Hello, my name is Willard Barth. As host of the video series Self-Awareness 101 and through contributing content to the web site www.YourDailyLifeCoach.com I have been offering skills, strategies and resources for people who are on a journey of personal development and self-awareness.
Based on feedback of these videos and articles, I have learned that the largest part of the audience tells me that they connect with the lessons more deeply when I share my own personal experiences that relate to the specific topic. People have also been asking “Who is Willard Barth?“ They have been emailing me saying that they want to know more about my personal journey and what brought me to where I am in my life today.
First, let me say that I am honored. Many times when we do the first run through for a new video, I tend to leave my personal experiences out because with the videos, we have a limited time frame and I want to make sure that people are getting skills that they can apply. But Jerry is constantly coaching me as we do the episodes and is always asking me, “What is a specific personal experience that you can share?” And it seems that his coaching has allowed me to more effectively connect with you and deliver the content in a way that has people taking action themselves. So I thank you for your interest, and I publicly thank Jerry for the coaching.
Although I will continue to share my personal experiences in upcoming videos and articles, after a discussion with others involved in the project I have decided to post a book that I wrote several years ago that details my own personal journey. Originally titled “The Journey: One Man’s Experience, Strength and Hope”. It was revised in 2006 and the title was changed to “The Warrior Sage: Sacred Scars” and offered as an eBook to people who purchased a “bundle” which included my CD of original music "Coming Home", a meditation CD and other products that I had created.
The book is autobiographical in nature, but interlaced with lessons that were learned as I looked back on those experiences. I’ll be posting the whole book here online, but will be breaking it down into shorter sections and then linking it to relevant articles and videos.
I hope these articles are of benefit to you and look forward to your feedback.
Love and Respect
The Warrior Sage Chapter/Section
Who Is Willard Barth?
Preface - Exploring Strength And Weakness
Chapter 1:1 - The Process Of Self-Awareness
Chapter 1:2 The Stages Of Child Development
Chapter 2:1 - The World Changed Forever
Chapter 2:2 The Vicious Cycle Begins
Chapter 2:3 Losing Faith
Chapter 2:4 My Dark Secret
Chapter 2:5 Where Is the Love?
Chapter 3:1 Seeking Paths Of Acceptance
Chapter 3:2 The Road To Alcohol Dependence
Chapter 3:3 Leaving My Childhood Behind
Chapter 3:4 Escaping Responsibility; The Joy Ride Ends
Chapter 3:5 Living A Duality Begins
Chapter 3:6 Out Of Control
Chapter 3:7 Crossing The Line To Insanity
Chapter 3:8 The Black-out Drinking Begins
Chapter 3:9 Facing The Music
Chapter 3:10 A New Beginning
Chapter 3:11 More Lessons To Learn
Chapter 4:1 The Final Party
Chapter 4:2 A Moment Of Clarity
Chapter 4:3 My New Life Begins
Chapter 4:4 Sober - Time To Face The World
Chapter 4:5 The First Year Of Sobriety
Chapter 4:6 Major Change Comes In Year Two
Chapter 4:7 My Daughter Is Born April 20, 1992
Chapter 5:1 Life Changing Decisions Follow My Daughter's Birth
Chapter 5:2 Recognizing The Voice Inside
Chapter 5:3 The Empress Hotel
Chapter 5:4 A New Chapter In My Life Begins
Chapter 6:1 Finding My Way Home
Chapter 6:2 Falling Into Place
Chapter 6:3 A New Awareness
Chapter 6:4 Personal Finances And Personal Development
Chapter 6:5 The George Washington Story
Chapter 6:6 Letting Go So Others Can Grow
Chapter 6:7 The Wrap Up