Whats Missing from your bookshelf?

After posting my top ten favorite books I dug out my copy of Joseph Campbell’s classic. There is an architect in our blogging club which reminded me of another favorite; Postmodernism, which stated that postmodernism began for architecture when the super housing projects in NY were demolished. Campbell states that as a society we are in a identity crises.

   The Chinese word for crises is made up two characters, danger and opportunity. My heart is heavy this week due to becoming aware of a mother of five being homeless and falling through the cracks of moderne “faith-based” social services.


My Top 10 Favorite Books…A true Bibliophile

  1. Postmodernism by Glenn Ward
  2. Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers by Lenard Koran
  3. Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzo Ching
  4. She Soul of Rumi translated by Colman Barks
  5. The Road less Traveled by Scott Peck
  6. Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
  7. The Art of Peace by Morihei Ueshiba
  8. Transformation of Myth through Time by Joseph Campbell
  9. The Celestial Gallery with forward by Deepak Chopra
  10. Logical Chaos

Spring training for cows?

IMG_0082Last Tuesday we had the privilege of participating in the meet and greet day for the Harriman campus of the Tennessee college of applied technology. I did a sports massage on the chick fillets cow who is preparing for a marathon in Oakridge.

This was great fun meeting folks from all walks of life including real livestock like the agriculture table next to me who actually brought REAL sheep. The nursing students had a walking cigarette and a fortune-telling booth (where the had a research-based survey that could predict how long you were going to live).

Criminal Justice had a mobile holding cell that the state just provided the county to detain drunk drivers at cheek points. The DIESEL students had a very large truck and the cosmetology students occupied our massage table most of the day.

Thank you TCAP for inviting us to celebrate your new beginnings with you.

Comment below for exciting new beginnings at TCAP.

Add Muscle to your Money – April is Financial Literacy Month – 4 Tips

1. Work for yourself. Choose your own hours, location and conditions.

2.Start Your own business. Leverage supply and demand.

3. Love what you do. Have fun, be creative, avoid burnout.

4. Help others feel better, be pain free and de-stress.

I just want to talk about number 2, leverage supply and demand. In the last few weeks 20 customers have come into my massage studio for their first massage. Massage is a top search word on all engines.

With two locations we have more demand for massage than licensed professionals to perform them. I could put 4 massage therapists to work today. As an entrepreneur, it is difficult to turn away business.

What you may not know is that you could making 50k part-time with only one year of training. With that you could work your through college or pursue your dream like i do with fine art and supporting nonprofits.

To learn more, comment below!