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Here's a place where you can review books, educational dvds and documentaries that relate to ACE concepts or trauma-informed practices. "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world." ~ Nelson Mandela

Book Reviews

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Justin Baldoni opens up about body dysmorphia and his struggles to be 'man enough' (upworthy.com)

Baldoni opens up about his body image issues in his new book, "Man Enough: Undefining My Masculinity." In fact, he shares that he's spent much of his life suffering from body dysmorphia—a psychological disorder in which people have a distorted perception of a part of their body, where they see something different in the mirror than what other people see. Now he's 37, and though he thought he'd moved past those insecurities, he admits found himself anxious on the set of Jane the Virgin...

John Lewis on Love, Forgiveness, and the Seedbed of Personal Strength (brainpickings.org)

Once in a generation, if we are lucky, someone comes about who in every aspect of their being models for us how to do that, how to be that — how to place love at the center, the center that holds solid as all around it breaks, the solid place that becomes the fort of what is unbreakable in us and the fulcrum of change. Among those rare, miraculous few was John Lewis (February 21, 1940–July 17, 2020), who began his life by preaching to the chickens at his parents’ farm in southern Alabama and...

Adversity Needn’t Thwart or Define You. Here’s How to Cope. [nytimes.com]

The author had a chipped tooth. It ruined her looks, she thought. She had to interview someone for her book, and she really wanted to cancel. The interview subject was Mariatu Kamara, the young woman from Sierra Leone who wrote “The Bite of the Mango,” a memoir about surviving a civil war, rape, losing the baby that resulted from the rape, having her hands chopped off, making it to safety and finally leaving everyone she knew to seek refuge in Canada. The author thought about this, about why...

NEW BOOK REVIEW: Lost Connections: The Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpeced Solutions, by Johann Hari

I loved Johann Hari's book Chasing The Scream-The First & The Last Days On The War on Drugs so much, that I immediately purchased his newest book: Lost Connections: The Real Causes of Depression and the Unexpected Solutions , and listened to it on Audible. It was so good, I couldn't stop listening to it and finished it within 3 days! All I can say is READ or LISTEN To IT! It is so relevant to ACE's science. He references Dr. Felitti and the ACE's research in it. He also covers childhood...

Nadine Burke Harris debuts "The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity" in Philadelphia

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris debuted her book, The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity , at the Philadelphia Free Library this evening in a talk and book signing. This first stop in an ambitious book tour that crisscrosses the country reflects a mission that Burke Harris has pursued for nearly a decade: to spread the knowledge about the science of adverse childhood experiences, and about how people can use this knowledge to help solve our most intractable problems.

 
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