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At some point in our lives, we all face the question: Do crisis and pain propel us forward or put our lives on hold? In this intimate memoir, Jacqueline Camacho Ruiz shares the eight hidden secrets-the fig factors, as she calls them-of discovering true awareness and embracing life's big sky possibilities, even amidst our greatest struggles. The Fig Factor is an emotionally-charged story spanning two countries and three decades. We begin in Jackie's homeland of Mexico as her mother prays to give birth to a little girl. Eventually, we see the good that came from the arsonist's flames devouring her childhood home and the life-changing discovery Jackie encountered after watching her father walk away again and again with a bottle in his hand. Her immigration to the United States as a teenager and the amazing medical discovery that saved her life while nearly taking it away offer true inspiration that the human spirit dictates triumph in the lives of everyday people. In this beautifully written memoir, Jackie shows us how to find more in every moment of living through love, awareness, forgiveness, gratitude, and more. Each chapter is capped off with thought-provoking questions underscoring the real message: the answers to life's greatest questions lie within each of us.