Brianna Wiest: ‘Author I Admire Most’

As a a book reader, it’s a known tendency we fall in love with many aspects of the works we read. While few books make us inspired and motivated, few will leave a legitimate mark on our hearts, few will leave us spellbound, few will make us astonished, few will surge adrenaline rush, and few will make us poignant. Nevertheless, the profound effort of bringing these works perpetually will make readers venerate the author.

One of those authors which I love to talk about in this post is “Brianna Wiest“, a famous writer, speaker, and author who helps people find themselves and grow. She writes about topics like self-help and personal growth that many people can relate to. After working as a journalist as a postgraduate, writing for publications such as Forbes and Teen Vogue. She lives and works in Los Angeles, and travels to speak at businesses, conferences, and bookstores worldwide.

 Being successful as a book author, Brianna is famous among the leading podcasters who share her creative writing and personal reflections gained from years of self-inquiry and meditation practice. Over time, her work was shared around the world and has since touched millions with messages of empowerment, self-reflection, and hope. 

 Brianna is the bestselling author of books “101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think“, “The Mountain Is You“, “The Pivot Year and more. Her books have sold over 1M+ copies, regularly appear on global bestseller lists, and are currently being translated into 40+ languages.

Out of gobs of books authored, presenting my top 3 picks:

The Mountain is You

My all-time favorite book speaks about “self-sabotage“: why we do it, when we do it, and how to stop doing it—for good. I lost count of the number of times I re-read this book and yes this book has a special space both in my shelf and heart. Metaphoric comparison with the mountain is unique and insightful plus denotes the author’s ability to unveil deeper insights into building resilience, excavating trauma conclusively attaining greater heights, and aggrandizing self-mastery.

This book taught me the essence of fulfillment, and emotional healing, and guided me through the transformative journey of shifting mindset. Every chapter rekindled my inner potential and helped me as an aid for emotional entitlement. For those who are facing difficulty in their respective paradigm shift and lacking behavioral transformation, this book is an undoubted rescuer. The concepts the author spoke about resolving cycles of self-sabotage are commendable. 

 Brianna also spoke about the direct connection between self-sabotage and emotional intelligence, additionally with ample concepts like PSYCHIC THINKING, LOGICAL LAPSE, FAULT INFERENCES and so on will help every individual to unveil their true potential. This book is undeniably a must-have on every reader’s shelf to make yourself beyond being powerful and mentally strong.

“The greatest act of self-love is to no longer accept a life you are unhappy with. It is to be able to state the problem plainly and in a straightforward manner.
― Brianna Wiest, The Mountain is You.

101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think

The book that doesn’t need any introduction, 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think delivers as the title connotes. With a hundred and one essays. Every essay presented by the author brings its turmoil. In every essay author uniquely presents traits, impediments, happiness hacks, reflections, argumentativeness, detox hauls, and so on.

Interestingly there isn’t any compulsion of flow of chapter continuity, you can pick any random chapter and evidence insights into the complexities of the human experience, clear, concise, and broken down in a way that makes it easy to understand. I call this a “Guiding light at the end of the tunnel”, with a granary of profound detailing of every emotion for every reader this book is a quintessential read. 

This compilation of Brianna’s published work features pieces on why you should pursue purpose over passion, embrace negative thinking, see the wisdom in daily routine, and become aware of the cognitive biases that are creating the way you see your life. Some of these pieces have never been seen; others have been read by millions of people around the world. Regardless, each will leave you thinking: this idea changed my life.

Each essay serves as a catalyst for introspection, encouraging readers to examine their own beliefs, biases, and preconceptions. With diverse viewpoints and profound reflections, this book sparks meaningful conversations and fosters intellectual curiosity. Through a collection of powerful essays, renowned authors, philosophers, and thought leaders share their unique perspectives on a wide range of topics. From self-reflection and purpose to society, relationships, and spirituality, these essays offer profound insights that invite readers to question their assumptions and broaden their horizons.

“The things you love about others are the things you love about yourself. The things you hate about others are the things you cannot see in yourself.
Brianna Wiest, 101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think

When You’re Ready, This is How You Heal

Healing is not a one-time event.“, In the healing process, you don’t just learn how to go back and fix what you didn’t finish. You also learn how to press forward, how to live more intently and presently, and how to process your experiences in real-time. A capitative collection of essays with deeper insights in the form of tidbits feeds your soul with quick and deeper connections. 

 Micro-healing methodologies, phases of Personal Transformation, overcoming loneliness, becoming Emotionally self-resilient, transformative mindset, vision reality transformation, learning out of losses, start-over motive, inner peace, and bringing the most out of every day are something I call it as Key-takeaway from this book.

For me this book is a randomized read, if I am emotionally drained, looking for transformation, self-healing, or awaiting a progressive metamorphosis, I pick this book and read a random one-liner in this book and I rebound myself. I recommend this book to heal your relationship with yourself, the author also makes readers strongly believe the phrase: “The things that are truly right for you, and they will stay. They will help you to grow, challenge you, and change you“.

This book from Brianna is a perfect healing guide of 45+ new pieces that will help you find your inner sanctum and embark on the path of true transformation. Wiest’s words are a balm for any soul on the journey of their becoming. Not to miss mentioning this book has the potential to profoundly impact your life and guide you towards personal growth, self-discovery, and emotional well-being.

“We cannot keep running in circles and expect our lives to blossom, we have to stay where we are and have the courage to heal what’s broken within us before turning to yet another outside source to mend the damage” 
― Brianna Wiest, When You’re Ready, This Is How You Heal

Not to miss mentioning a few other books authored by Brianna Wiest: The Pivot Yeara book of 365 daily meditations on finding the courage to become who you’ve always wanted to be, and Ceremony,  a book written around the idea that the most unlikely moments are often the very ones offering us a chance to meet ourselves more deeply; it is a book for the ones who are ready to stop waiting/wondering, and dive into who they were meant to be.

Special Mention..!!

 Also Brianna Wiest’s collection of “Journals” made with a hardcover, with soft matte lamination and custom illustrations are have on your writing table that can save important memories, jot down to-do lists, or journal to your heart’s content or go within to access your higher self for the answers you need. Special mentions to Brianna’s podcasts, to discover your inner potential with Brianna Wiest’s transformative podcast, where she shares powerful insights on emotional intelligence, mental health, and personal growth. I do have in my Spotify Library at least one play in a day. 

Until I speak about my next favorite author on my blog. I bid adieu to my blog readers with fantastic quotes of Brianna Wiest from above said her books:


Links & FootNote..!!

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This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘BookishCafeBloghop2024
hosted by Rakhi Jayashankar & Samata Dey Bose

Kiran Kumar Adharapuram


16 thoughts on “Brianna Wiest: ‘Author I Admire Most’

  1. This is an amazing article. I loved the way you presented the books and wrote about them. These books feel really close to you. Your love for these books is reflected in your writing. Appreciable.

    1. This author is new to me, and the way you have described her works, and given her credit for your change in perception towards life is commendable. Healing is a slow process and I agree that it’s important to heal our relationship with our inner self for a harmonious life. Im adding these books to my tbr. Thank you for the recommendations….

  2. Interesting article about this author.I haven’t followed this author’s work but I know that Mountain is You has been quite popular work from her.

  3. For me, this was a very good introduction to Brianna West. The Mountain is You is on my TBR list now. I like her perspective of continuous healing, it is so apt, as there will be old wounds, fresh wounds and then in the making wounds, so healing is an ongoing process. However, I would like clarity on this statement that you have put across, “you should pursue purpose over passion, embrace negative thinking, see the wisdom in daily routine, and become aware of the cognitive biases that are creating the way you see your life”. In what context, does embracing negative thinking help?

  4. Your admiration for Brianna Wiest’s work shines through your words, and it’s evident that her books have had a profound impact on you. It’s amazing how authors like her can touch millions with messages of empowerment, self-reflection, and hope, inspiring readers to embark on transformative journeys of self-discovery and growth.

  5. Wow! This is really interesting and informative. I’m hearing about Brianna for the first time. Her books which you have mentioned in the article seems intriguing. It’s wonderful to know that she’s a podcaster too. Adding her books to my TBR!!! Hopefully will start listening to her podcasts from tomorrow.

  6. Books in the self-help genre sometimes become too much monotonous. That’s why I prefer to switch to varied authors in this genre. This author is truly a new one to me and as you note down how She writes about topics on self-help that many people can relate is making me eager to read her

  7. Being an avid reader in the self-help genre of books I’m thankful to you for introducing this author. These books definitely seemed to have piqued my interest and I’m definitely going to pick one of them sooner.

  8. Brianna Wiest’s profound impact on readers is evident in her transformative works, notably “The Mountain Is You,” “101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think,” and “When You’re Ready, This Is How You Heal.” Her insights on self-sabotage, emotional healing, and personal growth resonate deeply. Wiest’s ability to provide a guiding light through her essays and books earns her admiration. Her emphasis on purpose over passion, embracing negative thinking, and cognitive biases adds unique perspectives to her writing. “When You’re Ready, This Is How You Heal” stands out as a perfect healing guide, offering a randomized read for emotional rejuvenation. Overall, Brianna Wiest’s books are essential companions on the journey of self-discovery and transformation.

  9. I am not into self help and non fiction books but The Mountain in you is one book of which I have heard and read amazing reviews of and for a while now I have been planning to read it. Hopefully soon I will get my hands on this book and read it.

  10. I have not read her yet, but I have heard of her books. I believe the essays can really rewire how you look at things and life in general. moving this up my TBR list 🙂

  11. I have come verrry close to picking up the Mountain Is You… but then I am not the biggest fan of non fiction and changed my mind about picking up the book so that it does not just get added to my unending TBR. That being said, I am grateful to you for bringing Brianna Wiest again to the top of my mind.

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