Monthly Archives: January 2013

Infant Circumcision–“An Unnatural Reality”

Robert Clover Johnson comments below on my previous post, dated January 21, 2013, about Robin Grille’s article “What Your Child Remembers–New discoveries about early memory and how it affects us.” I want to thank him personally for having the courage and taking the time to share his experiences and his knowledge with us. He is…

“Every Emotionally Meaningful Experience . . . is Stored in Memory”

The article “What Your Child Remembers–New Discoveries about Early Memory and How it Affects Us” by Robin Grille, psychologist, educator, and author, is chock full of information everyone should know, regardless of whether one has experienced trauma or not. Here are some samples from the essay. Most of us have been told at one time or another…

Cause of Pyloric Stenosis? Prevention? Who Cares!

I just finished reading an article “Centennial of Pyloromyotomy” in the Journal of Neonatal Surgery by Dr. V. Raveenthiran, a pediatric surgeon with SRM Medical College and Hospital in Chennai, India. Since 2012 was the year to celebrate the discovery by Dr. Conrad Ramstedt of the Ramstedt procedure, a surgical technique which saved my life as an…

Out in the Community with ReStory Your Life

I am psyched. I gave my first talk out in the world beyond the classrooms of The College of Alameda and it was thrilling. Eight women from the Women’s Motivational Meetup in Sacramento, hosted by Griffin Toffler, gave me their attention, listened to my lecture, and participated in a writing exercise at the library in…