Author Archives: Headmistress

PTSD in soldiers may be connected to childhood trauma

New research on posttraumatic stress disorder in soldiers challenges popular assumptions about the origins and trajectory of PTSD, providing evidence that traumatic experiences in childhood – not combat – may predict which soldiers develop the disorder. More here “The vast majority of the soldiers (84%) were resilient, showing no PTSD symptoms at all or recovering […]

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Acclimating

We’re in Manila for a couple conferences.  We’re staying at the swankiest hotel in which I have ever stayed in my entire life.  I have been running around taking pictures like the country hick I am.   I was reading on my kindle and found myself all snuggled up in my very comfortable bed ,with […]

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K-Pop: This is What I Want

‘general.’ This is my latest ear-worm. It’s not profound, but it sticks. It’s catchy. It’s fun. It’s the soundtrack for the K-Drama Mad Dog, which is fun because of the characters, but the main mystery/conflict with an insurance company and an airplane company and victims of some kind of fraud is fuzzy, unclear, and not […]

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Tozer, for my Commonplace Book

“There is today no lack of Bible teachers to set forth correctly the principles of the doctrines of Christ, but too many of these seem satisfied to teach the fundamentals of the faith year after year, strangely unaware that there is in their ministry no manifest Presence…. The truth of Wesley’s words is established before […]

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PTSD and Gut Microbes

This is really fascinating: The bacteria in your gut could hold clues to whether or not you will develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after experiencing a traumatic event. …In recent years, scientists have become aware of the important role of microbes existing inside the human gastrointestinal tract, called the gut microbiome. These microbes perform important […]

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