This episode of the Secret Lives of Men podcast features Dr. Chris Blazina talking to his guest, Michele Rosenthal about her new book, Before the World Intruded: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future, A Memoir, which details the author's struggles to overcome the trauma of having nearly died as a thirteen-year old.
You may ask yourself what this has to do with men, but all of us experience trauma in our lives, whether it's a near-fatal illness, an auto accident, the death of a loved one, or any number of other wounds we can experience. How we recover from these traumas has been a learning experience for many of us. In this discussion (and in her book), Ms. Rosenthal offers some insights that can aid all of us in our healing.
Conquering the Past and Creating the Future - The Secret Lives of Men Podcast
Before the World Intruded: Conquering the Past and Creating the Future, A Memoir, is one woman’s quest to triumph over trauma — and the very unexpected way she did it. At the age of thirteen Michele Rosenthal survived such a rare, life-threatening illness none of her doctors had actually seen a case. Out of the hospital and making a full recovery, she believed if she only looked toward the future she could escape the trauma in her past. Twenty-five years later, however, the young girl had become a woman imprisoned by memories, fear, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In a bid to reclaim her life and heal her soul Michele boldly left the world she knew in search of a self she could barely imagine. In her transformation lie the seeds for anyone who wants to conquer the past and create the future. This transcendent book shows what can happen when you discover who you are and then choose who you most deeply want to be.
~ Michele Rosenthal is an award winning blogger, speaker, poet, post-trauma coach, and radio talk show host. A trauma survivor who struggled with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for over twenty-five years, today Michele joyfully lives 100% free of PTSD symptoms. She is the founder of www.healmyptsd.com and sits on the board of Hope4PTSDvets.org and St. Clair Butterfly Foundation. For more information visit, HealMyPTSD.com. To receive over $1,900 in free trauma recovery support resources, take your Amazon sales receipt number and visit: http://yourlifeaftertrauma.com/trauma-project-give-back/free-gifts/