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 …


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.  …


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 …


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 …


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 …


Sacred Oatmeal???

Posted On May 13 2011 by

In the first of our four Living with Magicality conversations Krysta Gibson talks about a surprisingly, cool transformational tool – eating oatmeal. (http://goo.gl/uLpMI) “How’s that?” you ask? It is cool, and I use it too. It reminds me of the silly joke – Buddha goes up to the hot dog vendor and says, “Make me one with everything.” Ho HoHo. As you are eating your oatmeal or your food of choice, consider … Where did it come from? How many people were involved to bring you your breakfast? Maybe a spouse. Certainly, farmers. And truckers. And the guys that built …


Would You Like to Live a Magical and Practical Life?

Posted On May 6 2011 by

How Would You Like to Live a Magical – and Practical – Life? Obviously, you’d love it. But do you know how? In four wonderfully revealing conversations, Krysta Gibson and I tell you how you can live a magical life while fulfilling all your practical needs in the real world. We call it Living with Magicality! Click to Continue => http://goo.gl/uLpMI Krysta Gibson and I have been colleagues for over 20 years and we have both actively been exploring how to live magical lives. And we have been coaching others for decades. We decided to record four conversations. They were …