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It Changes You — Dirty Kanza 200

Posted by on Jun 1, 2014 in blogging, disability, Emotion, entertainment, healing, Japan, Nature, pace, pain, stress, trauma, travel | 0 comments

It Changes You — Dirty Kanza 200

Vibrating with raw energy, enthusiasm and excitement, the registrants for the Dirty Kanza 200 pack into The Granada in Emporia. This is the World’s Premier Gravel Grinder bicycle race right here in my hometown with over 1200 riders from 45 states and 7 countries. After my first half hour as a Gravel Groupie Volunteer, it is time for the riders’ meeting. There is a documentary video/slide show feeding more inspiration into the theater occupants. After all the photos and descriptions of riders grinding over 200 miles of gravel, the show ends with three words across a Flint Hills panorama, “It...

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Jump

Posted by on Mar 23, 2014 in blogging, disability, healing, humor, Linda Esser, Recovery, Tapping, trauma | 0 comments

I cleared my calendar for another escape, diversion and distraction. I needed to pull me out of my isolation and loneliness so I planned a trip to Kansas City to connect with other practitioners and friends. Almost as soon as I committed to the trip I didn’t want to go. It was not resistance, it was the thought that popped in, I didn’t even think about how I could clear my calendar and spend that block of time writing my book. The book was still here quietly saying, “But what about me?” There’s the metaphor and I create my pattern with the book, too. Now the book feels left out, left behind...

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Don’t Hold Yourself Back

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in cancer, CFS, death, Depression, disability, EBV, Emotion, Family, Faster EFT, Fibromyalgia, healing, Japan, Linda Esser, Mono, pace, pain, Recovery, Robert Smith, Tapping, trauma, travel | 0 comments

Watching Tiffany and Heather is great for a lot of people, but there will be some who cannot relate to their stories when they can relate to others or mine. My parents were mostly calm, loving, supportive and encouraging. My childhood traumas were not so dramatic. There was no alcohol or drugs, no death threats or rape. Still, somehow I picked up some patterns of belief and behavior that led to similar symptoms showing up in my body. I know there are thousands like me who will not be able to relate to extremely violent childhoods. Those are the people I hope to reach. The world needs to hear...

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Take Control of Your Trances

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in dying, entertainment, Faster EFT, healing, heart, Robert Smith, Tapping, trauma, travel | 0 comments

This work is all too serious. My Point of Contact needs to stop taking everything so seriously and I need to help my clients do the same. I am exploring new ways to create laughter in sessions. Laughter is the best medicine and a great trance breaker. I teach Robert’s concept that we are Trance Monkeys and all those memories and feelings we tap away are just trances, not real, not happing now. Most of us live in whatever story or trance we are making up and telling ourselves in the moment. I instructed a client on how to use the Fake Laugh Technique and I used the monkey laugh from an iPad...

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Notice The Subtle Reaction

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Emotion, Faster EFT, healing, pain, Robert Smith, stress, Tapping, trauma, travel | 0 comments

My zone is more relaxed and in the flow of allowing. I gave myself permission to run errands yesterday morning. Robert is going longer without breaks. By the time I got there it was almost noon when he took the first break, then went another hour before lunch break. I went to evening class after a nice walk with a friend. The moist fresh air and exercise rejuvenated me, and my hair. I picked up a few reminders from Deirdre’s presentation on how to do a session intake. I do it very differently than she does, but we both cover most of the same basics. She did a short demo and it was...

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Back To Basics

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in CFS, disability, entertainment, Faster EFT, Fibromyalgia, healing, humor, journal, Linda Esser, Recovery, Robert Smith, Tapping, trauma, YouTube | 0 comments

The sweet zone was elusive, but I’m still good. Yesterday I was tired, bored and sleepy. My zone was mostly neutral. I noticed a couple of judgments and tapped on them. I may need to start doing my own seminars again. I may get distracted telling my stories, but no more and maybe less than Robert does his. He loves to tell his stories. They illustrate many good examples, which help people learn, but one may lead to another and another. Then he remembers one of Deirdre’s and has her come up to share her stories and one leads to another. What they do is wonderful, and very entertaining but...

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