Nadine Burke Harris: What Your Childhood Means for Your Health

Can trauma you experienced as a kid still affect you now? What about the traumatic experiences of our parents and grandparents? Is there a way to undo what California Surgeon General Dr. Nadine Burke Harris calls the “toxic stress response”?

In this conversation, Kate and Nadine discuss:

  • Why “picking yourself up by your bootstraps” is an incomplete (and unhelpful) story
  • A better way to define resilience
  • How your zip code might determine your health
  • How fostering nurturing relationships help heal our bodies
  • What baby rats can teach us about learning to change

Kate ends with a Blessing for if You had a Painful Childhood. And whew, will this episode crack you open and heal the tender parts of you you didn’t know needed it.