I absolutely love how author Albert Flynn DeSilver approaches the topic of writing.  In his new book entitled ” Writing as a Path to Awakening,” Albert guides the reader through what can only be expressed as a spiritual experience.  If you have ever written a book, poetry or long-term paper you will agree that the process of writing can be an out of body experience.

The deeper you get into your writing the more open you are to just write without judgments and you will experience what I term as flow.  It is a wonderful experience, and sometimes you don’t know where the words on the paper come from–it’s is as if you were the channeled.

Albert writes that many of us struggle with maintaining a practice of staying consistent in order to develop a process.  The consistent striving for an imagined sense of perfection is one of the things that can keep us off the page.  If perfection is your jam, say this out loud, in all caps for emphasis.  THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS PERFECTION.

Writing as a Path to Awakening”  is a treasure trove of practical advice on writing and on finding yourself, for the process of creative writing always has you exploring your deep inner thoughts, and learning how to express them to the world.

I hope you enjoy this great interview with author Albert DeSilver if you want to learn more about the author please click here to be taken to his website.

Tom HintonI first met author Tom Hinton about a year ago.  He was introduced to me by a good friend who I rode bikes with while doing mentoring for  Team In Training.  I had a great lunch with Tom and was impressed with what Tom had created in his business, but more importantly I was inspired by him as a person.

Tom’s new book entitled ” 10,000 Days: the Rest of Your Life, the Best of Your Life.” is based on the principles that their are three (3)  stages of our life.  The first 10,000 days are the “Discovery Years” and span from infancy to early adulthood.   The second 10,000 days are called the ” Fulfillment Years“.  Most people spend the Fulfillment Years building their resume, acquiring wealth, searching for true love, starting a family and laying down roots.  The third 10,000 days are the ” Legacy Years“.  This as Tom explains it is the moment we grasp that something significant in our life is missing.

We frequently are asking the questions: Who am I?, How do I live a life worth remembering?, and What is my higher purpose in life?.

In my interview with Tom we discuss what is referred to in “10,000 Days” as “The Course”.   The course consists of four parts: Acceptance of Self, Acceptance of Others, Acceptance of the Divine and Embracing the Gift of Love.  The book has been written for those entering the ” Legacy Years” and are yearning for meaningful answers to life’s most powerful questions as Tom states.

Answering the above questions are a turning point in a person’s life–this turning point is not defined by age but by opening our hearts to new possibilities.  Tom mentions that whenever our Inner Spirit senses we are receptive to its overtures, it surfaces and invites us to respond to its call.  This book has been written for those who are awakening from a period of spiritual deprivation and want to re-connect with their Inner Spirit.   This course is based on a simple life-balance philosophy that encourage your ego and Inner Spirit to work together in harmony so you can live your dreams and attain your higher purpose.

Tom new book “ 10,000 Days” is truly an inspirational work and worth the read no matter what your age.  If you want to explore your higher calling and get in touch with that part of your that longs to be expressed and make a difference then I encourage you to read and practice what Tom Hinton is advocating.  Enjoy this wonderful interview with Tom.

You can learn more about Tom’s course and his work by clicking here to be directed to his website, or you can watch this great YouTube video by clicking here.


Dan Millman I first interviewed Dan Millman over three years ago when I started Inside Personal Growth.  As a matter of fact when my son Sean and I were in the Bay area we had the opportunity to meet Dan, and it was quite a treat.

His new book entitled ” The Four Purposes of Life” sets out to help the reader find meaning and direction in our ever changing world.   Dan states in the introduction ” With the pace of life accelerating, in a world of change, it’s not easy to maintain our balance and sense of direction.  Yet we strive to do so, because a sense of direction, toward a meaningful goal, may be a better part of happiness.

The Four Purposes Of Life  as Dan state are–learning life’s lessons, finding your career and calling, discovering your life path, and attending to this arising moment.  We are reminded that “lessons repeat themselves until we learn them.  If we don’t learn the easier lessons, they get harder. We learn and grow through challenges, and every adversity has hidden gifts.  Now if you believe this bit of advice that Dan is doling out is just a little to simple, I highly recommend that you read and take note of “life’s lessons” they are truly one of the areas where you can propel you life forward in a positive way if you are “learning daily from the lessons”

Dan make a distinction in the book between our career and our calling.  I like this, because our career is not our calling.  His distinction reminds us that our calling refers to a personal interest, attraction, inclination, drive or passion that is usually of higher order.  It isn’t  just something you want to do, but rather something you need to do, something that captures your imagination, touches you deeply and absorbs you, whether or not you can explain why.

So if you are seeking more clarity about your purpose and passion in life, then Dan Millman’s new book ” The Four Purposes of Life” is for you.  He has done an excellent job of guiding the reader understanding of the four purposes of life.  Also I highly recommend that you visit his website and enter you birthdate into the  “Life Purpose Caculator“.  Please look at the results, they were quite revealing for me and probably will be for you as well.
Enjoy my interview with a wonderful author and teacher, Dan Millman.

Matthew FerryI first had the pleasure of being introduced to Matthew Ferry through a very good friend-Kristen Schuerlein who resides in Seattle, WA.  The moment I met Matthew I could feel the inspirational energy and exuberant personality. He certainly is a revealer, illuminator and awakener whose point of view creates instant transformation in peoples lives.

In my interview with Matthew about his new audio CD series entitled ” Ridiculous Bliss-Being Happy All the Time” We discuss the many aspects associated with primarily controlling what he refers to as “The Drunk Monkey” our your untamed mind.  I know that controlling the mind is simpler to speak about than it is to actually do, but Matthew in his new CD series provide you with the guidance and tools necessary to get a grip on your “Drunk Monkey”.

I know what Matthew says about being imbibed with spirit, and the importance it plays on our emotions, attitudes and ultimate actions.  Matthew says that when you have this bliss in your life you get more done, your more resourceful, powerful and creative and overall you feel better.  So what are some of the things that prevent us from having this bliss in our lives?

One thing we can do according to Matthew is become more grateful.  Studies completed by major universities state that people who are more grateful have more bliss and happiness in their lives.  Seems simple enough, but when was the last time that you counted your blessing?

Even in these challenging economic times people in the United States are so blessed to have the resources we do. So just shift your perspective just a little for all the good in your life regardless of the gloom and doom your “Drunken Monkey” might be conjuring up for you.

Writing down your intentions every day as Matthew speak about in “Ridiculous Bliss” allows you to focus on how you want your day to unfold.  Matthew also mentions that discipline creates freedom.   Discipline to write your goals sets the energy and subconscious in actions to help you manifest the circumstances, people and events to live your dreams.  This process of writing down goals and intentions, helps to paint word pictures and those word pictures are what manifest into reality.

Remember living in the dead past or the imagined future are not as important as living for the now.  You get what you focus on, so focus on what you desire and start living your life with more bliss, happiness and joy.
If you would like to know more about Matthew Ferry’s CD program “Ridiculous Bliss” please visit his website by clicking here.  He has free audio, video and downloads that are valuable guides in living your life on purpose. I hope you enjoy my interview with a powerhouse and inspiration on the topic of “Bliss”

Linda HoweI don’t know if I have been living in a cave but based on the number of interviews I have completed and the books on personal growth I have read and reviewed,  I bet the part about living in a cave is not true.

Well when it comes to knowing anything about the Akashic Records I was clueless until my interview with Linda Howe the Sounds True author of both books, and audio CD’s on the subject.  In my interview with Linda about her new release entitled ” Healing Through the Akashic Records” we explore the how to access these records through the “Pathway Prayer Process”.  Even though this was new ground for me Linda really articulated the benefits of accessing these records that we are born with very simple and understandable.

Imagine opening a book that told the story of you life–and suddenly your realized that the painful parts held the key to knowing  yourself as completely whole, well, and good.  That is the experience of opening up your personal akashic records.  It is like a window to your soul, it longings, desires and it is available at anytime.

You can ask questions and Linda provides a process in “Healing Through the Akashic Records” to follow , and answers will be reviled to you.  Linda’s students and clients have found accessing the records to be a transformative experience where an energetic archive of the soul and its journey.  Linda provide the listener with a four step process that will open up the records, so that you can access valuable information about your souls longings.

I hope that you enjoy my interview with a fascinating and very genuine healer who can guide you through the process of truly understanding your blueprint, and with free will having the opportunity to change your life for the better.  If you would like more information on Linda, her website can be accessed by clicking here.  She has video explaining the process as well as 10 things you should know about the akashic records.

Victoria MoranWhat fun it was interviewing Victoria Moran again.  She is a wonderful author, and has written many inspiring books.

Living a Charmed Life is one of those easy to read entertaining books that everyone can get something out of.  The book is a compilation of action-inspired essays.  It invites the reader to discover the magical element of every nanosecond of your time on earth!  Each essay in every one of the fifty chapters is an opportunity to learn, laugh and find a alternative attitude to help you through your day. The book covers topics such as living richly, staying close to what makes you come alive, and how to be completely, utterly yourself.

Moran emphasizes that happiness is possible for anyone of any age in any circumstance. Living a charmed life is your birthright, and it’s one that you can start to claim as soon as you take to heart-and put into action-the practical and spiritual tips you’ll find in this book.  The lucky charms, honed from Victoria’s own life experiences, will elevate your attitude, change the way you see  yourself and will help you to improve every aspect of your life including your health, relationships, finances, and peace of mind even in these challenging times.

Victoria emphasizes the importance of doing what brings you meaning and joy.  She says that for most people this is usually something simple like cooking, gardening, music, volunteer work or exercise. She also states to watch your words, for they are very powerful. She also suggests  keep good company for the downers will bring you down and to to avoid them if at all possible.  Her book is filled with wonderful stories and is positive, inspiring and uplifting.  I would recommend this book to anyone who would like a positive daily injection!!!

If you want to learn more about Victoria Moran and her other books, workshops and blog please click here for access to her website.