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How High ACE Scores Can Impact Adult Health

 

by Juliet Bonnay, 10 November 2017 (updated 16 November 2017)

ACE stands for Adverse Childhood Experiences. And they can turn “gold into lead,” maintains Vincent Felitti, MD.  Adverse experiences include emotional abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, physical abuse, having a caregiver who has a drinking problem, takes drugs, is depressed, or has a mental illness. Experiencing parental divorce, having a parent incarcerated, or being permanently separated from one or both parents are also adverse experiences for a child – ones that can include violence and much heartache.

Dr Felitti found that the higher an ACE score is, the greater its impact will be on adult health – even fifty years later.    Read…


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Watch the video about the Éiriú Eolas breathing technique and what makes it so effective, and learn how to master not only your breath, but also your emotional response to difficult and trying situations. Read…


To Fly Free

How to Free Yourself From Attachments

November 15, 2013
Our eternal state is peaceful and loving. But we block and distort this energy with our attachments. Attachments turn love into fear, peace into anger, and then distort our attitudes and actions towards others. Be guided through a powerful exercise to release attachments that will lighten your life. Read…


Creating Happy Children

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Children are full of life. Remove the darkness of negativity and fear and they radiate happiness like a sun bursting with light again after the dark clouds have rolled away. This is what I discovered while teaching creative drama to many children who came from troubled homes. Read…


The Negative Consequences of Abuse and Trauma

June 25, 2013
Behind the bulk of mental health problems are “really bad, serious things that are disturbing children over a long period of time,” says Dr. Colin Ross, talking about the psychological impact of childhood trauma and sexual abuse featured in this post. Read…


Healing MeditationA Meditation for Letting Go

April 11, 2013
If you have trouble living in present time and instead let bad memories from a painful past stalk your days and nights, or cause fears to cast ominous shadows into your future, try letting them all go to a wise person using this meditation. Read…


Depression can Hide AngerInterpreting Dreams Through Art

January 16, 2013
Dreams can tell you a lot about what is going on in your unconscious mind. But how can you decipher what they mean? One way I interpret dreams is to draw or paint an aspect of it that dominates… Read…


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