Book Summary

The Myth of Normal

Introduction: Discover how society’s idea of “normal” is making us sick.

The clash between attachment and authenticity leads to a fractured self.

Stress wreaks havoc on the body, setting the stage for disease.

Our culture generates chronic stress and the conditions for illness.

Trauma often begins in childhood because society undermines our developmental needs.

Your health is an expression of the life you’ve lived and the context surrounding it.

Healing is about finding a pathway to wholeness.


Born into an environment that centers around the needs of society rather than parents and children, many of us experience small and large traumas of all kinds. To cope, we split from those painful emotions – rejecting parts of ourselves and turning away from loving connection. The source of mental illness, addiction, and disease often traces back to these inner wounds and the stress they lock into our body.