Tuesday, September 26, 2023

"Being Happy: The Pursuit of You" could easily have been titled: "Being Not Unhappy: The Pursuit of You." There's a difference.

Nampa, Idaho  - September 26, 2023 - Besides promoting a book that I wrote last year, what is this picture really saying? That I found the Holy Grail of happiness? That I'm the most likable guy in the neighborhood? That I'm so deliriously giddy that I have to pinch myself every few minutes? Please. A yes to any of these questions would not only insult your intelligence, but it would also vaporize whatever credibility I've managed to accumulate over the years. Believe it or not, "Being Happy: The Pursuit of You" is less about 'how to be happy' and more about 'how to not be unhappy.' Big difference. And just like that, I've appealed to your sense of logic and reason, haven't I? Even if perpetual happiness were feasible, it sounds exhausting to me. But on the other hand, I do know it's truly possible to live a calm, simple, and purposeful life while not being unhappy. 💓

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Who do I think I am? What gives me the right? I'm no Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, or Viktor Frankl, yet I've written a book about finding happiness by controlling emotions, investing in the current moment, and having a meaningful purpose. The nerve!

More than 100 billion human beings have lived and died on this planet, and I'm guessing that every one of them wanted to be happy. I'm also guessing that very few of them wrote books about being happy. What's unique about my book is that I will take you on an open and honest journey using real events from my life that will entertain you, make you feel, relate, and think while being shown exactly how I came to discover and harness the happiness and fulfillment that was hiding inside me all these years.

I offer my humble story with the hope that it'll help you find yours, too. 💓

"Being Happy: The Pursuit of You" is on Amazon now.

Trunks Art moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Nampa, Idaho in 2022 and has made this city his home and writing inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

"Must Love Dogs: A Tragedy of Sorts" is a book with a different perspective - a book more about dog ownership than dogs.

Nampa, Idaho  - September 13, 2023 - Most people, if not every single person reading this, have experienced periods where a gut-wrenching emotional void is all that remains after heartbreak. If left unattended, this void will soon become the equivalent of an exploded supernova--a black hole--swallowing everything it can in hopes of alleviating the vast emptiness within its depths. Sometimes, the void is filled with healthy alternatives that promote personal growth, turning the ashes of an old life into a life only dreamed of. Often times, the void is filled with the wrong choices, resulting in behaviors and addictions that only mask the real issues. This was my mindset when I wrote "Must Love Dogs: A Tragedy of Sorts." 💖


Must Love Dogs: A Tragedy of Sorts, is on Amazon Books now.

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Even if you've been going through life half asleep for the last ten years, I'm still confident that you've noticed an undeniable surge in the number of people with dogs. Have you ever wondered why that is?

After conducting over ten years of field research for this book, amassing 30,000 bike-miles and 10,000 foot-miles while doing so and interviewing hundreds of dog owners who trusted me with their personal stories, I developed a theory that attempts to answer the question, "How did America become so obsessed with dogs?"

The sometimes funny, sometimes frightening, and always entertaining observational and experiential stories in the first two parts of the book stem from actual events and support the explanations behind a theory that takes into account the external and internal pressures that make it remarkably easy for dog owners to exclaim, "Must Love Dogs!" 

Trunks Art moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Nampa, Idaho in 2022 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).


 

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

TRUNKS ART'S first book, "Heart Appreciation: Stories of Gratitude" is a reminder that gratitude is above pride.


Nampa, Idaho  - August 15, 2023 - I think it's a healthy practice to take pride in one's accomplishments. Otherwise, it would be pretty difficult to create and maintain a sense of self-worth. But taking self-praise to the levels I've seen on social media--especially over the past five or so years--can project a less than humble persona. It might even rub people the wrong way. If building self-esteem is like climbing a ladder, then gratitude is a rung above pride. I was inspired to write "Heart Appreciation: Stories of Gratitude" by the people who helped me become the person I am today. Without them, I certainly wouldn't have anything to brag about. 💖


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I found out early in life that good people bring you happiness while not-so-good people teach you lessons, but this book focuses on the great ones who give you lasting memories.

In this collection of personal and lyrical short stories, you will learn how a nine-year-old girl, a pro football legend, a Fortune 500 CEO, a feisty old man, a country boy, a Puerto Rican logistics manager, a new hire from Santa Barbara, a college buddy, and a high school gym teacher taught me about dignity, compassion, loyalty, charisma, humility, selflessness, and so much more.

These non-fiction reflections combine elements of humor, poetry, essay, and memoir and serve as reminders that we are truly a result of what we learn from others. I extend my deepest appreciation and gratitude to everyone mentioned in this book as well as to those who will be honored in subsequent compilations. 💖💖💖 

Trunks Art moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Nampa, Idaho in 2022 and has made this city his home and writing inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

 

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Book No. 5 from TRUNKS ART: "Physics from the Heart: A Quantum Story" is on Amazon now!

 

Nampa, Idaho  - August 2, 2023 - Nothing is coming to save us--not the perfect soulmate, not the job promotion, not the dream house, not the hundred likes on your recent vacation post. But guess what? The personal redemption that you seek cannot be obtained through power over others, prestige, fame, fortune, or material wealth. It exists inside of you. I promise that my latest book, "Physics from the Heart: A Quantum Story," will make you think about this premise. I hope you'll reach for it. 💖 

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What if you were lucky enough to come across something that gave you the power to rise above what we're all experiencing in these trying times? And what if you wanted to share it with the rest of the world but realized that your life-changing revelation was understandably complicated and couldn't be offered to the masses through a simple meme, sound bite, or video clip? 

Physics from the Heart: A Quantum Story, is on Amazon Books now.

Physics from the Heart: A Quantum Story solves this dilemma by packaging its sentient message within a narrative that reads less like a textbook and more like a lighthearted screenplay. Not only will readers find themselves painlessly becoming closet experts on one of the most famous discoveries in all of science, but they'll also be able to connect it to the world around them, including consciousness.

Life any good movie, Physics from the Heart is relatable, entertaining, unpredictable, and even comes with a surprise ending that explains why this book will leave you feeling both empowered and happy. 💖

Trunks Art moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Nampa, Idaho in 2022 and has made this city his home and writing inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

"Physics from the Heart: A Quantum Story" is a transcendental book by Chuck Trunks (Trunks Art)


Nampa, Idaho  - July 25, 2023 - All I really care about is helping others realize that it's possible to transcend the toxic fray that keeps so many of us feeling sad, lonely, and powerless. The book is on the shelf, but it's up to you to reach for it. I hope you do. 💖 

What if you were lucky enough to come across something that gave you the power to rise above what we're all experiencing in these trying times? And what if you wanted to share it with the rest of the world but realized that your life-changing revelation was understandably complicated and couldn't be offered to the masses through a simple meme, sound bite, or video clip? 

Physics from the Heart: A Quantum Story, is on Amazon Books now.

Physics from the Heart: A Quantum Story solves this dilemma by packaging its sentient message within a narrative that reads less like a textbook and more like a lighthearted screenplay. Not only will readers find themselves painlessly becoming closet experts on one of the most famous discoveries in all of science, but they'll also be able to connect it to the world around them, including consciousness.

Life any good movie, Physics from the Heart is relatable, entertaining, unpredictable, and even comes with a surprise ending that explains why this book will leave you feeling both empowered and happy. 💖

Trunks Art moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Nampa, Idaho in 2022 and has made this city his home and writing inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).


 

Monday, July 17, 2023

New Book from Trunks Art! "Physics from the Heart: A Quantum Story."


 Nampa, Idaho  - July 17, 2023 - What if you were lucky enough to come across something that gave you the power to rise above what we're all experiencing in these trying times? And what if you wanted to share it with the rest of the world but realized that your life-changing revelation was understandably complicated and couldn't be offered to the masses through a simple meme, sound bite, or video clip? 

Physics from the Heart: A Quantum Story, is on Amazon Books now.

Physics from the Heart: A Quantum Story solves this dilemma by packaging its sentient message within a narrative that reads less like a textbook and more like a lighthearted screenplay. Not only will readers find themselves painlessly becoming closet experts on one of the most famous discoveries in all of science, but they'll also be able to connect it to the world around them, including consciousness.

Life any good movie, Physics from the Heart is relatable, entertaining, unpredictable, and even comes with a surprise ending that explains why this book will leave you feeling both empowered and happy. 💖

Trunks Art moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Nampa, Idaho in 2022 and has made this city his home and writing inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

 

Monday, June 26, 2023

TRUNKS ART: "Must Love Dogs: A Tragedy of Sorts."


Nampa, Idaho  - June 26, 2023 - I believe most people would agree that our nation is in the midst of a loneliness crisis. I've come to the realization that many of our choices, which may seem like solutions to this soul-crushing epidemic, are actually symptoms of it. 💖


Must Love Dogs: A Tragedy of Sorts, is on Amazon Books now.

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Even if you've been going through life half asleep for the last ten years, I'm still confident that you've noticed an undeniable surge in the number of people with dogs. Have you ever wondered why that is?

After conducting over ten years of field research for this book, amassing 30,000 bike-miles and 10,000 foot-miles while doing so and interviewing hundreds of dog owners who trusted me with their personal stories, I developed a theory that attempts to answer the question, "How did America become so obsessed with dogs?"

The sometimes funny, sometimes frightening, and always entertaining observational and experiential stories in the first two parts of the book stem from actual events and support the explanations behind a theory that takes into account the external and internal pressures that make it remarkably easy for dog owners to exclaim, "Must Love Dogs!" 

Trunks Art moved from Raleigh, North Carolina to Nampa, Idaho in 2022 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).