Growing Into The Gray was released August 2022 and is available from any online bookseller or can be ordered from your favorite local bookstore

Growing into the Gray: Reflections on Transforming Trauma for Women and the World

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From the back cover:

Evocative reflections on trauma, somatic healing, and the state of the world deliver a universal message of profound hope: we can heal.

For many, the experience of trauma is hidden away, all too often shrouded in secrecy, silence, and even shame. But trauma isn’t an isolated experience, something that happens “out there to other people.” It’s part of our human condition, embodied within us individually and collectively. And, as Laurie Lee Davidson boldly asks, “Shouldn’t we be talking about this?”

From the microcosm of personal transformation to the macrocosm of global healing, Growing into the Gray is equal parts life story and social prescription. Davidson demystifies the meaning of trauma and invites readers to view their lives and our world through a new lens, that of the body, offering a vision for open-hearted living in complex times. Her expertise is born from lived experience, and she holds nothing back, taking you deep inside her own story. Vivid, at times raw, often humorous, and laced throughout with compassion, Growing into the Gray calls for us all to wake up from the unconscious grip of fear, face and heal our past wounding, and use the power of our newfound wholeness for the benefit of ourselves, each other, and our precious planet.

Here’s what people are saying:

““Elegant storytelling. . . . This is a tale of inner transformation and realization—conveyed through deep symbolism and unreserved musing—that will resonate with audiences. . . . A graceful contemplation on resilience [and] healing.” BookLife Prize

“This book is all heart! An inspirational journey shared with candor and compassion.” Hélène T. Stelian

“Brave and insightful!” Lisa Teresi Harris 

“Today, the new now, is a phenomenal time of intense rebirth and transformation. We as a collective and as individuals have come through SO much and we need stories of success and reborn power and authenticity to guide our way. Growing into the Gray is that story and way more. It is the hero’s journey out of the chaos and muck and into the light. Laurie’s brave and open heart combined with her clear and beautiful writing style shows us–men and women–that there is a path home to our hearts and true selves and freedom. Reading this delightful and very real book helped me reconnect with myself, inspired my own personal courage and sparked me as a doctor to help guide my patients out of their old stories and into their new and exciting futures.” Mark Kalina, MD, Primary Care Physician

“I am inspired and grateful that the author has chosen to share her story. She has given me more than hope, she has inspired me to pursue life-changing information that I was simply unaware of before reading this book.” Linda


An audio version of the book is in production. Stay tuned for updates about it’s release.