Does trauma get passed down from one generation to another?

In Susan Cain’s new book, Bittersweet, she briefly discusses epigenetic research and how we pass down trauma from older generations to younger ones. In studies of multiple generations of mice, those who are exposed to trauma can pass down trauma to their offspring and beyond, even if they don’t raise the mice as their own.

The Art of Gathering: A Book Review

The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker focuses on the interpersonal, connective part of gathering rather than the logistics. If you’ve ever been an introvert stuck at a party where the hosts just expect everyone to have a good time if there’s enough food and humans, you are going to love this book!