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the journey of a broken child

the journey of a broken child is my debut memoir that will take you on a transformational journey like no other. Through my own story and that of my brother, I will show you how the paralyzing effects of toxic shame impacted both of us in vastly different ways. I spent the first half of my life wanting to die. Maury spent most of his adult life knowing that he was dying but keeping it a secret. Ultimately, we were both able to transform our deepest psychological wounds into our greatest source of strength. With compassion, I learned to trust my own life. With compassion, Maury transcended his own death. We never really were broken after all.

It is my hope that this book is a source of inspiration to the millions of people who live with toxic shame every minute of their lives. May you realize how truly beautiful you are.

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The Authentic and Grounded Life

I live with a profound sense of gratitude. But there was a time that I knew nothing except a confusing mire of insanity. Raised in a home of crippling mental illness and abuse in Birmingham, Alabama, I was debilitated by toxic shame. I spent the first half of my life wanting to die. When I was twelve years old, my family moved to Nashville Tennessee where we were thrust into the center of the country music industry. Our home became a frequent destination for the drug-fueled parties of musicians, artists, and industry giants. Immersed in a drug culture with severe clinical depression, I eventually overdosed on a handful of narcotics and was pulled back from the brink of death. After nearly killing myself, I decided I wanted to live. I would pretend my entire history never happened. I completed medical school, surgery residency, a plastic surgery fellowship, and a hand surgery fellowship. I had wonderful new family. I joined a practice in Boulder. Everything fell into place. Life became stable and controlled. How could it be more perfect? I had set it up exactly like I wanted. But I was living in a box. I had missed the point. Toxic shame was still destroying me. This all changed in one day when everything fell apart. I had no choice but to deeply trust my life and everything that had brought me here. There has been no turning back.


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