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Publisher's Summary

Discover the power of (finally) getting unstuck, claiming your clarity, and becoming the person whose life you want to live - all through a simple self-care practice you can build into your daily routine. 

For anyone who's trying to make sense of their life, who wants to get unstuck from the patterns that hold them back, hear this incredible news: everything you need for the freedom you want is entirely within reach. This practice and pathway is free, it's readily available every day of your life, it takes just minutes of your time, and anyone can do it. 

Author, writing coach, and speaker Allison Fallon's life transformed when she discovered the power of a daily writing practice. As it turns out, using your words is one of the most powerful means you have for unlocking your life. The Power of Writing It Down is your guide to this transformative tool available to us all. In as little as five to 20 minutes a day, scientific research shows this daily practice can help you: 

  • Identify your ruts and create new neurological grooves toward better habits
  • Find fresh motivation and take ownership of your life
  • Heal from past pain and trauma
  • Relieve anxiety and depression
  • Contextualize life's setbacks and minor frustrations
  • Live a more confident, balanced, and healthy life
  • …and so much more 

Drawing from years of coaching hundreds through the writing process - from first-timers to New York Times best-selling authors - Allison shares tried and tested practices for getting started, staying inspired, and using this simple habit to shift how you feel and show up to your life. Pen and paper is simply the method, but the reward is the real magic: new depths of self-discovery, creativity, and intentionality for living.

©2021 Allison Fallon (P)2021 Zondervan

Critic Reviews

"Fallon, founder of Find Your Voice, a writing community focused on mental health and self-improvement, blends writing advice and insights from brain science in this accessible guide to changing one's life.... Any self-help reader will find comfort and clarity in Fallon's simple tips for improvement through self-expression." (Publishers Weekly)

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Er...

Wow. I just started this and the opening seems to be a classic sales pitch strategy: create a problem and then sell the solution. If the opening 5 minutes of this text doean't make you feel like total garbage, then you are a strong and independent mind and you don't need this book. On the other hand, if words DO influence you, then the start of this book is immensely depressing. So far, I would recommend skipping the first audio chapter.




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The writer takes to long to get to the point. The book focuses on theory and not strategies. Very disappointed.

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insightful and uncomplicated

this book was a wealth of knowledge. it Is inspiring and powerful and yet simple.

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Meh… (yawn)

I must admit I thought this book would intrigue me more. While some points are valid I just keep finding myself dazing off and not even realizing half the stuff she was saying. She is well articulated but beyond that I was truly bored. I gave the overall two stars because even though I disliked it I love the implementation of writing. Writing has helped me tremendously process thoughts, feelings and convey them in a well processed manner to those in my life.

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Excellent Read

Excellent content and wonderfully read. Truly puts writing things down in a new perspective. Thank you.

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engagingly and welcoming

I feel more empowered to write after listening to this book. Though it did take awhile until to get to any writing exercises that inspired me.

My main take away and the most useful bit of information was: Interesting questions leads to interesting writing.

I also feel a little sad after finishing this book. It took me in a lot of emotional directions which made meI face some of my demons and hardships.

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Extremely Encouraging and I sightful

I have dyslexia. I always hated whenever someone told me to record things.
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Love the basics of this book and appreciate the work Allison did! Wonderful job and good narration!

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  • Charles Kas
  • 03-22-21

Great listen, feel like writing now

Really enjoyed listening to this book, Allison has a good story to tell that may not differ from any of our own. The situations she described with her clients resonated with me in many ways and situations that I have in my own life.
The writing it down message is something that I will start practicing again, I had the habit of keeping a mini diary years ago that I will start again, along with that elusive blog that I have drafted on numerous occasions.
Actively starting to write slowly, little by little.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-15-21

Inspiring to see the dots join up.

Some eye opening insights relayed at a comfortable pace. I had preordered this book and I’m glad I did. A worthwhile wait.

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  • 06-05-21

Practical and easy to understand

A comfortable listen with deep insight on many levels.
Plenty of practical information presented in an easily understood manner.

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  • Justin Easterbrook
  • 02-10-21

AAAmazing

AAAmazing, thank you Allison. A powerful and informative book. Couldn't wait to get to the next chapter, all the way through.

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  • Luigi
  • 01-25-21

This is great.

Thank you so much Allison. This book is like a bauble to me. It’s simply a recurrent read, it’s encyclopaedic and a reference guide every now and then. The depth to which you go into the stories, the expression, and your tone of voice is simply great. The details and connections you make in your stories and language is really good.

I benefitted hugely from this. You write the book as if you knew me or had me in mind at time of writing. Very original and genuine.

I almost dropped this audio book in the first 5min when I started reading it. I had judged the book by its cover :). I taught it was one of those boring books that really don’t say much or have much of depth. The tone of voice was a bit awkward for me and not soothing at all. I don’t know if it’s the voice and tone of your read or the contents itself that makes this material so good to read. The content is excellent and the tone of voice is Great. Lol, Indestructible is already on my listening list. Thank God you mentioned it here, I wouldn’t have known about it probably otherwise.

Keep it up. You are God sent.

Thanks