Welcome! The writings you will encounter in this section are those I am moved to write because of the valuable human experiences they contain. Whether in the wake of Hurricane Sandy among the 2000 students I met at Oceanside High School, among the dislocated victims waiting in the Nassau Community College Shelter hoping to return to an improved quality of life, immersed in the humanity of the Patriot Guard Riders of New York, or the body experience of THE PILOBOLUS WAY – I aim to share moments of value that I was fortunate to experience that might inspire others like yourself.

I also plan to share my work which addresses human distress and aims toward growth and development, revealing the hard work people undertake in our collaboration for the benefit of themselves and those they love. I serve as “assistant” to the people investing their resources – especially their precious time and energy – to make the most of the DASH between birth and life’s end.

Visit frequently and make your comments. Let us use this site as a Forum to share points of view, feelings, and thoughts. I hope to make your visits worthwhile.

Ellyn Altman, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst, wife, mother and mother-in-law, grandmother, woman, care giver to 2 Canine Rescues, friend, neighbor, pedestrian, and explorer for unexpected opportunities.