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Shifting Forward: Fifty Reflections on Everyday Life

Carrie Knowles’ collection of informal essays, written for her Psychology Today column, draws on a lifetime of self-reflection and people watching. A collection of delightful stories and quick insights into everyday life, Shifting Forward is a book that begs to be shared, ideally out loud, with those you love. Each piece stands alone; taken together, they have the power of memory and hope. Knowles puts a totally different spin on things that kicks us from complacency to joy and insight. 

Praise for Shifting Forward

From essays on fashion rules to making it through a regular day, don't let Carrie Knowles fool you. Her writing appears whimsical and mercurial, but there is always a deeper meaning beneath. It also helps when you cannot put the book down.
 

--Lybi Ma, Executive Editor, Psychology Today

 

Here's a collection of delightful stories on how to live a more satisfying life, day by day. No will power needed. Just the willingness to savor the ordinary, celebrate the good, consider the myriad possibilities. Carrie Knowles' essays in Shifting Forward first appeared on the Psychology Today site. They are lyrical, witty, upbeat, useful, and fun to read.
 

--Peggy Payne, author of Sister India, co-author of The Healing Power of Doing Good

 

If you’ve ever – or never – wondered why we live our lives the way we do, you’ll love this collection of quick insights into everyday life. Carrie Knowles verbalizes those bits and pieces of life that we never ever think about, leaving us with “ahh-haa” moments and smiles.
 

--James Patrick Maney, author of It's your day, make it your Tao

 

Carrie Knowles’ collection of informal essays, written for her Psychology Today column, draws on a lifetime of self-reflection and people watching. Often funny, sometimes touching, and always wise, Shifting Forward is a book that begs to be shared, ideally out loud, with those you love. Each piece stands alone; taken together, they have the power of memory and hope.
 

--Molly Beck, Minister of Congregational Care Millbrook United Methodist Church