Category Archives: Acceptance

Ch-Ch-Changes

Chapter 27 Ch-Ch-Changes 2005 was a year of change. The TDU was renamed the Brainport and the company to Wicab. Paul choose the name Wicab meaning “lover of honey”, a dedication of his work in honor of his wife Esther’s … Continue reading

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In the Meantime – Back to College

CHAPTER 19 In the Meantime – Back to College – 2003      Now that I understood how control changes everything I put my energy into treating each day as a good day. I swept away the resistance keeping me from … Continue reading

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Appreciation

CHAPTER 18 Appreciation      With encouragement from Mitch my fear of regression began to fade. What I had to do was settle into the wait when the research could resume. In the meantime I continued my studies at MATC keeping … Continue reading

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Oh my God, what did we do???

Chapter 17 Oh my God, what did we do!!! That first 20 minute trial astonished all of us. It was a day I will never forget! I wanted to use the TDU every single day. I wanted my brain to … Continue reading

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From Sitting to Standing Strong

Chapter 15 From Sitting to Standing Strong           Mitch and Yuri, and I continued the trials and I could feel my ability to remain centered and still improving with each trial. Then something extraordinary took place. When the TDU was … Continue reading

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Before getting back to the original story – one more “thought”

Not long ago my dear friend Greg from Colorado called me and I could tell right away something was very wrong.  Greg has much the same bilateral vestibular dysfunction and effects of it as I do.  The difference between my … Continue reading

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Address It, Express It and Silence It

           How many times have we sat and let painful thought take us away from the very moment we are in.  How many times do we allow those thoughts to remove us from the present of what is right in … Continue reading

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