Discover the Secret to a More Fulfilling Life

Are you like most people?

You’ve got a busy and full life, a successful career, friends and family, and yet, for some reason, you feel like something’s missing.

Do you find yourself wondering, “Is this as good as it gets?”

Many of us feel this way. We long to be more alive and present in our lives, more in touch with ourselves, and closer to those we love. Yet no matter what we do, we can’t seem to get there.

Why is it so Hard to Live the Life We Really Want?

As a licensed psychologist and life coach with over fifteen years of experience helping people get the life they really want, I believe that a big piece of what is making us feel disconnected has to do with fear.

What are we afraid of? The answer may surprise you. We’re afraid of our own feelings.

It’s our feelings that make us feel alive and vital, that bridge the gap between ourselves and others and help us to feel close. And it’s a "feelings phobia" that keeps us detached from the wisdom and power inside of us and at a distance from others.

But, no more!

Living Like You Mean It: Use the Wisdom and Power of Your Emotions to Get the Life You Really Want shares with you my proven four-step approach to overcoming fear and connecting more deeply with yourself and others.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Break through old patterns and get unstuck,
  • Open up to the energy and resources inside you and feel motivated,
  • Get in touch with your personal truth and put an end to confusion and indecisiveness,
  • Experience a profound sense of meaning, purpose, and belonging,
  • Deepen and enrich your relationships and feel closer to those you love,
  • Realize your true potential and experience greater fulfillment and happiness,
  • ...and live your life like you mean it!


Personal development experts have said:

“Finally, someone is helping us get closer to our emotions and who we are—instead of further away from our power. A moving and inspirational read for anyone in the challenging times we're all going through.”

—Melody L. Beattie, author of the New York Times bestsellers
Codependent No More, The Language of Letting Go, and Choices

"What a joy it is to read Dr. Ron Frederick’s Living Like You Mean It. Well informed, accessible and engaging, this wonderful book is full of powerful strategies that will enliven your soul, enrich your relationships, and help you have a more deeply meaningful life. I recommend it with enthusiasm!”

—John Bradshaw, author of the New York Times bestsellers Healing the Shame that Binds You,
Homecoming, Creating Love,
and Reclaiming Virtue

“With compelling insight into the way emotion shapes our lives, Living Like You Mean It invites us on a tremendously useful journey into the mind and brain and shows us how the day-to-day ways we defend against feeling our feelings keeps us from living the lives we really want. But no more! Through practical suggestions, compelling stories, and powerful insights, this book dishes up a readily accessible plan to free us from the prison of our own fear of feeling. Frederick is a liberating guide—and after joining him on this trek, you’ll be ready to feel fully alive!”

—Daniel J. Siegel, MD, director, the Mindsight Institute, and author,
The Mindful Brain and Parenting from the Inside Out

“Ron Frederick is a master therapist and a gifted teacher. With energy and passion, he guides the reader through the vibrant inner landscape of the emotions. The tools and insights he offers can help prevent depression and anxiety. Even more, they point the way toward a vital and engaged life—a life fully lived.”

—Henry Emmons, MD, author of The Chemistry of Joy

Quick Fixes Sound Good, but They Don’t Work

The strategies in this book offer more than a quick fix. They are based on cutting-edge research about how the brain works, develops, and changes. As such, they’ll not only help you feel more alive, vital, and present in your life, but will fundamentally change the way your brain works. In fact, recent empirical studies out of Linköping University in Stockholm, Sweden, found the Living Like You Mean It program to be an effective treatment for overcoming anxiety, depression, and social anxiety.

This book is full of stories of transformation of people who felt stuck, alone, despairing, but, in finding the courage to face their fears, in taking the risk to open up to their feelings and share them with others, changed in ways they never imagined possible.

The same can happen for you. With the right tools and practice your life and your relationships can be better.

Bestselling authors agree…

“Brimming with heart and soul, and scientifically sound, Living Like You Mean It is a brilliant book for anyone wanting to get unstuck and live a happier, more fulfilling life.”

—Marci Shimoff, # 1 New York Times bestselling author, Happy for No Reason, coauthor,
Chicken Soup for the Woman’s Soul, and featured teacher in The Secret

“Dr. Frederick’s first book demonstrates his gift of communicating in an accessible, human, meaningful manner about one of life’s most important mysteries—the true value and purpose of our emotions. He shows us how to navigate the guidance system they provide on the road to happiness, fulfillment and depth in our lives. Hopefully, this will be the first of many books from this gifted writer.”

—Joseph Bailey, licensed psychologist and bestselling author of
Fearproof Your Life and Slowing Down to the Speed of Life

“Dr. Frederick’s wise and powerful book is an inspiration. It is also a practical guide to help us feel more deeply, face our fears more confidently, and live each moment more fully.”

—Dr. Larina Kase, author, The Confident Leader and
the New York Times bestseller The Confident Speaker

So pick up your copy of Living Like You Mean It today and see—you hold the power within you to transform your life.


Dr. Ron Frederick

“Written like he means it—and clearly he does—Ron Frederick’s book is a gift, written by a master clinician and an amazing person. His heart and soul, his humor and sparkling intelligence, his pathos and practicality, are all there from the great title to the very last word. Down to earth and with a twinkle in his eyes, Ron Frederick is the guide and companion you have been looking for. As he passionately makes clear: you can shed your resignation and vitality and joy can be yours again. And as you journey to reconnect with yourself and those you love—you will not be alone. Step by step, you feel him with you, steady and wise. What a great book! I will recommend it to my patients and friends alike. And, what's more, I can’t wait to read it again.”

—Diana Fosha, PhD, director, the AEDP Institute and author, The Transforming Power of Affect

“Where shall we run if we run from ourselves? This book asks us to look anew at our models of health and happiness and to realize that personal liberation is not possible if we are not at liberty to feel what we feel. Through stories and examples, Ron Frederick walks us through that issue in a way that is simple, clear, and focused, and that has a chance to fundamentally change human lives."

—Steven C. Hayes, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, and author,
Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

"It is a delight to read a book on emotions that integrates so much of the cutting-edge research in brain, body, mind, and attachment. Ron Fredrick has managed to take difficult concepts and translate them into language that is understandable. This is a book for those who seek to reconnect with their own emotions, and with the emotions of people they care about. I highly recommend Living Like You Mean It.”

—Marion Solomon, PhD, director, Clinical Training, Lifespan Learning Institute and author, Lean on Me