The Reaching Out series consists of several book-length letters to various people who have the distribution outlets of the platform to bring this special message to the world. Though the series describes the efforts Cathy and Chris have made to reach out to those who could help bring this message to the world, the books[…]
Blank Over Coffee: What goes on over coffee? Well, perhaps, more than you think. This is a story of what went on in the lives of two people who wrote several books, dozens, over coffee. And they’re not writers. They discovered an interesting way to look at the world and their lives. They discovered that[…]
Cafe Superheroes?: Starbucks has the power to change the world in a way that few other entities can. Every day millions of people enter its doors, day in, day out. It has been described as the “third place” besides home and work. People go and spend hours there, making connections with others in a way[…]
A Legal Framework: This second letter takes the reader on a journey to learn how we, as individuals, and we, as a society, can better realize the objectives of life, liberty, happiness and equality. The work of one of the founders of law and economics, the Honorable Guido Calabresi, famous within legal circles, has tremendous[…]
Being Loving… Ohhh!: “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.” These words of wisdom from Oprah are one of a multitude, words we might expect from someone who has interviewed and associated with many of the great leaders of our time. And someone who herself has modeled in many ways[…]
Loving Inclusion: You may not know who Nick Hanauer is, but he’s in the process of making himself and his cause known. He made his way onto the national, and world stage, by announcing as a billionaire his concern that things have gotten out of hand. He, in a Ted Talk, expressed his concern that[…]
Guns, Gals and Guys: Abigail Disney is a filmmaker with a mission, or several missions, all which can be summed up as being about trying to make a better world. What better person to reach out to to share an insight into how to bring about more peace, more loving behavior and more harmony. Beyond[…]
Equal Justice: How many authors can say they’ve had their book offered at Starbucks? How many people can say they’ve worked on death row? How many people can say that they’ve met individuals who spent years in prison, sometimes solitary confinement waiting for their death to be executed by the state only to be exonerated[…]
Reaching out to the Top: “Revolution…” the Bob Marley song plays overhead, as I begin to write the back cover of this book completed last week. Revolution, a fitting song to synchronistically play, as only twelve hours ago, Donald Trump was declared the winner of the Presidential race. We, Cathy and I, write about an[…]
Good Advice: Peter Thiel has been at the forefront of leading edge development and thought. He is particularly interested in fostering breakthrough thinking and understanding. And for this reason, we write to him to make an appeal to help us bring to the world, a breakthrough new discovery about how nature works as pertains to[…]
This is five books in one. Let’s start at the end and work our way to the beginning. The last book included in it is Creating Harmony. Creating Harmony explains how there is a discovery of a law of nature. It turns out that nature has an order to it that pertains to harmonizing, harmonizing[…]
Martin Reeves, for those who don’t know, is a leader with the Henderson Institute and BCG, Boston Consulting Group, a premier consultant to businesses. He has a TED Talk in which he recommends that a business take some “direction” from the model of the human body’s immune system. Well, Cathy and I have been writing[…]
“Every cloud has a silver lining” is said to imply that even something not so good has a good side. This story takes the message further to show the value of a cloud, helping children to see the deeper value of something they might not otherwise give much thought to or appreciate.
While we generally don’t think that being goofy is a good thing, this story speaks directly to that goose among us that sometimes needs to know when is the right time and when is the right place. Done playfully, this story makes a child feel good while they learn a little about how important it[…]
Never give up, why ever would one? Why ever would a pup give up? Well, sometimes, even the most optimistic pup might think about giving up. But what happens when a pup gets lost and meets a lucky duck? Well, you can imagine that with a little luck, it’s easier not to[…]
Altruisme. Attitudes, behavior and character traits, each of several traits are poetically described to inspire and educate readers to demonstrate the traits. With a separate section on attitudes, behaviors and character traits, all tied to an acronym, altruisme, according to the French spelling, children learn about these three different facets of one’s overall personality.
Beauty is on the inside, so they say. But then, the they that says that is the highest among us. The everyday signs point to the value of beauty on the outside. Wear this, wear that, do this, do that and you’ll be more beautiful – ads and messages all suggesting outer beauty is[…]
Happiness in schools, What makes school fun? Cool school rules. It’s about maxims, or rules, for making life and school fun and rewarding. Do unto others, and fear not what you shouldn’t fear. Look at what you should look at and listen to what’s important to hear. One by one, learning maxims makes school[…]
A formula for happiness. This plus this, plus this leads to doing becoming. And doing becoming is about becoming happy.We aren’t just happy. We become happy. And we become happy by be having. Not be having but behaving. It’s complicated math, but learn the formula and you’re on you’re way to being happy.
Where the wind will blow, no one knows. And to some extent where our lives will go, no one, not even us, knows. Of course, we can guide it. But to some degree, letting go is part of really getting it to go, and to grow. And, so… this is a story of the[…]
This is two stories in one, Ucabelieve, Ucan Toucan and Ucanfly, Ucan Toucan. A colorful Toucan delivers the message that believing you can is essential . In Ucabelieve, you can believe in yourself, you can believe in ideas… and explore many other things you can believe in. In Ucan Toucan, Toucan takes children to[…]