Free Your Mind and the Best Will Follow

“If it ain’t one thing it’s another.” It’s your health. It’s your finances. It’s your family. It’s your addiction. It’s your weight. It’s your relationships. You’re an ex-convict. It’s abuse. It’s your gender identity. Yes, it’s always something. I recently heard a pastor say as he delivered the eulogy for a young man who had battled addiction most of his life: “We all have issues. And if you’re sitting out there in your pew thinking that you don’t have any, then maybe that’s your issue – you think that you don’t have any.” Man was he on target. If it ain’t one thing it’s another.” (Introduction – pgs. xv-xvii)

This new book helps individuals from all walks of life overcome obstacles and puts them on the road to goal-setting and living their dreams. The detailed step by step guide is built around an age-old concept: when you change the way you think, you change the way you live.


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“Great book! A must read. The writer has an inner strength that really admire. A must read for every woman still carrying baggage from childhood toxic relationships and low self-esteem. Inspirational and heart-wrenching at the same time……Definitely a page turner.”
– Shirley V. Sykes, RN


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“Someone has said, “Life is what happens when you are making other plans.” It’s true. Everyone has some sort of baggage in their life, but it’s what you do with your problems that makes the difference. Russell writes in chapter 2, “You’ll see that as you change the way you think, you’ll begin to conquer your fears, and when you conquer your fears, you’ll be free to fly.” For Russell, one of those fears was to write-to-publish. Today, she is a successful author, .leads workshops in the southeast, and encourages others in living the good life. This book will help you find peace and fulfillment in your role as a woman.
– Carolyn Tomlin, author; educator


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“Once I opened the cover of this book, I could not put it down. It’s an easy read with very simple activities. I have read some self-help books but this by far is the best as far as being able to relate. If you take a little time to perform the activities, the results will appear. The activities are not like finding time to go out to the gym to work out, they can be performed right at home before you go to bed or instead of watching the tv. Wonderful book!! Simply amazing!”
– Machell Elliott Carnes Owner, Professional CPR


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I enjoyed this book and felt such a connection to the author’s experiences as a child and her ability to learn from each chapter of her life. Her ability to go back to the hurt, anger, disappointment and realize that some good actually is able to be discerned from each aspect of our lives is remarkable. Myrtle showed us that when ‘life throws you lemons – you make lemonade.’ I advise this book for the young and not so young, because our youth could/would benefit from reading this book in a book club setting so that discussion takes place and questions get answered. I have advised friends and relatives to get a copy because they won’t be disappointed.
– Jessie Moore-Chatman


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Free Your Mind and the Best Will Follow is a wonderful, insightful and instructive book for taking the steps necessary to change one’s life. The beauty of it, to me, is that you don’t have to be religious to understand the principles. The work necessary to make the change is easily understood and I am using it for my first Book Club Conference Call on January 31, 2013! Thanks for the great work that can help so many others.
– Claudette Redic


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This book is so inspirational. It is full of good points for everyone seeking positive answers to everyday living. It IS all in how you think. I love how Myrtle uses her life to illustrate how you should never give up on your dreams no matter what. This book will make a good gift for friends or relatives that are going thru some things.
– Dale Fair