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RECOMMENDED READING

Some people who visit my website come looking for help and direction. Here is a list of books that may assist you in your journey. They have provided clarity and direction for me and many others. Remember, if you think that the help and direction you are looking for may be working with me personally, you can always request a free introductory telephone conversation to establish if you are right. You can also complete my Questionaire here...

Men Are From Mars, Women Are from Venus – A Practical Guide for Improving Communication & Getting What You Want in Your Relationships.
by John Gray
Mars and Venus Starting Over – A Practical Guide for Finding Love Again After a Painful Breakup, Divorce, or the Loss of a Loved One.
by John Gray
Mars Venus On a Date – A Guide to Navigating the 5 Stages of Dating to Create a Loving and Lasting Relationship.
by John Gray
The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth.
by M. Scott Peck
Your Body Speaks Your Mind – Understanding how your emotions and thoughts affect you physically.
by Deb Shapiro
Molecules of Emotion – Why you feel the way you feel.
by Candace B. Pert. Ph.D.
The Astonishing Power of Emotions – Let your feelings be your guide.
by Esther and Jerry Hicks
Ask and it is Given – Learning to manifest your desires.
by Esther and Jerry Hicks
Gods In Everyman – A new psychology of men’s lives and loves.
by Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
A Return to Love: Reflections on the principles of a course in miracles.
by Marianne Williamson
Frontiers Of Health – How to heal the whole person.
by Dr. Christine Page
Shift Happens! – Powerful ways to transform your life.
by Robert Holden
A Course in Miracles – Text workbook for students, manual for teachers, foundation for inner peace.
Viking
Heal Your Body A-Z – The mental causes for physical illness and the way to overcome them.
by Louise L. Hay
Energy Medicine – Use your body’s energies to: Boost your vitality and stamina, strengthen your immune system, relieve pain and common complaints, sharpen your memory and mind, keep yourself healthy and balanced.
by Donna Eden
Ordering from the Cosmic Kitchen – The essential guide to powerful, nourishing affirmations.
by Patricia J. Crane, Ph. D.
Pearls of Wisdom – For living a richer life, Inspirational stories of personal transformation, healing, and growth.
by Patricia Crane Ph. D. and Rick Nichols
Pearls of Wisdom: A second strand, Inspirational stories of personal transformation, healing, and growth.
by Patricia Crane Ph. D. and Rick Nichols
Chicken Soup for the Soul – 101 Stories to open the heart and rekindle the spirit.
by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
The Key – The missing secret for attracting anything you want.
by Joe Vitale
Peace Love & Healing
by Bernie S Siegel M.D.
Love Medicine & Miracles
by Bernie S Siegel M.D.
You Can Heal Your Life
by Louise L Hay
Ordering from The Cosmic Kitchen
by Patricia J Crane Ph D
An Anatomy of an Illness
by Norman Cousins
Energy Secrets
by Alla Svrinskaya
Cancer as a Turning Point
by Lawrence Le Shan
Cancer Ward
by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Battersea Park Road to Enlightenment
by Isobel Losada
It Could Be Verse – Laughter Quotations for Those Struggling with Stressful Situations.
collected by Kit Hammond & Rhonda Blunden

I love a good quote

Quotations are wonder-filled for me. You get so much from a quote. You get a truth, pithily packaged and delivered so that you can remember it. You are spoken to in the voice and words from the mind of another human being living and dealing with the challenges of their life, often in a far different place and time which still resonates to you with recognition of your similarities.

“The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious.” Albert Einstein

Einstein, an acknowledged genius, has expressed uncommon observations that I can totally understand because we share our humanity if not our IQ!

John Dryden who lived in a far distant world spoke down through the ages to me about the confusing misery and ambivalence of breaking up. His words have sustained me in some very challenging circumstances.

Quotes are ideas that you can use. Getting through a torrid cancer journey which swept away the successful glossy life I had built and deprived me of bonds of love that I had earned in a hard school was survived by endless repetitions of that testament to a life lived with courage, patience, trust and truth Kipling’s If

“Butterflies can’t see their wings. They can’t see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.”

With a quote you can find yourself laughing and playing in illustrious company even though your social circle does not provide all you need in terms of intellectual stimulation.

When I wrote my book It Could be Verse - An Anthology of Laughter Quotations, an idea I’d conceived with my friend and collaborator Rhonda Blunden, I got to thinking about the each of the quotes we used professionally, what kind of life might that unknown name have lived? My research was like a golden thread leading me to discover extraordinary people and the choices that had that shaped their lives. The truth they expressed in those far distant lives somehow, by illuminating my own struggles, connected me with amazing people in a very personal way.

“A season of loneliness and isolation is when the caterpillar gets its wings. Remember that next time you feel alone.”

The quote that inspired my butterfly logo is taken from the conclusion of Walden, published by Henry David Thoreau in 1854. He says,

“If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours… In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.”

Thoreau quoteOf course, the concept of following our dreams is part of popular culture today because it is the theme of many songs, films and plays. But during Thoreau’s time, this was a pretty bold and revolutionary statement. The zeitgeist of his time was more about forgetting your unrealistic dreams and conforming at all costs. Thoreau moved out to live in the woods so he could do whatever he wanted whenever he wanted.

This fridge magnet has been on my fridge since 1998 and has served to reminded me daily to stay in touch with my dreams.

I am living the life I’ve imagined. That does not mean that my life is free from pain or challenges but that I am in the right place to make sure that my reality is one where problems can be solved or managed, where hope springs eternal and I am in an internal state of being happy, carefree, in touch with nature and, all in all, floating in a pink cloud.

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