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White male body image issues – J. Dale Shoemaker – Sunday, January 19, 2020

For a really long time, I’ve hated my body. When I was little, I hated that I was short. Kids would make fun of me for being small, or short, or not fast enough, or whatever other physical failing was present at the time. When I became a teenager, I had pretty bad acne and… Continue reading White male body image issues – J. Dale Shoemaker – Sunday, January 19, 2020

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The universe wants to keep you alive – J. Dale Shoemaker – Saturday, January 18, 2020

The big realization I had on this day of the training was actually just a basic scientific fact: Air will always move from an area of high pressure to low pressure. It seeks balance. At sea level, we learned, air pressure is 14.1 pounds per square inch. When our lungs have no air in them,… Continue reading The universe wants to keep you alive – J. Dale Shoemaker – Saturday, January 18, 2020

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Some meditations for me, related to my mental and physical health

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 As we continued discussing and reflecting on mental health this weekend I wrote down some reflections, almost mantras for myself. The theme, generally, is me encouraging myself to take better care of my mind and body and to go easier on myself. This is all a part of my process of… Continue reading Some meditations for me, related to my mental and physical health