The Gifts of Acceptance—Just Released!
“A masterpiece on the art and science of Acceptance”
     — Joseph Bailey, Best selling author of The Serenity Principle
“A solid reminder to enjoy the life we’ve been given: Highly Recommended”   
     — Starred Review, The Library Journal

Welcome! I hope you enjoy my many articles on the control and acceptance dynamics. I’m a best selling author, poet, artist, and successful businessman. Tennis is my passion.read full bio
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Keys to Moving from Denial to Acceptance

Keys to Moving from Denial to Acceptance

Overcoming denial is a prerequisite to acceptance. You can’t accept “what is” when you are in denial, because you are unaware of or can’t “see”the underlying reality of the situation or person. Simply put, you can’t accept when you deny. In my previous post,Letting Go of Denial, I discussed the denial dynamic and its adverse

The Gifts of Acceptance Special Preorder Price
The Gifts of Acceptance Special Preorder Price

 I am very excited to let you know that the ebook of my new book, The Gifts of Acceptance: Embracing People And Things as They Are, can now be preordered through Amazon. A special $2.99 preorder price is available until May 15, 2018, and no payment is due until you receive the book in May.

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Acceptance Intentions for 2018
Acceptance Intentions for 2018

  It is a constant challenge to practice acceptance, especially when the stakes seem high or the circumstances dire, or when our resentments are strong.   My forthcoming book due this spring, The Gifts of Acceptance:Embracing People and Things as They Are, offers effective tools and strategies for practicing acceptance in our important relationships and life circumstances. (You can download a free preview chapter here)

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How to Let Go of Holiday Stress and Anxiety
How to Let Go of Holiday Stress and Anxiety

The holiday season is a time of great stress and anxiety for most people. We are forced to plod through heavy traffic, wade through crowded stores with too few sales clerks, incur unwanted financial burdens, and attend family gatherings fraught with unresolved issues and conflicts amongst members. Thus, it comes as no surprise when we repeatedly hear the proverbial, “I just dread the holidays.” I have a solution for much of your holiday anxiety:  Let Go of Control! Holiday pressures exacerbate our tendency to rush, to press, to resist, to direct, to expect, and to criticize—all tension-creating control devices. Wouldn’t you enjoy yourself much more during the holidays if you were able to take it easy and feel everything would work out okay? You can—by letting go of control.  Here are some holiday decontrol tips that will assist you.

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