One man’s journey from barely surviving to
truly experiencing his life
By Jeremy G. Schneider, MFT
In My Rearview Mirror is a story for everyone who has experienced trauma and pain, but still believes life can be better than it is right this very moment. Jeremy’s story is not about surviving life, but of how you travel from surviving to truly experiencing all that life has to offer.
When Jeremy was seventeen years old his parents divorced. A year-and-a-half later, his mother cut him out of her life and he ended up in the emergency room, figuratively and literally broken-hearted.
And he couldn’t imagine how his life could get any worse.
What he didn’t yet realize was that it already had been worse and it was haunting him every single day.
This is the story of his intensely personal and emotionally challenging journey of not only remembering the trauma of his childhood and how he survived it, but realizing that surviving was no longer good enough.
How does a man feel the love in his present
without being consumed by the pain of his past?
In My Rearview Mirror is a story of a man somehow believing life could be better than what it was, who made a commitment to his life—and his family: a vow to be the last in his family to experience abuse. This terrible family tradition was going to end with him.
In My Rearview Mirror includes:
- Insights from Jeremy’s intense journey, which is not only a moving story, but a potential road map for others to follow.
- Jeremy’s unique theories on the impact of depression and trauma and how to change their effects, explained in easy-to-understand metaphors.
- How Jeremy used his own style of music therapy to help him face his abusive past, survive the wellspring of overwhelming emotions his memories evoked, and tap into life’s joys so that he could begin to thrive.
- Lessons Jeremy learned to help move from just surviving life to fully experiencing all that life has to offer.
- Jeremy’s very personal style of conversational writing, giving readers the sense Jeremy is speaking directly to them and sharing his innermost thoughts and feelings.