Free Write

You Are What You Think by David Stoop, PhD, is the book that has made the biggest impact on me [while in prison]. This book helped me to identify my own thoughts (something most of us need to do). It also showed me how my thoughts affected by feelings and, as a result, my actions. It helped me turn some of the depression I was battling (well before my crime) around, as well as many of my self-esteem issues. I have (for the most part) taken back control of my mind instead of just letting it run wild. I force myself to see what my subconscious is telling my conscious; thus, I’m able to make more positive choices.

Thank you [for sending You Are What You Think]; because you cared enough to give, my life was changed!

Written by Richard A.
Located in Lake Correctional Institution, Florida


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