What happens when we say "Yes!" to something, and it ends up being a terrific experience? Listen in to how Melanie met Andrea Heckman.
Andrea is a filmmaker, photographer, author and lecturer. She earned a doctorate in anthropology and art history, and has researched indigenous traditions, festivals and rituals for over 35 years.
In 1996, she was Fulbright scholar in Peru. A longtime world traveler, Andrea shares stories of her many adventures.
Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney, co-founder of the Anna, Age Eight Institute, continues the discussion regarding the national epidemic of adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, and childhood trauma.
Topics include the effects of scarcity mentality, the systemic flaws across a myriad of child welfare agencies and how to begin fixing them, and the 100% Solutions Spot.
Dr. Courtney suggests the focus should be on three areas:
ACEs, the Adverse Childhood Experience study, has changed how we understand childhood trauma. New Mexico ranks as one of the most dangerous states for children in the country.
Dr. Katherine Ortega Courtney, co-founder of the Anna, Age Eight Institute, helps us understand how adverse childhood experiences often lead to trauma, and how the repercussions can be felt community-wide.
She and Melanie talk about solutions, as well, in this first of two parts.