“It Didn’t Start With You”
Mark Wolyn

12 April 2023
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The book, in one sentence

  • Loneliness is a universal human experience that can drive us to seek connection and avoid isolation.
  • While we all handle loneliness differently, we share an interesting biological tendency to avoid loneliness.
  • Understanding this evolutionary bias in an increasingly digital world can help us consciously navigate our excessive scrolling on social media and prioritize authentic human connections.

Short Summary

Author Mark Wolynn draws from his extensive research and experience to illustrate how ancestral traumas can unknowingly shape our thoughts, feelings, and actions.

The book features case studies and exercises to assist readers in identifying and releasing these inherited traumas.

Three key takeaways

  1. Trauma can pass down through generations and manifest subtly in our lives.
  2. Identifying and addressing these inherited traumas is crucial for healing and breaking the cycle.
  3. Tools such as meditation, visualization, and therapy can aid in freeing ourselves from the traumas that hold us back.

Why Should I Read This Book?

If you feel stuck in recurring emotional or behavioral patterns or struggle with anxiety or depression without a clear cause. “Didn’t Start With You” provides a fresh perspective on the influence of family trauma and practical guidance for healing.

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