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“Scarey” thing

This week I did a “scarey” thing… that wasn’t… I was invited into the 6th grade at Johnson Elementary School to help the students prepare for their transition to middle school.  Specifically to help the students build refusal skills to...

How Childhood Trauma Impacts Health Across the Lifespan Resources

Dave Yacavone shared this comment on social media in regards to the recent workshop, “How Childhood Trauma Impacts Health Across the Lifespan:” As promised here are the links to the resources shared at the end: Nadine Burke Harris -Ted talk:...

How Childhood Trauma Affects Lifelong Health

Trauma… it’s the really horrific things that we go through as people… things that deeply impact us. For some trauma is a single point in time while others experience ongoing trauma and instability. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary includes these concepts when defining...

B.E.A.T.S

It messes up your life. It makes your family not like you. It can make you less smart than you already are. You crave it and you choose it over somebody else.  You can’t help yourself. They mess with your body. You age prematurely. You get all wrinkly—if you smoke—and...