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Taking the Stage at BookExpo America

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This week at BookExpo America in New York City, The User’s Guide to Being Human is being honored with two awards that herald its release: The 2012 International Book Award for “Best New Self-Help Book,” and The 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards “Motivational Book of the Year.” Monty Hall, game show host of Let’s […]

The Barefoot Warrior (The Stone Series, Part VI)

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I believe I might have developed a new publishing genre: the fictional autobiography written under the pen name of its protagonist. Through my own experience of writing such a book, I’ve found that it can be a very empowering process whether you intend to publish or not. I wrote my first draft of The Barefoot […]

Work While You Sleep: Setting Dream Intentions (The Stone Series, Part I)

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In writing The User’s Guide to Being Human: The Art and Science of Self, I did a fair bit of work for the book in my dreams. For example, I knew I had about 3 pages for a section on “The Nature of Reality,” which was the setup for The Art of Authenticity chapter. Exploring […]

Everyday Superhero

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I was standing in line at a coffee house today when two police officers stepped up behind me. They were both in tip-top shape, having a conversation about someone’s life that they had just saved. I noticed the utility belts they were wearing and it hit me: wow, these guys are like superheroes—actual superheroes! This […]

Our Birthright

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In the natural world, plants and animals are driven to live in peak condition as a matter of everyday adaptation and survival. Human beings are important members of this natural world. By birthright, we too are called to live in peak condition. We are called to cooperate with the various Earth systems and other living […]

The Magic of Following Your Own Advice

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What if a vast amount of the advice that we offer to others is actually advice for ourselves? Is it possible that we use these experiences to prove the validity of our own wisdom by trying it out on various test subjects around us? What if, ironically, we miss out on much of our own wisdom because we are so busy offering it to others?