Recommended Reads – Childhood Disrupted

I feel like I need white wine while I write these…

This week’s pick is Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal.  A book with a long title, but an even longer lasting impact.  This shit just made sense to me and I am so thankful to Donna Jackson Nakazawa for doing the research. For anyone who has experienced, or knows someone who has experienced trauma as a child, this book is a must read.  A genuine explanation of how your childhood impacts your total life’s health, this book will spark self inquiry and strengthen your empathy muscles.

If you’ve not been affected by trauma, try imagining the feeling you get right as you think you’re going to get in a car accident. Many people spent an entire childhood trapped in that feeling, a constant state of fight or flight, except they could choose neither.  Now imagine the stress you feel after the car accident, you may not be able to unlive that trauma, you continue to see it, hear it, smell it over and over again for days, weeks, or years.  That is the constant life of an adult who has unresolved issues from trauma.

Each traumatic incident hits each one of us differently.  For some, they might not even refer to what happened as trauma, but it is important to know what you can do to understand how particular emotions linger in your DNA over time. If you are interested in understanding why people are the way they are, this book is for you.

Check this book out by going to or by clicking this link and search for Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal.  When I typed “Childhood” into the search bar and pressed enter, it was the second suggestion for me!  If you use my link, you’ll get a free audiobook download with a free 30-day trial. Seriously, just cancel that shit if you don’t like it.

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