Thursday, September 30, 2010


I have been given the honor to participate in Patti Digh's Self Help Blog Tour 2010!

I am a big fan of Patti's work.  I have read her Life is a Verb book, cover to cover many times and I also regularly stalk her on her blog.

Patti's newest book asks if life is really as complicated as we make it?  Do we need all of the self help, and diet books that line the shelves at Barnes and Noble and fill up countless web pages over the Internet.

Is life really that complicated or could we create shift in areas of our lives by living more simply, with intention?

Patti's advice to replace the billion dollar weight loss industry is to simply, "Move more, Eat less".  Do we need special diets, counting calories and points? 

Want to reduce your stress levels?  Patti advises, "Jump up and Down".

The book covers twelve areas of our life with concise thoughts and action to apply.  Each topic that is covered in the book is followed with beautiful artwork, illustrating an idea in four words.

I was amazed at the power that was contained by taking an action within four words.

Two of my favorites:

Risk your own significance. 

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living-Nelson Mandela

Be someone else's lighthouse.  As soon as I read this, I thought that is who my wife is for me. 

My Self help advice:

Marathon Training:  Run Uphill, Run downhill.

Go to the Theatre: Buy front row seats.

Service: Do what you can.

Life: Run to the Roar  "Safety is found on the other side of the darkness, not in running towards the light."-Michael Meade


  1. I love your "self help" advice. I also like the quote by Nelson Mandela. My husband and I have recently chose to live more simply and make more time for our family and our passions. Thanks for sharing this. A fellow coconut, Valerie.

  2. I am honored to be your wife! and to have you say think I am a lighthouse for you is so incredible! I know that MY light is in a large part generated from the love that I feel from you!

    My self help: live every moment fully.

    love you!