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Reviewed by Lesley Jones for Readers' Favorite
Everyone at some point in their lives will suffer from feelings of grief or depression. As you work through Freedom From Depression, you will gain a greater insight into the workings of the mind, the importance of gratitude and how to find the courage to face problems head-on. Using her own life experiences as examples, in Freedom From Depression Cynthia Lee De Boer tackles issues such as why fear prevents you from tackling your goals and techniques to shift your mindset to start living a more fulfilled life. You will begin to see the same problems and issues with a fresh outlook, an outlook that will transform your life and help those around you to improve theirs. This book is a manual for life, and explains how we can navigate through the obstacles with optimism, and not allow problems and disabilities - whether physical or mental - to define us or hold us back from the life we truly deserve.
The information covered in this manual is vast and truly comprehensive. The author has filled this book with real solutions and techniques that are simple and effective. Cynthia has shared her life experiences to relate how you can implement the techniques. Her account is honest and not at all from a place of victimhood. You are encouraged to examine the choices you have made and the mindset you have. Using the many techniques, you can automatically become aware of your thoughts and behaviour patterns, then make small changes for huge results. I particularly loved The Stress Cup example, where you can make small changes to minimize stressful events in your life. The STOP acronym was an amazing tool that can be used in your personal and professional life to solve obstacles and problems quickly. I am also pleased there were references to the Law of Attraction and the problems that come with a materialistic mindset.
The icing on the cake came in section four with Groundwork, in which the questions asked of the reader will truly make you stop and think about your achievements, abilities and how you can plan the next chapter of your life with increased respect for yourself. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Everyone would benefit from reading this book because they would learn not only to respect themselves but those who share the planet with them.