Since writing yesterday’s post, I’ve discovered ways to let go of fears about
- my very unusual heart,
- how long I have on this amazing earth of ours, and
- public speaking.
I discovered (again!) that people in the blog-o-sphere, the medical-o-sphere, and the world-o-sphere can help me let go of fears. I also discovered my way, yesterday, to submit a proposal to present a workshop at a group therapy conference this summer, about a form of group therapy discovered by me!
Here’s the no-more-than-50-word description I submitted yesterday, for my workshop presentation proposal:
Discover and experience a new group model (currently thriving in a large medical setting) where participants (1) attend when they choose, (2) identify practical strategies for reducing depression, anxiety, and stress, and (3) support and learn from each other and from a facilitator who role-models vulnerability and authenticity.
Surprised to discover the first word (or any other words) of that proposal? I shall now dis-cover for you the reason for the big finish of that description — the title of the group therapy conference this summer:
Getting Real: Vulnerability and Effective Group Leadership.
Based on past discoveries, I know this: there are no guarantees I shall be presenting a workshop in June 2015. But I’ve discovered it’s good, for me, to try.
After I wrote my day-after-Thanksgiving blog post yesterday morning, I discovered many things, as usual, in the Greater Boston USA neighborhood where I live. There were two tunes I re-discovered yesterday, playing as I walked around, trying to discover a way to pay a real estate tax bill (among other errands):
The other song (with an interesting title) I re-discovered yesterday during my walk, was “Futures” from the Like Minds album with Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, and Dave Holland. As I’ve discovered before, there is no guarantee I shall discover a tune I want to share with you, on YouTube. However, in the search for “Futures” on YouTube, I discovered two wonderful things instead:
- This guy discovering (and sharing) what kind of drummer he is, accompanying the title song from Like Minds:
- Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, and Antonio Sanchez playing a live version of Chick Corea’s “Sea Journey” (a tune I discovered, many years ago, that I loved to play on the piano).
I leave it to you to discover what music you want to hear (if any) as you discover some images I discovered, yesterday, on my quest to pay my real estate tax bill, on the day after Thanksgiving, in the northeastern sector of the USA. *
What did you discover, here and now?**
Thanks to all the musicians and non-musicians who contributed to my writing this post and to all those who discovered their own ways to read this today (which, I’m sure you will discover, includes you).
*I know I could discover a better way to write this photo introduction (as well as other things here), but I want to discover new things, today!
** Besides the fact that I didn’t pay my real estate tax bill yesterday.