March 23, 2019. [being updated] It is Wisdom Day month and we're almost at Wisdom Day 2019. Click to jump down to learn about the Venue below. Today we add a new Menu tab, Disability Respect. I've continued to observe the many ways people are neuro-different and psychology-different.[I trained for a year in DC as Disability Advocate, www.DCpartners.iel.org.
Peace and Warfare are major issues for all of us this year no matter what your political stance is. Homeland Security launched the new description of how we can all be part of something respectful and honorable which takes work to keep moving forward. The tapestry photo is from a side room at National Cathedral in Washington DC dedicated to active and veterans who wear uniforms in service.
Below is a clip of raw "subtexted" pain and honor in "political" negotiations. It is taken from the film "We Were Soldiers." It shows emotions surrounding decisions that will lead to many deaths after that time in history. That is the time I lived through, but not all of my men lived through it. These noted actors in that film give you civilians a chance to glimpse the surface appearance of face and body during the flow of deep emotions of leaders and "influencers" whose actions can lead to killings. Mel Gibson in this clip knows that there is honor on the battlefield even though the civilians don't seem to have a clue about the pain and death we experience when our units are sent to places that are judged to "need help..." I found myself thinking of President Lincoln and his Gettysburg Address reminding people of the dedication of uniformed men as they met on a battlefield that ultimately tested soldiers and nations to see if they were committed even to the last Full Measure of devotion. [That means fighting until their body was dead.] My time in those uniforms was in 1965 to September 11, 1972; we officers were all dedicated to Mission because we were honorable, raised in an Honor Code Brotherhood that touched land, sea and air, and my General even wanted me to be part of what they in 1968 called Space Command. [The current Space Command is being formed on the groundwork and sacrifices of those of us who went before and set our eyes upward toward Space.]
VENUE: Currently we are discussing filming the event and then putting it online without the audience or the Honors Banquet. I hope that we can have the Banquet soon, to honor Dr. McClure, Dr. Hedaya, Dr. Scott-Mumby and others whose work facilitates the psychotherapy techniques that far surpass the limited knowledge of "standard" psychiatrists.. The venue I like most is the studio and group practice of Michael Perfetto, Lic.Acup., in Olney, MD. He is a graduate of Maryland University of Integrated Health.
Earlier note with video of history of architecture of Quaker Meeting House and nonprofit offices adjacent to it. We might choose to hold the Wisdom Day event at the Quakers facility, Friends Meeting House. Click here to visit their site. Watch below their Renovation Video with audio-visual effects that captured my imagination in 2014 before I headed off overseas to help veterans living in the Hawaiian Islands.
Click to view or download Steven Hawkings' Contemplation of the Meaning of Time.
Addendum: I am so pleased at the resilience of National Integrated Health Associates (Site: www.NIHAdc.com) that I've added a Peace Pole Project: linking NIHAdc with what I named as "NIHA-North" (NIHA in this case = Neuroscience Is Helpful Always).
Medically, as a licensed naturopathic physician in the District of Columbia I am PEP-friendly/HIV-informed/and LGBTQ informed. You can read for yourself the tremendous benefits of current HIV science including option for In-Home testing with rapid same-day results. [Click here for PDF document.] [Click here for the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force APP that you can use to inform your primary care provider of how they can choose the best HIV and STD testing options for you individually.]
For Veterans and Friends:
I've successfully helped traumatized veterans. This orange paragraph was originally for military academy candidates, cadets, and their families as they begin their life of service to the nation as leaders both in the military and later after returning to civilian society. I intend to encourage cadets to strengthen their minds and bodies for service to the nation: Visit Make-A-Deck.com -- where they will print on demand my deck of cards to build your memory. I created it as "All Academies Respect Deck #1" "Be Her Hero." I have prepared this deck of cards you can purchase from them. This Deck is not only intended to enhance memory it also is intended to give images of good books and graphic images that will awaken your ability to be respectful of the opposite gender. Click here to immediately view -- at no charge -- or download -- for free -- the medium quality "Print Screen" images of each card in the deck, as a composit PDF document of this professional quality ready-to-play deck of cards. Of note, before you call them at their toll-free number [800-364-3201], please click your computer or smartphone's Accept and Trust buttons. They are Veteran-Friendly. One served in uniform.. They have made the process of making a deck easier by using the Java software which has sometimes been identified as untrustworthy by some protective softwares, Make-a-Deck.com can be trusted.
I recommend you purchase both the "Red Deck" and the "Blue Deck" [the difference is the Daoist/Monad motife of the circle in the lower left corner of the cards.
PS: For memory also read the book The Memory Book, By Harry Lorraine.
10-30-2018 updated: I am organizing Wisdom Day 2019, Monday March 25, 2019, as a way for Psychotherapy Networker Symposium 2019 registrants to stay a day later and learn about the intersection of psychotherapy and civilian/military life as seen through the eyes of Acupuncture Science specialists. I am planning a gala Honors Banquet with guest speakers from 5:30 to 8 p.m. I am planning to hold it as the Kaiser Center for Total Health here in DC Here are some pictures of women who remind me of the value of "Big Sisters" in society.
Departing Space Station Commander Provides Tour of Orbital Laboratory [https://youtu.be/doN4t5NKW-k]
Note of Major Changes : Some of you have followed my career for decades. I have a deep respect for families and children and I support loving relationships as much as possible. This is highlighted currently by my deep concern as I serve the nation as a former officer -- uniformed active duty from 1965 to 1972. Now as we at Routefinders for Friends prepare for not-for-profit incorporation and Wisdom Day 2018 this site is facing Simplification. Many pages on this site need to be reformatted or removed with the collaboration of friends of Routefinders. The pages about military service have had formatting problems develop. [This site is also the landing page for my domain names: DCNN.pro, NaturalConnectionsHealthcare.com, SparringHome.org and IslandNaturalPsychotherapy.org.]
FYI: This site is non-political. The strong forces surrounding the new President have puzzled me. In fact, when he gave his announcement that he may bomb Korea, my youthful military training in the 1960s came to mind. I spent that night in focused repose preparing for what now seemed possible. I rested and slept that night but as in battle situations I was ready to shift to meet the needs of the morning. Likely my role would have been to join the civil disaster response resources that I had practiced with recently. When the next day came there was no nuclear exchange. OOPS!! Read on:
After the "Fire and Fury" code words for nuclear war, for four days I followed media coverage of international tensions being reported. Eventually I was "burned out" about nuclear war by President Trump. I decided to spend time taking extra care of my own strength and resilience rather than to live in anticipation of nuclear doom. In psychotherapy fashion I then began allowing myself to feel a lively daily interaction with the world I loved around me. Finally I felt a major shift start to develop regarding my work in the civilian sphere while I continue developing Routefinders for Friends as a resource for both veterans and the vibrant civilian society in which veterans are living after leaving uniformed life. My major commitment is to "Women and Children First' -- happy-enough children and healthy women are the key to the long-term health of human society. My team and I are now seeking full incorporation as non-profit with a paid part-time support specialist who wants this as a stepping stone on her journey of leadership and service.
Dr. Wilson is offering Health Care Consultations as well as Teaching:
I will still be available for brain health services, supporting adults and children with learning challenges, and "strategizing to optimize trauma recovery." I plan to reduce my focus on attempting to deliver full-spectrum care to veterans because of the complex effects of the current psychiatry and psychology model that is behind the medications and treatments mandated for veterans at the VA..
Here are two videos that I created a few years ago prior to my refreshing my body/mind approach to whole-person health. Below that I have embedded Dr. Hedaya's introduction to his practice, Whole Psychiatry.
A recent major positive addition to the health care options available to the public is known as the Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Site: www.PsychANP.org.
Following is a link to a podcast interview. It is conducted by Psychologist David Van Nuys, Ph.D. of www.ShrinkRapRadio.com He intervidew co-founder of Psychiatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians Jennifer Bahr, N.D.. 509-the-naturopathic-approach-to-psychiatric-problems-with-jennifer-bahr-nd/
This home page also serves as the redirect landing page for my domain names: www.DCNN.pro, www.NaturalConnectionsHealthcare.com and www.IslandNaturalPsychotherapy.org (for my Hawaii license as a naturopathic physician).
Twitter accounts: Tweets about the intersections of Uniformed Service and the Diverse Civilian Population of the United States: www.twitter.com/routefindersff
Recently updated; Mars Base B is very interesting www.twitter.com/marsbaseb Mars Base B: Imaginal Technology to get people thinking about "life after wartime" and building a society that all the world will see offers hope and possibilities for self-growth and family health.
Below is a display I created with a boat in a cider jug; I built it over a few months' time in 1968-1969 preparing for my commissioned service as an officer in the U.S. Air Force. I was in the pre-medicine track, which means that I was preparing for a lot of responsibility very soon after commissioning and graduation from University of Michigan Medical School.
I built this model ship when I was a cadet, classed as active duty, USAF Academy. It was a boat-in-a-bottle using a cider jug with no hidden opening in the glass. It took many hours to engineer, and to repair one broken "rope" holding the mainmast (using a thin bamboo strut with a wire clamp with a crease that broke appropriately and left a hookeye to receive the hook of an elastic replacement "rope"). I still find pleasure in looking at the photograph although the work itself has long since been added to a professor's library. I invite you to consider the world and the various kinds of travels you have had already. We can explore what may be possible in your future.
... I am glad that for several years I have told viewers that they need to think about the fact that our nation in in our longest period of warfare. The film sampled here is: Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. I saw it five times in the theater and have watched it at home on my large screen display. Reminder: This film is from a time when women were rarely able to act as Warfighters. (There is a lovely island woman in one scene in the film, and Russell Crowe's eye contact with her is intense but you never know if he and she ever touched.) The operative title of the 5 minute clip below reminds us that this was in the time of Napoleon Bonaparte of France and the intensely focused efforts of the British seamen to protect their women and children so that the rich legacy of thought and exploration and science might continue to flourish.
VERSION 2 -- This next 5 minute promo clip was edited by the studio to be a rousing invitation of men to feel good about what was done in the name of saving their children from being made into slaves of the French. [I.e., made before President Trump was inaugurated into being the man at the tiller of the Ship of State.]
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. With Russell Crowe and Ralph Bellamy.
Treating veterans is an important challenge after they are welcomed home.
January 2018 finds our nation Is Still At Wartime stance -- The second Patriotic version of film may help you to FEEL the inner sense of Belonging and Brotherhood that was planted deep into us as young men less than 25 years old.
Superb film excerpt showing men and boys motivated to do the wartime work...in another century. [I watched it in theater 5 times and several more on DVD in my home office - I admit that recently I mostlfy imagine the cooks and the well-run daily routines. The actual deaths are lessons learned in perhaps a single viewing and one light review to remind myself that these are actors portraying emotions and actions.] Today's uniformed service is much different, but today Family, Friends and Community can still be central in the minds and hearts of those who join.
Below is the review discussion of the Master and Commander film.. The examiner declares that the film was written to entertain audiences. The clips from the film include the examiner discussing historical inaccuracies as well as reasons behind the making of this movie. Seeing this in November 2018 after the mid-term election gave me a chance to assess my inner response to the content. I report now that this has helped me to step back a bit and examine my service in uniform from 1965 to 1972.
My next observation from my Cold War training: Russians are again in the news. The following youtube clip of the film Enemy At the Gate is about the individual heroism of soldiers during World War II fighting the German army. The clip shows bravery, and I respect those Russians who fought the German army. Below is a clip that shows how heroic the Russian people were in holding off the German Army. The intensity of the film is high.[The link has become inactive.]
[Some of this following material was written during Transition 2017 before the Inauguration, on January 14, 2017. I am adding to what I began writing during my three days of avoiding hearing the results after the polls closed on Nov 8. I've got a lot of respect for the young men and women who stand up for positions that may become harrowing. Best wishes to us all.]
Here are photos of the Kaiser Center for Total Health here in DC. I have more about this elsewhere on this site. They are my planned site for people to attend Wisdom Day 2018 and Wisdom day 2019.
This image is from my musing about All Cadets.*
*In this public version when I say Cadet I mean that you may be in a profession prior to completion and graduation. You might be a medical resident or training for another profession. He definitely was not yet 24 years old. I wanted him to hear about the phase of brain development prior to complete myelination, Anyone who is enrolled in training and they are between ages 12 and 24, their brain is not yet fully able to be stable and not easily be distracted. [See Brainstorm book information about how to understand what Dr. Dan Siegel has termed "The Teenage Brain" as it matures into full adult myelination, protection and self-control. Non-public photos/insights of me enthusiastically serving opens to my old teaching site. Being updated now as www.NaturalWorldHealing.pro.]
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This page will be simplified, that is my intent.