What Is the Twenty Second Smile?

Posted On Oct 11 2017 by

The Twenty Second Smile was published today.  Early readers find it fun, playful, and filled with wisdom. I included every idea, insight, tip, and Zen trick I could think of that has been helpful to me in my life and it’s what I have been teaching my clients over the last four decades.  They’ve been tested.   It has everything I know that works really well. The subtitle for the book is Plus 97 More Engagingly Playful Strategies to Help You Be Happy, Wild, and Free.  That’s it.  98 chapters, each exactly 50 words long.  Each has its own illustration.  The …


Learn To Reboot Your Painful Stories

Posted On Oct 4 2017 by

All your painful stories end in your being a bag lady and dying miserably – learn to reboot.   I have talked about this before in my books and with clients.  I’m talking about it again, ‘cause I need to reboot, again. Current events with this minority president trigger my painful stories.  Painful stories are the automatic tapes that play in your head and mine.  They’re painful because they always have you losing.  The aphorism… Never lose in your own imagination. …Is a good one.  Quit losing. This exactly 50 word chapter from my new book – The Twenty Second Smile …


Pain and Suffering –Difficult, Difficult, Difficult

Posted On Aug 20 2017 by

Clearly you can see, pain is guaranteed, but suffering being optional can be less clear. Layman Pang in the Zen Koan says when confronted by life, “Difficult, difficult, difficult.”  You and I have long lists of physical and emotional pains in our normal lives.  Worries and pains around family.  Pain of aging – ours and that of our loved ones.  Pains of day to day injuries, and perhaps an occasional surgery. Some of the pain that I experience comes from watching the craziness with our minority president.  His statements supporting white supremacy after the Charlottesville murder of Heather Heyer by …


Journey Work. Is This the Time?

Posted On Jul 12 2017 by

Dear One On my walk along the shoreline of Elliot Bay this morning, I paced a tribe of otters.   I’ve been doing this for days now.  Obviously, it delights my inner children and it connects me to Oneness. But here’s the thought – the otters have their tribe, but who helps you on your journey.  And who helps your loved ones? I find that many of my clients find these times trying, and they feel supported by having me walk with them on their journey. This time calls for each of us to live from our deepest authentic self.  We’re …


Falling Hurts – You Don’t Have to Do It

Posted On Jun 21 2017 by

This blew me away – young people slip and stumble as often as older people do.  But… But they don’t fall as often.  Because they have enough strength to catch themselves, they don’t hit the ground.  Surely, you remember that. You can imagine the outcome of older folks falling and hitting the pavement or down a flight of stairs.  The consequences for older people can be horrible and fatal. Please, develop the strength and balance to catch yourself. These days, you can find coaching suggestions all over the internet, in many physical therapy offices, yoga studios, Taiji classes, and senior …


Drinking a Bowl of Green I Stopped the War

Posted On Jun 14 2017 by

Most of my clients and my loved ones are suffering from Donald Trump’s predations, an internal war.  People find it hard not to get caught in the swirl of lies, unfairness, and  general meanness.  People have to scratch the itch asking: What’s happening?  What’s he done?  What have they done? “Freaking out” we used to call it. Quit it. Drinking a bowl of green tea, I stopped the war.  Paul Reps published this in his sweetly potent book, Zen Telegrams that he wrote it during the Vietnam War.  I read it in my 20s .  It changed my life.  And …


Meeting with Trail Angels

Posted On May 31 2017 by

“Are you looking for the marmots?” the trail angel asked.  What? “Why yes.”  How did she know?  Earlier, I had passed this woman doing yoga on the shore of Lake Chelan.  I had walked on a bit past her and looked with my binoculars for the marmots further down the shore, but saw none.  Know this… I love marmots and I had driven miles to see them in this location. As I turned back, she asked me the question.  She told me she had just been down there and had seen at least 20.  I was delighted.  I continued my …


Playful Tool for Mindful Reflection

Posted On May 10 2017 by

What would Pirate Girl say? Listening to the wild person inside of you can be a great place to make sense of your life.  You can play with writing an exactly-50-word story as a way to bring the words to your experiences. When you engage your playful side, you find the deeper wisdom that hides from your serious mind – the one you learned for school. To help open yourself, you can choose a pen name, or a Nom de Mischief, to write under, so you can be free of the judgment of others, even if they only live in …


Book Giveaway Bonanza

Posted On May 4 2017 by

Let’s try this.  I’ll give you the schedule of the upcoming book giveaways.  You go grab them, pass them on to friends, read them, live happily ever after, then write a glorious review.  OK. Drum roll… The Schedule: 5/6/17 Playful Stress Reducing Shortcuts: Fast Drug-Free Ways to Tickle Your Nervous System to Improve Your Happiness, Peace, and Vitality 5/13/17 The Eight Fundamental Secrets to Living Well: How to Live a Happy Life and Live Life to the Fullest       5/20/17 Simply Serene: How to Calm Down, Reduce Stress, Deal with Stress, and Be Instantly Alert and at Peace …


Eating Less and Exercising More Doesn’t Work

Posted On Apr 25 2017 by

You know the recipe, to lose weight just eat less and exercise more.  It just makes sense.  But if you’ve tried to lose weight, most likely this hasn’t worked for you.  And it doesn’t work for anyone you know.  Quit it. First, exercise benefits you in multiple ways – especially strength training so keep doing it or consider adding it at some time. Second, it’s how you eat and what you eat that makes the difference.  As a person who has been dealing with my weight, fat, for my entire life, I notice I’m an addict.  Not a food addict, …


Am I A Compulsive Overeater? No. Am I A Sugar Addict? Yep.

Posted On Mar 26 2017 by

I’m in week nine of not eating any sugar or it’s henchmen – flour.  Turns out I’m addicted to these processed foods.  In the last nine weeks, I haven’t overeaten.  I haven’t been hung-over from eating too much sugar.  I feel good – energized and clear. But the big one, I haven’t felt any shame from being out of control with food.  Not eating sugar or flour, means no craving and no out of control  brain chemistry. What got me started was the Bright Line Eating program.  The name comes from the idea of drawing a bright line around certain …


The Twenty Second Smile, Bet It Will Change You

Posted On Mar 22 2017 by

I excerpted this post from my upcoming book – The Twenty Second Smile & Other Playful Wisdom: 37 Exactly-50-Word Chapters & Illustrations to Delight You, to Inspire Your Journey, and to Remind You of What Works. Enjoy this title chapter.  I have written about this before in different ways.  Twenty seconds may challenge you.  I find it difficult.  : ) Here’re your guidelines: Smile for twenty seconds as often as you remember to do it.  I’m smiling right now because writing this reminds me.  Can you feel it?  More to the point, can I?  Consciously paying attention to anything for …


Quit Resisting Nasty Politicians – What You Resist Persists

Posted On Feb 22 2017 by

This aphorism has stood the test of time – What You Resist Persists We therapists usually think of this as something that plays out in our daily lives – like resisting traffic jams makes me grumpier than if I just go with it. Resisting the current US president or any authoritarian force in your life, ultimately doesn’t work.  It doesn’t work for lots of reasons.  First you stay in their narrative.  They make up the story.  They dictate where your mind and heart go, distracting you from what is most important to you. I don’t want you to just give …


Take the QUIZ: Are you addicted to food?

Posted On Feb 3 2017 by

I am a recovering food addict.  The addiction has caused endless problems.  Shame is at the top of the list. Susan’s solutions are working for me.  They might work for you and for others you love.  Pass all the information from Susan on to them if they seem open or ready, otherwise it can be shaming.  Be kind…   Back in 2013, Forbes revealed scientific research that showed Oreos were more addictive than cocaine or heroin. Yep, it may be easier to kick a cocaine addiction than it is to let go of those double-stuffed sugar-bombs. But it doesn’t stop …


The “2-Minute Trick” that triples your odds of eating healthy…

Posted On Feb 2 2017 by

Here’s another goody from Susan: Please pass these on to those that have trouble managing their foods or losing weight/fat. Nearly everyone is trying to eat healthier or to lose weight, and let’s be honest—we could probably all stand to be more mindful about the food we put in our mouths. Research shows that our environment can trigger us to either succeed or fail in nearly all of our endeavors. For example, if you have something you need to remember to bring with you when you leave the house tomorrow—let’s say it’s your dry cleaning—you might leave it by the …


The 5 TOOLS for Weight Loss Success

Posted On Feb 1 2017 by

  This comes from my friends at Bright Line Eating – I like their stuff and am passing it on to you.  It’s good stuff and I trust them and the material. Nobody goes on a major expedition without the right tools. If you’re going to climb Mount Everest, the first thing you have to find out is what kind of gear to bring. If you want to become a golfer, you need to get the right equipment. Similarly, losing weight is a major endeavor, and you need the right tools. It’s a little-known fact, but almost no one succeeds …


Color the Sky Yellow Book Giveaway

Posted On Jan 31 2017 by

As a birthday present to myself – number 70 – I am giving away one of my favorite books – Color the Sky Yellow: Creative Magic, Playful Art for Your Inner Child.  Yahoo. You can get it for FREE on February 1st my birthday through midnight February 5th 2017. Go for it, tell you friends => Color the Sky Yellow: Creative Magic, Playful Art for Your Inner Child You don’t need to know how to draw to get these benefits – happiness, freedom, and presence. Be happy, wild, and free, William P.S. Write a lovely review on Amazon for people. …


Get Insight into Everything with Your Inner Sage – Book Giveaway

Posted On Jan 19 2017 by

In changing times, wouldn’t it be nice to have some deep guidance from a sage?  You’re in luck, you have an inner sage, and this book giveaway will help you to Find him/her/it, Bring it forth And deepen your connection to inner knowing. Our only job is to look inside and do the next right thing.  When you don’t know what that is or don’t feel you connecting to your inner sage, your deepest inner knowing, then an oracle can help. Starting the day after the inauguration, Jan 21st 2017, The Wizard’s Handbook: How to Get Answers and Make the …


Playful Stress Reducing Shortcuts Giveaway

Posted On Dec 31 2016 by

This is the season and a year where we’ll need Playful Stress Reducing Shortcuts: Fast Drug-Free Ways to Tickle Your Nervous System to Improve Your Happiness, Peace, and Vitality. My most recent publication will help you when you need it the most. It’s free NOW and my offer ends midnight Jan 4th, 2017 PST. Grab your giveaway now. Go for it => Playful Stress Reducing Shortcuts May you be happy, wild, and free, William P.S. As the book is brand new, it has no reviews at this moment.  I would love some stellar reviews.  Go for it.  Please and thank …


Self-Care Secret Revealed

Posted On Dec 21 2016 by

Most of our health and happiness lies in our hands.  Self-care strategies let us take matters into those hands. As a therapist, I recommend homework to clients that enables them to take care of themselves between sessions. I, too, want great self care tools to take care of myself. I have started to recommend YouTube videos for myself and for clients.  I don’t just use any video, but specific ones that show the Feldenkrais Method. I choose Feldenkrais movements because they’re safe. They work. And they’re fun.  Fun because you get to do something new.  You get to explore your …


Book Giveaway – Simply Serene: How to Calm Down, Reduce Stress, Deal with Stress, and Be Instantly Alert and at Peace

Posted On Dec 9 2016 by

In honor of the season, I have a book giveaway for you. From Dec 10th to midnight PST on the 14th, 2016, you can get this book for free.  Yeee Ha! I am giving Simply Serene: How to Calm Down, Reduce Stress, Deal with Stress, and Be Instantly Alert and at Peace.  This is my bestselling book and really does help you become more serene. The elections left us all a bit bruised and wrung out.  The holidays themselves can stress anyone. Ironically, the dark season of the year can be the time for quiet contemplation.  Try to use it …


Beautiful Gifts to Discover the Sacred

Posted On Dec 7 2016 by

Consider giving the print versions of these books at the holiday. Drawing the Sacred: Communing with the Sacred through Drawing – An Illustrated Journey   Paper Back Version       Kindle version Sketching, Poetry, and the Sacred Present Moment: A Magically Potent Way to Savor Your Life   Paper Back Version    Kindle version They’re pretty and fun.  More, these books can connect people to the Sacred.  What better for the holy days? One or both of these books may be a perfect fit for someone you love. Blessings of the season, William P.S. Watch for my gift to you in the next few days …


Taking Care of People

Posted On Dec 1 2016 by

Here’s a complete list of charities for you to consider in this season.  These aim at the areas that may fall on hard times with the new president. This list comes from a favorite writer of mine, Leonard Pitts. Planned Parenthood (plannedparenthood.org); The Center For Reproductive Rights (reproductiverights.org); the Natural Resources Defense Council (nrdc.org); the International Refugee Assistance Project (refugeerights.org), the NAACP Legal Defense Fund (naacpldf.org); the Trevor Project for LGBTQ youth (thetrevorproject.org) the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (maldef.org). I’d also add The Southern Poverty Law Center (https://www.splcenter.org/) and the American Civil Liberties Union (aclu.org). Here’s the …


There but for the grace of god go I

Posted On Nov 29 2016 by

The election of Donald Trump has disturbed people clearly.  Some are delighted, of course.  My question for myself and for you is how can you find grace in this? (See recent post Another Effing Opportunity to Grow.) I want to stay sane.  I want to be kind.  If I allow my judgmental voices or my holier than thou inner beings, my holier than Trump voters voices to take over, I suffer.  Can you get that? My Quaker mother told me that there is that of Christ in everyone.  Even at age 8, I could absorb that notion.  It was self-evident.  …


Another Effing Opportunity to Grow

Posted On Nov 11 2016 by

The election the USA has just gone through provides you with another effing opportunity to grow. To start with, you get to study the grief cycle from the inside. So I notice, I spend time in DENIAL.  Shock, stunned, and numb are other ways to describe this state. ANGER – I find everything irritates me.  Blame is a subset of anger.  I blame all sorts of thing for the election results.  None of it needs to be based in fact, by the way.  I am upset disproportionately to the stimulus.  Sasha put the plastic spatula in the dishwasher – grrrr.  …


Holy Days Heart – Free Book Giveaway Tomorrow

Posted On Nov 11 2016 by

Every year about this time, I giveaway my book Altar Making: An Active Meditation for Healing Your Heart and for Deepening Spiritual Meaning in Your Life. As the titles says – Reading it can help heal your heart and deepen spiritual meaning in your life. Multiple friends, masters in their own ways, contributed wonderful chapters.  Pick a chapter.  Be happy. It’s available free November 12, 2016 – midnight November 16th, 2016 PST… Go for it => Altar Making: An Active Meditation for Healing Your Heart and for Deepening Spiritual Meaning in Your Life. Be happy, wild, and free, William


Comforting Thoughts and Ideas on What to Do Next

Posted On Nov 9 2016 by

This came to me this morning the morning after Trump’s victory.  I found it comforting and it helped me to reboot. Wayne Muller wrote it and he has been one of the inspiring voices in my heart for years. A Time for Planting (Written before learning the final results of the U.S. Presidential Election.) For everything there is a season, And a time for every matter under heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what has been planted; A time to kill, and a time to …


Winter Is Coming – Get a Neck Gator

Posted On Nov 3 2016 by

Every spring, I urge people to go outside and exercise.  As a holistic therapist, that’s my job.  Next, I tell them, even while spring explodes, October is coming.  Winter is coming.  Get your mind right, do not be lulled into lassitude by the lovely weather, prepare. The acupuncturists and my Taiji teacher have this aphorism – “Keep the vile and pernicious winds from your neck.” If I can keep my neck warm, I’m a happy guy.  I think I could go out in the cold rain in a tee shirt if my neck was warm. Welcome to the neck gaiter.  …


Walking Prayers — Art and Poetry Celebrates Women

Posted On Oct 17 2016 by

AMEN and Hallelujah for strong women. I’ve been wondering if I should or how I should respond to Mr. trump and all the men who have turned a blind eye or ear to his behavior for decades. This is it. A beloved and wise client sent me this. Be Happy, Wild, & Free, Dear One. I Love You William P.S. In this election cycle it would be obviously useful to pass this on.  


This Is O Rated for Older

Posted On Oct 13 2016 by

This will mean nothing to you if you haven’t reached a certain age.  O for Older people. A client asked me for some tips on surrendering in the middle of facing scary medical challenges.  I shared a very simple idea that has given me great comfort. Dear Athena, My favorite way to surrender at our age is to recall this instruction –       “Relax, you’re going to die.” I love this. Clearly, we’re going to die. We don’t know when, so we can relax. It will happen and it will happen the way it happens. We can’t get it wrong. …


Why Worry? Read this tip here.

Posted On Oct 6 2016 by

You may know that I’m a recovering worrywart.  I’m fairly far along in my recovery.  But I find that avoiding news coverage of things I cannot change, helps. This US election cycle has grabbed me though.  I worry.  It’s not good.  Besides casting my vote for the candidate of my choice, and urging others to do the same, I’m powerless. In my morning meditation, this came to mind, a set of scenes from the excellent film – Bridge of Spies. I share this clip with you. I share this clip with you. Keep breathing. May you be happy, wild, and …


The Best News You Don’t Know

Posted On Sep 29 2016 by

We just finished the first presidential debate for 2016 election.  Did you watch? I have recommended for years that people quit watching the news, reading it on-line, or getting it through social media. Why?  Because it scares you.  Fear drops you into fight-flight-paralysis.  And pretty much universally stops you from acting on the information your watching, making you impotent and hopeless. The other reason, is that you rarely hear any good news on those outlets.  Good news just doesn’t photograph as dramatically as another shooting or shouting match. Nicholas Kristof wrote a piece in the Sept. 22, 2016 N. Y. …


“Who Loves Nature?”

Posted On Sep 22 2016 by

On the first day of the wildlife ecology class, the professor always asks her students, “Who loves nature?  Raise your hand.” Predictably, every hand goes up. She continues, “OK.  Now raise your hand if you think Nature loves you.” Not a hand goes up.  “Then, we have a problem.” She concludes. If you don’t think, the love and caring is reciprocal, then what’s the point.  Or if you don’t think Nature is conscious, then you can’t be in relationship.  Life is relationships. If you remain in shame over human’s treatment of nature and feel unworthy to be loved, what hope …


Learn about Fear

Posted On Sep 8 2016 by

A friend wrote saying, “I’m  freaking out about not having enough money.  Lots of clients recently have experienced similar fears.  My response might be useful for you. Dear Friend, We all need to find a strategy or strategies to handle fear.  Your current freak out about money raises the point.  What I tell clients is that the minute you know you’re scared, notice that you’re freaking out, you’re 90% home free.  Until then, you’re just driven and possessed by it. The recent construction downstairs below my office put me into fight-flight that I’m still digging out of.  I’m not scared …


What You Really Want…

Posted On Aug 30 2016 by

What you really want… … well, maybe not what you want but what I really want.  Our daughter, Sasha, says it works for her.  Maybe you, too. I’m working on a post for you that will explain all, and I wanted you to have this web page goodie now. http://bodyandsoulmentor.net/iloveyou.html My dear Suzanne and I use it as our home page on our browsers.  You can tell your browsers to use it too, or just view it from time to time.  Naturally, you can play with it anyway you want. I did the painting for Suzanne’s birthday back in 2008 …


Celtic Seasons

Posted On Jul 28 2016 by

A better way to imagine the seasons can deepen your connection to home. In the USA, we mark the beginning of the seasons with the equinoxes and the solstices.  The Celts looked with a different eye.  They looked at light. The equinoxes of March 21st and September 21st mark the time when the days and the nights are of equal length.  And the solstices mark the longest day of the year in summer or the longest night of the year in winter. Find the halfway point between these events and you find the true beginning of the seasons.  August 1st …


Seasons of Home

Posted On Jul 14 2016 by

I read that the Japanese have 22 seasons.  I don’t care if it’s true – I adopted it.  I suggest you do as well.  Not 22 seasons, but look into your heart and see what seasonal elements touch you.  It’s a way to recover and feel into places you love. For example: You may be familiar with the poignantly brief Cherry Blossom Time and how the Japanese celebrate it. Every day I walk through beautiful places.  As I write this, I am enjoying Dogwood season.  As I walk by the lavenders in Lavender season, I caress the flowers to leave …


Mysterious Madam Ling

Posted On Jul 3 2016 by

After I named my studio, Suzanne felt she wanted to get in on a good thing.  (See post.)  Since I named by studio the Chuckling Ferret Studio, Suzanne played with words, swirled them around and Chuckling became a guy – Chuck Ling,  hence Chuck Ling Ferret Studio. And since she is married to my nom de studio self, she felt that necessarily she became Mrs. Ling.  Further word play led to Madam Ling, then to The Mysterious Madam Ling. Now, it needed a favorite critter, marmot won the prize. Finally, she has The Mysterious Madam Ling’s Marmot Studio. Play is …


Chuck Ling Ferret Studio

Posted On Jun 28 2016 by

“What’s the name of your studio?”  I gently inquire. “Huh?” you wonder. “What’s the name of your studio?  What do you call the place where you do your creative work? “You do have a place to do art and to work on creative projects don’t you?” If you want to build your right brain, and I assure you that you do, then you need to have a studio. It needn’t be more than a flat surface in the corner of a room stocked with cool pens where you can doodle.  But setting aside space gives this aspect of your life …


Nature Rx

Posted On Jun 9 2016 by

Enjoy these two fun videos.  They’re tongue-in-cheek spoofs of the omnipresent pharmaceutical ads on TV. Spoofs they are, but they advertise a real benefit that research incontrovertibly supports.  That’s cool but more importantly – your common sense will recognize the truth. Fact: Nature heals you.  Just like medicine, only  better. : ) My New Book in Progress I’m writing a book with the working title – Finding Home – How the Love of Place Restores You.  I’ll tell you more about this cool book in later posts. Note the on-screen text that zips by in these videos for more humor. …


Enjoy Postcards from Heaven

Posted On Jun 7 2016 by

I have started to play with Instagram as a way to deepen and share my connection to the Sacred Ordinary, Heaven in your back yard. As you know from my art books, I use drawing and sketching as a way to profoundly sweeten those connections.  My Instagram account will show my sketches and photos I take on my daily walks in beauty. I aim to inspire you to find magic on you daily journey.  It’s all about finding places you love, and appreciating the joy of the everyday wonders. I hope for you and for me that we can use …


What’s the Sound Track of Home?

Posted On Jun 1 2016 by

As I walked through the woods around my brother, John’s, house on Cape Cod, I listened to the sounds of home.  I heard Blue Jays, Robins, Cardinals, and Mourning Doves.  His woods are populated by many more birds, but those stuck out. Whenever I stepped outside the house where I grew up in northern Ohio, I heard those songs and calls.  They formed the sound track for home. My sound track for home now is quite different.  Love of place will always have a sound track.  When I was growing up, I didn’t know I had a sound track, but …


Deepen Your Topophilia – Find Heaven

Posted On May 12 2016 by

Deepen Your Topophilia & Find Heaven I love this small park, really, just this small section of the small park by the lake. I know the crows who visit, the squirrels that hop and zip, the robins singing and hunting, the sound of the waves gently lapping or crashing in winter storms, the low clouds zooming north along the lake, the sunrise peaking over the Cascades, the beaver chewed trees, the beavers passing through, the transcendent chirping of the widgeons, the honking I hear long before the Canada geese land, rippling through the water. I’ve watched the eagle spook the raft …


Get Good Answers, Fast – Read Books for Children

Posted On Apr 20 2016 by

Get Good Answers, Fast – Read Books for Children I’m working on my new book titled – I Know I’m Crazy.  Naturally, I will show ways for you to not be crazy and how to be enlightened, at least for moments. I have observed that people make up painful stories that hold little truth.  Even though the stories aren’t true, their bodies and minds and behavior all respond as if the stories were fact. Quick examples of painful stories – “I can’t do anything right.” “I’m such a failure.” “Nobody will ever love me.” “I have such ugly darkness in …


Get Good Answers, Fast – Read Books for Children

Posted On Apr 20 2016 by

I’m working on my new book titled – I Know I’m Crazy.  Naturally, I will show ways for you to not be crazy and how to be enlightened, at least for moments. I have observed that people make up painful stories that hold little truth.  Even though the stories aren’t true, their bodies and minds and behavior all respond as if the stories were fact. Quick examples of painful stories – “I can’t do anything right.” “I’m such a failure.” “Nobody will ever love me.” “I have such ugly darkness in me.” Yikes. Worry My craziness often takes the form …


A Quintessential Seattle Sight

Posted On Apr 14 2016 by

A Quintessential Seattle Sight On my morning constitutional, I saw this heron standing on a post with the Space Needle in the background across Elliot Bay. Fun for me to see and draw – Iconic Seattle. In my book, Color the Sky Yellow: Creative Magic, Playful Art for Your Inner Child, I talk about making your own coloring book by inking in some outlines and then coloring in the rest of the image any way you want.  You can see I did just that here. Besides showing you a pretty picture, I want to point out that I colored it …


Can’t Get Back to Sleep?

Posted On Apr 5 2016 by

Can’t Get Back to Sleep? I rewrote, added to, fine tuned Foolproof Relaxation to make a more useful book for you –  Quiet Your Fear & Get Back to Sleep: Relax, Sleep Better, and Be at Ease Anytime, Anywhere You Want. Here’s a scenario – Three AM and the demons of worry are here.  “Groan!”  Toss and turn.  Get up.  Use the bathroom.  Get a drink of water.  Back in bed, the fears wait for you.  Still no sleep.  Thoughts racing and repeating… What to do? Obviously, you use the methods you will learn in this book, Quiet Your Fear …


Sabbatical Log

Posted On Mar 11 2016 by

Sabbatical Log People wonder what I do on my many sabbaticals.  Here’s what I did over the first two weeks in March. First, what is a sabbatical?  Sabbatical relates to Sabbath which in turn means rest.  The Sabbath and Sabbaticals set time aside so people can enjoy themselves and explore their connection to God.  For me, it’s about a period of time to connect to the Sacred more deeply. This doesn’t mean a time of solemn fasting and deprivation, but a time of joy and play.  Typically, I spend more time outdoors. As you may know, my most recent book, …


The Winner Is …

Posted On Mar 4 2016 by

The Winner Is You may have voted on which would be the best book cover. Although I liked them both, this won. Get the book now – Color the Sky Yellow: Creative Magic, Playful Art for Your Inner Child  And … As the title implies, using the easy ideas in the book, you can create more fun and happiness in your life.  You can connect more deeply to those things you love. And most importantly for me, you can stop your chattering mind that keeps making up painful stories of fear and shame. Go for it => Color the Sky …


Book Giveaway — Color the Sky Yellow

Posted On Feb 22 2016 by

 Book Giveaway – Color the Sky Yellow In case you missed the giveaway of  Color the Sky Yellow: Creative Magic, Playful Art for Your Inner Child last Saturday, you can get it at no cost starting February 23rd and ending February 26 midnight PST. Go for it, have fun => Color the Sky Yellow Vote If you didn’t vote for the book cover, please do.  Go on over to the recent post and vote. I like them both. May you walk in beauty, William


Judge this Book Cover, Please

Posted On Feb 16 2016 by

Don’t judge a book by its cover?  We do judge books by their covers all the time.  Please, help me pick a good one. But first – Color the Sky Yellow: Creative Magic, Playful Art for Your Inner Child will be my forth book on art.  This one focuses on having fun. Here’s Why When you make art, you engage a superb form of mindfulness meditation, which returns you to the Sacred present moment.  You reap the same benefits of any enlightened meditation practice.  – Willendorf. Living a life you love wholeheartedly means living creatively.    No-one can give you this …


Review My New Book

Posted On Feb 14 2016 by

I Want Your Help.  Please Review My New Book I’ve just published my newest book on Amazon – Color the Sky Yellow: Creative Magic, Playful Art for Your Inner Child.  I think you’ll like it. Like most of my other books, this one helps people become enlightened.  Naturally, I want to live in a world where people are enlightened vs. a world dominated by fear and fear mongers. I want you to feel more enlightened and happier in your daily life. This book can help. To get Color the Sky Yellow into the most hands, I need Amazon reviews.  The …


Big Magic

Posted On Jan 12 2016 by

Big Magic I tried to read massive bestseller, Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert.  I didn’t get very far.  So unless my friend, TA, hadn’t passionately recommended Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth G, I would have missed it. Further, TA recommended I listen to it as an audio book because Liz reads it.  It feels like an encouraging conversation with an intimate friend especially if she talks directly into your ears through ear buds. I have recommend Big Magic to many clients, my daughters, and Suzanne.  I’m on my second time through. First, the book is for …


Beautiful Gifts to Discover the Sacred

Posted On Dec 19 2015 by

Beautiful Gifts to Discover the Sacred Consider giving the print versions of these books at the holiday. Drawing the Sacred: Communing with the Sacred through Drawing – An Illustrated Journey   Paper Back Version       Kindle version Sketching, Poetry, and the Sacred Present Moment: A Magically Potent Way to Savor Your Life   Paper Back Version    Kindle version They’re pretty and fun.  More, these books can connect people to the Sacred.  What better for the holydays? One or both of these books may be a perfect fit for someone you love. Blessings of the season, William


Book Giveaway – Make Your Holidays Holy

Posted On Dec 18 2015 by

Book Giveaway You can have a free copy of Altar Making: An Active Meditation for Healing Your Heart and for Deepening Spiritual Meaning in Your Life by going here. You will find this book Quite useful for making the holidays more Holy. Enjoy it.  Pass it on. Book is available for free starting Dec. 19th ending at midnight on Dec. 22, 2015 Go for it => Altar Making: An Active Meditation for Healing Your Heart and for Deepening Spiritual Meaning in Your Life May you walk in beauty, William P.S.  Can I ask a quick favor. If you enjoyed this …


Honest Fat Loss and Strength Training

Posted On Nov 5 2015 by

Honest, Healthy Fat Loss and Strength Training I have been working with fat loss and weight control for decades.  And I have worked with fitness even longer. I have coached people in those areas as well.  Mostly, I have referred people to great resources – books, healers, and coaches. Now, I send people here – Metabolic Effect. My doctor, Amy Hobson, went to school with Jade and Keoni Teta and suggested that I work with them.  I have been following their fitness and eating suggestions ever since.  And referred clients to their book.  (Read my experience with the Slim Jim …


Slim Jim Diet – Honest Fat Loss

Posted On Oct 29 2015 by

Slim Jim Diet My body and I gain weight, add fat really easily.  I am sensitive to carbohydrates.  Very.  And I eat emotionally sometimes.  This makes for a tough combination if I want to maintain my high school weight. When I travel, I get fatter.  I visited the beloved Lesley in Santa Fe.  She cooks beautifully.  I eat.  I gain 5 pounds that trip. I visit Sasha, our youngest daughter at Washington State University, we eat in good restaurants.  I gain another 5 pounds. Do more of what works and less of what doesn’t. What I’m doing doesn’t work.  Try …


Book Giveaway This Month

Posted On Oct 2 2015 by

Book Giveaway This  Month I’m playing with the idea of giving two books away each month.  They will be available on the first two weekends of the month and the third Saturday.  Amazon lets me give books away on 5 days. The first one each month will be a bestseller.  The second, one of my lesser known books. This month, October, 2015, you can get and enjoy these two – Altar Making: An Active Meditation for Healing Your Heart and for Deepening Spiritual Meaning in Your Life Get Well, Be Well, Stay Well: How to Prevent and Treat Colds and …


Book Giveaway This Month

Posted On Sep 3 2015 by

Book Giveaway This  Month I’m playing with the idea of giving two books away each month.  They will be available on the first two weekends of the month and the third Saturday.  Amazon lets me give books away on 5 days. The first one each month will be a bestseller.  The second, one of my lesser known books. This month, September, 2015, you can get and enjoy these two – Simply Serene: How to Calm Down, Reduce Stress, Deal with Stress, and Be Instantly Alert and at Peace Foolproof Relaxation: How to Relax Your Mind Anytime, Anywhere  Consider writing a …