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First Place For a First Rate First Responder


picture of Dan WillisCHI FOR YOURSELF is delighted to tell you that a past guest on the show has taken top honors in New York City. Captain Dan Willis was with us in the fall of 2014 to talk about his book First Responders. Now, Dan’s book has landed a Books for a Better Life award.

Read the announcement from publisher New World Library and see a short video by clicking here:


And, you can hear the complete CHI FOR YOURSELF interview with Dan Willis by clicking on this player:



Congratulations Dan!


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Picture of Susan AndersonWell despite a problem with the YouTube screen the interview with Susan Anderson made it to the CHI FOR YOURSELF Start page. Our topic was what Susan calls the “outer child”. Her book is Taming Your Outer Child: Overcoming Self-Sabotage and Healing from Abandonment. Check out some of the talking points from the show:

  • Personal challenges that moved Susan toward writing the book
  • Outer Child and Inner Child
  • Abandonment fear
  • The Outer Child’s entry and when we might first see it
  • Teaching parents to work with their kids and the Outer Child
  • The Outer Child’s effects and PTSD
  • It’s not about will
  • Society’s reluctance to “go inside”
  • Giving ourselves more self love
  • Consciousness and Outer Child Work

You can hear the CHI FOR YOURSELF interview with Susan Anderson by clicking on this player:


Be well!

JohnK 4-20-2015

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“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.”

∼Eleanor Roosevelt



A Great Response to First Responders

police car pictureYour response to Capt. Dan Willis’ interview on CHI FOR YOURSELF last week was great to see! Dan talked about the challenges that first responders face and how they can be helped to do their very important jobs. I thought it was great to hear that inner exploration is being used as a healing tool, and that Spirit is taking its place in the process.


Here are some of the talking points from the show:

  • just who are the First Responders?
  • suicide as a growing problem among police officers
  • how Dan got started helping other First Responders
  • Dan’s realization that he was in trouble
  • red flags that could indicate PTSD
  • the lack of this type of training for First Responders
  • a frightening story about a fellow officer
  • personalities that might be more susceptible to PTSD
  • how families can be of help


You can hear the CHI FOR YOURSELF interview with Capt. Dan Wills by clicking on this player:



JohnK 10-21-2014

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First Responders, The Last Word on Love…and The Next CHI FOR YOURSELF Guest

picture of Dan WillisCaptain Dan Willis spent 25 years as a police officer in La Mesa, CA. He and his colleagues suffered along with their victims, witnessed senseless violence, and gradually slipped into the hole of misery and defeatism. His new book Bulletproof Spirit: The First Responder’s Essential Resource for Protecting and Healing Mind and Heart is intended to help first responders maintain emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual fitness in order to take care of themselves, their loved ones, and the people they serve.

Capt. Dan Willis is our guest on this week’s CHI FOR YOURSELF. If you’re a First Responder, have one in your life, or just appreciate the important work they do each day you’ll want to join us for the conversation- Thursday October 16th at 4pm Eastern, 1pm Pacific time at chiforyourself.com

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The Linda Carroll/CHI FOR YOURSELF interview was well-attended- thanks to all who were there. Our subject was love (and Linda’s book Love Cycles) Love is a topic (and definition!) that could be discussed for hours. This article from Conscious Life News asks the dual questions:


What Exactly is Love? And How Do We Learn to Love?
Much is written about love. Countless songs have love as the main theme and thousands of movies include love and romance as the underlying premise. Religions talk about love and kindness, battles have been fought over love and it seems almost everything we do, say and feel, has undertones of love intertwined throughout. When it comes to describing love it can be very difficult to articulate. Continue reading..


JohnK 10-13-2014

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