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David Jurasek
Grateful Father, Husband, Therapist & Sensei www.powerfulandloving.com
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Author selfie ~ me and my wedding ring.

There is a path for those of us who dread losing ourselves with another


An interview with comedian Mike Andre led us to the secret shortcut for diffusing tension and connecting more authentically

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“to become more present”

This longing to be “here and f*cking now” as one of my clients Frank is fond of saying, comes with a second and even more heartfelt wish:

“to feel more authentically connected”

These are not just words.


A poetic rap and rant on ADHD from a father, therapist & martial artist

When it comes to ADHD

It ain’t no VD

But let’s not fool or bluff

It’s indeed a double edged sword, no guff

There are gifts within the debris of this great hurricane

Supers Powers potent and buried, not to be feigned.

Some folks say “treat the person not the symptom.”

Look beyond the problem, seek a greater purpose… I call that wisdom.

The ancient stoics would say, don’t ignore the math

The obstacle is the path

Instead of 2D diagnoses which flatten our complex reality

What if we embrace the difficult and stunted parts of our humanity

Our very…


My wife and I in our garden in Toronto, Canada — David Jurasek

If only she would be more…

I used to have the same relationship to my wife as I did to nature.


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What can I do about my ANXIETY?

As more and more of us are isolated and locked down in our homes, anxiety (the anticipation of a dreadful future) and it’s bedfellows…


How I came to my senses and became more able to help parents

Pic of author on the right with Jerry Brodey, on the left, a great mentor, and friend discussing parenting, family and life.


This is what I need to remind myself of often to snap me back into reality

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Which one floats your boat, and why?

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Movement Versus Excercise

But, I won’t pretend to be impartial. I am an unabashed movement lover.

David Jurasek

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