Monthly Archives: July 2012

Got PTSD?

The more I learn about PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), the more I understand the choices I’ve made in the past and the opportunity that exists for making new choices that enable a more self-actualized and joyous future. Yesterday, at the California State Fair, I searched for a ride my partner and I could enjoy. One…

Bathing Suits and Scars

This post is inspired by Fred Vanderbom’s Survivors of Infant Surgery blog post “Scar Acceptance 2.” He writes about the challenge of making peace with our pyloric stenosis scars. And in his post, he includes a wonderful photo of he and his wife in swimsuits, lounging on beach chairs at the side of pool. He…

The Eye of PTSD

PTSD happens without warning. This week, I stayed at my god-daughter’s while attending The Healing Art of Writing Workshop. Each night before I went to bed, I warmed up the room with a heating lamp; its glow was friendly and warm. I usually turned it off well before I shut the light. One night though, I unplugged…

Off to the Healing Art of Writing Workshop!

I’m off to The Healing Art of Writing Workshop at Dominican University in San Rafael, California, a city in Marin County just north of San Francisco. I am hoping to make some strong connections with other writers and healers, affirm my dedication to writing, revel in the company of writers and artists who are devoted to…