Book Review: Free Your Mind by Darryl D. Diptee #Anxiety #Depression #Selfhelp #Book Review #FreeYourMind

Free Your Mind

By Darryl Diptee


My thoughts:

I’ve read a ton of self-help books on anxiety and controlling emotions. This one tops the list. Not only does the author explain how to get yourself out of negative mental states, but he also explains how we get ourselves there in the first place, and how to recognize the patterns. I’ve been suffering on and off with anxiety and depression for nearly 14 years. I never realized the power of one tiny thought and how it can cause so much pain.

ALL thoughts should uplift you and the current situation in a positive, supportive way, and if they don’t, then immediately reject them as toxic, poisonous, garbage! Why? Because in a life that can end in any given moment, why would you ever deliberately allow unhappy or painful thoughts to take root in your mind and manifest in your body for even a second?

Some of the book contains common advice that I find (for myself) a need for reiteration, so none of it felt repetitive to me, but others might find these parts redundant. Having a chronic illness seems to almost redirect my brain toward anxiety with each new ailment; then the need to distract my brain arises. It’s interesting how the author explains the brain and how it works in a survival pattern to remove us from pain, and how these thoughts are truly unintentional. I found these sections most helpful for myself.

So, why do so many people settle for a life of pain, when a life full of success, love, growth, and fulfillment is so easily within reach? The answer is simple: they’re not exercising control of their minds and are trapped in survival mode, constantly reacting to avoid pain. There is no rule stating that you ever have to be depressed, unfulfilled, or angry. Such negative emotions don’t serve you and only disrupt your peace while moving you further away from achieving your goals in life. 

   Whenever you are wading in a pool of negative thoughts and emotions it’s important to realize that in those moments you are no longer exercising control of your mind and that you have relinquished that control to unintentional thoughts fueled by a chaotic universe. 

This book is one of the most positive, insightful, and helpful mental health books I’ve read. It’s written well and very easy to follow. I highly recommend this to anyone suffering from anxiety, depression, unwanted thoughts, or those looking for change in their lives.


I’d like to thank the author, Goodreads, and the publisher for offering this book as a giveaway. This is my own, honest review of the book.

Find this book on Goodreads and Amazon:

  • Paperback: 194 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 23, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1541324390
  • ISBN-13: 978-1541324398


When you were a kid you had so many dreams and aspirations, what happened to those dreams? In a word? Life. Like many others before you, chances are you traded those wonderful dreams for a sense of practicality and social acceptance. Unfortunately, there was a much deeper consequence you didn’t realize when you made that decision. Not only did you give up your dreams, but on a subconscious level you also gave up your freedom to live the life you want to live. You mentally entered a cage, locked it shut, shackled yourself, and sat there feeling safe because the bars of the cage would protect you from the pain of failure. Escaping the cage begins with the realization that even if you’re very wealthy and having fun in the cage, you’re still not free if fear remains your master while you are the slave.

** Book proceeds directly support inmate coaching, mentoring, and training to help prepare them for a positive, new beginning upon release.**

Free Your Mind will give you powerful strategies that will help you:
– Eliminate feelings of loneliness and sadness
– Discover a source of happiness that never goes away
– Open your heart to being loved
– Mold a life of meaning and purpose
– Harness personal energy to achieve your goals
– Convert your past pain into fuel for success
– Create a reality that is rigged in your favor
– Build empowering beliefs that help you take action

If you are ready to awaken and liberate yourself from a life of unhappiness, let Darryl Diptee illuminate your path to freedom as you learn how to control your mind, how to be free of pain, the truth about who you really are, and more.

Thanks for reading my review! If you have thoughts or suggestions, feel free to leave them below in the comments section.

♥️ Mischenko

13 thoughts on “Book Review: Free Your Mind by Darryl D. Diptee #Anxiety #Depression #Selfhelp #Book Review #FreeYourMind

  1. starjustin

    So difficult to reroute thoughts after a lifetime of conditioning in a not so perfect world. I can see what he is saying is ‘good’. I think we need a strong faith and to believe we can make the needed changes.
    Very interesting review Jen. 🙂👍🏻💕

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  2. trapped in survival mode, constantly reacting to avoid pain… the quotes you’ve used have definitely made me want to check this book out. I must admit I almost feel a little afraid to start it… weird to say… but perhaps that has something to do with a comfort zone being just that, even when it’s not the best state to be in…

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    1. It’s worth checking out, Nina, even for people who just want to learn to control their thoughts. Some days for me are just fine, and then other days I need assistance. 😂 This book has helped me so much. I know what you mean though. If you eventually read it, I hope you like it. ♥️

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  4. This sounds like a great book Jen. I will see if my son would read this if I bought it for him. Both he and his wife have anxiety and depression issues to it might be a good one for them to read together. Thanks for sharing this one.

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    1. It’s helped me tremendously, Carla. It’s not super long, but I have highlights that I go back to when I need to. Highly recommend it. It’s sad to hear about others dealing with anxiety and depression. Hope it helps them if they read it. ♥️

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