Addiction Recovery Guide

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Thinking Anew: Harnessing the Power of Belief is now listed in The Addiction Recovery Guide.   This comprehensive online resource assists individuals struggling with drug addiction and alcoholism find help that best suits their needs.  The tragic death of a brilliant young writer named Jacob Waletzky* from a cocaine induced cardiac arrhythmia at the age of 29 inspired the creation of … Read More

Using Writing as Therapy: Weight Loss

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  A study by Kaiser Permanente’s Center for Health Research which was funded by The National Institutes of Health shows that those who kept daily food records lost twice as much weight as those who kept no records.  “The more food records people kept, the more weight they lost,” said lead author Jack Hollis, Ph.D.  “It seems that the simple … Read More

Death Valley Retirement

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An author never knows where his book will show up.  Last week it was Paraguay, this week Thinking Anew is in Death Valley.  Hearing from readers is the best part of writing.  I was approached recently by a guy I swim laps with each morning wanting to know how I am handling retirement.  He knew I was familiar with his … Read More

No, I Can Do It

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No, I Can Do It. A child is a master at learning new things.  If you need to reconnect with the skill of learning, watch what a child does and says when they tackle something for the first time.  When adults need to change, they need to become childlike . . . not childish . . .  childlike.   They need … Read More

Manhattan Dieting in L.A. – Size Matters

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  I am bi-coastal.  I lived in New York for 34 years and have lived in Southern California for the last 34 years.  When my wife and I return to the city, we walk, walk, walk, climb flights of subway stairs and complain there are no places to sit.  But after the first three days we find we stop hurting … Read More

Dreaming With Painting – Growth

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I had the pleasure of corresponding with Isabel de Anda, a fine art teacher and rancher in Paraquay.  She introduced me to one of her students, Juan de Dios Valdes,  “as a calm and modest painter with tremendous conviction and pristine approach, no influences in him yet, just the world as he had “eaten it” with his hungry eyes.”  The … Read More

Where Do Passions Come from?

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Sleepy, Needy, Poppy and Grandma were driving along the Newport Beach section of Pacific Coast Highway debating about where to have lunch.   Grandma rejected each of Poppy’s restaurant suggestions with female perspective.  “That place is too quiet to bring kids.   Sleepy won’t sit still there.  What would Needy eat? That place has nothing that’s on my diet,” when all of … Read More

Where You Can Find Me

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Solving the riddle of what you are meant to be is a lifelong challenge.  We are always changing and who I was yesterday is not who I am today.  So where do you go to find yourself?   The trick is get past your conscious sensors . . . where you usually hang out  . . . so you access your … Read More

I Did It

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I did it . . . the words every parent loves to hear from their child.  There’s so much pride and joy  contained in those ancient but simple words. My art friend recently sent me a video from Christian Broadcasting Network where artist Ron Di Cianni explains how he painted the Resurrection Mural that now hangs in the Museum of … Read More

Radio interview – NetCast Studios’ Conversation Corner

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You can listen to the podcast of Dick Quis’ March 7, 2013 radio interview on NetCast Studios’ Conversation Corner with radio hosts Rick Limpert and Steve Lee where they talk about Moynihan and Quis’ new self-help book Thinking Anew: Harnessing the Power of Belief and self-publishing.  Listen in as they delve into the business side of marketing and promoting a … Read More