Posts Tagged With: AGPA Connect 2019

Day 2287: Travel together

This week, as I travel together with many other group therapists to greater understanding and wisdom at a national conference in Los Angeles, I have this image to share with you:

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Because I was traveling fast, alone, when I took that photo yesterday, it’s a little blurry. Here’s what that t-shirt says:

If you want to travel fast, travel alone; if you want to travel far, travel together.

I recently found this in my fast travels online:

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In your travels, have you discovered the truth in that African proverb?

Let’s travel together through my other photos from yesterday.

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Yesterday afternoon, many of us travelled together in a workshop by Dr. George Bermudez titled “Social Dreaming: An Opportunity for Communal Integration and Healing of Social Fragmentation.” I think traveling together, social dreaming, communal integration, and healing of social fragmentation is especially important in these days of “true” lies.  Are you together with me on that, dear readers?

My musician friend, Dave, called me at the conference yesterday to suggest that I travel far, alone, to Venice Beach with my ukulele and play my original songs there. Dave thinks that’s a fast way for me to travel to fame and fortune. For now, I think I’ll continue to travel together with the other participants in this group therapy conference through Saturday.

Let’s travel far together through this video which I just found fast on YouTube:

If you want to make a comment, travel to the comments section, below.

As always, I’m grateful to travel far together with all those who help me create this daily blog and with all my readers who travel here to read it, including YOU.

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Day 2286: What we are trying to tell each other

What am I trying to tell you in today’s post?

I’m trying to tell you that I’m at the AGPA group therapy conference in Los Angeles, where I’m learning to tell myself and others more about the practice of group therapy.

I’m trying to tell you that I couldn’t sleep two nights ago, in anticipation of the second day of a two-day experience group, where therapists learn from each other by doing group work together.

I’m trying to tell you that the night my mother died, over ten years ago, she told a home health aide she wanted to call me on the phone to tell me something.

I’m trying to tell you that the home health aide told my mother she wouldn’t call me, because it was in the middle of the night and she shouldn’t disturb me. (I tried to tell that story in a blog post several years ago, here.)

I’m trying to tell you that event has disturbed and haunted me ever since —  my mother being told she couldn’t tell me what she was trying to tell me right before she died.

I’m trying to tell you that I have tried to put  to rest that mystery and my feelings about it in many different ways, including letting online tarot card readings tell me what my mother was trying to tell me.

I’m trying to tell you that during my recent sleepless night here in Los Angeles, I finally let the tarot cards tell me what I wanted to know, by asking a very specific Yes/No question for the first time.

I’m trying to tell you that this telling image is the only new photo I have to share with you today:

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I’m trying to tell you that

  • it’s telling what questions we ask of the universe,
  • we need to tell our personal stories, and
  • closure helps us tell new stories, as we move on.

I’m trying to tell you that the video I told you about in this recent post  is finally available for sharing.

By writing new words to the song Feelings, I’m trying to tell people about the local affiliates of the national group therapy organization, AGPA.

Now it’s your turn to try to tell us something in the comments section, below.

I try to tell you how grateful I am at the end of each post, like now.

 

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