In a recent post, I mentioned my abiding interest in the Science Times section of the NY Times. My other loyalty, as many of you have also cultivated, is to NPR, public radio, particularly their interviews with various experts. So…one morning on my way to the gym I heard an interview about a scientific study that definitively addresses the connection between difficult early childhood experiences and future adverse effects on health. I was quite excited to hear about this research, which began in the 90’s, and how its conclusions are gaining acceptance within the medical community. As a psychologist who expounds on the mind/body connection and addresses childhood stress and trauma through character and somatic work, I was thrilled to hear about the research and its validation of the relationship between trauma and future health sequela.