Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Interview with writer Dale R. Duvall

Writer Dale R. Duvall joins me today and we’re talking about his self-help stress management book, Imagine Harmony: How to Evolve from Stress to Gratitude.

After experiencing multiple debilitating stress-related health problems and a quasar burnout, he "dropped out" and set upon a 30-year quest to study, understand, and conquer the devastating effects of stress on the human body, and to find peace and happiness. He studied integrative medicine, psychophysiology and mind/body communication at the cellular level, psychoneuroimmunology and epigenetics as it relates to gene expression, energy healing, EFT and NLP, Eastern and Western religious and spiritual philosophies, metaphysics, stress management, guided imagery, the quantum physics of chi, tai chi, yoga, and multiple forms of meditation and hypnosis. 

Although he is now a Certified Stress Management Consultant specializing in PTSD and Therapeutic Imagery, a Reiki Master, Certified Meditation Instructor, and holds several other titles and degrees, he refuses to clutter his name with superfluous labels and initials. He wants his words and teachings to be appreciated for their efficacy, content, and meaning, not their academic origin. He wants people to use their own natural wisdom to evaluate their world. He wants us to know that human beings can not only fly and walk around on the moon, but we can take control of our health, happiness, vitality, longevity, and lifestyle with our Conscious mind. He wants to teach us to Imagine Harmony and to understand that life is not an emergency: it is a fun adventure, experienced in the present moment with curiosity and wonder, that existence is a universal symphony of dynamic pulsating energy, and that we can create our own song.

Welcome, Dale. Please tell us about your current release.
Imagine Harmony - How to Evolve from Stress to Gratitude is about stress management and conscious control of the mind/body and gene expression.

It is an enjoyable stress management program that begins with an explanation of stress, its devastating effects, and progresses through a series of six lessons (Part I through Part VI) beginning with relaxation and culminating in conscious control of physiological and psychological responses to daily life without the risks associated with pharmaceuticals.

Skills instead of pills.

What inspired you to write this book?
Personal experience with stress and burnout.

What exciting story are you working on next?
The evolution of peace.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I became aware of the need for effective stress management.

Do you write full-time? If so, what's your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find time to write?
I am a Certified Stress Management Consultant specializing in PTSD and Therapeutic Imagery. My purpose in life is to promote mental and physical harmony with Gratitude, Patience, and Kindness to as many people as possible, and when that requires writing, I write. I am, however, a student and spend most of my time learning all I can about my fellow humans and how to help them survive.

What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I am not interesting and wear only blue dress shirts and black pants. I do not want to waste brain power trying to decide what to wear every day.

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A veterinarian.

Anything additional you want to share with the readers?
If we can only teach one thing, it would be that an attitude of Gratitude, Patience, and Kindness is the key to happiness, harmony, and the next level of evolution. Please, please use it.

All things are possible when the Soul is willing to believe we can. It might require some adaptation, but all things are possible. When we truly believe we can do a thing that others believe is impossible, we find a way to do it. Nelson Mandela said, "It always seems impossible until it's done."


Thanks for joining me today, Dale.

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