Weekend Reading | Apr. 29


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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.

Childhood Trauma Leads to Brains Wired for Fear

Traumatic childhood events can lead to mental health and behavioral problems later in life, explains psychiatristBessel van der Kolk, author of the recently published book, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma.

Everything You Need To Know About How Gut Bacteria Affects Your Kid’s Behavior

Medical research is finding that the stomach isn’t just the way to your heart (although pizza love is a powerful emotion), but also your mind. No doubt you’ve seen articles touting the gut/brain relationship everywhere (oh look, here’s one). But wouldn’t you rather trust a doctor who has applied this science to their own kid? Dr. Vincent Pedre is an expert on the subject of gut health, author of the new book Happy Gut, but most importantly he’s a father who got his son to like salad!

A Working Mum Looking In From Afar


This must be how it is for others looking in. They know it’s happening.  They understand it can get bad, but they don’t see how to help the situation.   And because some of it can be fleeting, they probably think it’s over now, so it’s all okay.   Unless we open the window a little wider, give a little more detail, ask some specific ‘asks’, they won’t really know how to interpret, and certainly won’t know how to act upon, what it is we are saying.

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