Always and Never: 20 Truths for a Happy Heart is a resource for twentysomethings, walking them through 20 truths that they should always and never incorporate into their lives.

Always and Never

Today, more than 45 million men and women are in their twenties and trying to figure out this very important phase of their lives. Striking out on their own with many firsts and unknowns, they face a decade filled with self-discovery and self-doubt.

In the challenging book Always and Never: 20 Truths for a Happy Heart, Lisa Shumate shares an incredible resource for twentysomethings, walking them through 20 truths that they should always and never incorporate into their lives.

Whether you are twentysomething or older, these concepts are simple yet timeless, and they have the power to transform the way you think and act, setting a high standard for you and the quality of your relationships.

Shumate asserts that putting Always and Never mantras into practice every day will build a strong foundation for the rest of your life, one that helps you realize your most cherished goals and dreams. This book will guide, inform, and inspire you for the bright future to come!

"Lisa packs a tremendous amount of wisdom into her simple, concise book, a book that can bring more happiness and positive growth to anyone’s life. It is the perfect gift for anyone who wants to have a better life or start a new chapter in their life."

—Jamie Belinne
Author, The Care and Feeding of Your Young Employee: A Manager’s Guide to Millennials and Gen Z

Always and Never: The Companion Journal

Always and Never: The Companion Journal

Your thoughts, confidence, and emotional well-being are all in your hands, aren’t they? But you may not always feel that way about life with its constant changes, confusions, and setbacks. There is a way to find security amid the chaos! Diligent self-reflection can help you create greater awareness, develop an optimistic outlook, and take control of your life.

The Companion Journal leads you through:

  • An in-depth exploration of your relationship with media
  • Exercises to disrupt negative, mindless routines
  • Reflection about the habits sabotaging your relationships and your own development
  • A foundation for setting boundaries to support inner peace and happiness
  • A supplemental guide for group study or retreats

Journaling can help you get unstuck and find new energy for taking action. Get started today!

"I wish I’d had this journal companion when I was starting out in life!

"Through thought-provoking questions, Lisa Shumate prompts the reader to assess their mindset and habits on topics ranging from love and money to friendships and faith. The Always and Never Companion Journal provides a personal space to reflect, pause, and examine routines, attitudes, goals, and more. Used together with the book Always and Never, the Companion Journal will guide the reader to a more mindful and joyful life. Indeed, the journal makes a wonderful graduation, birthday, or life-affirming gift!"

—Jennifer E. Abernethy
Author, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Social Media Marketing
President, Socially Delivered

Lisa Shumate

Lisa Shumate

Lisa Trapani Shumate is Associate Vice President of the University of Houston System and General Manager of Houston Public Media, and also serves as Executive Director of the Houston Public Media Foundation. She holds national leadership roles with PBS and the Public Television Major Market Group Board.

Lisa has more than 20 years of media management experience, is the recipient of numerous awards, and participated in an International Business Residency in China. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston.

Lisa is expanding her media footprint to publishing with the goal of sharing wisdom and encouragement with young men and women entering adulthood.

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Janet Appel, Janet Appel Public Relations
Phone: 212-258-2413