Falling Up: 9 Ways to Transform Trauma into Triumph

Struggling with life-altering trauma? Learn how to transform your trauma into triumph.

Are you struggling to cope with trauma? Does happiness feel like a thing of the past? Two-time cancer survivor Tasha Brooks will show you not only how to cope with your trauma, but how to thrive because of it. Around the time of her initial diagnosis, Tasha’s career, personal relationships, and her health all came crashing down. The worst setback of all, being diagnosed with thyroid cancer twice in her thirties, completely changed the trajectory of her life—but not in the negative way you might expect. Among other benefits, this difficult experience strengthened some of her closest relationships, helped her figure out what she wanted in her career, and instilled in her a deep sense of gratitude for life. In this brief yet powerful account of her experience, she will show you exactly how you too can find happiness after a hardship. 

Tasha has learned what all trauma thrivers have in common. Through easy-to-follow techniques that are backed by research, Falling Up gives you the tools you need to emerge from your trauma and grow from it too.

In this short book you will discover:

•    The basic concepts behind growth after trauma
•    Nine practical, simple techniques grounded in research that will help you convert your hardships to happiness
•    Additional resources that will allow you to turn your struggles to success


We all fall down. Growing and thriving after trauma is all about using our disappointments to create a happier, fulfilling, and more meaningful life. It is about transforming our trauma into triumph. It is about falling up.

Buy Falling Up to start your new journey now.

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Lost in the Reflecting Pool: a memoir

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Award-Winning Memoir 
2017 Readers’ Favorite

When Diane, a psychologist, falls in love with Charles, a charming and brilliant psychiatrist, there is laughter and flowers—and also darkness. After moving through infertility treatments and the trials of the adoption process as a united front, the couple is ultimately successful in creating a family. As time goes on, however, Charles becomes increasingly critical and controlling, and Diane begins to feel barraged and battered. When she is diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer, Charles is initially there for her, but his attentiveness quickly vanishes and is replaced by withdrawal, anger, and unfathomable sadism. What Diane previously thought were just Charles’ controlling ways are replaced by clear pathologic narcissism and emotional abuse that turns venomous at the very hour of her greatest need. 

A memoir and a psychological love story that is at times tender and at times horrifying, Lost in the Reflecting Pool is a chronicle of one woman’s struggle to survive within—and ultimately break free of—a relationship with a man incapable of caring about anyone beyond himself.

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A Life Singular (Volume One, Part One)

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Everyone has a life singular. One…Unique…Extraordinary.

One true Love for Life…One act of fate changes a Life forever…

Jeff Diamond built a life of influence and wealth by making choices for all the right reasons. He lived by the law of reciprocity; a lesson learned on the streets as a teenager with nothing but an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. Plagued by the scars of a violent childhood, he created his vision and fought for it. 

And once he no longer needed to fight for himself, he fought for others. Yet when Jeff’s dream girl, Lynn, is taken from him by an act of a jealous misfit from his home town; the millionaire realises how he had succeeded in many ways and many like him were destined to fail?  The secret, he discovers, lay in the pursuit of love and wisdom; life’s two magic ingredients. 

Lynn was gone; his remaining days now only to account for their life together to inspire young people to make his type of choices, and not that of the desperate misfit named García.

Part One of Volume One – an amazing journey of discovery for life’s experiences through this fourteen-part series of love, passion and hope…

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War is Personal. Hell, Luck and Resilience: A WWII Combat Marine’s Accounts of Okinawa and China

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The invasion of Okinawa was one of the bloodiest battles of WWII Pacific. The casualties were monumental. Roy Wilkes, Private, USMC was unfortunate enough to have a front-row seat. He witnessed twenty-three of his friends die in a bombing. True, gripping stories and pictures reveal the mind, heart, and soul of a fighting WWII Marine.


EXCERPTS FROM THE BOOK:


“The grim reaper missed me. The dumb bastard had a close-up swing at me on six different occasions—and missed.”


“The casualties were monumental. Trucks were coming down the lines with Marines piled like cordwood. They put ponchos over ‘em, but you could see all these feet dangling out. It was like a conveyor belt. We were going up and they were coming back. The only difference is we were alive—and they were dead.”




“The Marine Raider [A Raider is a part of the elite special operations force] said, “If another grenade comes in, I’ll take care of it.” And just as he said that another grenade came in. He grabbed his rifle and charged the hill.”




“Continuous rain dampened the soul.
The low, thick dark clouds made sure God didn’t see.
What happened here was a secret from Him.

God was busy someplace else.
So this part of His Universe went insane.”




Semper Fi


This fascinating book is also a perfect history lesson for students since it covers all aspects of the Battle of Okinawa: Mental, emotional, historical, and personal. There are short stories about the war—some tragic, some funny, some thought-provoking—but all true. There are also 54 pictures, two interviews with Roy, and “After the War” pages. This eye witness account gives the complete picture of what World War II was really like and how PTSD was with him till the end of his life.

“CUP”

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The life of a young woman unable to hear, speak, read, or write. Christmastime in England, 1925, a young woman in tattered clothing arrives at the door of the home of John and Anna Thorpe, begging for food. Soon, realisation comes that she is unable to hear, speak, read or write, with evidence of brutal physical abuse. The Thorpe Family welcomes her into their home and, without knowing her given name, they call her Ellen. Together, Ellen and the Thorpe family strive to bridge their communication barriers. They evolve a method of simple hand gestures to “speak” her language. As they discover fragments of her terrifying history, they show her unconditional love, acceptance and safety. In time, her past returns, revealing itself in unimaginable horror, from which she may never return. “CUP” will take you through the mystery of this young woman, her deep fears, violent nightmares, and her amazement at a world she did not know existed. As John and Anna lovingly guide her into this new world beyond her past, they realise that they, and everyone whose lives she has touched, have gained more from her than they could ever give her in return.Follow our Facebook page: “Cup, A Novel” to view the video trailer, for continuous updates, information and fan interactions. Email: CUPaNovel@aol.comAbout the Authors: Robert Ernest Wills and Rachael Kristian Kasper moved to Vermont where they have been working together for a number of years on a variety of entertainment and media projects

Season Of Sorrows: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder And The Combat Soldier

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Ever wonder what you loved one really thinks and feels about his combat related experiences ?
Especially those events in a war zone that he will not open up and talk about … to you or anybody else?
From the Preface of Season of Sorrows: Post Traumatic Disorder In The Combat Veteran reads in part
“Season of Sorrows makes me smile, laugh, hurt and cry. You are painting a picture of war that few people have or will ever experience. It is important that you do this. I hope that these writings find their way to a larger audience than those of us privileged few who are experiencing them. War, to this generation, is a fictional activity, confined to movies and video games.
Many of my students, when I was teaching high school, were intrigued by Vietnam and could only see what they thought was the glory and “coolness” of combat. The most asked question was “Did you ever kill anyone?” What bothered me was the way the question was asked, like wow, you were really cool if you had actually killed another human being. I thank God I was never put in the position where I had to. Their impressions were reinforced by the media coverage of Desert Storm, in which war was portrayed as a sterile video game like experience.
I hope however, that you can find some way to publish Season of Sorrows in print also. This generation, and future generations need to hear not only your experiences but they need to hear your feelings and get even just a small glimpse of your hurt, fear and emotion. I know they will probably not be able to fully understand all they will read or hear, but even if they get just one small percentage point of understanding, they and society as a whole, will be the better for it.”
If your loved one’s mental pain is more than you can stand or is now past your family’s understanding and patience, Season of Sorrows lets you in his/her world.