David L White

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Jennifer Book Club

Jennifer Book Club
Yesterday I met Jennifer. She belongs to a book group. I was interested. She said once a month they get together. Women and wine. And books. And not any books. She hesitates to say self help. But, they are books that tend toward growth. And it’s not that men are not allowed. She invited me. I said I’d be happy to sit in one and see how it fee [...]

tm.org/milwaukee

tm.org/milwaukee
Meditation comes up again. Oddly, we flipped the tv to wait for the news and there it was again: Bob Roth on Ellen pumping his new book. Depending on where you are in your journey …. I did not need to read multiple celebrity case studies. or brain/body chemistry studies. Did not need to read that. I got it. Now I need to get it. Simple. [...]

Not Giving a F*ck

Not Giving a F*ck
There is always pain and suffering. What does it mean? Can you choose what suffering means the most to you? This is about choices and intentions. It’s a good reminder. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life “Don’t hope for a life without problems,” the panda said. “There’s no such thing. [...]

Thieves, pirates, outlaws, oh my!

Thieves, pirates, outlaws, oh my!
  “The “Thieves Oil Story” * Thieves-type oils were apparently developed from historical information about four thieves in France who would rob victims of the Black Plague (get it–stealing things off of dead bodies.  Ick.) They’d protect themselves from the plague with a secret recipe of natural ingredients including cloves and [...]

Practicing Fear ???

Practicing Fear ???
An article from a Thriver, coach, writer, and friend of mine. In it Jill asks: My question for you today is: what are you practicing? Fear? Love? Anxiety? Joy? Despair? Gratitude? Connection? Loneliness? Optimism? All day long, we are practicing something. Consciously or habitually, with or without awareness, we are practicing. https://thrive [...]

Tools

Tools
Someone said, (a couple years ago) they (she) thought I might be (probably was/is) an artist. I first heard this in July 2015. It’s now late February 2018 as I write this. I’ve been buying paint, paper, and brushes, (in limited quantities), ever since. Maybe, just maybe, I needed another, (just one more) tool before I start. Maybe [...]

Trauma and Beyond

Trauma and Beyond
“All the perpetrator asks is that the bystander do nothing. He appeals to the universal desire to hear and speak no evil. The victim, on the contrary, asks the bystander to share the burden of the pain ……secrecy and silence are the perpetrator’s first line of defense.” I am not advocating an intervention … [...]

Trauma and Healing

Trauma and Healing
  This is not about me trying to paint anyone, including you or me, into a corner. This is me trying to grasp a pattern of stories told by dozens or hundreds of practitioners about the stories they have collected by hundreds or thousands of patients. This is me beginning to realize the complexities of human existence. It’s like us [...]

Heartbeat Hugs

Heartbeat Hugs
Simple breathing is what’s missing from many hugs. So many are over before they are given a chance at magic. Relaxing and breathing are highly recommended to maximize this transformative moment. No patting, squeezing, roaming or groping. Simply hold one another. In order to give this a bit of sacred twist we need to rediscover joy. Find grati [...]

Simply Smiley

Simply Smiley
After a year-long break I’ve once again redesigned the Mini-Thanks card aiming for a simpler, more direct message. I might have gotten a little top-heavy with an attempt to monetize the message. I’d like to ‘do the message’ much more often. It does require time and energy. Hence the wish to find a few nickels in it som [...]