Tonight's special guest is Michael Anthony from Portland, Oregon, a survivor who's now a trauma survivor-mentor and coach. Michael explains, “I am a survivor of child abuse. Raised by a drug addict and alcoholic mother who cut my finger off, a father that I never met, a hyper-abusive stepfather, and was molested by a member of the Mormon Church.” Michael had to find his way through the world with no real guidance, compassion, or support. Adopted by a racist grandmother, Michael found himself a drug addict and on his way to alcoholism at age 13. The next 15 years of his life were filled with drugs, alcohol, hookups, suicide attempts, morbid obesity, lies, panic attacks, rage, and ultimately, total breakdown. Then one day, everything changed. Michael explains, “Almost six years I ago, I faced the truth that I was to blame for all the mistakes I was making. I discovered how to tap into my true inner potential through mindfulness, self-love, and understanding the impact of trauma from a scientific level.” Michael created Think Unbroken to share the tools, science, and mindset practices around trauma that have worked for him, in the hope that others can find something that works for them. Michael relates, "I guide people in taking the first steps to get out of the vortex and become the person that they know they are inside. Though trauma may be our foundation it is not our future. Today I am the happiest and healthiest I have ever been."