We are the most nurture and experience-dependent species that has ever existed on the planet.
This means that our brains are not just hardwired from birth.
They are literally, physically, neurologically, moment-by-moment, formed and built by our experiences.
The more we learn about the brain's plasticity, the less society can let themselves off the hook for not ensuring the safety and nurturing of our children.
We must stop acting as though behavior problems and mental illness are things that occur in isolation.
We are social animals and what happens to us socially affects our brains, minds and bodies.
We all play a role in how we are shaping each other's brain architecture: parents to children, teachers to students, leaders to employees, strangers to strangers and friends to friends.
Agency is the belief that we have what it takes to change, to grow, evolve and ‘figure things out’.
Understanding the malleability of our brain increases our sense of agency - not just as individuals, but who we are as a society and as a species.
If you are reading this, you are part of a group of us, who are here to help the human species evolve into a new era of resilience, hope and compassion.
We are here together, on this leading edge, to bring more love and light and hope into humanity's collective field.
Please make 2020 a year where you SHARE what you learn about neuroplasticity, the effects of trauma on our brain's architecture, as well as the STRENGTH and HOPE that come from our neurobiological understanding of how much we ALL need to be nurtured by generous love.
“Our great challenge is to apply the lessons of neural plasticity, the flexibility of brain circuits, to rewire the brains and re-organize the minds of people who have been programmed by life itself to experience others as threats and themselves as helpless.”
- Bessel Van Der Kolk, M.D., The Body Keeps the Score
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