November 2022

Podcast Favs

Since discovering them during the pandemic, certain podcasts have become invaluable to me both professionally and personally. 


Several episodes have made their way into my “Client Resources” email folder because they do such a great job clarifying important issues and offering avenues of help. Whether a client is grappling with grief, shame, perfectionism or challenges with parenting it’s nice to offer them a specific podcast as a support between sessions.


Here are a few of the shows I find most consistently worthwhile, along with special episode recommendations.


Being Well often pairs PhD psychologist, neuroscience researcher & meditation teacher Rick Hanson with his son Forest Hanson to discuss topics I find fascinating such as procrastination, grief and shame. I love the affectionate interactions between them and their grounded emphasis on solutions. Sometimes it’s just Forest interviewing an expert in the field of psychology, self-help, personal growth. I haven’t encountered a single bad episode in the three years I’ve been listening.


Special recommendations: Avoidance: How to Stop Procrastination & Worry; Changing Your Relationship to Shame; The Grieving Brain with Mary-Frances O’Connor; Becoming Less Resentful; Rediscovering Your True Self: Parentification and the “Gifted Child.”


Tara Brach ( has been my meditation teacher for a year now. Last October, when I was struggling mightily to create some peace in the turmoil of my life at that time, I downloaded a slew of her meditations and have listened to one each day since. The benefits of a daily meditation practice are difficult to describe but genuinely as transformative as all the science indicates.


Special recommendations: Individual meditations: The Presence Beyond Thoughts, Listening to Life, Resting in Wakeful Presence; Lectures: Awakening through Difficult Emotions, Navigating the Dark Ages, Cultivating a Courageous Heart Parts 1 & 2, Radical Self-acceptance.


Psychologists Off the Clock ( draws from the expertise of Dr. Debbie Sorensen (Boulder, CO), Dr. Yael Schonbrun (Brown University), Dr. Jill Stoddard (San Diego) to discuss a variety of issues that directly impact our lives here and now. Show notes for this series are rich with bulleted highlights and additional resources.


Special recommendations: Raising Intuitive Eaters with Sumner Brooks and Amee Severson; Hope and Values in Dark Times with Us, The Secret Life of Secrets with Michael Slepian.


Insights At the Edge is hosted by Tami Simon founder of Sounds True Publishing and highlights Sounds True authors, videographers and teachers. I can’t say I’ve loved every episode but there are enough gems in this series to warrant subscribing.


Special recommendations: When Grief Lands with Love with Sharry Walling; Decoding Your Emotional Blueprint


And for fun, The Astrology Hub Podcast ( is a great resource for beginning to advanced astrology buffs. Founder and host Amanda Pua Walsh is a delight.


Special recommendations: Weekly Astrological Weather; Cosmic Connection


I hope you find this month’s content helpful. If you have specific podcasts or articles to recommend please send them to me so I can add them to my “Client Resources File.”


Until next month, remember: All is moving toward the good.

A Higher Perspective
2551 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Suite 254  

San Ramon, CA  94583  



Someone to Watch Over Me makes a great gift!


Please add Someone to Watch Over Me to your list of supportive resources for children and adults. Here are some reasons why:

  • It's beautifully illustrated by visionary artist Mary Derrick

  • It offers 26 avenues of connecting with Heavenly Guides and Angels - one for each letter in the alphabet.

  • It can be a door to spirituality for children and adults who are aren't already oriented that way

  • It's non-denominational and non-religious so you don't have to worry about offending anyone you give it to

  • It is a keepsake hardcover workbook that the reader makes his/her own

  • It requires the reader's active participation through questions

  • It invites and fosters artistic imagination through the reader's own illustrations

  • It establishes life-long pathways for spiritual resourcing

  • It generates conversation and discussion about spirituality within families

  • It teaches kindness, compassion, confidence, inner peace and inner strength

  • It's simple enough for children and sustaining enough for adults

  • Autographed copies are available directly from me

  • Direct ordering is available from Amazon (qualifies for Prime shipping) and Barnes & Noble. See details below.


I now have copies available for purchase via PayPal which can be individually autographed and shipped as you wish. The cost per book directly from me is $19.95 + 8.5% sales tax and ground transportation costs. Both Amazon and Barnes & Noble are fulfilling orders within a couple of days and depending upon your account with those online retailers, you may qualify for free shipping.

Those of you who have taken the time and care to post your review of Someone to Watch Over Me on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, thank you very, very much! Those online reviews help tremendously to bring new awareness to the book.

My goal is 100 5-star reviews by December 31, 2017. Will you help me reach it? You don't have to have purchased the book on Amazon or Barnes & Noble to write a review of it on either site.



Did You Know...

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A Portal of Grace  


The Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT) has been "a portal of grace." It's the newest technique in my celebrated mind-body-spirit toolbox and there's nothing else like it in the cutting-edge world of meridian therapies. If you enjoy the tranquility of meditation, then TAT may just be the mind-body-spirit avenue of healing for you. Even the creator of TAT, licensed acupuncturist Tapas Fleming , doesn't know exactly how TAT works - it just does. 



Tap It Away! 


I have been using The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) with adults, teens and children since 1997. A recent study confirms that there's nothing better than EFT for the stress carried by returning veterans. If you are interested in a copy of the study, please email me. My website has a lot more information about EFT, including client comments. EFT can be done in person, via Skype or by phone with outstanding results.

A Higher Perspective Anywhere! 


Skype sessions are now available for handwriting coaching, The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and the Tapas Acupressure Technique (TAT).   I'm excited about bringing these extraordinary mind-body-spirit tools to a new, world-wide audience. Since I will be conducting all the Skype sessions in my San Ramon office, those clients will benefit from the high vibration so many of you have enjoyed there over the years. 

Trauma Relief 


In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston TAT professional Patricia Thatcher put out a call to the TAT Professionals community worldwide for volunteers to join a Trauma Response Team . Along with many of my colleagues, I answered Pat's call.


Please keep me in mind as a resource in case of future need. I am available for three free TAT sessions via phone or Skype (preferred) in the aftermath of any natural or man-made disaster.



Success at Your Fingertips 


Believe it or not, writing in cursive is an important mind-body-spirit connection. Although handwriting originates in the part of the brain that's most capable of change, I've always thought of The Vimala System of Handwriting as success at your fingertips. Using The Vimala Alphabet in a daily handwriting practice offers incredible benefits to your mind, your body and your spirit. Check out Vimala Rodgers' wonderful alphabet for the 21st Century on my website; then call me to arrange a series of handwriting coaching sessions in person, via Skype or by phone.


Vimala Rodgers has designed a postage stamp using the Vimala Font. You can see and purchase it here.

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