This book is an entry into a thought-provoking mosaic of topics that support the eight C’s of Self and is the first in a series about who we are and who we can become, with an emphasis on IFS. The author also takes us on a brief journey, from Rumi and Epictetus to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study (ACES) and the story of Leon from a book by psychiatrist Dr. Bruce Perry. She shares a favorite podcast, Radiolab, and the writings of poets and dear friends, the late John O’Donohue and David Whyte. We learn about the history of psychedelics and the neurosequential model of the brain and consider what it means to be bad or good…. and much more.