Subject: Which Dog Are You Feeding?

Welcome to Celebrating the Journey!

produced by Margo Chisholm
Coach, Speaker, Author, Adventurer
Thursday, March 2, 2000
Issue #16

The number of subscribers to CTJ has grown by 34% since I
published the first issue on October 11. As of yesterday we
were at 460. From the emails I receive, CTJ is forwarded to
almost that many people again. Thanks for spreading the
word. I offer this issue as a gift in celebration of the
coming spring and invite you to share the gift with people
you care about.

You’re receiving this issue of CTJ a few days early because
I am leaving for vacation tomorrow morning, returning
to my office Monday, March 13. I am headed to The Esalen
Institute in Big Sur to relax in the exquisite beauty of that
part of the country and to be a participant in a couple of
workshops. I look forward to bringing new wisdom,
humor and stories to you when I return.

Which Dog Are You Feeding?

Peter McWilliams wrote in his book, You Can’t Afford the
Luxury of a Negative Thought, “Positive thoughts yield
positive results – loving, caring and sharing; health,
wealth and happiness; prosperity, abundance and riches.
“Negative thoughts bring negative results – dislike,
indifference and withholding; dis-ease, poverty and
misery; fear, lack and alienation.
“Our thoughts, in other words, create our physical
reality — not instantly, necessarily, as in ‘Poof! There it is’ –
but eventually. Where we put our vision – our inner and
outer vision – is the direction we tend to go. That’s our
desire. They way we get there – well, there are many

Diana Robinson, Ph.D., who can be reached at, or visited on the web at is the source of the

A Native American elder once described his own inner
struggles in this manner: “Inside of me there are two dogs.
One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good.
The mean dog fights the good dog all the time.” When
asked which dog wins he reflected for a moment and
replied, “The one I feed the most.”
– Unknown


Which dog are you feeding most?

Shift your thoughts from what you fear to what you
desire. Miracles will happen.


Second thoughts have aborted more dreams than all the
difficult circumstances, overwhelming obstacles, and
dangerous detours fate ever could throw at you.
Undermining your authenticity by succumbing to
someone else’s second thoughts is a sinister, subtle, and
seductive form of self-abuse.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human
being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.
William James

What a wonderful life I’ve had! I only wish I’d realized it

We are so powerful that we can convince ourselves that
we are not, then make it come true.
Anthony S. Dallmann-Jones


Random Thoughts sent to me by Jan Garrett whose
wonderfully soulful CD “Gypsy Midwife” is available
from me or in record stores.

Before criticizing someone, walk a mile in their shoes.
Then when you do criticize them, you will be a mile away
and have their shoes.

If you ever drop your keys into a river of molten lava, let
‘em go, because, man, they’re gone.

If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about
cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the
time, for no good reason.

To me, it’s a good idea to always carry two sacks of
something when you walk around. That way, if anybody
says, “Hey, can you give me a hand?” you can say, “Sorry,
got these sacks.”

The face of a child can say it all, especially the mouth part
of the face.

I hope if dogs ever take over the world and they choose a
king, they don’t just go by size, because I bet there are
some Chihuahuas with some good ideas.

Maybe in order to understand mankind we have to look
at that word itself. MANKIND. Basically, it’s made up of
two separate words “mank” and “ind”. What do these
words mean? It’s a mystery and so is mankind.

As the light changed from red to green to yellow and back
to red again, I sat there thinking about life. Was it nothing
more than a bunch of honking and yelling? Sometimes it
seemed that way.

During the Middle Ages, probably one of the biggest
mistakes was not putting on your armor because you were
“just going down to the corner.”

When I found the skull in the woods, the first thing I did
was call the police. But then I got curious about it. I picked
it up, and started wondering who this person was, and
why he had deer horns.

If you’re a cowboy and you’re dragging a guy behind your
horse, I bet it would really make you mad if you looked
back and the guy was reading a magazine.

Give yourself the gift of feeding the good dog this week.

Namaste, Margo


Last day for my SPRING SPECIAL!
I’m offering a series of 3 half hour coaching sessions
during the month of March for $100. The perfect way to
create more freedom, joy and success in your life.
Celebrate spring with the gift of coaching. Email
mailto:margo@tothesummit.comTODAY to reserve a
spot! The opportunity expires at midnight tonight


See the ad in this week’s People magazine on page 38
which calls YBYY a cross between Simple Abundance and
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.

My next public YBYY Workshop is happening in Aspen,
Colorado on the morning of Saturday, March 25. For more
information visit my website at or email me at
mailto: A great excuse to visit
Aspen, create a plan to make the next 12 months be your
Best Year Yet, and get some great spring skiing in at the
same time!

Interested in bringing a YOUR BEST YEAR YET!
Workshop to your community? Email to find out how you can
bring this great transformational goal-setting process to
your friends and co-workers and earn some scholarships
to the workshop for yourself and chosen friend.

I have a few spaces available in my coaching practice.
Every serious athlete has a COACH. Why not have one
for the most important game of all: Life! Contact me at or visit my website for
information and resources for having the life you
REALLY want at

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opportunity to choose joy.”
Henri J. M. Nouwen

Margo Chisholm
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