Princess Diana’s brother Charles Spencer recounts shared childhood trauma: ‘In it together’

“Our father was a quiet and constant source of love, but our mother wasn’t cut out for maternity. Not her fault, she couldn’t do it,” he said. “While she was packing her stuff to leave, she promised Diana [then aged five] she’d come back to see her. Diana used to wait on the doorstep for […]

Spirit Molecules: Allies for Healing from Trauma

People with PTSD use all kinds of medications to self-medicate. Understanding the types of drugs that people use help us understand more specifically the psychological biological and spiritual needs to address through the with conscious use of psychoactive alternatives. With the exception of tobacco, which I include here, because of its historical use as a ritual […]

‘Superpower’:Unlike adults, children use both brain hemispheres to understand language and recover from neural energy much easier

Published in PNAS, the study focuses on one task, language, and finds that to understand language children use both hemispheres. This finding fits with previous and ongoing research, led by Georgetown neurology professor Elissa L. Newport, PhD, a former postdoctoral fellow Olumide Olulade, MD, PhD, and neurology assistant professor Anna Greenwald, PhD. “This is very […]

After Beirut explosion, helpers tend to shock and trauma

“In a moment where we all lost hope, in a way, I don’t know how it is that right away we decided we needed to do something,” Younes said. “We got back on our feet, and everyone tried to help in the way they know and to offer the skills they have.”

A VERY adult colouring book: Lingerie firm releases volume of pictures of scantily-clad women to try and capitalise on craze for grown-up versions of children’s books

‘We are hoping that women will send in their ideas for new colour combinations for our lingerie from their colouring in books. If we love the colours they could feature in our next season’s collection.’

Aotearoa in 20: Rue-Jade Morgan’s Māori culture carried him out of a childhood surrounded by gangs to a life of helping others

I want to see them develop, grow and flourish. I’m going to be there for them to finish sobbing, not relegate them to a corner like a dog or beat the s… out of them because they wanted to say something. If they see how I treat their mothers, they will treat their loved ones […]

How Triggers From Your Childhood Shape Your Parenting

But this doesn’t work so well if the experience was being humiliated by a teacher, which might make you quake when you have to speak up at a staff meeting. And it really gets in your way if the original experience was being frightened of, yelled at, or hit by a parent. If those memories […]

At 35, Carrie Was Finally Feeling Secure In Her Adult Life. The Coronavirus Completely Derailed It.

On Aug. 15, five months to the day from her first symptom, Carrie took a gamble and held her breath. She accepted her first catering gig in nearly six months, a brunch for six of her friends. Before all of this, she would have sailed through this event in her sleep. But now it feels […]

Film available on YouTube shines light on childhood cancer

Spear has been cancer-free now for 21 years. Music had always been a part of her life. By age 17, she had performed on American Idol and was asked to sing for the patients at Texas Children’s. Returning to the place that had cared for her so well in the past, she was shocked and […]

I dread the day when my gorgeous girl, 11, can no longer call me mummy because of childhood dementia

The cost would be covered by Taysha but spaces are limited and she is still waiting to hear. Eighteen months on from the heartbreaking diagnosis, Molly relies on a wheelchair. She can walk a few steps but is prone to falls. Her speech is limited to a few words and she relies on Adele for […]