Neerja: a Must-See Movie

I strongly recommend the movie Neerja, a beautifully told true story of a Pan Am flight attendant heroine who saved 359 lives during an attempted hijacking in Karachi.

The Loss of a Beloved Pet

It's as important to grieve the loss of our pets as it is the loss of our humans.

The Enduring Legacy of Motherhood

For all families and extended families that are expecting a new baby, or have a young child already: the profound importance of building sensory memories.

A Tragic Reversal of an Iconic Image

Are you feeling nervous about flying after the Germanwings disaster?

The Aloha Reunion: Celebrating the Undying Spirit of Pan Am

A former flight attendant turned psychotherapist writes about the traumatic changes in the airline industry. Airline employees are suffering from the massive shifts from within their companies.

The Deepest Bond: Our First Love

This is an introduction to Dr. Beatrice Beebe's work, which emphasizes the crucial importance of each mother's on-going attachment to her unique child.

All Creatures Great and Small: A lesson in Mourning

There is a deep emotional connection between humans and animals, and a need to mourn.

Surviving the Trauma of Job Loss or Change

Are you struggling with job loss, company collapse, or huge changes within your industry as a result of the current financial crisis? In this video, I tell you my personal and professional experience through the lens of the larger story of the fall of Pan American World Airways, a story that is highly relevant today, and teaches valuable lessons about trauma.

Family Scrapbooks: A Journey of Memories and Mourning

It is important for families to keep alive the memory of those people who have died -- and not to help those who are grieving to "forget" their loved ones.

Cracks in the Cover-Up

When you see airline crews walking across the terminal with their suitcase on wheels, just know that they are also carrying another kind of baggage.

Collapse of a World

As a psychoanalyst and psychotherapist for 25 years, and former Pan Am stewardess for 20 years before that, I'm struck by the similarity of the feelings of instability in the world now with how we Pan Am employees felt as our company began to fail.

Collapse of a World

On December 4th of this year, former Pan Am employees all over the world sadly acknowledged the twentieth anniversary of the death of their beloved company. And on December 21, they, along with the families and loved ones of the victims of Flight 103 that exploded over Lockerbie, Scotland, will be remembering that sad day when their lives were forever changed.