I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate your understanding and TLC when I needed it most. It’s a comfort to know you are still there and that all I have to do is call. My best to you in your practice. I’ve written this poem for you.
A tired bird with broken wing,
Shot down by life, unable to sing.
Fallen from sky, wounded in spirit
Alone, afraid, unable to bear it.
What will happen to me? I cried.
How will I live? Will I even survive?
My life-song lies silent and nearly dead.
Why try to go on? I almost said.
Tender hands touched me. Yes, someone cared.
In time wing healed and bone repaired.
But soul and heart show scars of pain
Afraid to risk, will I fly again?
It’s safer to live in a protected cage.
Bars of self-doubt, fear and age
Can stifle courage to unfold wing
And offer excuses for what might have been.
All winter long my friend cared for me
We talked deep words of life’s destiny
Just as birds are meant to glide,
Self-love is needed to survive.
Then one day warm, in early Spring
A breeze came up and caught my wing.
Oh no, not yet – I’m not ready to fly
If I crash again, I’ll surely die.
My friend shouted fly, fly you must
Spread both wings, in yourself trust
Let in the warmth of truth and light
Soar with eagles, know your might.
As I discovered peace once more
It stirred the music at my core.
My song burst forth in joyous shout -
I LIKE ME!! (That’s what it’s all about.)”
A note from a couple regarding their newborn baby:
Thank you for your call the other day. We’re sorry to have missed a chance to chat with you.
It has taken 5 weeks but I’m finally getting the announcement cards out. So what do you think, H looks like H or G?
We are having the time of our lives with H, enjoying every precious moment despite the sleep deprivation. We see H as a testimony of our hard work through your guidance and for that we thank you.
It’s just amazing to compare where we were when we first sat down with you for our first session to where we are now.
We are truly thankful and overjoyed,
H, G, and H
I wish to express my sincere and heartfelt appreciation to you.
How do I begin to thank you for the devotion, patience, expertise, advice, encouragement, support, and kindness you gave me.
You have truly been outstanding, unique and very special. Your comfortable, genuine, sincere, and sympathetic nature has been a joy.
Thank you for consistently and patiently listening to me, hearing what I say, and what is not said, and responding to my emotions.
I am reminded of your teaching me the meaning of gratitude.
Richard, I am and will be forever grateful to you …
What others have said:
“You saved our marriage.”
“Thank you for being there when it counted the most! After all, everything is working out and 2000 will indeed be better.”
“I can’t begin to thank you for all you’ve helped me with . . . Your incredible expertise, undivided attention, support, patience, and professionalism are quite extraordinary . . .”
What others have said about Mars & Venus Workshops:
” . . . what a wonderful and timely topic . . . The subject is interesting, educational, enjoyable, and everyone can relate. ”
” . . . lively format that both men and women will enjoy.”
” . . . it was so great to find out it’s not just my wife that’s like that.”
” . . . he now makes me happy and I can understand why he watches sports.”
” . . . and it was even helpful in talking with my ex.”
What other participants have said:
“It’s funny, enlightening, and important . . . I felt validated and inspired.”
“I understand the needs and feelings of my spouse better.”
“It was very male-friendly, light, men don’t have to do anything . . . they are not required to share any feelings at the workshop. I feel so validated that what I am experiencing in my relationship is typical.”
” . . . the best information about relationships I have experienced. The information is sensitive, positive, and non-blaming for either sex. Terrific! Great seminar.”
“It helped me as a man appreciate communication problems.”