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3 Simple Steps to Relieving Stress

It was the third time in a single day that I had seen a blue heron fly over my head. To many of the Native Americans I work with, the blue heron represents a time to go inward. A time for a vision quest or a time to get near water and contemplate your life path. As I pulled my van into the school’s “pick-up-your-student-here” line, I realized why the Universe had given me “ ...[Read More]

Tell Me My Future!

One of the beautiful things about being a scientist and shaman, is that I get to interact with a wide range of personalities, people and places. One of my favorite experiences is being able to help folks with the Shamanistic Techniques I’ve learned from decades of study with Native Americans, Voodoo Priestesses and Shaolin Monks. Last month I spoke at the Body, Mind, Spirit Fair that is held ...[Read More]

Handling Criticism in Style

The box hit my outreached hands with a heavy thud. The 350 page document took me 2 years of 3am wake up calls to write. And now, the first Beta-Reader was done with the manuscript and, thus, begins the journey of criticism and edits to evolve the manuscript into a publishable book. Authors are used to criticism. We get it every time we hand over a document to be edited. The difference between the ...[Read More]

Using Death & Taxes to Your Advantage

As many of us have heard, there is nothing certain in life but Death and Taxes. This has been quite true for me and I have learned how to use such experiences of Death and Taxes to my personal advantage. I find joy in them. I have recently come out of 5 really rough life experiences that hit me in 90 days (November 2016-January 2017). Three within 2 weeks of one another. Death of my body. I was to ...[Read More]

Becoming Rich with Tiny Steps Each Day

As I was digging through files and paperwork for this year’s taxes, I stumbled upon a quote I had on a scrap of paper. It was from Helen Keller’s Autobiography that I had read over a decade before: “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes ...[Read More]

Dealing with Moods

Spring is in the air. The Sun is out. The birds are singing and BLAH! You just may not feel in the mood to participate in the good vibes being expressed all around you. People are smiling at you. Your friend compliments you on “looking good.” Your boss tells you what a great job you did on a report. You know you should be feeling great. But no. You’re just not feeling it. Actuall ...[Read More]

Listen to Anger! It is Your Best Friend.

It was a rare moment as a parent. I was in awe as the sun shone on the table. I had the full and undivided attention of my teenager. It is such a rarity in this highly engaging world that I cherished the moment as long as I could. What I thought would be a fleeting event lasted for a full 2 hours. I was in heaven. It started with a question. This simple question lead us through a half-century of l ...[Read More]

4 Approaches to DeCluttering

This is my favorite part of decluttering my home. Cleaning my desk. After every book I write comes the process of trashing all the drafts, old notes and organizing my life after the completion of writing 50,000+ words into a manuscript. Today’s photo is my desk after two days of work clearing and filing. I finally have it back to my system of dailies and meeting notes. Ahhh. Pat-on-the-back- ...[Read More]

How to Declutter Any Space!

Over the past 20 years of teaching financial principles I am frequently asked about my system for cleaning my house of clutter. I promised you that I would give you the How-to-do-the-decluttering part of my system. Here are the steps I use each time I tackle a storage space that needs to be cleared of the “not needed” items. Prepare to Declutter. Before you ever begin to declutter an a ...[Read More]

Clearing Clutter: Financial Freedom at its Simplest!

As I spend this week clearing my desk of the piled up papers and bring semblance of normality to my office, I’m ready for the next big project; decluttering my home. It is an area of neglect for most folks in America, Canada and England, yet it is the first thing I recommend to all my clients who want to positively change their financial situation. Yes, having an over stuffed house full of things ...[Read More]

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