Tom North is the author of True North -- The Shocking Truth About 'Yours, Mine and Ours.' They appeared to be the blissful Beardsleys, the happily blended family, but they were anything from blissful; in fact they were the beaten and battered Beardsleys. True North is much more than an inspiring and powerful account of a man who rose to success against all odds. It's a story of how Transcendental Meditation brought peace to Tom North and saved his life. It brings to light how effective meditation is as a means for healing trauma survivors and especially those who have endured any form of verbal, physical or sexual abuse.