I just wanted to express my appreciation and let you know what a positive impact you have had on my life! You have inspired me to look hard at myself and rediscover the “real” me. For 17 years I had been somewhat molded into what someone else wanted me to be. I had buried myself in someone else’s addiction, my kids, work and anything else I could find to keep the focus off of myself. I was once carefree, worry-free, and an optimist. Little by little I had let my “true self” go.  After my marriage fell apart I have spent the last 3 years just existing, looking for the next fix, someone, or something to fill the hole inside me. Gus you have given me a new view on life! I am finally taking the steps to get back into life again! It’s an ongoing process that I know, but a little helping hand (or kick in the butt depending on the day) through the journey has made such a difference. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I can not tell you how much your kind words and listening to my “issues” has meant to me! Keep up the good work my friend! There are many many more lives to touch!


Lisa H.


Dear Gusto,

I am writing to thank you for helping me to make a quantum leap in my life. Without regurgitating the details of my life and it’s ensuing problems, let me state that you have been singularly instrumental in helping me to develop the guts, fortitude, and stick-to-it-iveness to actually face and conquer my demons instead of simply wanting to but being frozen in fear. You are giving me the tools for my toolbox to help me to make the changes I need to make and move on, instead of wallowing in my failures. You have a great knack for putting into words what others can only make beautiful platitudes bout. You jump in and show a person how to apply those life altering truths. You have assisted me in making a shift by teaching me how to do the work to do so. Your counseling with me has been downright compelling and I want to thank you for helping me to change the direction of my thinking. It is from this point that all meaningful change ensues; and I am grateful to you for actually showing me that instead of simply saying it. Instead of simply considering me damaged and treating me as such, you have taken me on and given me practical help in problem solving in my life. I can never thank you enough. I now look forward to many positive changes and hope to be able to continue along this road, because of your teaching instead of mollycoddling. A part of this teaching is through music and visuals, all of the senses are employed. This makes any lesson go deeper and truly be learned, by impressing all of the senses. Also, it makes the work much more pleasant to undertake and complete.

Thank you Gus. ღ (◠‿◠) ♥….God Bless you!

Jacki F.




12 Responses to Testimonials

  1. Judy Agler says:

    Perfect Jackie…. I feel the same

  2. I realy liked your angle that you have on the topic. Certainly wasn’t planning on this at the time I begun browsing for tips. Your ideas were totally easy to get. Happy to find that there’s an person here that obviously understands on the spot what its is talking about.

  3. Pam says:

    Wow, what an awesome testimony…..I love testimonies…..I believe you can’t have a testimony without a test……hmmmm….some of us have those same boots on and keep going around the same mountain…….But then……. God winks…..I Love it!! Thank you for sharing:)

    • Jacki Feild says:

      Pam I love that – no testimony without a test – so true! Thanks for pointing this out, esp today!

  4. Jacki Feild says:

    Another testimony! Learning learning learning. We CAN and must be happy no matter how we feel. Happy is not a feeling, but a state of mind. It opens up a whole new level to us, one that we cannot experience when we are lost in an emotion. God loves a balanced man, who can balance emotion and thought, soul and personality, and just be happy, enjoy! It is so simple and liberating. Thank you Gus for teaching me this! In 8 years of therapy I could not learn it, as it was just said to me; but in 8 months I have learned it from your example. Another step….thank you! Bless you Gus and all others who come here.

    • Gus says:

      Thanks again Jacki. Keep spreading the word. 🙂

    • Tina says:

      I must comment on saying that being happy is a state of mind not an emotion. I have never of it in this way before. definitely something to think about. Makes sense, I only hope it hasn’t been too long for me. I went from being always positive all the time, to a state of not even caring. I have been there for 14 to 18 years.

  5. Doreen says:

    See Myself in this story,Only its been 25 years ….very sad 🙁

    • Gus says:

      Awwww Doreen, please let me know if there’s anything I can do. After 25 years, however, I’m sure time has helped to heal some of your pain. God Bless you friend.

    • Jacki Feild says:

      Doreen I was there for 45 years. At 63, I finally learned, and guess what? It is never too late. Don’t worry, be happy! Join up here in the members area and get some help moving on with your life. It’s worth it, I did it, and I have a whole new life ahead of me and am jumping hurdles I had literally given up on. You can do it GF! <3

  6. Vicki Mowery says:

    I stumbled upon your Ramblings when I was in a personal dark place, not even realizing I was searching for hope and help. Through your posts–and your prompt responses if I made/make a comment–I felt and feel a connection. You also led me to other sites that have helped me deal with my turmoil. I am now in a calmer, more peaceful place, realizing that although my exact circumstances are unique, my humanity connects me with everyone because everyone is dealing with SOMETHING. I can honestly say that every single post either reminds me of my personal responsibility to take care of me or confirms something I had been thinking or feeling. Although you do not know me personally, I believe you do know me because you seem to touch my heart and soul with so much of your writing. I, too, thank you for touching my life. I plan to continue getting inspiration and guidance for a long time to come.

    • Gus says:

      Awwww Vicki, Thank you SO much for your time in coming here to share that. Warms my heart, truly! And honored to be your friend. Who knows, perhaps one day God will decide to take me on the road, and maybe one day we shall meet. God Bless and take care.

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