Written by : Paula Felps 

Reclaiming Happiness With Dr. Valerie Rein

Stress and anxiety is something we’re all familiar with, but this week’s guest uses the science of epigenetics to discover how stress and trauma from previous generations is affecting us today. Dr. Valerie Rein’s book, Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment, looks at the research behind this reality and provides tools for identifying and managing intergenerational stress. Today, she’s here to talk about how this works in our lives and how we can identify and overcome it.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How toxic stress from trauma is passed on through generations.
  • What Patriarchy Stress Disorder is and why it is the cause of so much underlying stress.
  • Why the pandemic was particularly challenging for women — and what to do about it now.


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