The timing of AfterNow could not be better. Bob Stilger's beautifully crafted, resource-packed, well-storied book comes into our hands at the end of 2017 - a year where we have witnessed devastation in so many parts of the US and the world. I take it up now after the horrific Northern California fires, while fires are still raging in Southern California. There will be change and there will be more change. How we negotiate that change, learn from it, and move on more heart-fully, to me, is the essence of this book. What can we learn from those who have suffered and reclaimed their resilience? By looking at the triple disasters that befell Japan in 2011 we can find lessons, insights, and pathways to create the future we want to live into.