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When You Get Scared, Are You an Opossum or a Skunk?

There are many “normal” ways to respond to stress. All of them have examples in the Animal Kingdom.

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In child psychiatrist Bruce Perry’s landmark book on trauma and healing, The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, he describes the case of Amber, an unconscious teenage girl whose doctors did everything they could think…

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Courtney Christine Woods

Courtney Christine Woods

Storyteller, social worker, solo parent. Fan of triads and alliteration. Believer that we’re all out here doing our best. Find me on FB @courtneycwrites