Happiness Lost & Found


Q. What compelled you to write a book about happiness?
A. I care about people. The concepts in my book help people free themselves from emotional pain or avoid traps. I also wrote the book to reach a broader audience and leave knowledge for future generations. I want my grandchildren to know what I believed; how I aspired to live.

Q. Why did you begin your book with the subject of death?
A. People get real when they understand their life is on a timer. Our illusion of permanence blinds us from seeing what is truly important in life. I wanted to shatter the illusion of permanence starting with the first sentence of my book.

Q. Why do you talk about God in your book?
A. It’s not fair to delve into topics like death, morals, forgiveness, evil and the meaning of life without probing into doubts and beliefs in God.

Q. Is your book another pie in the sky, psychobabble, spirituality, promise of happiness?
A. No! Each chapter was developed as a lesson plan which has helped real people obtain real results.  The concepts are practical, achievable and based on common sense.

Q. Have you applied the concepts in your book to your own life?
 Yes. I apply the principles. If I can’t apply a concept to my own life, I won’t propose it to someone else.  Keep in mind nobody “arrives” to a point of mastering life completely. Those who think they have are fools.

Q. Why do you cover emotionally charged subjects like infidelity, sex, money…?
 Emotionally charged issues get buried in relationships because people are afraid to discuss them. Buried issues linger and haunt and surface in destructive ways. I discuss them to provide context and opportunity to resolve them. Emotionally charged subjects are part of life. Learn to anticipate the ones that haven’t arrived and discuss what’s been buried so it can die.

Q. Has your book been translated into any other languages?
 A Spanish translation is in the final edit stages. Soon to be published.