Acknowledgements

I’d like to thank God and all my better angels for their daily participation in the writing of this book. I also want to thank my wife, my four children, my four smart, good-hearted, good looking grandsons, and my six grand dogs for their continued love and support. Special thanks go out to my wife, Susan Lee Ward, aka TzuSioux to her grandsons, my daughter Cayce Leavell Ward Young, my old friends Alex Alford and Steve Smith, as well as my new friends Carolyn Cohagan and Matt Herron for their thoughtful comments on this manuscript as it evolved.

I’d also like to thank my favorite teachers for their healing wisdom:

Christina Allen — Austin, TX (http://www.austinshamaniccenter.com/)

Mike Bandy — Austin, TX (http://aoma.edu/patients/professional-  clinic/providers/)

Russell Forsyth — Austin, TX (http://www.russellforsyth.com/)

Brian Gualano — Asheville, NC (http://ashevillechiro.com/)

Lee Holden — Santa Cruz, CA (https://www.holdenqigong.com/)

James Phillips — Austin, TX (http://turtledragon.com/)

Phil Ricker — Asheville, NC (http://acupuncturecenterofasheville.com/)

Xiaotian Shen — Austin, TX (http://aoma.edu/patients/professional-clinic/providers/)

Jampa Stewart — Crestone, CO (http://www.healingtaoinstitute.com/)