Harry is one of my primary mentors.  His example is a motivator for taking time and energy to write my own blog, and the many hours I spend to share the writing of others.

Below is an excerpt from Harry’s blog during April of 2017.
Subject: Visualization

How can you “fool” you senses and pretend you are somewhere else?

I’ve learnt a technique called visualization and got very good at it. I use this method when I’m having a bad day and want to return to the light. If it is one of those days when I am ready to step off the cliff, I will sit in my recliner with my feet propped up.

I put on a set of headphones because the sound is more clearer and removes any outside noise I might hear. Next I play soft relaxing music though the headphone and start to relax my mind of any problems I may be having. My favorite is Kenny G or any other elevator type music that will not sway me to sing along.

Next I think of my favorite place on earth, and in my case, it is Williamsburg Virginia. I absolutely love walking around the Historic District and try to visualize what life was like back in those days. I see myself walking the streets, talking to the people living there and visiting where they live.

I walk through their gardens and enjoy the rich smells minus the smog of modern times. I especially like the herbs and visually can feel the textures of the plants I so often take for granted. I may even enjoy a meal with them and swear I can taste the flavors of Southern cooking.

My visual trip around Williamsburg fools my senses into believing I was really there. Afterwards, I believe I really was, and nothing will prove I wasn’t.

— Harry Urban 2017-04/27

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(( Worth repeating about Communication with SELF ))

September 13, 2015

I’m going to sit right down and write myself a letter. In this letter I will write why I want to continue fighting my Alzheimer’s and what I need to do to stay out of the shadows of dementia. I will list the things that I refuse to let Alzheimer’s steal from me and what is keeping me alive. I will tell about the joys I have in life and remind myself that there is life after my diagnosis.

My letter will be kept where I can read it everyday and remind myself never to give up.  — Harry Urban — 2015-09/13


Above are excerpts with his permission, from Harry’s blog at

Harry also has a group of both text and virtual support groups through “Forget Me Not”.  Website is at

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