26 Words That Can Change Your Life


I remember being on the T, the public transit in Boston. I was in travel mode—that place that brings out the best of us with strangers, and vice-versa. I chatted amiably with an older man for about 30 minutes. I can’t actually recall what we discussed, but when we parted, he shook my hand warmly and said, “I have heard that in life we meet people for a reason, a season or a lifetime. I am not sure why I met you, Phillip, but I sure am glad I did.”

For me, that summed it all up. That’s what I had been searching for and that’s what I mostly get from the world around me now. The journey back to “me” was rough, lonely, scary, and sometimes I just wanted to give up.

In 26 Words, I hope to share with you some thoughts and lessons that I have worked hard to learn. I have paid my dues, so to speak, and perhaps I can save you some time or show you a shortcut to where you want to go.

What I have come to realize is that the smallest things can often have the greatest impact.

Nurture your mind, heart and soul.

Phillip is donating the proceeds from the sale of 26 Words to various charities and recently donated $15,000 to two charities from the sales of his first book Critical Care.