Dorothy Firman, Ed.D., is a retired professor of psychology, a psychotherapist and life coach and author/editor of many books and articles including, most recently, Engaging Life: Living Well with Chronic Illness and Brace for Impact: Miracle on the Hudson Survivors Share Their Stories of Near Death and Hope for New Life; Daughters and Mothers: Making it Work; "A Transpersonal Orientation: Psychosynthesis in the Counselor's Office" in Counseling in a Complex Society: Contemporary Challenges to Professional Practice; the NY Times best-selling Chicken Soup for the Mother & Daughter Soul; and Chicken Soup for the Father & Son Soul. She is the director of psychosynthesis training at The Synthesis Center, as well as the editor of Psychosynthesis on the Move and a founder and board of Advisors member of the Association for the Advancement of Psychosynthesis. Psychosynthesis, as a spiritual psychology, is a life's path and practice that Dr. Firman has been on for more over 35 years. In addition to Zen Buddhist orientation and a long term practice as martial artist, Dorothy has anchored her life into a 41year marriage, three children and 4 grandchildren. This life's work and play is the ground in which living life on purpose unfolds.