"Prolonged stress, that is stress where a resolution is not found, becomes toxic. Toxic stress is like a poison making its slow deadly way through the body. In particular, it affects the circuitry of the brain. "
"Years of research has shown that if the first two types of stresses(positive & tolerable) are like gusts of wind that may turn and topple a kid's thoughts, the toxic stress is like a hurricane that will take them off their feet and completely destroy the child's life no matter what."
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.