10 Lessons from the book What Happened to You?

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We elicit from the world what we project into the world; but what you project is based upon what happened to you as a child.

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The experiences in the first years of life are disproportionately powerful in shaping how your brain organizes

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The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

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We need to understand that victims of trauma are more prone to all forms of addiction because their baseline of stress is different.

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we all require some reciprocal social feedback to stay engaged.

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Your connectedness to other people is so key to buffering any current stressor—and to healing from past trauma.

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You can’t give what you don’t have.

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What happened to you as an infant has a profound impact on this capacity to love and be loved.

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