I met him some years ago when he was with the voter confidence committee. Dave Berman and I have been friends since then. I can't remember who started their blog first but we both had that in common. I went from all over the place in the blog for the first couple of years but was forced by management to shut down that first blog. I started this blog later that day and have focused more on local stuff as I have progressed.
Dave started with a book called "We Do Not Consent", I think there were two volumes and he had a blog by that name. It was what he called advocacy journalism and dealt with voting machine transparency and peaceful revolution stuff. He then started Manifest Positivity. The name says it all.
Well, Dave grew that little blog into a dot com and learned something called NLP or Neuro-Linguistic Programming. You can learn all about it here.
Now on facebook Dave has been helping people by "helping the YOUniverse conspire on your behalf." So what could go wrong if he says he can help me quit smoking? I took him up on it. It took me two 90 minute sessions with him and the want to be free of cigarettes.
I Quit Smoking!
It was over two months ago and I feel so much better. I have a lot more energy and money. I was spending about 240 dollars a month on smokes. I went to a Crabs game before the season ended and didn't have to go out for a smoke which was cool. Long movies, airplanes, buses, the Arcata plaza, it's all different now. I can smell the ocean again. I don't see the people at the gas stations where I used to get my fix. No standing outside at work unless I just want to see the sun on one of its rare appearances.
I have tried many times to quit before only to fail two or three days later. This time I really wanted to quit and it worked. I know someone that this didn't work on so it might not work for you if you aren't really committed. Dave gives you the ability to change the way you think about things giving you a new ability to be the person you want to be. He says NLP works for all kinds of stuff, not just smoking. Check out more at http://manifestpositivity.com/
In addition to the above, I did a testimonial for him to run as a radio ad which you can listen to here.