Trusting the Dawn: How to Choose Freedom and Joy After Trauma (Hardcover)

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“This book is medicine for anyone who wants to free their mind, body, and soul from the past.” —Dr. Joe Dispenza, New York Times bestselling author of You Are the Placebo and Becoming Supernatural

Mary Firestone survived the unthinkable. In 2018, she lived through the Montecito mudslide that dropped 200 million gallons of rainfall in 15 minutes, washing away her home. Trapped alone in her bathroom while pregnant, not sure if her husband and four-year-old son were still alive, she wasn’t thinking that her trauma was a gift in disguise. Yet, as she began her journey to healing, this is exactly what she discovered.

If you’ve experienced trauma—whether through the helpless terror of a life-altering event or through the subtle victimization of an ongoing hardship—it might feel as if the very foundation of your well-being has been irreparably shaken. Yet we now know that trauma, when healed and integrated, can in fact make us more resilient and dynamic. With Trusting the Dawn, Mary Firestone presents an inspirational guide for turning our traumas into the very things that crack open a new, intangible, rapturous, magical dimension of life.

Throughout the book, Firestone draws from both her own healing journey and her background in clinical psychology to offer a radical, integrative handbook for not only healing from trauma but awakening to even more empowerment, joy, and meaning because of your experiences. Stories of triumphant survival and interviews with experts bring to life an extensive resource guide and holistic tool kit filled with pathways to healing, including reframing with language, energy and movement practices, acupuncture, aromatherapy, breathwork, and more

Trusting the Dawn is an invitation to see that you are more complex, multidimensional, connected, and powerful not in spite of what you’ve been through but because of what you’ve endured.

About the Author

Mary Firestone is a graduate of Princeton University and has an MA in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. Her own transformative epiphanies led her, along with her sister Lucy, to found their company Firestone Sisters in 2012, with the aim of providing others with healing and growth opportunities. She’s been featured in Goop, Well+Good, and Forbes. She resides in California. Learn more at

Praise For…

Trusting the Dawn bridges the story of a real-life trauma with the practical tools to transform yourself and your life. This book is medicine for anyone who wants to free their mind, body, and soul from the past.” —Dr. Joe Dispenza, New York Times bestselling author of You Are the Placebo and Becoming Supernatural

“Mary’s vulnerability in sharing her healing journey from trauma to thriving is an absolute inspiration. In Trusting the Dawn, she provides valuable resources for anyone touched by trauma to effectively heal and transform.” —Kelly Noonan Gores, author and producer/director of the acclaimed Heal documentary

“For anyone who has experienced trauma on any level, Mary Firestone’s words will serve as a beacon of hope—a road map to finding your way back to a new normal and living life to its fullest. This book will stay on your bedside table for years after you read the last word.” —Lydia Fenet, bestselling author of The Most Powerful Woman in the Room Is You

“I am blown away by Mary’s bravery in sharing her vulnerability in order to heal after trauma. Her journey will undoubtedly help others to recognize that they are not alone, that there are many ways out and through to the other side. Her candor and heartfelt, sage wisdom reframe trauma as an asset you can reappropriate as strength to lead a better life.” —Jill Kargman, author, writer, and actress

“Mary’s brilliant reframing of trauma in Trusting the Dawn is an inspiration to us all to live a more authentic and joyful life. Mary embodies what it means to emerge transformed, owning the phrase ‘What if this is happening for us, not to us?’ Mary’s book debut is a must read, a road map through trauma to transformation, and an essential tool kit for our lives.” —Lauren Roxburgh, bestselling author and presenter

“Mary Firestone is a leader of growth consciousness. She has a heart as big as the moon and is equally as brilliant. What makes Mary a true influence in my life is her willingness to do the work, work the love, and transform pain into purpose. She is a shining star of talent and grit.” —Dr. Jennifer Freed, author and celebrity psychological astrologer

“Through our willingness to breathe in the dark, we are able to find the light. Mary shows others that finding their light in the darkness is possible. And it’s even brighter than before it went dark.” —Shaman Durek, author of Spirit Hacking and Alchemy Elementals

“Mary Firestone is a living testimony to the triumphant nature of the soul to transcend trauma, pain, and adversity, and to live and thrive in emotional freedom. Immerse yourself in this book.” —Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder and CEO of Agape International Spiritual Center, author of Life Visioning and Spiritual Liberation

Product Details
ISBN: 9781683649120
ISBN-10: 1683649125
Publisher: Sounds True
Publication Date: August 23rd, 2022
Pages: 192
Language: English