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Invaluable Life Lessons

Manage Your Mind, Set Yourself Free

by Sidney Rittenberg

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 Bad things happen to everyone, and some bad things cannot be changed. The death of a loved one. A diagnosis of a fatal disease. Chronic pain. Imprisonment without hope of release. If you’re faced with something this terrible, what can you do? The only option is to change your outlook on your suffering.

Sidney Rittenberg’s new book, Manage Your Mind, Set Yourself Free, gives specific ideas on just how to do that. Twice he was imprisoned in China on false charges, with many years in solitary confinement, with no end in sight. Today, at the age of 94, he is cheerful, witty, and affectionate, with no bitterness or anger. How did he survive such torture and live a long life without scars?

In his “Twelve Key Lessons, Learned the Hard Way” chapter, he tells us what he learned about how to stave off madness by managing his thoughts. “Don’t cover up problems,” “Celebrate the improvements,” “Draw on culture,” “Plan your day,” and “Be careful of the stories you tell yourself” are just a few of his insights, which he illustrates with examples from his life.

This book is invaluable to anyone whose suffering seems endless and unsolvable. His message: there is hope, but you have to work at it.

Now available on amazon in paperback and kindle formats. 



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