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 …


Announcing 99 Cents

Posted On Jul 9 2013 by

You can get my newest book Drawing the Sacred: Communing with the Sacred through Drawing – An Illustrated Journey as a Kindle now.    I’ve dropped the price from $9.99 to $.99. Why?  Because, I want you to enjoy the book and then write a shining review.  And yes, if you’ve been paying attention, the book price will eventually drop to zero for five days.  Then back to $9.99.  Will you help me by getting the book now and reviewing it?  Please and thank you.  Soon I will publish it as an 8 in. by 10 in. paperback.  The print proof …


Walk in Beauty

Posted On Jun 17 2013 by

You may have noticed that I close notes and postings with the phrase – walk in beauty.  This phrase came from a friend, a shaman, who closes her emails with the phrase.  I loved it and use it. I use it to invite you to walk.  Walking lets you breath fresh air, see distances greater than your screen.  It lets you get away.  Tip: turn off your phone if you really want to get away. I use the phrase to remind you and me that we have a choice about where we walk.  I use it to remind you and …


Reader Bonus: I’m Giving Away Simply Serene

Posted On Feb 7 2013 by

I want you to have my Kindle book, Simply Serene: How to Calm Down, Reduce Stress, Deal with Stress, and Be Instantly Alert and at Peace.   It will help you to live a life you love wholeheartedly – body and soul.  Why am I giving this to you?  First, it’s a reward for reading my newsletters and blog posts.  Second, it will give the book more visibility on Amazon.  More visibility means more people get to live a happy life.    More people living a happy life makes the world a better place for you and me and our children. Right?  …


The Art of Life

Posted On Mar 27 2012 by

The Art of Life?  Well, you can use this brilliantly for most of life anyhow.  I just heard this and it reminded me of this principle:  The art of meditation is beginning again.  When you meditate, you will be distracted.  Guaranteed.  Your mind will wander.  You might be caught in a worry cycle.  You might think of the best way to accomplish your to do list.  Somehow and some way, you’ll be pulled away.  You won’t even know it.  You’ll be just stumbling, racing, falling along a thought train, watching some movie, attending to some internal story.    Now Here …


Surprisingly, Internet Lists Offers Insights into Get Wealthy First

Posted On May 8 2009 by

Surprisingly, Internet Lists Offers Insights into Get Wealthy First     Perhaps you have seen this email that has been cycling through cyberspace for a while, but it came back through yesterday sent by my brother.   See if you can discern how it fits with the Get Wealthy First Program?  (http://GetWealthyFirst.com)     Just a few questions:   You don’t have to actually answer the questions… Just read the e-mail. You’ll get the point.   1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.   2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.   3. Name the last five …


Do You Want to Be a Zombie

Posted On Jan 20 2009 by

This 50-Word story came to me as a clear vision. It makes me smile. Do You Want To Be a Zombie? “You have to ask yourself – Do you want to be a zombie? Well, do you?” Clint asked. “Well, no!” I say. “Then look at the beauty right here in front of you. Right now! Let this dark green, frosty- white, goose poop lying on the brilliant green grass awaken you.” I have been suggesting you write these hummers for awhile. I still recommend it to keep your story telling muscles limber. But Now a New Challenge — Twitter.com …