Forgive my gushing but I am just coming off a long adventure and my feet have not yet touched the ground. Firstly, I am filled with gratitude to be having these adventures. Tracey, Joanna, and I felt blessed by the beautiful people we met while in Istanbul. Perhaps I am repeating myself, but so what. It was a love-fest, plain and simple. I continue to be awed and inspired by the warmth, intelligence, and talent I see when doing these trainings at home and abroad. And as magical an experience it was for me in Istanbul, so too was my experience in Valencia. I feel so giddy with inspiration that I am sure I sound quite manic or drunk (nothing to drink and I don’t think I’m manic). Psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, physicians, male and female, young and slightly older… so many brilliant minds and kindred spirits! It overwhelms me. I could easily imagine everyone getting together — my students and colleagues — from the States, Australia, Turkey, Spain, Canada, Mexico, Norway, Ireland, and the UK, and having a great conference, if not just a very good party. Perhaps this will one day be a reality. In the meantime….
To my Valencia guardian angels: Annette, Vicente, Doris, Paula, Nancy, Inga, Rachel, and so many others, you are so very dear to me. Thank you!
And again to my Istanbul angels: Eda, Didem, Nilufer, and Talin, I miss you. Thank you so much!