Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

I have been accused by some friends as being annoyingly positive. They will be complaining about how the world is going to hell in a handbasket, and I’ll ask, “So what was the better time and place to be a human?” The 1940s, perhaps? When 50 million people were killed in the Second World War? Or the 1950s, when we had regular drills in school where we were told to put our heads under our schooldesks in the event of a nuclear attack by the evil commies? I agree with president Obama: if you didn’t know who you will be… Read More

Stress is Not Your Enemy

  In the photo to the right, the great funambulist Charles Blondin walks a 1,300 foot tightrope across Niagara Falls with his manager on his back. Another time, he carried a cookstove out over the  center of the Falls, built a fire, and proceeded to cook an omelet. He also crossed doing back flips and somersaults, walking backward, and with a sack over his head. Blondin thrived on stress. Stress is not your enemy. In fact, stress is essential for good health and a satisfying life. This is a message I have been championing for decades, despite the prevailing opinion of the… Read More

Scientific and Medical Network Reviews Finding You in a World of It

Finding You in a World of It just received a very positive review from England’s Network Review, the Journal of the Scientific and Medical Network. This is a organization of cutting edge thinkers that includes the likes of Rupert Sheldrake, Ervin Laszlo, Lawrence LeShan, Karl Pribram, and astronaut Edgar Mitchell. It is an honor to be considered by this visionary group. Here is the review from the current issue. Light-hearted Wisdom David Lorimer FINDING YOU IN A WORLD OF IT Living Matrix Publications, 2014, 175 pp., $16.99 p/b –ISBN 978-0-9960-58858 Years ago in Cambridge, a friend gave me a copy… Read More


As I enter the middle years of my seventh decade I draw inspiration from those who embrace this time with joy and playfulness. The apotheosis of this might be my friend, Patrick Deluz. I have known Patrick for forty years (I can’t believe I just wrote that) and we’ve shared numerous adventures. He inspired me to “get serious” about this t’ai chi stuff thirty years ago and I haven’t looked back. Patrick designs hoops with LED lighting for the passionate hooping community and is known to them as “Merlin.”  He gave a rousing demonstration of hoopiness at TCA. Check out… Read More

New! Finding You in a World of It by Rick Barrett

This is really exciting, people! You know that book I’ve been working on for a couple of years now?  Well…it’s is out and available on Amazon! I’ll get my first load of the little darlings by next weekend (Just in time for the sold out Dr. Renee Rhodes’ Forest Summit in Killingworth, CT next Saturday). If you want an autographed copy, you can order directly from me at ($20 includes postage.) Or get one on Amazon and I’ll sign it when next I see you.   finding You in a world of It is big. It breaks down the… Read More