Status: Contemplating “connectedness”

You have to give to the world the thing that you want the most, in order to fix the broken parts inside you.Eve Ensler

The more I read about allostatic load, epigenetics & Life Course Health Development, the more I have to accept that all is connected. The bio-psychosocial model is outdated. Can human experience be broken down neatly into 3 parts?

We are living, breathing organisms. Our bodies are alive and vitally connected to the societies they inhabit. Our pain, our trauma, forced through human brutality shapes us biologically–changes our genetic transcription process and continues to have effects for generations. Our healing, too, through social connection, changes our internal architecture: our brains, hearts and forges the tragectory of our lives. 

We are greater than the sum of our parts, both as individuals and as humankind. 

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