Friday, March 29, 2013

Children Know

As you promote your book via book clubs and speaking engagements, you'll have some enriching experiences. One Saturday afternoon a friend came to a book club discussion with his three sons in tow; the eldest, named Jahhson, is eleven years old. We were talking about what happens scientifically when the voice of an opera singer shatters a wine glass; something discussed in Your Little Light Shines, a quantum physics look at the bible. These three young children were fully engaged.  I then asked how could Jesus walk through walls? Jahhson said if Jesus could speed up his molecules to the point where they were the same as the molecules in the wall, Jesus could walk through the wall.

And that, from an eleven year old's point of view, is an explanation of Einstein's renowned equation E = mc2 where energy equals mass times the speed of light squared. Under the right conditions energy can become mass and vice versa. They are interchangeable; energy and mass (or matter) are different forms of the same thing. Whenever mass (or matter) is converted to pure energy, the energy by definition is moving at the speed of light. If you want more scientific insight, please visit the NOVA website (

Even without the science, you can still appreciate that Einstein's discoveries underscore many modern technological advances like lasers, computers, fiber optics, photoelectric cells. So the next time you use a microwave or your cell phone, think about how these conveniences are the results of the thoughts of a sixteen year old. Einstein was sixteen years old when he first tried to envision what it would be like to ride on a beam of light.

Here's another thought for you to appreciate: a raisin (mass/matter) has enough energy in it to supply most of New York city's energy needs for a day. How much energy resides in you?!!!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Where did the time go?

I can't believe this much time has past since my last blog!!! I have been a recovering first time author. Recovering from the imaginations of a traditional publishing house picking up my book so I could retire from the royalties. It didn't happen that way for me (which doesn't mean it won't happen for you!). So I have had to dig in and begin to self promote the book. Sometimes I ask myself if I had really understood how much time, effort, and money this would take, would I have done it? Every time the answer is yes, although some yeses are weaker/stronger than others.

There is something about publishing a book that soothes your essence. The feeling of holding your book is probably akin to holding your first baby. The thought that your book will exist for aeons after you pass away is indescribable. Your experiences along the way will be priceless. Last week at a book club, I shared my experience when Dr. Maya Angelou personally called to tell me she found my book to be "fetching" — I still get the goose bumps.

I recently spoke at a women's club and spent some time explaining the concept of image streaming that I first learned about in The Einstein Factor by Win Wenger, Ph.D. and Richard Poe ( Millions of images are being streamed into our conscious and subconscious via the television, internet, movies, and other visuals—all someone else's images. With the techniques explained by Dr. Wenger, the images are your own and in the process you can enhance your memory and creativity and improve your brain health.

Afterwards, a very excited woman came up to me and said that recently her three year old grandson asked her to close her eyes and describe what she saw. Then he asked her to keep her eyes closed and describe a beautiful forest. Three years old!

The concept of image streaming is so important to changing your perspective, I invite you to spend a moment at Dr. Wenger's website.