A catalyst, immersionist, chronic malcontent, empath, conscientious persister, solitudinarian, itinerant introvert, and often complexly hypervigilant, David B. Bohl is also a relinquishee and adoptee, a professional independent addiction and recovery consultant, and a former consumer of substance use disorder and mental health services.

He’s also the author of Parallel Universes: The Story of Rebirth, a memoir that chronicles the intersection of adoption and addiction in his life.

David B Bohl


David lives in southeastern Wisconsin and works around and outside of the U.S. He enjoys spending time with his wife of 36 years, and relentlessly pursues Blue Mind (that mildly meditative state characterized by calm, peace, unity, and a sense of general happiness and satisfaction with life in the moment) that comes from being in and around the water).


David will offer essays on the topic: Is Secular Spirituality Even Possible?

Follow along each day as David offers the following essays:

1. What Makes Me Qualified to Write About Spirituality?
2. Words Matter
3. Finding Your People
4. Unstuck Yourself
5. Finding Your BLUE MIND
6. Find Your Philosophy
7. What Will Sustain You?


each day January 22 – 28, 2021.

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