My good friend and tour client Tracey Jackson has co-written a new book Gratitude and Trust –Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life, with Emmy and Grammy winning songwriter Paul Williams. Williams is an alcoholic and Tracey, a successful screenwriter and author, and close friend of Williams, is not.
Together they have written Gratitude and Trust applying the principles of recovery for non-addicts or alcoholics, but who seek help with other issues including credit card debt, anger issues, and victim mentality. The positive program is designed to conquer your vices and personal dysfunctions using their model of Six Affirmations of Personal Freedom to find contentment and happiness.
Williams has been in a traditional alcoholism recovery plan for more than 20 years of successful sobriety and Jackson, who was in therapy for many years has struggled with other negative behaviors to numb her pain such as men, cigarettes, and over-spending.
As Paul Williams says, “Our goal in writing the affirmations was simple, but achieving it has taken much more time, effort, and discipline than any of the songs I’ve written for over forty years. Rhyming is easier.But, we believe we found a way to share the gift of recovery in a new, easy-to-understand language. The affirmations work. We’ve used them all.”
The Six Affirmations of Personal Freedom are your map to a better life. Among them are:
1. Something Needs to Change, and It’s Probably Me — The statement, mantra, and act of personal responsibility that you will return to again and again. It will be your first stop when the going gets rough. So, what makes you unhappy? What interferes with your progress?
2. I Don’t Know How to Do This But Something Inside Me Does — Declaring the presence of an inner ally who will guide you toward a successful outcome will provide you with an arsenal of confidence and patience that you may have never known before. It is a simple yet not entirely easy step to take.
3. I Will Learn From My Mistakes and Not Defend Them — The big blunders of the past may provide valuable information about who you are, what you did, and what it cost, and prove invaluable in learning how to avoid the same old pitfalls.
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My Paris Apartment for Rent
I am renting my fabulous Paris apartment in the heart of the Marais near St. Paul metro, from November 30 to December 16, a total of 17 nights. It's a spacious one-bedroom 750 sq. ft. loft style apartment with 12 ft. ceilings, decorated in chic Mid-Century Modern furniture and sleeps two people in a Queen size bed. Amenities include washer/dryer, 16" flat screen TV, dishwasher, internet connection/Wifi and free long distance calls to the U.S. The apartment is located on the second floor with a large elevator.
The price is 2800 euros/165 per night for 17 nights, 1500 euros for 7 nights, and anything in between 7 & 15 nights, 175 euros per night. Minimum rental 7 nights or 1500 euros. Photos upon request.
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
New! Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes
I am happy to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Cooking Classes. Come take an ethnic culinary journey with me and chef and caterer Charlotte Puckette, co-author of the bestseller The Ethnic Paris Cookbook (with Olivia Kiang-Snaije). First we will shop at a Paris green-market for the freshest ingredients and then return to Charlotte's professional kitchen near the Eiffel Tower to cook a three-course lunch. After, we will indulge in the delicious feast we prepared along with hand-selected wines.
Cost: 185 euros per person (about $240)
Time: 9:30AM- 2PM (approximately 4 1/2 hours)
Location: We will meet by a metro station close to the market
Class days: Tuesday,Wednesday, Thursday,Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Minimum of 2 students, maximum 6 students.
Click here to sign up for the next class or for more info.
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
Tours cost 210 euros for up to 3 people, and 70 euros for each additional person. I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com
Click here to watch a video of our famous Marais tour