Backyard (2) It is February! My backyard is covered with snow and
 here I am in 60 degree weather sitting on my Colorado
 patio and typing away. Even if this is evidence of
 global warming, I am enjoying the unseasonal weather. 

 The long to-do list involved with publishing books in
 general is right here in my computer. Writing something
 every day is part of it, so I can justify this
self-indulgence but why should I feel like I need to?
Why should I even call writing this letter self-indulgence? 

It is way too easy to give in to the habit of creating
stress in my own life by expecting unrealistic things
from myself! One of the challenges of using a guided
self-change process like Logosynthesis® is learning to
backtrack and notice just what caused the distress I am
feeling right now – even when that distress is very

Have you noticed how minor stuff often turns out to be
the tip of the iceberg? Asking “Why on earth am I doing
this now?” is a great practice. Just noticing that I am
doing this right now is useful.

As I write this, a picture comes up of me at age about
15, draped over a large easy chair sideways, reading
some kind of wonderful book (maybe even a college
textbook from the shelf.) My mother comes in and says
“Get up and do something.” Okay, I see the connection.
Doing something good is not good enough, a voice I have
taken into myself long ago is telling me to do
something better. Now, over a half century later the
voice is still there. 

Using the Logosynthesis “magic” sentences changes my
perspective and a new voice reminding me to do only one
thing at a time is very comforting. 

If you are one of the many people who have already
learned this process, I invite you to try it when you
feel stressed. You can read about it at Soon you will be able to read
about it in my nearly completed book, Letting It Go:
Relieve Toxic Stress and Anxiety in Just a Few Minutes
Using Only Words. 

If you would like to resolve a stressful challenge and
experience the process personally, I am available to
work with you by phone or Skype for as little as 30
minutes. Often, that is all it takes to make you forget
the problem ever existed. Contact me at for an



PS Jonathan B. Weiss, my husband, IT department and
business partner, has appointment time available too.
We are currently the only 2 certified Logosynthesis
practitioners in the US.