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3 Critical Ways Trauma in Childhood Can Harm Us as Adults

Trauma can take on many forms during childhood. Some children may witness or experience violence, while others may experience emotional or physical neglect. Trauma in childhood can also come from other forms of abuse, all of which are tragic. Needless to say, when you grow up in a traumatizing environment, signs of that trauma will . . . . Continue Reading


Schools Push Back Start Times to Boost Productivity and Mental Health

Do you remember the dreaded early mornings before school? They were brutal. The snooze button could only help so much. For decades, early start times and grade school seemed to go hand in hand. Now, some schools are fighting back in an effort to improve academic performance and mental health. With a population of just . . . . Continue Reading


From Peer Pressured Drug Addict to Helping Others Recover

Do you remember high school? I sure do. For many, high school is a time of experimentation and exploration. During this period, many feel intense pressure to “fit in” with the “in” crowd. Keisha Anderson was not any different from the norm. Growing up in Kentucky, Anderson was a self-proclaimed “people pleaser.”  She hung out with . . . . Continue Reading


7 Ways to Overcome Childhood Adversity

The expression, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,” is not always true. More often than not, the opposite is true. As children, the pain we endure does not always make us stronger; sometimes they make us more vulnerable.  Cutting-edge research reveals that our childhood emotional trauma plays a huge role in whether we develop physical disease . . . . Continue Reading


6 Ways Your Family’s Alcoholism Affected You

An estimated 6.6 million children under the age of 18 years old live in households with at least one alcoholic parent. The lasting effects of being raised in an alcoholic household can carry on for a life time. There is a tendency for us to recreate the homes we had as children. Often, these experiences . . . . Continue Reading


Life Expectancy Grows for Women Older than 50

With the successful management and even eradication of some communicable diseases such as the flu and polio, life expectancy grows for women older than 50. Nowadays, the reasons women older than 50 die are from mostly treatable or at least manageable diseases. Leading Causes of Death Are Treatable According to the World Health Organization’s Department . . . . Continue Reading


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