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We see things the way WE are!"
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2023 Veteran Meet-up in SCOTOMAVILLE
Scotomaville is a video series, a workbook, and a support platform for curious explorers to have peer support in order to champion challenges. You can watch videos in advance, follow me on twitter, and pre-register for this event. If you have questions, text me @ 210-557-4779
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau
Self-awareness Milestones for SCOTOMAVILLE Achievers
SCOTOMAVILLE Coffee Sleeve Illusion
Abundant Scarcity across SCOTOMAVILLE
SCOTOMAVILLE 01.01 Scotoma Awareness
"We don't see things the way they are. We see things the way WE are." The problem is that we see SCOTOMAVILLE and the world with a messed up slate. Other people have chalk-lines and lies scrawled all over the chalkboard of our memories. We forme...
SCOTOMAVILLE 01.02 Pattern Recognition
We are pattern recognizing beings. We learn by building on memories which form patterns. These eventually become habits. Some are good. Some are not. Some habits come from numerous and long-standing patterns. We drive across SCOTOMAVILLE demonst...
SCOTOMAVILLE 01.03 Sleeves Illusion
In this Episode and Chapter, we combine a simple illusion with a questionable story. This can be done at any SCOTOMAVILLE Starbucks. You'll experience what it means to be 100% wrong half the time. You see, when a simple story is processed by our...
SCOTOMAVILLE 01.04 Abundant Scarcity
People are hording toilet paper, hand wipes, frozen and canned food. It's as if they fear the end of the world. Abundance and scarcity are concepts. You can't pick them up. You have to imagine those concepts in your mind. The problem is... our emotio...
SCOTOMAVILLE 01.05 Abundant Awareness
We're surrounded with abundance, yet few people speak about it. That's because it's NOT the normal circumstance for our history. Famine, plague, war, disaster... these were our normal, so our biology betrays us in an age of abundant food, health, pea...
SCOTOMAVILLE 01.06 Heiroglyphics
All across SCOTOMAVILLE story-telling is a super-power. Most of us are unaware of how often stories mislead us. We might call it fake news, mis-information, omitting facts, or simply a lie, but it narrows our world-view never-the-less. In this e...
SCOTOMAVILLE 01.08 Fixation vs Attention
We've likely passed through SCOTOMAVILLE with a 19' Airstream. Maybe stayed there during a global pandemic. Living in tight quarters will focus your attention on the tiny stuff. A simple focus on keeping clean easily turns into fixation. The att...
SCOTOMAVILLE 01.09 Emotional Vocabulary
Learning to accurately communicate our emotions is nearly impossible without a decent emotional vocabulary. Most guys in SCOTOMAVILLE ignore, excuse, or just stuff it as being too tough. The Scotomaville series proves that old dogs can learn new...
SCOTOMAVILLE 01.10 Creating Silence
In music, a 'hook' is an intentionally addictive set of lyrics and beat. It sticks in our mind and plays over and over and over... It can be maddening. It's a fabulous thing to be able to get noise out of your head and be inside a place that is quiet...
SCOTOMAVILLE 01.11 Feed Your Gut
Half the people in SCOTOMAVILLE are over-weight. It's not fat - it's inflammation from garbage food choices. When you look down, do you see a belly or your shoes? Do you see a gut or laces? Did you know that we are only 10% human and 90% microbe...
SCOTOMAVILLE 01.12 It Needs Work
There's a saying; "when the student is ready, the teacher will appear." The street version of this goes; "great opportunities always show up looking like hard work." The banner image is from a year before shooting/writing Scotomaville. Full-time tent...
SCOTOMAVILLE 01.13 Strengths Offender
Most of us are known all across SCOTOMAVILLE for talents and skills that we have honed over decades. Many of our strengths are direct outcomes of childhood wounds. We're experts at our top coping mechanisms, with tens of thousands of hours pract...
SCOTOMAVILLE 01.14 Triangulation
Untangling fact from fiction, beliefs from truth, and getting traction on your Personal Everest is far more certain with this nifty tool. Using a simple principle from navigation, you can calm your fears and spouse with much more certainty and commit...
SCOTOMAVILLE 01.15 Curves
We grow up with dreams - dreams of leaving SCOTOMAVILLE. We work hard to ensure we qualify for opportunities. We imagine an an escape from a dull life in SCOTOMAVILLE, and a better outcome. We mentally slice up the journey with milestones. ...
SCOTOMAVILLE 01.16 Segue
Today is May 16th, 2020. 50 years ago, I clearly remember looking at the Porsche 911 that I had put together from a plastic kit on my shelf, and watching model airplanes slowly spin on their monofilament while imagining this day. Maybe you are senior...
SCOTOMAVILLE Veteran Meet-up
If you are a Veteran, a Spouse, or military family member, a patriot, or service provider, then I'd love to have a conversation with you. You are invited for an evening filled with insights, and solutions to consider making sense of the chaos and cha...
01.07 Changing False Beliefs in SCOTOMAVILLE
Why do I get so emotional? What can I do with false beliefs? These are reasonable questions. In this episode of Leaving Scotomaville, Daniel shares a mental tool that has helped a great deal. Learning to peel back layers of your beliefs to root out t...
Caring for Your Microbiome in SCOTOMAVILLE
The advertising online and on SCOTOMAVILLE billboards omit the truth about your waistline - most of that fat is inflammation. Most of your dieting isn't going to help if you don't shop the healthy - non-processed food isle at your local Portal:...
Garth Hardin and SCOTOMAVILLE Veteran TBI
Our brains are as soft as easy spread butter and can be injured by a soccer ball or a bomb blast. Until recently, SCOTOMAVILLE veterans we sent home with invisible battle wounds that changed their lives. Awareness of our vulnerability and lifest...
REFLECTION v1.02 Pattern Recognition for SCOTOMAVILLE
The aim of self-reflection is to discover fundamentals about our journey in life, specifically Why We Do What We Do (WWDWWD). Looking back a couple of years at Episode v1.02 on Pattern Recognition, I feel that I barely covered the topic considering h...
REFLECTION v1.03 Illusions in SCOTOMAVILLE
This is the reflection video for Episode Three of Volume One which was on illusions. This is the third video on my YouTube channel about illusions - on physical things that we don't see - but it's the first included in the Scotomaville series. Why is...
REFLECTION v1.04 Scarcity in SCOTOMAVILLE
The landscape of Badlands National Park is the perfect location to reflect on abundance and scarcity. Thousands of similar landscape facets blur into each other forming a horizon of colorful contrasts that bookend episode memories. The park is fantas...
Seeing My SCOTOMAVILLE Blind Spots
We are regularly bamboozled, hoodwinked, mislead and biased from either side of an issue. Most people know nothing about blind-spots. We literally can not see some of what is right in front of our face. That vulnerability is leveraged by magicians an...
v1.00 Prologue Reflection for SCOTOMAVILLE Explorers
If you've watched other episodes, you recall that I frequently walk to the SCOTOMAVILLE dumpster. Yes, I'm taking the trash out, physically and metaphorically. I've missed doing this during the pandemic lock-downs in SCOTOMAVILLE. I'm pur...
v1.01 SCOTOMA Self Reflection Video for SCOTOMAVILLE
Welcome to the reflection video for episode one of volume one. That's near the very beginning of the Scotomaville book and video series. In episode 01.01, I presented quite a few new ideas. In this reflection video, I want to give you a perspective o...