"When we are denying what is not working in our lives, pushing ourselves to conform to a society on the brink of environmental devastation and moral collapse, suppressing our emotions, suffering in
silence by ourselves, living in social isolation, ignoring our intuitions, disconnecting from our spiritual lives, or otherwise turning away from the truth of our deepest knowing, our nervous systems instinctively react as if a predator is out to get us, triggering
the biochemistry of "fight or flight," which disables the body's natural self-healing abilities. Yet many of us are doing this unwittingly, thinking we are doing what we must to live a healthy lifestyle, not realizing that with trauma reverberating in
our systems we are creating in our bodies the perfect setup for disease."