Monthly Archives: July 2014

Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, New Jersey: Returning after 62 years

For the first time in sixty-two years, I returned to the hospital that saved my life when I was one month old after having been operated on for pyloric stenosis, a stomach obstruction. Now the hospital is called, as is obvious from the photo, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and is well-known as a trauma…

Place of Respite: The New York Game Club

Amazing that West 84th Street, where I used to live at The New York Game Club, an intake center for Synanon which was a rehabilitation community in California, is now also named Edgar Allan Poe St. Perfect for the woman who emerged from the boiling cauldron of that time as a poet–me! I am on the east…

Joyously Living Now: Understanding the Past is Key

Joyously living now depends, in part, on our ability to recognize our triggers, accept them, and let them go so that we can be more fully present in our now. Now is our point of power but often, in order to experience this reality, we must understand the past and the way it has cut into and…

ReStory Notes: Some Powerful Questions & Answers

The ReStory Your Life – Freedom After Trauma Meetup that I led may be over, but the notes I made and the lessons I planned are still relevant. I recently reread some of the ideas that I offered in the talk I gave before we shared as a group and wrote. In time, I stopped…