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About Vince Guaglione
Vince Guaglione is a guy who asks lots of questions, not only of himself, but also of his society and the world around him. Although he claims he's found no real answers, that hasn't stopped him in his quest to gain perspective on a little something we call life.
As a young teenager in 1984, Vince began journaling and, within a few years, began writing short stories in both the horror and suspense genres. Although none of his submissions were ever published, he did receive one credit for a submission in his college's literary magazine. Undeterred, he kept writing and in his early 20s, took on the challenge of documenting his youth, which he completed in 1994 but never published.
The untimely passing of his significant other in early 2012 set him on a two year journey of grieving and coping; one littered with many unexpected emotional roadblocks. As someone who enjoyed writing and keeping a journal in his formative years, he decided to dust off the old notebooks and re-engage in the practice of journal writing in order to help collect his thoughts and cope with his loss.
As he worked through the process, he decided to self-publish his journal entries in compilations. Thus was born The Narratives series of books. Volume I was released in the fall of 2012, and was quickly followed by five additional volumes over the course of the next three years. Although these works have not achieved commercial success, they have been received well by readers of the personal transformation, self-empowerment, modern philosophy, and humanism genres.
To read more about his impetus for creating The Narratives, open the link below to read his interview in the March/April 2013 issue of 919 Magazine:
With decades of journal writing under his belt, he compiled his knowledge of the practice in a short work, titled "From Thoughts To Written Words: Learn To Journal From The Soul." This handy reference guide dives into the world of journal writing, and provides insight and guidance for anyone who wants to learn how to journal.
When he's not at his real job, you can find him sucking down venti-sized coffees at a brisk pace at his local Starbucks, thinking up new writing projects, or pondering his mystery questions of life. Originally from Philadelphia PA, Vince now resides in Raleigh NC.
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The Narratives: Keeping The Soul Alive documents the author's journey through the grieving and mourning process following the death of a loved one, as he copes with his loss and begins the process of reconciling his life. The emotions the author struggles with are both strong and palpable, and are plainly on display throughout, making this a work that is both heartfelt and tumultuous at the same time.
The Narratives: Keeping The Soul Alive is the first book in The Narratives series.
In recent years, many people have turned to journal writing as a tool to promote relaxation and well being, to help collect and process difficult thoughts and emotions, to sort out difficult feelings, and to aid in self-discovery. It's an ancient tradition that has been around for centuries but only recently has gone mainstream.
In this day and age, we’re more connected to others than at any other time in history, but in adapting and conditioning ourselves to this new normal, we have managed to become quite disconnected from ourselves. Repressed thoughts, feelings, and emotions run rampant within our psyches. But how do we pull them forward in order to reconcile them? Journal writing can help unlock some of those mysteries.
If you've ever wanted to begin journaling but have said to yourself, “I don’t know where to start.”, “I’m not sure what to write about.", or, “Do I really have anything interesting to say?”, this book can help you get over that hump. Whether you have years of experience with journaling or have never written a single journal entry, the information contained here will benefit you in your journaling practice.
This book provides guidance for those who want to explore journal writing but either have never tried, or have tried but had some difficulty getting started. It’s also for those who are curious about journaling as a form of self-expression and are looking for additional advice, tips, and resources to bring thoughts and emotions forward. It discusses how to get started, what to do if you get stuck, how to write authentically and without filters, how to write from the heart, how to write through depression, sadness, and grief, how to use journaling to get more in touch with your inner self, and how journaling can help you access your intuition.
It's designed to help you get the most out of the time you spend putting your thoughts to words, and gives you the tools to teach you how to write from the soul.
The average Joe is considered to be vanilla, or bland, and doesn’t stand out in a crowd. He doesn’t have any outwardly discerning high-value qualities, and that makes it difficult for him to thrive in a competitive dating world; one where his opportunities are sometimes limited.
It’s difficult for average guys to figure out why they aren’t having the success they desire, but when taking that hard look in the mirror, they can’t help give more than a passing thought to what they have always suspected to be the truth:
“It has to be me.”
If you’ve ever heard a woman say:
“I’m sorry but I don’t date anyone shorter than me.”
“I need a really strong guy. I mean, you’re not jerk and all, and that’s a good thing, but…”
“You aren’t the type of guy I’d normally go out with.”
“You’re such a nice guy but I think we’d be better as friends.”
then this is a must read.
As men, we are not expected to feel or show emotion, especially when it comes to dating and handling rejection. But deep inside, we worry just as much as women about how we are perceived. After repeated rejections, our emotions overwhelm us. We feel upset, hurt, frustrated, dejected, helpless, and have many times asked ourselves silently, “Is it really me?”
It most certainly is.
But there is hope.
In this book, Vince Guaglione authentically shares his less-than-optimal, real-world dating experiences as a short, average-looking guy with no real game, goes on a fact-finding mission to learn what qualities truly matter to single women, and investigates both the social aspects of the singles world and the dynamics between the sexes, in an effort to learn what they reveal about dating as a whole.
It’s a book that empathizes with the plight of the average Joe. It lends an ear, provides support, offers encouragement, and dispenses concrete advice. But most of all, it gives this problem context for guys who have always suspected that their height, looks, and lack of game, has negatively impacted their dating lives.
Written primarily for the average Joe who struggles to attract dates, it also is relevant for those who are interested in understanding the real issues faced by these guys while navigating the sometimes turbulent and unchartered waters of the dating pool.
As singles, we may have heard this statement echoed many times within our immediate dating circles. Friends have stated it. Many in our social networks have stated it. Even we may have stated it at one time or another. Many singles have reached such a level of frustration with dating that is has caused them to throw up their hands in defeat. But are they honestly over dating?
At one time or another, almost every member of the active singles community will have stated that yes, he or she is over dating. But the reality is that most are not. No matter how many times singles completely swear dating off, they continue to entertain the idea that the person of their dreams is out there, so they keep trying. But many are having trouble sifting through what the dating world serves up, and are continually bumping up against issues that prevent them from realizing their dreams, which is why, for most, dating has become exasperating.
When posing the question, “Why are you still single?” to those who are active in the dating pool of the present day, you will likely hear replies such as:
“I’m too old.”
“I’m too intimidating.”
“I have trust issues.”
“No one will date me.”
“I want someone who’ll match my time and effort.”
“I haven’t found a serious and decent guy who wants more than a hookup.”
“Women don’t appreciate good men.”
“Something out of my control prevents things from going further.”
“I haven’t met a guy who’s character I can trust.”
“I held onto someone for years hoping they would change.”
“I don’t trust myself to make good decisions.”
Although in recent years, dating has seemingly become an exercise in futility, and outside factors beyond our control play a part in the lack of success we experience as daters, the truth is, we as individuals have made it much harder on ourselves, if not more so, than the dating world has on us.
When we take a step back and look at society as a whole, we find that failing to connect to ourselves and to others in a meaningful way is our biggest problem. And nowhere is this more apparent than in the sub-section of society known as the available singles pool. Those that are actively swimming in its turbulent waters are having a difficult time making sense of what they are seeing, hearing, and experiencing, so it’s not surprising that dating has become a casualty of the dysfunctional society of the present day.
But there are things you can do to making your personal dating life a more pleasurable, enjoyable, and ultimately, successful endeavor.
In the first part of this book, Vince Guaglione take a deep dive into the issues that plague today’s dating world, how those issues affect the entire dating community, and how they have created an environment that has resulted in dating being held in such low regard by those who are currently immersed in it.
The second part of the book offers up helpful advice, tips, and strategies for navigating the current dating world, and provides guidance on how to make effective and efficient use of your dating time and effort, while providing some simple and effective concepts which, when implemented, will set you up for dating success.
If you’re single and are trying to make sense of the dating world, you will find something of value within these pages.
How many of us have asked ourselves this question, or something similar, at least once during our lives? How often have we looked for the answers, found none, then came away with even more questions than when we first started? How many times have we thrown our hands up in defeat and said, "I give up! This is just the way life goes and this is how it's always going to be," and have wondered why this cycle seems to repeat?
Once you entertain the possibility that there may actually be more to life than you think, and refuse to settle for what you believe to be your status quo, you start down a rabbit hole: one that is both interesting and confusing at the same time.
If you've ever asked yourself any of the following questions:
“What do the things I really want always seem to elude me?”
“Why aren’t I having success in my life?”
“What is going to make me happy?”
“Why does everyone else seem happier than me?”
“Is there more to life than just this?”
you have started down a path that seems to have no end in sight. But there is a way forward.
Questions such as these make us take pause. Over time, they weigh us down, gradually tugging at us until we feel that we need to do something to effect change. But how do we do make that change? And to take this one step further, once we are able to answer these questions, are there steps we can put into practice to achieve this desired change?
This book will give you the tools you need to identify, understand, and process your mystery question of life, and provide simple but powerful strategies that, when put into practice, will aid you in both resolving your specific questions and enhancing your level of self-awareness, making solving any future questions that much easier when they arise.
To get at the answers to life questions as difficult as these takes work, but the 10 steps presented in this book will demystify the questions and simplify the process, and will give you the tools you need to realize positive change as you continue your journey through this thing we call life.
The Narratives Box Set is a compilation of all seven previously published Narratives works that were written over the course of four years (2012 - 2016), following the death of a loved one. This series traces the author’s journey through the five stages of grief, his healing process, and his transit towards inner peace. What started as an exercise to help collect his thoughts and quiet his mind, morphed into a journey of self-discovery and personal transformation; one that yielded many surprises along the way.
The highs and lows are pronounced and seep through in the writing, taking the reader on an emotional journey through moments of triumph and exhilaration, but also through moments of anger, sadness, and total despair. Each short essay style narrative is personal, honest, and authentic, giving the reader a completely transparent view into the author's soul. When taken as a whole, this collection of works is best described as an exercise in vulnerability, courage, perseverance, and inner strength, and is recognized as an emotional stepping stone in the transformation of the author’s life.
This book contains all seven previous published Narratives works plus a new foreward that capsulizes the series and reflects on a life both examined, and changed.
This box set includes:
The Narratives: Keeping The Soul Alive
The Narratives II: Dusk To Dawn
The Narratives III: Fanning The Flames
The Narratives: Evolution
The Narratives: Anthology
The Narratives: Transformation
The Narratives: From The Heart
The Narratives: From The Heart remains consistent with the author’s primary theme of self-discovery but takes on a more heartfelt tone than previous books in the series because it was written, in part, during a highly emotional and trying time in the author’s life; a time when everything he knew of his present and believed about his future had changed in a heartbeat. The raw and powerful emotions he felt as he experienced them are on display throughout. And as he works his way through each, he scrutinizes his character, how he has changed as a human being, and what it means for him in the future, while reflecting on significant touch-point moments from his past that bring his life full-circle.
Each short journal-style essay presented in this work focuses on the author's search for clarity and strength in an effort to grasp what’s truly important in his life, and is written with full transparency, providing the reader with a unique window into the author's soul.
The Narratives: From The Heart is an unparalleled work in vulnerability that brings him closer to reconciling his life, and provides hope to those navigating the unchartered and sometimes turbulent waters of the heart and the soul.
The Narratives: From The Heart is the seventh volume in The Narratives series.
The Narratives: Transformation expands on the author’s primary theme of self-discovery but goes much deeper than previous Narratives works. He digs deeper into himself and presents his innermost thoughts and emotions openly and candidly, while taking the reader through his journey to process the uncomfortable in an effort to grow as a human being. It’s a work that is the end product of a quantum shift in the author's life, and traces his path toward self-actualization.
Each short journal-style essay presented in this work touches on the author's search for clarity and strength in an effort to overcome what holds him back, and is written with full transparency, providing the reader with a unique window into the author's soul. The Narratives: Transformation leaves nothing on the table, and is an exercise in outward vulnerability.
The Narratives: Transformation is the sixth volume in The Narratives series.
The Narratives: Anthology is a compilation of all four previously published Narratives works that were written over the course of two years, following the death of a loved one. The collection traces the author’s journey through the five stages of loss, his healing process, and the beginning of a new phase in his life. The highs and lows are pronounced and seep through in the writing, taking the reader on an emotional journey through moments of personal triumph and exhilaration, but also through moments of anger, sadness, and total despair. Each short essay style narrative touches on a particular personal or societal topic, but when taken as a whole, they are recognized as emotional stepping stones in the transformation of the author’s life. This book contains new material including a Forward section that details the history and genesis of the series, plus five new essays written post-volume four.
The Narratives: Anthology is the fifth volume in The Narratives series.
The Narratives: Evolution documents a new chapter in the author's personal growth, following a period of instability, grief, and mourning brought on by the death of a loved one. Each short journal-style essay presented in this work touches on the author's search for substance, depth, and purpose, and is written with full transparency, providing the reader with a unique window into the author's soul.
The Narratives: Evolution, is the fourth volume in The Narratives series.
The Narratives: Fanning The Flames departs from its predecessors, taking a more cynical personal tone and presenting a more pointed, indignant, view. Half the essays are a further examination of the author's innermost thoughts, while the remaining pieces are lightweight "op-ed's", touching on issues that are front and center to our national discourse.
The Narratives: Fanning The Flames, is the third volume in The Narratives series.