Creative Space

Posts in category DoHappyBetter

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 [...]

Jaden Gives Smiles

Jaden Gives Smiles
Ellen, a real-life acquaintance and friend on Facebook shared this video link with me. She and I have done a similar thing; giving simply to give. I am glad she reminded me. Speaking only for me – it is somewhat selfish. I get so much out of it. And, I can see by the smiles of those I meet that they are lifted up momentarily as well. Ja [...]

In transit

In transit
How to Do Happy Better, by David L White is finally in the CountyCat system and in transit to a reader that had been looking for it.  What a kick. Share this:PrintFacebookGoogleLinkedInTwitterPinterestPocketTumblrLike this:Like Loading...

On/Off, Incremental, or …

On/Off, Incremental, or …
A great many times having a clear answer is preferable. The search continues. I have noticed that, more often than not, there is gray area between the black and white. The gray area. Between. Meanwhile. During. When I start to look at ‘it’, whatever it is, I begin to see that the flow seems to be the whole of it. Fixed and static endpoints mi [...]

How to Do Happy Better

How to Do Happy Better
Announcing! The next edition, PV2, is ready for you. https://www.createspace.com/6005967   Share this:PrintFacebookGoogleLinkedInTwitterPinterestPocketTumblrLike this:Like Loading...

Pennies from Heaven

Pennies from Heaven
  Pennies from Heaven … My friend Beth lost her mother not too long ago. Beth made it known to her brothers and sisters that she did not want the house, the land, the car, or the cash. She simply wanted a few memories; the gold wedding band, a particular dresser, a kerosene lamp, and some Mercury head silver dimes. There was not an [...]