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  • We have spent over a decade and thousands of hours researching and writing what now totals well over 200,000 words of content.
  • All of the material on this website is copyrighted and the rights are reserved.
  • Except for individual personal use, permission is required to reproduce the material in print or electronic form.  No republication onto the Internet is permitted in any format including but not limited to: blogs, discussion groups, web pages, PDF files, Word or other document files.


All you have to do is to send an email to with the following information:

  1. The link URL and/or title of the page of material you would like to use.
  2. A description of how you would like to use the material.  For example will it be in print or some other format?
  3. The name and description of your organization.  Are you for profit?  Or are you a non-profit, educational, religious or governmental organization?
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we have reviewed your request and responded by return email.


q       Commercial use generally requires compensation for one time rights.

      We do not often deny permission but always reserve the right.

q       Our mission is to educate, enlighten and inspire personal growth in a positive way.  This website and material are dedicated to that mission and has been used by many tens of thousands of people over the last decade.

Thanks for your consideration,

Steven C. Martin
Catherine A. Martin

The Positive Way