of Positive Change. It’s one of those books that bears picking up again and again throughout the seasons of your life, whenever you need a solid pick-me-up.

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