Journey of the Traumatized Hero: Kerouac’s On the Road and Gandhi’s Railroad RideApril 30th 2013
The art of living is the ability to use life’s inevitable traumas in some constructive fashion. This occurs on an odyssey that the resilient take that could be termed “the Journey of the Traumatized Hero.”
Traumatic Brain Injury and Therapeutic CreativityApril 16th 2012
After Lord Michel Eyquem de Montaigne suffered a traumatic brain injury and PTSD from a near fatal horseback riding accident, he retired from public life, secluded himself in one of the towers of his château, and devoted himself to writing.
The “Goldberg” Variations, Walden-And Informed ConsentNovember 16th 2010
An antidote to the ubiquitous arrogance, impulsivity, and knee-jerk reactivity surrounding us is to gather as much information as possible, weigh the pros and cons of any intervention, think critically and act mindfully. We can, as Thoreau decided to do, “live deliberately.”