This was so good! It will be hard to believe, but I was actually speechless while listening to David. The mission behind the Cycle of Lives is so powerful! Thank you for offering this.
Your discussion with us was real. Yes, you share real stories and the individuals behind them, but your sharing and the time you gave us was just as real, authentic and appreciated. You recognize that each person’s journey is unique to them and you give light and love to acknowledging that. Every person needs a voice, whether they realize it or not. Thank you for saying, 'tell me more.
Our nonprofit organization supports women who have had a cancer diagnosis through fitness programs, so when I read David Richman's book, Cycle of Lives, I knew his experiences would appeal to our community on multiple levels. David has a compelling story of his own and is also able to share others' stories in a way that retains their perspective and individualism. Even after his success as an athlete, writer and speaker, he has stayed authentic to himself, presenting in a sincere, relatable manner. He gives back to the community at every opportunity and it is clear that he has found joy by living each day of his life to the fullest.
Not only was David Richman an extremely warm and unique guest on Talk Purpose and Truth podcast but his book is very inspiring, authentic, and truly helps people feel that they are not alone and can be strong through challenges.
I was just hoping there will be another creative writing class with the wonderful David Richman leading the way. I thought he was so helpful and inspiring. And I felt it was such a cathartic way to deal with this challenging journey we are all on. Please pass on to Mr. Richman my admiration and appreciation for what he did for all of us that day.
The Expressive Writing workshop with David was so powerful. I was moved by everyone who shared their writing - so much resonated with me. I appreciate all the variety of life-affirming events that WeSPARK offers, and appreciate your hard work in bringing them into being.
Really good workshop, I really appreciate all that you guys do.
David is a compassionate listener, talented writer, inspiring motivator, and extraordinary person! For two years he has volunteered his time to be the guest speaker with my cancer support nonprofit’s expressive writing group. Last year he inspired us with his personal story and insights. This year he served as a facilitator/instructor of the group, guiding us through a writing prompt to encourage participation in our annual “Write Your Cancer Story” essay showcase. He had just the right approach—finessing the writers to reveal themselves in their expressive writing pieces, while showing sensitivity to their stories. Our cancer survivor participants were thrilled to hear poignant feedback from David as a professional writer. He even offered to return for the next month to further engage with our cancer survivor clients, which they all appreciated, as they could get follow up feedback after implementing some of his suggestions. We are grateful to David for his time, expertise, and compassion!