Image By all meaningful measures, Americans are living through the safest and least violent period in human history. Nevertheless, far too many of us are enduring lives of quiet - and sometimes not so quiet - desperation. We feel overwhelmed by stress, riddled with anxiety, felled by depression, and trapped in patterns of self-destructive behavior we believe we are powerless to change. Yet positive change is not only possible, it's inevitable when you learn and apply the skills I've written about in my book, Forward-Facing Trauma Therapy: Healing the Moral Wound.

This book is a message of hope; a bridge from despair to optimal living. Whether your stress level is relatively mild or you're among the 8 million adults contending each year with full-blown Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, you can eliminate stress and its destructive aftereffects from your life.

You can become your best self, someone worthy of respect and admiration. You can overcome the seemingly insurmountable obstacles standing between you and a meaningful and satisfying life. And you can achieve all of this by using methods that are simple, straightforward, and entirely under your control.

This book is dedicated to the many women and men I have known who found the courage to overcome their fear of change and take their first courageous steps towards new lives filled with dignity, meaning and purpose.
"Your outer journey may contain a million steps; your inner journey only has one: the step you are taking right now."
Eckhart Tolle, author of The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment