On this weeks Topic Tuesday Meredith picks a quote from page 108 of What Happened to you? Conversations on trauma, resilience, and healing by Bruce D Perry, M.D., Ph.D. and Oprah Winfrey.
"Our major finding is that your history of relational health—your connectedness to family, community, and culture—is more predictive of your mental health than your history of adversity. This is similar to the findings of other researchers looking at the power of positive relationships on health. Connectedness has the power to counterbalance adversity."