Jul 2 – Jul 8, 2023 | Little Sparks #9


How was your week?

The weather was really lovely here, so I enjoyed my time outside.

Here’s my reading highlight:

What Happened to You by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce D. Perry
4 stars

This is an exciting book format, cause while it’s an audiobook, it is also a conversation between both authors. We hear Oprah speak on personal experiences and interactions with guests on their traumatic experiences. We also hear actual playbacks from the Oprah Winfrey Show on those experiences. After this, Bruce speaks scientifically, explaining how that traumatic experience has affected their lives and brains.

The book overall highlighted the need for us to move away from “what is wrong with you” to “what happened to you” when discussing trauma.