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Patricia E. West

+A Positive Action Press

First Edition

Copyright © 2014

Patricia E. West, Ph.D.

ISBN 9781494816162

Library of Congress

Control Number 2013921891

No part of this book may be reproduced by any mechanical, photographic or electronic process, nor may it be stored in a retrieval system, translated into another language, or otherwise copied for public or private use, excepting brief passages quoted for purposes of review, without the permission of the publisher.

Categories: 1. Nonfiction – Autobiography.

                      2. Body-Mind-Spirit>I Ching

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Dedication and Acknowledgements

The way of the Positive Paradigm of Change has been paved by notable advocates of the holistic approach. Though too numerous to know or name entirely, they include Andrew Weil, Dean Ornish, Patch Adams, Daniel Goleman and Howard Gardner. Each has gently, tactfully, but persistently been wearing away at the incomplete paradigm of materialistic science.

Other popularizers also deserve credit. Stephen Covey’s work was a primary mover in this new direction. Bill Moyers and Joesph Campbell deserve special mention. I also owe thanks to Tony Robbins, whose Awaken the Giant Within inspired me to continue writing and create the +A Positive Action Press.

Personal thanks are due to friends and mentors, some long gone, without whom I would not have survived to tell my story. They include (but are surely not limited to) Herbert Fritz, Rexine Langen, Howard Wakefield, Hillel Raskus, and Deb Hoffman.

Without the help of computer savvy friends, Rethinking would not have survived. Their patience has been greatly appreciated.

Of course, I must mention my brother David and sister Annie, whom I’ve always loved dearly, even if necessarily from a distance. May they live long and prosper.

Ultimately, however, Rethinking is dedicated to Albert Einstein, my early inspiration, and most especially to the old friend and teacher who must remain unnamed. He makes life worthwhile.

As for the limitations of Rethinking, I take sole responsibility. Readers are reminded of my motto, “Take the best. Leave the rest.” This effort was primarily a late hours project, saved for after daytime responsibilities were met. So, please have mercy on the messenger for the sake of message.

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