Monthly Archives: December 2010

PTSD and Infant Critical Care: Reflecting on My Brother and Me

Last night, I walked around my neighborhood, looking at holiday lights. I stood mesmerized before the display of a train, whose wheels looked as though they were turning because of the sequence of blinking lights. My late brother’s first professional job was with Southern Pacific, in southern California, as a mechanical engineer.  He designed box…

Of Hands and Scalpels

In a recent session with a spiritual guide, I learned that in order to be a powerful healer in the world, I would have to transform what I learned when my infant body came into contact with the knife or scalpel.  I was shown that I must understand my hand as three things: the hand…