We are a stressed society and many of us self-medicate in ways that only amplify our stress. In this episode, YFM investigates the science of stress and how to reduce it, especially in the age of COVID. We explore the research behind meditation and mindfulness and offer ways to implement healing practices. Exploring another facet of stress, YFM takes a closer look at the millions of Americans who report sleep disruptions as a leading cause of stress. We highlight research that shows the impact of a bad night's sleep and talk to a leading expert who goes beyond basic sleep hygiene, giving advice we can all use to improve sleep habits. We also learn about intergenerational trauma which is an area of research proving that trauma inflicted on one generation is inherited by the generations that follow and a source of unspoken stress. It's a fascinating area of research that asks us to confront our own truths and traumas, to help us understand the power we have to influence our descendants.