Biotech Executive and Author Sara Church is Today’s Honoree

About Mending My Mind:

Sara appears to have everything it takes to be happy: a loving wife, a beautiful home and a successful biotech career. But inside, she’s battling a perplexing, self-destructive impulse that has driven her to sabotage relationships—including her marriage. Through a journey of self-exploration she discovers that, unknowingly, she is suffering from Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD), a condition caused by a series of events that occurred over an extended period of time. And it is preventing her from living a fulfilling life and connecting to her loved ones—and herself.

Mending My Mind gives readers an up-close, touching look at life with PTSD, its causes and the remedies that help.  As Sara seeks to heal and retrain her mind, she tries cutting-edge treatments and ancient approaches to overcome the emotional distancing that has shielded her from the pain of childhood trauma and the long-buried memory of witnessing a murder. As she begins to change her destructive patterns, she can at last live a more meaningful life.

This gripping, candid memoir provides hope and inspiration for those struggling with trauma, as well as valuable insights for all. 

About The Author:

Sara Church is a biotech executive and an advocate for mental health. At age forty, upon discovering that she was suffering from Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) due to unresolved childhood trauma, Sara embarked on a quest to understand and overcome the condition holding her back in her personal relationships so she could live a more fulfilling life. Her upcoming book, Mending My Mind, began as a journal she kept during that process.

Today she is engaged with the Complex PTSD Foundation, and continues to transform her own Complex PTSD into a force for love and strength. She enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading, and traveling.

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