October 14, 1983

It was a day like any other day. I had no idea that by the end of the day my life would be changed forever in ways I never could have imagined.

Fall in Vermont is a beautiful time of year and that year the colors were magnificent. I got an early morning call from my mom. She was excited and surprised because I had hired a cleaning crew to clean her home. We chatted several times that day.

It was a Friday night and I always went out to meet friends at a local bar. That night I decided not to go out. I got into my pajamas, turned on the TV and curled up on the couch. My phone number was unlisted and around 9 PM I got a call from a woman saying she was from the volunteer rescue squad asking me if my parents lived in Montgomery Center. I said yes and she said something had happened and hung up. I went crazy trying to find out what happened.

[Read on please …. I do link this up to you and your life]

Later that night I stood by a hospital bed in the emergency room making life and death decisions for my father. There was blood everywhere. My mom’s body was in the other room and I was asked if I wanted to see her. I couldn’t go into that room. I was devastated. I had no idea that my life was about to change course and a new life had begun.

The new road was far from easy because I hadn’t yet learned some very simple skills. In hindsight it is easy to see that I had been planting seeds for at least 5 years. Reading books, meditating and exploring but then like a turtle pulling my head back into the shell of familiar, habitual thinking.

It is amazing what a difference 30 years can make. My journey could have been so much easier if I had known about the concepts I now teach. I could have avoided so much suffering, a lot of struggles and a few painful dead ends, but my desire to help others create an amazing life was forged out of my bumbling attempts to create a better life for myself.

I often remind people that five years from now, if you do nothing your life will keep going in the same general direction. On the other hand if you choose to take some fairly simple, concrete actions your life can be transformed into a life filled with smiles, laughter, joy, happiness and all the wonderful things you desire.

Out of that desire came the series of books I have begun writing about transforming your life. I can remember even in my darkest days I believed life was meant to be filled with joy and ease but I just couldn’t find that path. That belief seemed like a cruel tempting morsel. If life was meant to be joyous how come I was so miserable!

Happiness is indeed our birthright, if we are willing to let go of our old, limiting beliefs. On a dark, stormy day the sun is still shinning just on the other side of those ominous clouds.

My mom was a poet and was horrified that I regularly flunked English. Once in grade school I remember a writing assignment, I didn’t get a very good grade but the teacher had circled the word ‘quaint’ and said it was a good word. I think my curiosity about word’s meanings and origins began.


So what does this have to do with you and your life?

I waited for a crisis, a traumatic event to happen before I became willing to change my life. At the time I didn’t know that was what I was doing but it was. Since then I have learned that if I listen to the whispers of my soul and follow the cosmic breadcrumbs, change can actually be fun and exciting, and even pleasant.

The day my mother died I was catapulted into a new life. At the time it seemed like I was a victim to the events in my life, certainly not the master of my fate. I had no idea what I wanted or what I was about to create.

So how do you listen to the whispers of your soul?
How do you find the cosmic breadcrumbs?

Having a solid answer to those two questions are two of the corner stones of a life based on personal freedom and the ability to create what you want when you want it!

In the coming months that is what I will be focusing my attention on sharing with you. My sincere desire is to help people find the easiest way to create the most stellar version of their life.

The first step in that puzzle is my book Happiness the Skill: 5 Easy Steps to Enjoying Your Life. This book will be released Wednesday October 14th. There will be 5 more books in this series about personal transformation.

I hope you choose to order my book this Wednesday. Begin your journey toward freedom, happiness, joy and love, lots and lots of love. A spoiler, a hint so to speak – make YOUR happiness the most important thing in your life.

If you have any questions, thoughts or feelings I’d love to read them in the comment section.

With love,