Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment. -Seneca

Friendships are profoundly wonderful gifts. I’ve been blessed with many deep and intimate friendships.

Rumi and his master Shamsi of Tabriz would sometimes spend days in dialogue of the heart. The Persian word for such contact is “sohbet.” This to me is a precious form of friendship, to bask in the esteem and enquiry of a friend.

I’ve made many precious friends among the community of transformational authors. These include Jack Canfield, Donna Eden, David Feinstein, Lynne McTaggart, Andrew Vidich, Shepherd Hoodwin, Anodea Judith, Mike Dooley, and Marci Shimoff.


There are many local friends that my wife Christine have felt close to for years. These include Christine’s art teacher Carole Watanabe and her “art tribe.” As well as Jac & Trish Jacobs, Michaela McGivern & Roberto Bailey, Mary Criquet, Craig Mason, and Bill McMillan & Jane Sheppard.MasterSlave

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life; and thanks to a benevolent arrangement of things, the greater part of life is sunshine. -Thomas Jefferson

Friends from Manspirit include Neal Grace, Brad Brink, Kevin Hutchinson, Bob Sayers, Greg Hentz, and Bill Frater.


A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. -Washington Irving

Brenda Plowman and I were married for ten years, and co-parented two gorgeous children, Lionel and Rexana. Although we chose different paths after a decade together, we still hold each other in the highest respect and trust.