When Melissa Moore was 13 years old, her father said to her, "I know how to kill someone and get away with it". At the time she chalked it up to his love of detective novels, but it didn't change the fact that her father had always been someone who made her anxious. Two years later, in 1995, Melissa's father was arrested for the murder of eight women over a period of five years - he was the serial killer known nationally as the Happy Face Killer. The pain, trauma, and shame that followed her father's conviction could have left irreparable damage, but Melissa has spent the following decades pursuing a path of healing.
Whole is the culmination of Melissa's years of research, interviews, and personal experience: a step-by-step program to heal from trauma and live a full life no matter what or who is in your past. Melissa spells out actionable steps for moving through the five stages of healing after a painful experience and shows you how to embrace your past to find your own wholeness. If you are stuck in the rut of a painful experience - whether by depression, trauma, pain, fear, addiction, or guilt - you will find comfort in this book's advice, self-evaluation, and action plans.
©2016 Melissa Moore and Michele Matrisciani (P)2016 Tantor