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I was born in 1958. The realities of the cold war, the Vietnam War, the space race, and the cultural revolution were the backdrop of my childhood.
I grew up in New York City, rural New England about an hour's drive from the City, and in a New Jersey suburb of the City. I went to college at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. After college I founded a small business that grossed over $1 million in its first year of operation (and that was back when $1 million was really worth something!) The company developed turn-key microcomputer solutions for small business.
I sold the business, invested in oil wells, and lost all my money. I was recruited to work at a Government think tank in the Virginia Suburbs of Washington D.C. I held a Top Secret security clearance with the Department of Defense and researched highly classified projects. I was entrusted with some of this Country’s most highly guarded secrets and once acted as a liaison to NATO in Belgium, and the Netherlands.
I left the think tank to become a business executive, climbing the ladder until I was vice president of a 1,000 employee company. In this capacity I brought in contracts worth up to $120 million. I was also a confidential informant for the FBI, and represented products to the Royal Saudi Air Force in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
What no one knew is that I had an unseen and growing mental illness that would one day be my downfall. Through my decline in business I was in an out of psychiatric hospitals. Finally, in 2001, I suffered a major psychotic breakdown. After that event I became permanently disabled.
My illness stems from the misfortunes of bad biology coupled with a childhood during which I was abused. My first suicide attempt was at the tender age of 8. My illness grew and fueled both my success and failures throughout my career. I now spend my time searching for peace in a spiritual life. I am now able to separate religious psychosis from true spiritual questing.
I try to keep my life in balance, and I never stop searching for a cure. That's right, I said "cure," not "treatment." This has caused me to focus my talent for research and writing to various aspects of psychology. My current passion is Positive Psychology. It offers the possibility of actually curing some of my psychological problems like PTSD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Depression, and more. I consolidated what I have learned into the book Positive Psychology Made Easy: Well-Being Workbook. I hope you form a group to follow this step-by-step workbook and reap the benefits of the work I have done.