On The Road From Pain, Suffering & Tragedy To Surviving, Healing, Growing & Thriving
SPIRITUALITY / SELF-DISCOVERY / TRAUMA RECOVERY / SELF-HELP $24.95
THE GIFT is Burton M. Fischler's brutally honest story of his courageous journey -- surviving pain and suffering, coping with unimaginable tragedy, and overcoming unbearable grief. Chock full of strategies and tactics, meditations and practices, and inspirational messages for surviving, healing, growing, and thriving, THE GIFT also includes TRAUMA RECOVERY & PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION TOOLKITS.
Learn how family wealth could not prevent a dozen years of PAIN and SUFFERING caused by Burton's wife's neuropathic pain and his step-sons' mental illness and drug addiction. Despite hundreds of thousands of dollars in psychiatric help and the herculean efforts of both an unconditionally loving mother and a dedicated stepfather, an unspeakable shitstorm of TRAGEDIES occurred. MURDER. BETRAYALS. SUICIDE. LAWSUITS. LOST INHERITANCE. LOST CAREER.
Hear sordid details of how family dysfunction triggered FINANCIAL LOSS of tens of millions of dollars and how litigious battles over the family's fortune undermined family values and reasonability. Learn how Burton overcame shame, guilt, vulnerability, and the heart-ripping, gut-wrenching effects of trauma, grief, and crisis. How he managed to SURVIVE and pull himself up and out of a deep, dark rabbit's hole where suicidal thoughts dwelled. How SPIRITUAL AWAKENINGS -- forgiveness, self-love, gratitude, intention, mindfulness, and awe -- gave Burton the strength and tools to go from tragedy to triumph.
Rejoice in the Universe miraculously providing Burton with gifts derived from giving and receiving love and kindness exactly as and when he needed them the most. The importance of precious family, loyal friends, and especially, DENISE -- a storybook, magical reconnecting with a high school drama club friend that blossomed into a twin flames relationship -- surviving and flourishing, as does the lotus flower in the mud.
After years of being a successful wealth manager, learn what happened next. In the wake of tragedy, discover how Burton's decision to become a NYC UBER DRIVER brought unexpected gifts of HEALING -- SPIRITUAL REVELATIONS borne out of the experience of connection with thousands of fellow human beings. And, the lessons learned from replacing pursuit of material wealth with the far more gratifying pursuit of spiritual health.
Find out why Burton's desire to help others survive their own suffering, tragedy, and grief motivated him to write THE GIFT and become a LIFE COACH specializing in trauma recovery and personal transformation. Helping others has helped move Burton from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) to Post-Traumatic Growth (PTG), creating more meaning in his own life AND in the lives of others than ever before.
This book shares the courageous story of survival in the face of unimaginable tragedy and the incredible and unexpected journey back to life and, miraculously, onward to post-traumatic growth.
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