Little Women–Lots of Truth

“I don’t understand it. What can there be in a simple little story like that to make people praise it so?” she said quite bewildered.  “There is truth in it, Jo, that’s the secret…” --- From its first publication, Little Women was a sensation. Though one of the characters jokes that no one would want… Continue reading Little Women–Lots of Truth

The Damage Done

A recently popular TED talk focused on how the biggest risk to our physical well being is exposure to one thing: childhood trauma.  The speaker explains how trauma actually affects how the brain develops. As one who has experienced childhood trauma, I found this TED talk extremely depressing. It often feels like the imprint of… Continue reading The Damage Done