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Donna Jackson Nakazawa

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Award-winning journalist and internationally-recognized speaker Donna Jackson Nakazawa began writing at twelve years old, after her father passed away unexpectedly. Recording her thoughts and feelings in a journal helped her to make sense of a world without him. When she came to the last page of her diary, she wrote, “I think I’m going to be a writer.”

Later, in college, she joined the staff of Duke’s literary journal, and published poems and short stories in journals. She received a grant to write in France. When she returned home, she enrolled in the Radcliffe Publishing Procedures Program and found work in the magazine industry as a science journalist.

She began writing books. She got married and had two children. Then, life interrupted: s
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Quiet Your Body and Mind

Hello Friends. As a SciComm journalist with 30 years of reporting and 6 books under my belt, which focus on how our stress response governs our immune health, I’ve been thinking about what I have learned, and how I might help you quiet your body and mind during this #pandemic. For many of us the collective … Continue reading Quiet Your Body and Mind → Read more of this blog post »
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“Interestingly, recurrent humiliation by a parent caused a slightly more detrimental impact and was marginally correlated to a greater likelihood of adult illness and depression. Simply living with a parent who puts you down and humiliates you, or who is alcoholic or depressed, can leave you with a profoundly hurtful ACE footprint and alter your brain and immunologic functioning for life.”
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“When he was alive, you shared a great affinity. A love of writing, books, Shakespeare, journalism, a certain way of looking at the world,” Marla says. “You must have felt very validated by him, understood for who you were. Your incredible connection to him was very empowering.”
Donna Jackson Nakazawa, The Last Best Cure: My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy, a nd My Life

“It was as if I’d been running from my past, my story, my pain, and I’d run smack into myself again,” she says.”
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