Weekend Reading | May 1

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Below is a collection of various blog posts meant to encourage, inspire or educate. Grab a steaming mug of hot liquid this weekend and steal away to a quiet corner for some quick reads.

The Cutting Edge of Trauma Treatment: Healing Through the Body

Because trauma is so linked with the body, a growing number of people—led by van der Kolk—have been vocal advocates for incorporating body-based techniques into trauma recovery. And although yogis have understood the mind-body link for thousands of years, modern science is now catching up: cutting-edge brain scans have recently given neuroscientists the chance to more accurately understand the physiological effects of trauma on the body. With this knowledge, it’s clear that practices like yoga, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Somatic Experiencing can help unlock the body’s pattern of fear by allowing trauma survivors to become masters—rather than victims—of their own physiology.

5 Things I Learned When I Said Yes to My Daughter for 24 Hours

I’m writing this on the other side of our inaugural Yes Day, and I’m exhausted. I should have invested in some sort of advanced vitamin regimen in the week running up to the big day. Tiredness aside, I’ve got to say, that kid and her little big idea reminded me of a few things my tired mom brain had forgotten over the past year or so.

Getting to the Conversation Behind the Conversation

Any child who cannot accept corrections or simple feedback is a child who has deep fears of being rejected. Such a child lives with an internal belief system that says she is not good enough nor is she lovable.

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