Blog: Morning ThoughtsThere are always new stories and new ideas. The stories come from mothers, babies, and research. The ideas come from me, after 30+ years of clinical practice, usually in the morning. Hence the category: Morning Thoughts.

If YOU have a story to share, contact me and I will put it up.

The accident

 My passenger and I walked away; the driver of the minivan not only walked away, he drove away after he was done with the policeman. We were all lucky. While my body is full of little aches, my biggest pain is mental as I revisit the accident repeatedly. What happened? How did my sweet trusty.. read more →

Update July 8, 2017

My dear blog has been a casualty of a life change that began the day after the election, November 8, 2016. (A day that will live in infamy, like December 7, 1941.) Now, my creative energy goes into political activity,  instead of writing in my blog. I am talking to strangers all the time, telling.. read more →

Everyone is a story.

I haven’t had the energy to write on my blog much anymore; that energy and time is going into political activism, as I do my bit to keep the US from becoming a Russian-puppet state and from being looted by a family gang of thieves. has been helpful for me, a “political action for.. read more →

Today’s political issues are bipartisan.

My country is polarized.  One side is arguing, “let’s keep the air clean” and the other side is arguing, “let’s make the air dirtier.” Does this make any sense? Everyone has to breathe. . . and have clean clear water to drink. This is a bipartisan issue affecting every single person. My country is polarized.  Sometimes one.. read more →

Picking up a penny.

I’ve always picked up money that lies in my path. I figure if the universe has put money down for me, I’d be foolish to ignore it because it wasn’t as much money as I want. Usually it is pennies. I’ve probably earned 10 dollars in pennies over the past 30 years. 1000 pennies; it adds.. read more →

New mothers also go through 9 stages of attachment

In 2011, Dr. Ann Marie Widstrom published an article entitled ” Newborn behaviour to locate the breast when skin-to-skin: a possible method for enabling early self-regulation. After decades of observing newborns after birth, Dr. Widstrom noticed a pattern of 9 stages of behavior that a newborn goes through between the birth cry and sleep:  this.. read more →