Robert Schwartz, author of the book Your Soul's Plan: Discovering the Real Meaning of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born (www.YourSoulsPlan.com), discusses why we ourselves plan our greatest challenges before we're born. Schwartz researched the pre-birth plans of dozens of individuals to determine what they had planned and why. His book contains ten true stories of people who planned physical illnesses, having handicapped children, deafness, blindness, drug addiction, alcoholism, losing a loved one, and severe accidents. The book contains the actual conversations souls had with one another when they planned their lives together. Suffering that once seemed purposeless becomes imbued with deep meaning; negative feelings are healed and replaced by acceptance, forgiveness, gratitude, and peace.