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Deep acting at work could be a protective factor for employees in challenging situations, but it can also take a toll and lead to burnout.

Let go of toxic workplace ‘emotional labour’ in 2019

To protect employees from burnout, organizations should recognize which emotions are expected to be managed as a part of the job, and what situations generate emotional labour.
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Extreme stress in childhood is toxic to your DNA

Separating children from their parents is not just a psychological stress, it's a DNA stress. Scientific research shows that early life stress may have irreversible effects on how DNA works in the cells of the body.
New research shows that when mothers who have experienced childhood trauma feel supported by the people around them – such as therapists, physicians, friends and neighbours – their risk of pregnancy complications is substantially reduced. (Shutterstock)

How compassion can triumph over toxic childhood trauma

Childhood trauma impacts women's health and can be passed from parent to child. New research shows that when new mothers feel supported, the risk of pregnancy complications is reduced.

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