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 …


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. …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Urban Sketching as Path to Oneness

Posted On Dec 17 2014 by

Urban Sketching as Path to Oneness Can you find the Sacred even in the city? Finding the Sacred in Nature can almost be automatic.  The study of awe tells us that when people are confronted by stunning beauty in nature, they go into awe.  Their inner chatter quiets.  Connection and reverence for all of Life arises. Just as sketching in Nature can feed your soul, urban sketching can be a wonderful way to connect to the Sacred everywhere.  Gabriel Campanario, a sketch artist for the Seattle Times, put the term Urban Sketching on the map.  I like it. I invite …


A Fun Way to Honor Your Art or Your Child’s Art

Posted On Dec 11 2014 by

A Fun Way to Honor Your Art or Your Child’s Art Finally. I have decided I need a tablet computer, one with a keyboard.  Need.  Right.  It’s a toy that might have some delightful uses that I can use to justify my purchase.  By the way, I still don’t own a cell phone. The ASUS Transformer I settled on comes in Gray or gray.    But that can be fixed with a laptop skin, a protective material that adheres to its surface making it pretty. My daughter Sasha introduced me to skins at Nuvango.com.  They ask artists to create images for …


Powerfully Potent Way to Heaven

Posted On Aug 20 2014 by

  Powerfully Potent Way to Heaven You can get my latest book NOW: Sketching, Poetry, and the Sacred Present Moment: A Magically Potent Way To Savor Your Life. You’ll like the plethora of pictures and the premise of the book will inspire you.  Some wonderful friends contributed examples for you as well as my own sketches.  If we can do it, you can too. : ) How Does Sketching and Writing Poetry Help You? You could live a life you love.  You could learn to fall in love with your life. . Ultimately, you could fall in love with everything. …


Isn’t This Beautiful?

Posted On May 5 2009 by

The Get Wealthy First Program I’m crafting for you is about living in the present and discovering deep wealth, right.    Here’s the painting by Kate Cutler I chose to be on the covers of the manuals and such.        Isn’t This Beautiful?   * * *   Kate wrote this lovely note to me & she gave me permission to share it with you.  She demonstrates the whole point of The Get Wealthy First Program beautifully —   Going into your site today, I was fascinated. No, I had no idea that you were “art related” as …