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The Deepest Well by Nadine Burke Harris

by | Mar 19, 2021

The Deepest Well by Nadine Burke Harris was recommended to me by my sister-in-law. She had to read it for a continuing education book study as a teacher at her school. While I’d known about ACES, The Deepest Well completely changed what I knew about them.

Nadine Burke Harris has spent nearly her entire career as a pediatrician in “a bad neighborhood.” She began noticing patterns among her patients, and began asking questions that didn’t necessarily have easy, straight-forward answers. The further she dug, the more she realized just how much childhood adversity affects EVERYONE.

So, what is childhood adversity? They’re events or situations that occur in childhood that put the child’s body in a heightened state of stress for long periods of time. And that continual flood of the stress hormone cortisol rewrites the child’s supra-dna, making them much more susceptible to poor health later on. And while not every child or adult has an ACES score, all of us know many people who do. After all, it’s estimated 67% of the population has an ACES score. That’s in America. The numbers are actually higher in developing nations. 

Harris lays out not only her journey in The Deepest Well, but she points to all of the things people across the world are trying to educate people about ACES. And, more importantly, she give six areas that you can focus on to heal from your own ACES or help your children/spouse/loved ones heal from theirs. 

I definitely recommend this book.

Oh, and I listened to the audiobook read by the narrator. She did an awesome job, and I highly recommend the audio version.

 

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Adriel Wiggins

Adriel Wiggins

Owner, Adriel Wiggins Author Services and Consulting

Hello! I’m Adriel Wiggins, wife, mother of three, bibliophile, art geek, and all around student. I’ve been on a quest all of my life to learn as much as I possibly can about everything I possibly can. This has helped me tremendously in what eventually became my life’s purpose: to help other people become the best version of themselves. It is in that line that I became an assistant.

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