Jim Curtis was once a star athlete with confidence to burn — until an undiagnosable, seemingly incurable illness sent him on a downward spiral. He explains what came next in his book The Stimulati Experience: 9 Skills for Getting Past Pain, Setbacks, and Trauma to Ignite Health and Happiness, set for release in August 2017. Curtis tells his personal story as well as those of others coping with chronic illness, spotlighting new research and healing strategies from medical experts, holistic health practitioners, and other authorities. These sources, whom Curtis calls the Stimulati, helped him understand the roadblocks that people face when they feel their only goal is to survive, not thrive. Curtis is president of Advertising, Strategy and Operations at Remedy Health Media, HealthCentral’s parent company.