Rebirth at Age 65: Watching the Trauma Heal

Rebirth at Age 65: Watching the Trauma Heal

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Date : November 28, 2016

My father died fifty years ago, this month.    I am sixty-five years old and I am going through a rebirth experience.  Most of my life I have believed that my father didn’t love or approve of me.  During the past fifty years, I was locked into a belief system that he despised me. Now because I have experienced proof in photos and written words to refute that belief, I have been feeling his love along with the beat of my heart.

 

I now understand the amygdala’s powerful...

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Returning to the World of Innocence Fifty Years after My Dad’s Death

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Date : November 5, 2016

My father died fifty years ago this month.  I was fifteen years old when he died abruptly from a stroke.  The summer before he died I was optimistic about my upcoming sophomore year of high school.   There was a parade on Labor Day down Raritan Avenue in Highland Park, New Jersey.  Later that afternoon, there were festivities in the park where I served food and ran races.  My friends and I discovered the cold refreshing taste of Rolling Rock beer.  We laughed and checked out the...

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