April 2022

Believing in Love

Overcoming Shyness And Loving Lynn Book Cover Image

Believing in Love I was just reading the introduction to my book Overcoming Shyness and Loving Lynn – A Memoir which is on Amazon here. One of the intriguing details that I was reading was my lack of a sense that I will fall in love again. It has been a very long time… I once had so much more confidence and hope. Writing is very therapeutic. Yet, there is so much more that I must do to change my perceptions and feel hope. Love isn’t measured by the length of a relationship. I can say that with some caveats....

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Updates to “What Really Matters” – My Second Book

Updates to “What Really Matters” – My Second Book Here is an update to this chapter of my book of poems about love, loss, and trauma. The nature of the trauma is not discussed in this book. What really matters most to me are relationships and love. Second, only to my career as a clinical social worker helping others, is the joy and happiness I found in being loved and loving someone. Joy has a definition that can include happiness and yet I find myself tempted to use both words to capture the sense that I am trying to convey....

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Three of my books ranked among the top 11

Three of my books ranked among the top 11 It is so amazing that 3 of my stories are all in the top 11 autobiographies on Wattpad and have been there for a while. The book “What Really Matters: Poems About Love” is a book that tells stories through poetry. I created an external link for this book at https://brucewhealton.com/what-really-matters “Overcoming Shyness & Loving Lynn – A Memoir” is ranked highest in this category at #8. The link to this book is https://brucewhealton.com/loving-lynn Finally, my autobiography is also ranked among the top 11 out of five thousand seven hundred autobiographies....

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Announcing the 3rd Autobiographical book published on Wattpad

Announcing the 3rd Autobiographical book published on Wattpad I hope that you will enjoy this story which is the 3rd book in a series of autobiographical books. #Biobook. #Memoir, #truestory, #mystory, #shy, #lovestory, #truestory. Other books in this series are “What Really Matters – Poems about Love.” This is at https://brucewhealton.com/what-really-mattersand “Memoirs of a Healer/Clinical Social Worker – Autobiography of Bruce Whealton,” which is at https://brucewhealton.com/autobiography

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Section One – Overcoming Shyness & Loving Lynn – A Memoir

Section One – Overcoming Shyness & Loving Lynn – A Memoir This section begins with me walking up the beach at Wrightsville Beach and into the past… a past spent with Lynn. She had lived on Wrightsville Beach – a town in Wilmington – and she was living in her mother and step-father’s retirement home.  She was living on N. Lumina Ave. across the street from the beach. So, Wrightsville Beach is the name of a town and in that town, there is a beach on the open ocean. We spent a great deal of time at this beach, together....

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Introduction to “Memoirs of a Healer/Clinical Social Worker – Autobiography of Bruce Whealton”

Introduction to “Memoirs of a Healer/Clinical Social Worker – Autobiography of Bruce Whealton” I began my autobiography with a story about how I became suicidal for several reasons. I’ll describe just one now. The fact is that what happened in the past – the trauma and injustice I experienced – has had an impact on my life in the here and now. This book is about how sometimes very, very bad things can happen to very, very good people. It doesn’t matter how you live your life. How good a person you are has nothing to do with whether or...

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What Really Matters: Poems About Love

What Really Matters: Poems About Love This book is the second in a collection or series of autobiographical books. I dedicate this book to Lynn Denise Krupey (1967 – 2015). Lynn and I lived as husband and wife for years. We had a real meaningful life. While this is a book of poems it is also an autobiography. The book deals with more than just love. There are poems titled “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” and “Fugue State.” There is a sense in which I was lost when I lost literally everything. In just over one month, I lost the love of...

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How the Victim Ends up Being charged

How the Victim Ends up Being charged Never have the police gotten anything more wrong than when they convicted the victim of a violent crime as the perpetrator in that violent crime. Soaked in blood I sat in shock as they interrogated me. To say this was bizarre, surreal, and nightmarish is an understatement. In some cases of wrongful convictions, it’s about someone else committing the actual crime. I suppose this is somewhat similar but when have you heard of a violent perpetrator being represented by the police and the prosecutors? How does a person move on from this? I...

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Memoirs of a Healer/Clinical Social Worker – Autobiography of Bruce Whealton Announcement

Memoirs of a Healer/Clinical Social Worker – Autobiography of Bruce Whealton Announcement A loving spouse. A healer. How does this person cope with evil villains willing to destroy everything? As the book opens, I was in a psychiatric hospital following a suicide attempt in December 2019. What starts as a simple conversation with another patient changed my life. Most of the rest of the book tells the reader how I got to this point. I experienced profound injustice between 2004 and 2006. By opening with a story about suicide, I want the reader to understand that the injustice was not...

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