Wednesday, June 01, 2016


In High Plains Drifter  a woman tells the man with no name, played by Clint Eastwood, "Be careful.  You're a man that makes people afraid, and that's dangerous." and Clint replies with this:
"It's what people know about themselves inside that makes them afraid."

Friday, May 06, 2016

The Wisdom of Jerry Seinfeld

As Seen on Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee

On taking action:
"I do things when I'm not confident"
"Having confidence and faking confidence are the same thing."

On creating comedic stories:
Sneaking onto a film set of a kitchen with Gary Shandling, Jerry says something like this "We could make a sitcom right now!  All we need is an awkward situation."

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Still Kickin'

Sorry if this looks like a dead blog.  I'm still active but not so much on this particular blog.  You can see my illustration work at and  And my coaching website is  And of course my posts in this blog are still available for your perusal.


Thursday, June 04, 2009

My ART for Self Development

Part of the art of self development for me is literally creating art for other self development trainers. I'm a professional illustrator as well as a life coach (two passions coexisting!). Here's a link to my illustration website where you can see some of the art I've done for trainers, teachers, educators and healers...


Thursday, December 04, 2008

EFT Holiday Stress Buster

Holidays are supposed to be all fun and joyful, right?

I don't know about you, but the holidays are pretty stressful for me.  They put a strain on every area of our lives.

Think about how your life is affected by the holidays.  How does it affect your stress in the areas of health, finances, time, energy and relationships?

Even if you love the holidays with all your heart, there are still stresses.

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) is a very special stress reduction technique that not only makes you feel better emotionally, but can also dramatically reduce and sometimes even eliminate physical ailments and issues.  This is because our emotional state has a direct and fairly immediate affect on our physical state caused by muscle tension and body chemistry.

Many of our life difficulties come out of fears and emotional obstacles inside ourselves in the form of beliefs about ourselves and the world that may not be supportive to your well being and success in life.  Would you like to be able to identify and remove those blocks easily and quickly?  If yes, then I highly recommend you attend this seminar.
  • Our behaviors run on beliefs and feelings programmed by past reactions to emotional experiences.
  • Some of our programming is distracting, counterproductive, or downright self destructive.
  • EFT is a powerful and gentle systematic process for reprogramming the thinking that steers you off track in life.
  • EFT uses acupressure meridians and whole-brain learning to dramatically accelerate your desired changes in thinking and behavior patterns.
  • This allows you to breakthrough, move forward and take action with noticeably greater confidence.
EFT is generally considered an energy healing technique... more accurately, it's in the field of energy psychology.  But you don't need to have any unusual magical energy powers to do it.  You don't even have to believe it will work... it'll work anyway.  It's a very systematic and measurable process for clearing your specific issues.  Anyone can do it, yourself included.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Holiday Stress Relief with EFT!

Holiday stress intensity ranks right up there with asking the boss for a raise! This time which is meant to be filled with togetherness, joy and peace is often filled instead with loneliness, money worries, anxiety and/or exhaustion. See if you recognize any of these issues:
  • Feeling Overwhelmed
  • Tense expectations of jolliness
  • Too many responsibilities
  • Power struggles
  • Unpleasant Memories
  • Unpleasant emotions
  • Unpleasant bodily reactions, (sudden illnesses and ailments).
  • Guilt
  • Hectic schedules
  • Using food, alcohol, or drugs to cope with stress.
  • Expectations on other people’s behavior.
  • Greif
  • Financial worries
  • Depression
  • Winter Blues, aka, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
There’s lots of great strategic advice on the net for things you can do to lower your stress. However, one immediate thing you can do is change your emotional response to these and other seasonal scenarios, people, and things that trigger these reactions.
What!? Change my emotional response? How do I do that?
EFT (aka Emotional Freedom Technique) is a powerful tool for swift and radical emotional tension relief.
EFT is a safe and non-invasive technique that works directly on the energy system to lower emotional intensity, which causes tension, which causes or perpetuates a plethora of issues. Reduce the emotional strain and you reduce the engine behind the issue. Get the emotional intensity down to zero and you might just discover some special healing you weren’t sure was possible.
I’m holding a series of seminars on it this coming week where we will be doing EFT together as a group. You’ll likely get some immediate relief and you’ll also learn to do a simplified version of EFT on your own for self healing and stress relief.
I’m a level two EFT practitioner and life coach. The EFT process is known to positively effect both physical and emotional issues and I’ve used it with people to create instant relief for migraines, cramps, arthritis pain, phobias (including fear of driving, fear of public speaking, and fear of authority figures), anxiety, headaches, stomach aches, nausea.
We’ve had very good success with long term coaching for trauma, anxiety, and building self esteem, confidence, and a sense of purpose. This is an excellent tool for positive life transformation.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Resisting What's Good For You?

I want to share a little something with anyone who is struggling with their own resistance to growth.Sometimes we're resistant to something because we've outgrown it, or it's not right for us. But sometimes we resist stuff even if we're quite sure it is right for us. Seems weird, right? blink.gif It could be self sabotage. It could simply be the natural resistance to change in general. Or perhaps it's something else. In any case, here's a little thing I wrote for my computer's desktop image and screen saver to help me remember a valuable principle... that the discomfort of resistance is actually a good sign! It means you are growing and pushing your way towards the sunlight! Pushing your way past the limitations of your comfort zone. Here's what I wrote:

Feeling resistance to stuff?

That means you're growing!
Pushing your envelope!
Exploring new territory!
Escaping your comfort zone!

Way to go, Champ!

Here, I'll post the jpeg image for you to use as your desktop pattern (looks good on a black background) on your computer.