Mary Troutman Solomon lives with her husband and two children in North Carolina. She has been a health care provider and counselor for over 25 years focusing on a holistic approach to suffering and healing. Mary believes the mind, body and spirt are connected and if one aspect is effected by illness or suffering, all aspects will be effected. Mary has a special interest in chronic and terminal illness, end of life care and bereavement. She is an ombudsman and patient advocate. She also had a brother die of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and has been active in helping ALS patients and their caregivers.