The Buddha is most known for saying, "May all beings be free of suffering and the roots of suffering.” Today, unlike any other time in history, we are able to address suffering and the roots of suffering by stopping “The Silent Epidemic.” A silent killer of epidemic proportions, responsible for 7 of 10 deaths, significant impairments in health, relationships, quality and duration of life.
At the Root of Our Ills
At the root of the "Silent Epidemic" is “Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACES. A landmark ACE trial of more than 17,000 people irrefutably demonstrated a direct link between adverse childhood events and poor health, poor quality of life, mental health challenges and early death. Dr. Nadine Burke makes a compelling case for the fact that despite overwhelming evidence, the epidemic isn't being adequately addressed. Part of the problem is that most people are unaware that their suffering is a result of a troubled childhood. Worse still, many with troubled childhoods have minimized, normalized or compartmentalized growing up in a dysfunctional home, so it goes unrecognized. Others think they have to have been physically abused. In just ten questions, your ACE score provides an indicator of your risk for poor health and quality of life. It's as, if not more, important than knowing other "silent killer" health numbers like blood pressure or cholesterol numbers. You can get your ACE Score here.
Despite epic numbers of people taking mood modulating prescriptions daily, we have obvious epidemic levels of suicide, opioid and alcohol deaths. It's no surprise that mood modulators for depression help less than 50% of patients and anti-anxiety meds are barely bandages because drugs can't address what’s stewing beneath the surface of those with traumatic histories. Those traumatic roots gnaw at survivors 24/7, tormenting them, and those around them, when triggered. At best, unhealed trauma robs people of quality of life and the ability to actualize their potential. True healing takes a holistic approach to address the roots of suffering.
A Mission and Vision
As a "sur-thriveor” and experienced yogi with a lifetime of careers in allied healthcare and corporate adult education, whose name literally means, “one who lives in divine consciousness with love and compassion,” I'm compelled to do all that I can to reduce suffering and the roots of suffering through:
Outreach efforts...4 phases of free education to drive awareness, destigmatize, expand access to learning and healing tools to reach as many people as possible.
Offering Heals Journeys with proven outcomes as holistic (physical, mental, emotional and metaphysical) as online journeys and retreats for those who can pay.
Distributing Heals Journey profits...to benefactors working directly with at-risk kids and teens.
Everyday life-hacks for relief are coming after the awareness and education phases so please refer to family or friends who could benefit to follow this free education page on FaceBook or to opt-in for more education and notifications here.
"May all beings be free from suffering and the roots of suffering. May all beings be happy and safe."May they have happy minds." ~The Buddha
In peace, light and love, Devpreet Kaur, E-RYT, IKYTA, CCTP