Country-specific editions are back!

Sometimes, you have to go backwards in order to go forwards… And that’s what I’ve done with the re-introduction of country-specific editions of “This Book is the Perfect Gift” for Canada, USA, UK, and Australia. I’ve made this move in order to stabilize the cover price for these specific countries. It’s not very easy planning promotions when the exchange rate keeps on changing the price, and this was the one way I could change that.

So, here are the country specific prices, and please remember that appropriate taxes and shipping will be added to any orders from our printer, Lulu.

  • CANADA = $20 CAD. Notice that this is a price drop for my home market. The cover price was $21.50 before, but I’ve been charging $20 at workshops, so now it is official.
  • USA = $14.99 USD
  • UK = £10.99 GBP
  • Australia = $19.99 AUD

The links to order books at the above prices can be found HERE. Once you are on Lulu, if the numbers don’t match, make sure your currency on Lulu is set to the right one. Note also that Lulu has a discount schedule if ordering 15 or more copies from them.

If you live outside of these four countries, just order the USA edition and Lulu will sort out the rest!

Love & Light


“The real me” – Part one

I had a doctor’s visit yesterday, specifically with an allergist. You see, for the past two months I’ve been breaking out in hives all over my body every day! Thank goodness they are not itchy, but they are certainly a way of keeping a person humble! I’d been so proud of myself for releasing nearly 30 pounds of unwanted weight this year, maybe too proud… And now… Yuck! 100+ hives greeting me in the mirror every morning!

Anyway, back to my story. I’d given the allergist a copy of “This Book is the Perfect Gift” on my first visit a few weeks ago, and yesterday he told me he’d read it and enjoyed it. He said it was very positive, and then added, “I feel as though I got to know the real you.” Wow, he’s the second person to tell me that after reading the book! So how did I answer him? I answered him honestly.

Yes, the book does reveal the real me. It embraces many of my life experiences and draws lessons from them. It openly admits to victories, and shares positive life strategies for victorious living. But it also shows a degree of vulnerability, it equally admits to faults and failings. Remember the old Tom and Jerry cartoons? Often you’d see a character with a little angel on one shoulder and a little devil on the other. These two would be attempting to motivate old Tom to either do good or bad. Well, the real me is a little like that. Maybe it is better to say the “authentic” me is like that.

Just because I’ve been blessed to put my name on the cover of a very positive and uplifting book does not mean that I think, or act, positively all the time. The great Jim Rohn was once asked how he was doing with the stuff he taught, and his answer was brilliant. “Don’t look too close” he said. I am the same! It’s not that I don’t know what to do, it’s that I don’t always do what I know. Yes the positive little angel (my higher self) knows how to be the man who wrote that book, but the lower self, the little devil (the ego), all-too-often takes over as the default nature, and suddenly the positive is pushed aside in a torrent of fear, doubt, and worry.

Does that make me a hypocrite? At one time I thought it did. But no, it only makes me human, very very authentically so. I’m not some guru who has already attained perfection, I am a fellow traveler on the same journey of life as each and every one of my readers. All I can do is what all of us can do, that is to do the best we can with the conditions life has given us, and to share the insights we’re blessed to attain, while continuing to take life one day at a time. And maybe, in that sheer transparent honesty, there is revealed one secret as to why people are falling in love with this book. Within its pages they not only catch a vision of the positive person they can become, but also see reflections of the faltering human being they often are. That’s life, real life!  It’s part of who I really am, and part of who you really are.

BUT.. It’s only part of the story. Watch for a future blog post as I continue to talk about “The real me.”

Love and Light


New URLs to remember

Greetings!  I trust you are having a wonderful day.

This website may now be accessed through several different web addresses. This will make it easier for you to get here!


The upper case letters are not needed when typing the addresses into your browser, but they make it easier when reading them. You may continue to add www in front of each if you wish.


Yorkton Journaling workshop is a great success

On the evening of April 17, approximately 18 people gathered in the classroom of the Life Learning Centre in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, to enjoy the first-ever presentation of my workshop on Journaling. The presentation is titled “A life worth living is a life worth recording” and it covers three areas.

  • The basic level of Journaling
  • Going deeper with Journaling
  • The methods of Journaling

It’s much more than a discussion on the mechanics and benefits of journaling, it’s an opportunity to delve into some of the fundamentals of personal development, and with seven brief exercises incorporated into the event, it becomes a journey of self discovery that can begin or accelerate a process of personal change and evolution.

The inaugural event went very well, with one participant later sharing this sentiment on facebook. “Best workshop I’ve attended to address what journaling can be and its benefits.”

I’ve been asked this morning if I’d hold the workshop in another town, and the answer is YES.  So, if you’d like to have me come to your town or city, and are willing to help arrange the event, get in touch with me via the contact form in the main menu.

Getting ready for the Journaling workshop on April 17th…

I have kept a daily journal for the past 13 years, and it has served me more than I can say. For that reason, I am delighted to be giving a workshop tomorrow night in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, on the subject “A life worth living is a life worth recording.”

In the 2-hour event, I’ll go into:-

a) The basics of journaling.

b) The benefits of journaling.

c) The methods of journaling.

This won’t just be a lecture, it will be an experience, as I weave at least six 5-minute exercises into the presentation for participants to work on. It will also allow us to dig into some of the important fundamentals of personal growth.

I guess the only thing we won’t cover is whether the word is “Journaling” or “Journalling” – The internet seems ambiguous and divided on that one! Here’s the poster for the event.

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