A Reader Has a Great Suggestion for A Gift

Posted On Dec 13 2017 by

Here’s a suggestion for giving  The Twenty Second Smile as a gift. This is William’s best book ever. I love his description, “Engagingly Playful Strategies to be Happy, Wild and Free.” I have just ordered a few more because I can think of so many friends who will love it. Perfect for holiday giving! What a beautiful book! Thank you again William! Another reader gave the book to everyone in her book club.  How fun. The book is beautiful to look at on the coffee table or by your bedside.  It’s fun, playful, and inspiring.  At its best it can …


After the Black Friday Crazies, Breathe, Enjoy This Three Book Giveaway

Posted On Nov 30 2017 by

Black Friday is over along with the craziness.  Breathe. To sooth your soul, I’m giving away the Kindle versions of my three print books.  Zero Dollars, Pounds, Euros, etc.  A great price. I want you to have them, because they’re great books.  You can use the wisdom therein to be happier and more present.  It’s my gift to you this season. My last, The Twenty Second Smile, contains lots of wisdom and makes a great coffee table book.  It might be my best book of the 18 I have published and certainly the most accessible.  It summarizes everything I’ve learned …


Amazon’s Happy Now – It Has the Twenty Second Smile

Posted On Nov 8 2017 by

Best laid plans…  I told you about my wonderful new book, The Twenty Second Smile: Plus 97 More Engagingly Playful Strategies to Help You Be Happy, Wild, and Free.  And that you could get it on the CreateSpace store.  Well, they closed the store.  I was told I should have gotten an email…  Nope. So the good news is that you can get it right now at a discount, below cost, until Amazon changes its mind. JudyAnne – Says on the Kindle page – Even more than William’s other books, I can quickly refer to this one when I need …


Book Trailers Are Cool – Watch My Trailer for The Twenty Second Smile

Posted On Nov 3 2017 by

I’ve just posted my book trailer for The Twenty Second Smile, my latest book.  You’ll enjoy the short trailer and the book, too. Here’s the trailer > The Twenty Second Smile You can enjoy other trailers on that page too. You can get the book here – The Twenty Second Smile: Plus 97 More Engagingly Playful Strategies to Help you be Happy, Wild, and Free — Kindle Version I recommend the Paperback Version –It’s a very pretty book to own.  Here’s what Kathy said about The Twenty Second Smile: My life is in transition and given the current political/world climate …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Drawing Cures Worry

Posted On Jul 30 2015 by

Today’s Oracle My software angels choose this oracle quote for you today: 182) Everybody asks me what I’m think about when I’m dropping in.  You don’t hear anything.  You don’t think anything.  It just naturally happens. – Shaun White, Olympic Gold Medal Snowboarder You can use my Potent Quotes Oracle page whenever you need help.  Hold a question in your heart, and see what quote comes up for you when you scroll down. Get the Wizard’s Handbook on Oracle Creation and have fun with oracles. Drawing Cures Worry I am a recovering worrywart.   Currently, I worry about my daughter, Zoe, who’s selling her …


Book Giveaway – Summer Fun

Posted On Jul 29 2015 by

Book Giveaway – Summer Fun Starting Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 12:01 AM Pacific time and ending midnight on Sunday August 2nd I’ll be giving you the free Kindle version of Sketching, Poetry, and the Sacred Present Moment: A Magically Potent Way To Savor Your Life.     Why, because summer is a great time to start sketching? Why? Because you like to get outdoors, and sketching connects you to Nature and the Sacred in magical ways, sketching provides a wonderful channel to happiness. Enjoy this excerpt from the book – How Does Sketching and Writing Poetry Help You? You …


Happy Relationships – Free Book

Posted On Jul 17 2015 by

Happy Relationships – Free Book Starting 12:01 tomorrow, Saturday July 18, 2015 I will be giving away my Kindle book — Amazingly Content: How to Be in Love with All You See & Hear, And Be in Harmony with Family, Friends & Work Offer ends midnight Sunday, the 19th… Take advantage of this opportunity to make all your relationships more peaceful and happy. I use this simple science of reconciliation daily. It’s easy and fast. Joe Vitale introduced me to this Hawaiian method of Ho’oponopono by telling an amazing story that took place on a mental ward for the criminally …


Book Giveaway – Cool Summer Fun

Posted On Jul 10 2015 by

Book Giveaway – Cool Summer Fun When: Book giveaway starts July 11, 2015 at 12:01 PDT.  Ends Midnight July 14, 2015.   What: Drawing the Sacred: Communing with the Sacred through Drawing – An Illustrated Journey Why Take Advantage of the Book Giveaway? ‘Cause it’s summer and drawing is a cool way to spend your time outdoors connecting with the Sacred. And, certainly, drawing or sketching can be one of the best and fastest ways to make love to the present moment.  Clearly, that will connect you with Heaven. Go for it => Drawing the Sacred: Communing with the Sacred …


What’s It Take to Live a Life You Love Wholeheartedly – Body and Soul?

Posted On Jun 2 2015 by

What’s It Take to Live a Life You Love Wholeheartedly – Body and Soul? Here’s the big life question: What’s It Take to Live a Life You Love Wholeheartedly – Body and Soul? Have you ever wanted your life to run more smoothly?  Have you ever felt you were missing an easier, more effective way to navigate life? Have you ever wished for help in figuring out your life? Clearly, my life coaching clients over the past 40 years have wanted to figure out their lives.  You want to figure out your life;  I want it, too. The fact that …


Wordlessness & Oneness – Heaven

Posted On Mar 11 2015 by

Today’s Oracle My software angels choose this oracle quote for you today: 411) The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not our circumstances. – Martha Washington   You can use my Potent Quotes Oracle page whenever you need help.  Hold a question in your heart, and see what quote comes up for you when you scroll down. Get the Wizard’s Handbook on Oracle Creation and have fun with oracles.   Wordless Oneness – Heaven “Can it be that simple?” “Simpler…” she said, “it’s your native state after all.  You were born to spend most of your time …


Starved for Color? Feast on More Color

Posted On Feb 11 2015 by

Starved for Color?  Feast on More Color Winter serves up gray and dark in the northern latitudes.  I find I get starved for color and my attitude goes dark.  The solution?  Easy, consume more color.  Nay, feast on color. The last three winters, I have gotten a cold.  One of the causes may be not consuming enough color. If you live in the gray darkness, you know.  Enough suffering. To be happy, healthy and energetically creative, you might try feasting on color. Fun Ways to Get More Color Take field trips. Art museums and galleries. Conservatories.  The Volunteer Park Conservatory …


Your Sketch Is Precious

Posted On Feb 1 2015 by

Your Sketch Is Precious Let me tell you a story.  You may know that my dad was a premier art museum director.  I grew up in a home with masterpieces everywhere, and the museum, which was Dad’s second home, displayed some of the world’s best art. My mom sketched.  She did it for love and never thought much of her skills.  Dad framed a small piece of hers.  Just one. As they aged, they moved to smaller homes, selling off art on the way.  Mom’s sketch made with colored markers remained even into the last and smallest apartment Dad lived …