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photo of ME's adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) guest, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris

We’ve known that adversity and trauma in childhood have long-term effects on mental health and well-being. But in recent years, groundbreaking research on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) has demonstrated the long-term consequences for physical health, including heart disease, lung disease and cancer.   As a pediatrician, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris confronted the effects of early…

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photo of ME's early childhood social-emotional development guest, Paula Frisk

Have you ever heard someone say about a baby or toddler, “It’s a good thing that trauma happened before he was aware of it.” Unfortunately, that is a very misleading statement. Long before babies have words, they can experience stress and trauma and remember it in their bodies and brains, often with lasting negative effects…

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photo of ME's childhood anxiety guest, Dr. Elizabeth Reeve

Does your child stress out in new situations, lose sleep over upcoming tests or become upset when things don’t go as planned? Childhood anxiety affects many children and often runs in families. But there are helpful steps you can take to ease your child’s anxiety and teach skills your child can use to manage his…

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photo of ME's saving an unhappy marriage guest, Dr. Bill Doherty

Even under the best of circumstances, marriage involves hard work, with highs and lows an expected part of the journey. Responsibilities of parenting create added stress even in the best of marriages. But what if your marriage is really not what you want it to be? What if you believe your unhappy marriage is on…

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photo of ME's chemistry of calm and joy guest, Dr. Henry Emmons

As parents, many of us often find ourselves in reactive mode, letting stress, frustration, anger or disappointment overwhelm us. For some of us, those feelings reach the level of clinical depression or an anxiety disorder.   Dr. Henry Emmons has spent his career helping people understand and apply the chemistry of calm and  joy by…

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