The Is of Us is an attempt at re-piecing together the shattered identity of a trauma survivor. In a colorful timeline of vivid, real-time accounts, secondary losses, and existential discoveries, the author explores centuries of thinking and philosophy applied in her own tale. Whether stumbling upon a fig tree while lost and famished in the wilderness, covering the bloodied scene of her husband’s death with roses, or hurling herself out of an airplane upside down at 120 miles per hour, Borealis regales the reader with a slew of her own intense experiences balanced with a spoonful of perspective. The author invites us on a wild ride through the landscape of a life reimagined and boundless. Its relevance is echoed in Eastern philosophy, physics, and adventure stories. Gripping and poignant while philosophical and uplifting, familiar yet uncanny, metaphysical yet scientific enough to interest intelligent questioners, this story will resonate with and fascinate anyone who lives or will die.