When we experience a traumatic event or period, the effects can have a serious impact on our wellbeing, whether we realize it or not. This can be especially true with childhood trauma, which can be difficult to fully identify, understand, and process--and as a result, move past. Unhealed and hidden emotional and mental wounds can do just as much, if not more damage than the physical type. For many, past trauma is the first step in a reoccurring cycle of future trauma and poor choices throughout adulthood—including self-medication through substance abuse or overeating, escape through high-risk behavior, and lacking self-worth which amounts to neglect of one’s health and wellness. Have you identified a childhood trauma or past event that once led you to poor lifestyle choices? Do you feel as though you’re free from that cycle? If you wish, share your thoughts in the comments.