Saturday, August 28, 2010

Many of Peter's books are still available. If you go to you'll see the appropriate links to 
I prefer ordering through this site, since I prefer having hard copies of books, call me old-fashioned, but that's how I am :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Real St. John's Wort and some REAL ignorance still out there

Last night I struck up a conversation with a man who popped into the coffee shop. Turns out he is a psychiatrist. Out of curiosity I asked him for his opinion of St. John's Wort.  The "Real St. John's Wort" are pills I've started taking thanks to How to Heal Depression (McWilliams/Bloomfield). These pills have helped heal my depression which for years I struggled with and for years I was given every kind of pill you could imagine.  Nothing worked, until Peter's words and St. John's Wort.

I asked him out of sheer enthusiasm for these "joy pills" as Peter described them brilliantly as being.  I asked him expecting him to respond just as enthusiastically. Instead I was greeted with a bizarre and infuriating answer.

He told me that the patients who respond positively to St. John's-he will place on Prozac!

Where is the sense in that? You are going to take a patient off a joy pill that works and load them up on Prozac?

Yes it's true, I will not criticize any person for using traditional medicine to cure anything that ails them. Peter used traditional meds for his depression, and it worked for him, I was told.  Peter also used the "combination cocktail" that doctors gave him for his dis-eases.  Sometimes you just need those type of meds.

However, for the medical community (not all, but a majority it seems) to criticize anyone for going the natural route strikes me as being archaic, asinine and just plain ignorant!

His argument was not all Wort is the made the same.

He is right. That argument is made in "How to Heal Depression," co-authored by Peter. (More to come on that beautiful book soon...)

However, "The Real St. John's Wort" is heads and shoulders above other Wort I have taken.
In the past I was forced to a whole concoction of "Zombie Sauce" as I called the medicine.  I was told at a very young age I'd be pill-popping til I died. I chose not to accept this after being a guinea pig to several clueless quacks. 

"The Real St. John's Wort" combined with vitamin B, SAM-E and exercise has been least costly, and least costly to my spirit and energy levels than any traditional drugs.

Note: I strongly urge you to share this blog with anyone who battles/suffers from depression. Please have them call 1-800-LIFE-101 and ask for the "Real St. John's Wort." It's affordable and amazing.

And I should know....because normally after a conversation like that, I'd leave feeling depressed...but now that I'm on "Joy Pills" I'm too happy to be sad!! 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thanks, Spike for the lovely graphics :)

I'd like to thank one of Peter's Page's Friends & "Followers" Spike G. for volunteering his time to help on this project.

As you will see at the top of the page, this is how my song dedicated to Peter will look online and on CD.  :)

The photo of Peter I chose is perhaps my favourite of all time. Peter just looks so healthy, so happy, full of energy and exuberance.

I wanted to include "" and Peter's Page on Myspace URL-but I-Tunes has some policy where they don't allow you to post ANY url or even email address. Quite bewildering if you ask me! 

Again thanks Spike-it looks fabulous.   

Monday, August 23, 2010

CPA: Create, Promote, Allow from "You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought"

I am enjoying the audio CDs of "You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought" by Peter McWilliams. 
(Please visit for more info)

There is one concept that hit me so hard that I had to listen, re-listen, and yet listen again until I could feel it completely soak in.

It's Peter's concept of CPA. 
Create, Promote, Allow.

How it works is whatever negative situation you go through, you ask yourself, what did I do to either create, promote or allow this to happen?

Simple, right? But it can be a challenge.  It strips us of the armor of "victim."  We no longer can hide in its shadow.  We can no longer put 100% blame on the other person, and/or the situation.  It's a lot easier to look at the other guy and say, "Look how bad he treated me! What a jerk!" It's a lot harder to look so deeply inside and ask ourselves, "How could I have acted and reacted better to this situation?"

I am looking through times in my life, and for the most part I am able to easily apply the CPA.  For example, in my battle with depression: I create the depression by my negative focus/thinking, I promote it by sleeping in instead of running those arduous, hilly four miles.   I allow the depression by acting lethargically, allowing it to take hold of my life.

Looking at CPA is not the easiest task. Start small.  Analyze the situations which have lesser impact.  I am. Soon you'll be able to look at situations differently and perhaps not so negatively.

As for the positive side of CPA,
I'm going to keep creating blogs that help remember him, I'm going to keep promoting his concepts and ideas, and I'm going to continue to allow his good works to marinade inside my jostled brain until I've soaked up all the goodness and can apply them to my own life, heart and brain.

Friday, August 20, 2010

What is it about Peter McWilliams?

What possesses me to spend so much time ruminating about a man whom I never met? A man who left the world a decade ago.  What is it about Peter McWilliams that has me so fascinated and so dedicated to help keep his memory alive?

I had read "How to Survive the Loss of a Love" and fell in love with Peter's poetry.  His heartache is so real and raw it reaches out and grabs me every time.  It has helped heal my heart and has been tremendous therapy.

Only recently (last December in fact) did I truly discover "You Can't Afford the Luxury of a Negative Thought." This book profoundly changed and is still changing the way I think about myself, my life and the world.  I am finally beginning to like myself, and I am noticing things are just falling into place, life is "not a struggle, it's a wiggle," just as Peter once wrote.   

I'm just beginning to delve into Peter's other works.  Everything he has written, I have a tendency fall in love with.  I am sure I would have bored Peter to tears for I agree with so many of his viewpoints and he always loved a good debate, I am told.

Peter's work ethic was so inspiring.  He was publishing his own poetry books while still in his teens. He was constantly churning out best-sellers.  He knew how to market himself
back when we didn't have the conveniences we all take for granted today.
Peter's passionate personality intrigues me.  I've learned that he could really roar if he got mad-some say that's a flaw but I say that's true beauty for it shows how much he cared about getting things right. 

His struggle with AIDS and Cancer is so heartbreaking, maddening and mystifying to me.  The amount of strength and courage he had, the humor he still showed through it all.  I know people who whine over paper cuts like it's the end of the world! 

Peter's bold battle with the government in not allowing him the precious, healing medicinal marijuana-the one salve that could save his life and help to better digest the "combination cocktail" the Doctors gave him. 

There are so many things about Peter that I love.  It is true-his words have helped change, heal and save my life. His courage in the face of fear has led me here to remember and always love him.

For Peter McWilliams. For all who love him. For his memory.


I have created this brand new blog in honor and memory of Peter Alexander McWilliams, an amazing person, poet, publisher, author, activist.   He left this world ten years ago, but he will never leave our hearts. 

This blog is a companion site to my other two pages for Peter:

also known as-affectionately-"Peter's Page" 

Peter's Page, if you're unfamiliar, is a site that is solely dedicated to all things Peter McWilliams. I am constantly updating new blogs on this site, keeping fresh content, etc.   I believe Peter deserves that much!

We Remember Peter/You Tube site will be a place that I will host a brand-new video tribute in honor of Peter.  This will include all sorts of beautiful photos of Peter, some of his books, and a song I wrote especially for him,
called "Still" (A Prayer for Peter McWilliams).

I decided to create this blog as well, for those friends who might not be on Myspace or YouTube.

Who am I? I am just another young person inspired by this man, and I want the whole world to know how amazing he is.  And for those who already know?  I want them to remember.  I love you, Peter.