121 – Free Hong Kong, ACEs, and a rational, predictable, and intelligible world


Freedom for Hong Kong! :) If we don’t focus on what ails us, in terms of developmental trauma, we’ll tend to relive it. So, it’s vital to recognize and be mindful of the impact of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and, just as importantly, to work on remedying the various causes of them. Autonomy wars persist tragically due to sacrificed needs early on and as we mature, so enemy images, animosity, and fears become established, often preventing a healthy shift out of the status quo. At the end of the show notes for this episode is the first of many questions posed by psychologist Nathaniel Branden, which are quite useful to reflect on for growth. The costly systems that parents oftentimes find themselves immersed in (and grew up in) are a major part of the problem in need of transformation.

CDC: Childhood Trauma Is A Public Health Issue And We Can Do More To Prevent It

We need more no-nonsense doctors like Ken Berry…

Opinion: The latest flip-flop on red meat uses best science in place of best guesses by Nina Teicholz

In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition scientists get it so wrong for so long?
by Ian Leslie


Question #1. “When you were a child, did your parents’ manner of behaving and of dealing with you give you the impression that you were living in a world that was rational, predictable, and intelligible? Or a world that was bewildering, contradictory, incomprehensible, unknowable?”

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Kosheen – All in my head (Planet Funk Remix)