David Carr, MA


As a trained Family Therapist, previously experienced adjudicated youth wilderness program counselor, and previous home based family stabilization clinician, my interest in systemic relationships has been a cornerstone of my life. I enjoy research and teaching that may help people evaluate, interpret then optimize their life experiences. As a self employed licensed fiduciary agent in the Southern Connecticut real estate services industry since 1996, I have helped buyers and investors evaluate and acquire the best property for their needs for a specific life stage investment objective. Being self employed has allowed me to largely schedule my work around my family and work from home, a logistical choice I am most thankful for. My commitment to a Sustainable Future calls me to work as a Regional Manager at newengland.eco-smart.com, offering state of the art energy saving and resource preservation technology. I am a Trained Assistant Scoutmaster and Instructor in the Boys Scouts, and an active Inland Wetland Commissioner since 1999. Call me at my Office two zero three six two seven four two one three

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What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Every day is a gift and an opportunity to experience and act with a positive vision of faith, hope, and kindness. Our future is determined by our actions today, how we address challenges, how we present ourselves to others, and how we interpret the past. Our past can never change, only be reinterpreted with the lens of experience. In the past, we all attempted to make the best choice with the information we had available to process the situation at that time of life. As we move through our life experience we gain new perspective that we may wish we had earlier. For me, that opportunity to share my presence and experience for the benefit of others is a primary motivator as I move through my days. To help others experience life fully gives my life meaning, as does my sharing of my experience of my family and friends. The chance to make a positive difference in my world is an exciting and transforming experience.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Virtual Immersion began a discovery of myopia, after watching my children holding their little screens close to their eyes. One of my boys told me I try to find out what was wrong with screen-time, so I decided to seek the values and benefits of playing video-games, which led me on my investigative path. Each of us has a finite amount of time each day, which has traditionally been used by children to engaged in free-play to avoid boredom. Creativity and Imagination are often the result of boredom, yet with constant streaming screens boredom is eliminated. i wondered what else was being lost, and the effects of this developing void from a developmental and experiential perspective, My first book, 4015 days explores options in life experience sculpture. The understanding that we have certain periods of time to accomplish life goals is presented early in contemporary society (early childhood, elementary school, high school, college, career and family, retirement). The challenge of experiencing and creating family as a provider and participant, choosing experience and connection over immersion in work and acquisition. In a world where many people work 50 hours a week, 48 to 50 weeks a year to buy the good life, I have decided to define an attainable life, and what does it require of the individual. I believe the good life requires presence and immersion, more than consumer orientated acquisitions and status symbols.
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Where to find David Carr, MA online


Virtual Immersion Drowns Holistic Development
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 26,760. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Family health
Virtual Immersion Drowns Holistic Development investigates online recreation, internet addiction, systemic child & family development, video game rating, sales practices, age appropriate game scenarios, pro social interaction, first person shooter identity, school violence, gambling, alternatives to video as entertainment, lack of physical activity, referencing published academic research.
4015 Days
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 75,110. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Life stages / school age
4015 days explores a couples experience making life style choices to maximize a positive outcome for their children and shared parenting experience. 4015 days addresses a family centered, attachment philosophy of making active parenting a top life stage priority in the irreplaceable window of time and experience of pregnancy though adolescence.

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