I have been incarcerated since I was 13 years old. I’ll be 45 years old on Mother’s Day 2018. I was a child of rape and incest. I had a very violent and rough childhood and life. I never learned the skills of basic communication or how to think or act like most children learn from their families. As a result, my behavior was a direct result of the inner frustrations and turmoil. How Your Mind Can Keep You Well taught me through meditation how to control my thoughts and still my emotions, allowing me to reprogram everything in a manner that allowed me to overcome all the baggage. I have life without parole but this book has also taught me how to live in each moment and be thankful for what I do have and not have unrealistic expectations that fuel frustrations. I have no family support so learning how to be self-sufficient would have been impossible without this book and organizations like yours. Thank you.
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