I would, but my DAMN MIND won't let me!
a teen's guide to controlling their thoughts and feelings

by Jacqui Letran

Do you believe that life is unfair or that change is impossible? Are you unhappy and frustrated with your life? If you answered yes, you’re not alone! Teen Confidence Expert, Jacqui Letran, is here to show you a quick and easy path to a happier, healthier life. You can learn to create permanent changes for the better!

Your past can cause you to believe that making positive improvements requires a miracle. In Letran’s award-winning book, I would, but my DAMN MIND won't let me!, you will learn the simple steps to overcome your obstacles and struggles. Once you understand how your mind works, you will have the knowledge and power to take control of your thoughts and feelings. The power to challenge your old negative patterns and create the exact life you want is in your hands.  

In this book, you will discover:

  • How to challenge old negative beliefs and create positive new patterns
  • How to stay calm and in control of even the most difficult situations
  • How to keep unhealthy thoughts at bay and replace them with positive ones
  • How to use the power of your mind to create the success you deserve
  • How to create positive life experiences and much, much more!

I would, but my DAMN MIND won’t let me! is a groundbreaking guide to help you take control of your life. If you like real-life advice that works fast and doesn’t talk down to you, then you will love Jacqui Letran’s game-changing book for teens and young adults. This book is recommended for teens, parents of teens, professionals working with teens, and anyone who is interested in learning how to take control of their mind.

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“Literary Classics is pleased to announce that the book, I would, but my DAMN MIND won’t let me!, by Jacqui Letran, has been selected to receive the Literary Classics Lumen Award and the Gold Medal Award for Literary Excellence in Young Adult Non-Fiction.

I would, but my DAMN MIND won't let me!, by Jacqui Letran, is a book written to help young teens unlock the tools to overcome many of the mental hurdles which frequently present challenges for teens. Letran helps readers understand how the mind can often send confusing (and sometimes detrimental) signals as a means of protecting one's-self from pain.

I would, but my DAMN MIND won't let me! is recommended for home, school and public libraries and for use in clinical settings."

​Jacqui Letran's self-help guide for young adults is an engrossing and highly accessible guide for anyone who'd like to understand why they react to stress and stressors the way they do. I was impressed by the way the author introduces the complex and complicated processes that go on in the human mind and especially appreciated how she's adapted her findings and techniques to work with young women. Her case studies were fascinating and clearly demonstrated how depression and other mental health issues can sometimes be resolved without the use of medicines and traditional therapeutic methods. This is a well-written and informative work that is neither condescending nor patronizing of its target audience, and it is highly recommended. Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

5-Star Reviews

The book connects well with teenagers as it is about their stress and anxiety, and is a useful tool in transforming their thinking power in both the conscious and subconscious mind.  

All teenagers should read this book as it is helpful in guiding them to eliminate the baggage they are carrying inside. I recommend this book to all teenagers who are experiencing low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, and want to improve themselves. The book is not only for teenagers, but is also helpful for adults as well. Reviewed By Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite​

This book is something that everyone should read. Not just teenagers, but all women. While it is geared towards teens and it certainly gets the right message across for teen girls, I think adult women who have not had this kind of self help before could benefit as well. It is well written and you can certainly tell that Jacqui Letran knows what she is talking about and really wants to help young women feel better about themselves. I recommend women and girls alike read this book and learn how to make their life better. Reviewed By Kathryn Bennett for Readers' Favorite

"I heartily recommend Jacqui's book, I would, but my DAMN MIND won't let me! This book should be required reading for every teen. It does a superb job of breaking down the conscious vs. the subconscious mind, explaining common negative belief patterns, and sharing how to unleash the power of your mind within to be, do, and have anything in life. This book in one word: Empowering." Tandy R. Elisala, Author, Speaker, and Mindset Coach

"This book does an amazing job of painting a clear picture of how your mind works, with great tips, stories, and powerful examples! After reading this book, you'll find yourself sharing what you learned with your friends and family - having gained clear ways to change your thinking - and see things differently. By the end of his book, you will have learned as Jacqui once did, "Change Your Thoughts, and Change Your Life!"  L.J. Jackson, M.S Women's Empowerment Expert

"Jacqui Letran has crafted a book that is not only practical for teenagers; it's an empowering tool for teens. This book lays out the mechanics of the brain, as we know it in a way that relates to teens. It's an easy and speedy read. The different skills Jacqui shares in the book are supported with client experiences. These stories are explained in such way that anyone can easily relate to. Anyone involved in working with teenagers will appreciate this book as a great referral resource that they will use time and time again." Kyria Kylata, Entrepreneur Parenting Coach​

"Being a teen can be a roller coaster of emotions and definitely has a huge learning curve. Jacqui, however, guides teens through turbulent waters of adolescence with digestible information about building self-esteem, managing emotions, developing positive decision-making skills, and overall, being a healthy and thriving teen! Every teen needs this on their bookshelf!"  Mercedes Samudio, LCSW, Family/Parent Coach

I read Jacqui's book and within the first few pages I KNEW I needed to get a copy to my daughter,
and to say she LOVED it would be an understatement...