Between the Lines
Contentment is within reach
This Moment Matters
We live in a society that is driven to excel, where multitasking is the rule of the day. But too many fall into bed each night either exhausted or disillusioned, wondering if they will ever find the happiness they covet. The Changeover: The Ultimate Personal Transformation (Happy Hour Press, 2015, $13.45 from amazon.com) by Dr. Lyle Hotchkiss is one man’s insight into the nature of true contentment.
The Changeover is not just another self-help book, offering a temporary “makeover.” Instead, using a conversational tone, Hotchkiss gently leads his readers to examine the foundations of their thinking and perspectives, to bring understanding of why we view the world around us as we do. True contentment, he contends, is not found in changing the world around us, but in changing our perspective of events around us. Using sound psychological theory expressed in everyday language, Hotchkiss provides realistic, effective advice that can help many.
Dr. Robert D. Fritzen, a board- certified clinical psychologist with 40 years of experience, called The Changeover “… a book of substance, penned in the purest style of common sense, a style often missing in the self-help genre. The scope is wide ranging, the content easily understood, and the concepts presented are believable and sound.”
Hotchkiss is a graduate of the University of Michigan, a baby boomer, musician and a retired Sanibel dentist. The Changeover is the fruition of a lifelong professional and personal search for answers to difficult questions, especially how to successfully manage stress, anxiety, fear and depression. The wise counsel he shares on these pages offers a refreshing alternative to the stress that has become accepted as normal. His goal for the reader is: “To build an honest, positive outlook on life, so your moments are the best they can be.” What more could you want?