Victor and I birthed Open Heart Press in 1995 to publish Victor's book, Web Without a Weaver: How the Internet is Shaping Our Future.  We meditated on whether or not it would be best for us to try to get the book published in the traditional way by sending the manuscript to different publishers hoping to have it accepted.  Through our meditations we got a clear vision that we were to publish it ourselves.  So we started researching what it would take to make that happen.  We formed Open Heart Press and republished our Lighten Up tape through our new company.  Once Victor had completed his manuscript, we hired a designer friend to produce our cover art and I designed inside of the book.  Now, all we had to do was raise the money to have it printed.  We didn't have to wait long.  A benefactor showed up almost immediately and offered to pay for the printing in exchange for my editing services on a book he was publishing.  It was a great trade.

The book won praise from evolutionary biologist, Dr. Elizabet Sahtouris, who says of Victor, “I really love that he wrote the book I hoped someone would write about the Internet. The Internet from the start has interested me as the biggest and most impressive self-organizing system in human history, forming with lightning speed to save us on the brink of disaster, and he says it all so eloquently, elegantly and readably. I am most impressed!” If you are interested in the history of the Internet and how is changing our world, this is a book you will want to read!

Our reproduction of our Lighten Up tape was soon followed by the Free Yourself from Fear tape, another one of our workshops. This simple, down-to-earth technique inspired by A Course in Miracles enables you to release yourself from the grip of fear, grief, anger or any “negative” emotion. Soon after the publication of these tapes, I published my Lighten Up Inspirations Workbook and Journal. This special book, designed to take only ONE MINUTE A DAY, provides you with a full year of inspirational guidance while you learn to love, empower and heal yourself through the daily use of the Lighten Up process.

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