Author: Donna Jackson Nakazawa
Your biography becomes your biology. The emotional trauma we suffer as children not only shapes our emotional lives as adults but also affects our physical health, longevity and overall well-being. When children encounter sudden or chronic adversity, stress hormones cause powerful changes in the body, altering the body’s chemistry. Donna Jackson Nakazawa shares stories from people who have recognized and overcome their adverse experiences, shows why some children are more immune to stress than others, and explains why women are at particular risk.