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