Category Archives: mental health

Core Beliefs: What do You Believe about Yourself?

As a survivor of infant surgery without anesthesia, suffering pushed me to dig deeply, looking for answers. In the process of writing my memoir manuscript The Autobiography of a Sea Creature, Coming Home to My Body after Infant Surgery, I hit a vein of precious stones: I didn’t work. This core belief had been misinforming me about myself…

Do You Think You are Crazy?

Think again– maybe you had surgery without anesthesia as a baby. Do you wonder why it’s hard to be intimate with someone, hypervigilance charging your cells? Maybe you had surgery without anesthesia as a baby. Do you wonder why you don’t know whether to live or die– Maybe you had infant surgery without anesthesia. Do…

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…

Healing from Trauma Resource List – Updated

There is so much to learn. And thankfully, many excellent resources are available. Here is a list of some that have helped me enormously. I hope they help you, too. Let me know whether you have another valuable resource that I might investigate and add. Some Print and Web Resources about PTSD and Trauma Bass,…