Have you ever read a book and felt the author was speaking directly to you, looking in your eyes to ensure you’re listening? This recently happened to me with Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero, the founding minister of the New Life Fellowship Church in Queens, N.Y.
Working as a physician for the underserved and homeless in our nations’s capital was an eye-opener for me. I saw patients with multiple health problems. Why so many diseases? Lifestyle choices, stress, and poverty? Yes, these were big factors. But there was something else, something big, which I only came to understand later. Let me share with you what I have learned about Adverse Childhood Events or ACEs.