Monthly Archives: August 2013

Leave Trauma Behind: Draw Your Way to Relief

First of all, when I say draw, I mean scribble. One does NOT need to be an artist or even talented at drawing to get an image down onto paper. No need for drawing paper or fancy art materials, only a pencil and a piece of paper. The drawing is for your eyes and no…

Writing with the Left Hand

At age 22, I was a junior at Barnard College in New York City, experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, and facial pain from TMJ (tempero-mandibular joint). Little did I know at the time that I had post-traumatic stress (PTS) from an infant surgery for pyloric stenosis, a stomach blockage, at 26 days old. Naively, after the spring…

It’s about infant surgery, stupid!

Indulge me for a moment while I rant about the fact that Google doesn’t seem to be picking up the key words on my blog: It’s about infant surgery, stupid!  It’s about infant surgery. It’s about infant trauma, stupid!  Infant trauma. It’s about post-traumatic stress, stupid! Post-traumatic stress.  It’s about using writing as a healing…

Check out my Updated ART and POETRY Pages!

I’m excited to tell you that I have some new material to share! After clicking on MY WORK on the home page, click on ART. You’ll find 50 of my drawings and paintings that are included in various posts I’ve written over the past three years and are now available in a ‘slideshow’ fashion. You…