I started reading this book during my surgery rotation in medical school. I had no idea how appropriate it would become during those experiences and in working with my athletes. This book gave me so much insight and appreciation of the true struggles we all have. Notably, Van der Kolk’s insight into everything from adolescent behavioral disorders to obesity has made me a better coach and will make me a better physician. Ultimate human health is so much more than nutrition, exercise, and even mental training: we all must find out who and why we are who we are.