Monday, October 19, 2009
3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

How to Empower Your Professional Goals AND Personal Life
California Association of Senior Service Centers (CASSC) State Conference
"Thriving in Tight Economic Times"
Asilomar Conference Center
Pacific Grove, CA

Thursday, September 24, 2009
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

How to Stop Self-Numbing & Start Self-Nurturing
for More Balalnce, Health & Joy!

Creative Chakra Spa
3401 Pacific Avenue, 2A & 2B
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
RSVP: (310) 823-9378

Sunday, September 20, 2009
1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

The James Bond Theory of Faith and How to Use It
in Even the Most Dangerous Situations

Camarillo Center for spiritual Living
30 Mobil Avenue
Camarillo, CA 93010
RSVP: Patricia or (805) 479-7778

Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Noon to 1:30 p.m.

How to Stay Sane and Centered During Tough Times
Kiwanis Los Osos
Sea Pines Lodge
1945 Solano Street
Los Osos, CA

Thursday, August 6, 2009
5:15 to 8:00 p.m.

$40 in advance/$50 at the door
Central Coast Women’s Network

Fatal Mistakes of the Workaholic Woman: The Secret Successful Women Often Forget
Location in Atascadero, CA TBA

Wednesday, July 29 to Sunday, August 2, 2009

Only $90!
(Cost does not include your choice of accommodations at this beautiful retreat center.)

Amazing Power of Self-Comforting
Far Horizons in the Sierra Mountains

Friday, July 17, 2009
Noon – 1:30 p.m.

How to Stay Sane and Centered in Even the Toughest Times
Rotary: Cambria Chapter
Cambria Pines Lodge
2905 Burton Drive, Cambria, CA
Rotary Contact: (805) 927-0491

Monday, May 18, 2009 $25
11:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

How to Stay Sane and Centered During Tough Times
Coastal Women's Power Gathering
Indigo Moon Restaurant
1980 Main Street
Cambria, CA 93428
Email Nancy McKarney for more information and reservations:

Saturday, May 16, 2009
9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.

Embracing the Power of Self-Care with Techniques That Bring Real Comfort
Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Retreat
Atascadero, CA
Call the Alzheimer's Association at (805) 547-3830 for details and reservations.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009 $25
11:45 a.m to 2 p.m.

How to Maintain Your Sanity AND Your Authenticity in the Office
Quota International of San Luis Obispo:
18th Annual Salute to Staff & Employee of the Year Award
Madonna Inn
100 Madonna Rd
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Contact Flo for tickets: (805) 544-1361

Sunday, April 19, 2009
10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

My James Bond Theory of Faith & How to Make It Work For You
in Even the Most Dangerous Situations!

Center of the Heart, United Centers for Spiritual Living
487 No. Turnpike Road
Santa Barbara, CA

Friday, April 10, 2009
7:00 a.m. $8

How to Stay Sane and Centered During Tough Times
Kiwaniis Club of Templeton
McPhees Restaurant
Main Street
Templeton, CA

Sunday, March 22, 2009
10-11:30 a.m.

My James Bond Theory of Faith & How to Make It Work For You
in Even the Most Dangerous Situations!

Awakening Way Science of Mind Church
The Lavendar Rose Wellness Center
9965 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA

Tuesday, January 6, 2009
12-1:30 p.m. $20

Use the Art of “Reasonable Hedonism” to Empower
Your Mind, Body and Spirit: How Seeking Little Moments
of Extreme Pleasure Will Free and Empower You
to Become a More Effective Human Being!

Templeton Women in Business (TWIB)
Penny’s at the Manse
311 6th Street
Templeton, CA 93465
Contact: Carrie Van Beurden at

Saturday, December 6, 2008
9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

HEALTHY LIVING FORUM with Patricia Alexander:
Comforting Techniques to Empower Caregivers
Dr. Sharon Norling - Mind, Body, Spirit Center
Dr. Lorne Label - Brain Longevity Center
Presented by Help Unlimited/Marilyn Berman
Moorpark Civic Center

Saturday, November 6, 2008
7-8:00 p.m.

How to Survive Family Dynamics While Caring For Your Loved Ones
Cypress Place
Ventura, CA
Co-sponsored by Help Unlimited

Saturday, October 11, 2008
2-4:00 p.m.

Three Windows to the Self:
Seeking Balance, Health and Empowerment by
Learning How to Soothe Your Mind, Body & Spirit

$10 + $5 Materials Fee
Bank of Books\Busy Women Seminar
748 E. Main Street
Ventura, CA
Contact: Lena Moran (805) 643-3154 to register

Thursday, October 2, 2008
Free – Panel Discussion/Q&A For Caretakers
of Alzheimer’s or Dementia Victims

Alzheimer’s Association Townhall
Paso Robles, CA
More details TBA
Contact: Sara Bartlett (805) 547-3830

Monday, September. 8, 2008
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Stop Self-Numbing… & Start Self-Nurturing For
Better Balance, Health & Joy!

$25 (includes a copy of The Book of Comforts)
Limited Space! Reservation Required!
Divine Touch Massage
5811 Traffic Way
Atascadero, CA 93422
Contact: (805) 460-0510

Saturday, April 26, 2008
Patricia Alexander & Michael Burgos, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Simple, Powerful Ways to Comfort Your Mind, Body & Spirit
Refreshments will be served.
$12 regular – $10 for Seniors and Students
The Ojai Retreat
160 Besant Road
Ojai, CA 93023
Contact: (805) 646-0075

Tuesday, April 15, 2008
11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

You and Your Work:
Healthy Self-Comforting Techniques
to Empower Your Goals and Life's Mission
Focus on Seniors Luncheon
(for professionals in the senior care field)
Cypress Place Senior Living
1200/1220 Cypress Point Lane
Ventura, CA 93003
Contact: Melanie Farber (805) 389-0997

Saturday, March 29, 2008
9:15-10:15 a.m.

Embracing the Power of Self-Care with Techniques That Bring Real Comfort
Alzheimer’s Association Spring Conference:
Caring For You The Caregiver

CamarilloCommunity Center
1605 Burnley Street, Camarillo, CA
Free Half Day Conference/Registration Required by 3/22/08  Limited Space!
Call: (805) 485-5597 Carol or go to for form

Tuesday, February 12, 2008
6-9:00 p.m.

Enjoy Oodles of Pleasure with No Repercussions by
Embracing the Power of Meeting Your Own Comfort Quotient

Executive Women International (EWI), San Fernando Valley Chapter
Smokehouse Restaurant
4420 Lakeside Drive, Burbank, CA
Contact: (805) 520-3545 or email:

Saturday, December 1, 2007
Book Signing, 1-3:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble
829 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA

Thursday, November 15, 2007
6:00 p.m.

Releasing Your Creative Spirit: The Comfort of Becoming Your True Self
National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
Ventura County Chapter
Renaissance Hotel, 30100 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Contact: Corinne Berenson,

Thursday, November 8, 2007
5:30 p.m.

The Power of Gratitude as a Holiday Stress-buster:
Super Self-Comforting Techniques to Take You from Stressed to Blessed

Ventura County Professional Womens Network (VCPWN)
Wedgewood Banquet Center, 5880 Olivas Park Drive,Ventura, CA 93003
Contact: 866-275-4134

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Personal Mastery with Tina Carey
Cable Access TV Show, going to Malibu/Monrovia/Pasadena
To Air in October/November

Monday, September 17, 2007
HOST: Online 1-Hour Chat
7 p.m. Pacific / 10 p.m. Eastern

Patricia and Michael Speaking Saturday, September 8, 2007
Local Author’s Panel and Book Signing
1-3:00 p.m.

Barnes & Noble Books
4820 Telephone Road
Ventura, CA
(805) 339-0990

Patricia and Michael Signing Books


      Patricia Alexander and Michael Burgos

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Stop Self-Numbing and Start Self-Nurturing
For More Empowerment, Balance and Joy!

Coalsece: A Bookstore and More
845 Main Street
Morro Bay, CA
(805) 772-2880

Limited Seating! RSVP by 8/1/07 to 805 772-2880

Friday, August 3, 2007
7:30 p.m.
Michael and Patricia Read From
The Book of Comforts
Bart's Books
302 W. Matilija Street
Ojai, CA
(805) 646-3755

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Guest Speaker: 10:30AM Service

Empower Your Mind, Body & Spirit
With the Art of Reasonable Hedonism!

Center for Spiritual Living:
A Religious Science Church
340 Mobil Avenue
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 484-1137

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

How to Stop Self-Numbing and Start Self-Nurturing for Personal Growth
The Learning Annex

Sunday, June 17, 2007

10:30 a.m. Service

How to Survive Unconditional Fatherly Love When It’sConditional
Center for Spiritual Living:
A Religious Science Church
Camarillo, CA 93010

Wednesday, June 6, 2007
National Charity League Board Retreat

Leading From Passion: The Comfort and Power of Honoring Your Authenticity
Oxnard, CA

Thursday, May 31, 2007
Publishers' Marketing Association,
Benjamin Franklin Award Dinner/Ceremony

Honored as Silver Finalist Winner of the
2007 Benjamin Franklin Award for Best NewAge / Spiritual / Metaphysical Book

Park Central Hotel, New York City, NY

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Three Windows to the Self: Seeking Balance, Health and Empowerment by Learning How to Soothe Your Mind, Body & Spirit

Lighthouse Healing Center
Ventura, CA 93001

Monday, October 16, 2006
The P.E.O. Sisterhood of Westchester
hosts author Patricia Alexander and The Book of Comforts' artist/designer Dean Andrews as they speak on "Real Comfort vs. Toxic Comfort: The Book of Comforts (and Its Creation!)"

Patricia presented Joanne Baker with a handsome check for The P.E.O. Sisterhood for 20% of the book sales from the event.

Saturday, September 30, 2006
7th Annual Santa Barbara Book and Author Festival

Patricia and Michael sign at their booth in front of the Santa Barbara Public Library.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Coffee Break
Adelphia Cable Television - Air date TBA
Los Angeles/Santa Monica, CA

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Lassens Natural Food & Vitamins
Ventura, CA
Patricia and Michael address "Self-Nurturing vs. Self Numbing: How to
Really Comfort Your Spirit, Body & Soul" with a book-signing afterwards.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Focus on the Family
Air date TBA
Interview posted on and available on 1,400 stations.

Saturday, September 9, 2006
7th Annual Central Coast Book and Author Festival

Patricia, Michael and Dean sign books at their booth at the San Luis Obispo Mission Plaza.

Wednesday, September 6, 2006
AM Show with Paul Stern
Cable Radio Network live, CRN-1
Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura,San Bernardino and Santa Barbara counties, CA

Tuesday, August 15
, 2006
Tron in the Morning
Colorado Springs, CO

Friday, August 4, 2006

Innervision with Michael Benner
Live KPFK Radio in studio Los Angeles, CA
Hear this terrific interview anytime on your computer at (You may have to do a free download to hear it, but it works!) Check out Michael Benner’s Web site:

Thursday, August 3, 2006
Straight from the Heart
with Sheri Meyers Gantman, Psy.D.

This 30 minute Time Warner Cable interview aired August 31st on Adelphia and Comcast in Los Angeles markets. To see rerun dates and Patricia and Michael's guest page, check out

Monday, July 31, 2006

The Open Grove

Holistic Internet radio site and newsletter.

Monday, July 31, 2006

AM Ocala
11:05-11:30am ET
Ocala/Gainesville, FL

Monday, July 31, 2006
Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC)
Panel discussion which includes Patricia Alexander on the pain and the pleasure of collaboration.

Friday, July 28
, 2006
The Pete Braley Morning Show, WBSM-AM (Fairhaven, MA) Live radio show.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006
The Friendship Connection of Ventura
hosts buffet luncheon. Motivational speaker, author and humorist Patricia Alexander addresses "Oodles of Comfort; No Repercussions! Getting Wiser, Not Older." Her speech is followed by a book signing.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Camarillo Kiwaniis
This local service organization welcomes author Patricia Alexander speaking on “Healthy Self-Comforting Strategies to Empower Your Goals” – 20% of books sales go to The Jesse Cause, a non profit organization supported by the Kiwaniis to prevent Group B strep illness and death in babies.

Sunday, July 9, 2006
Borders Books
IWOSC Reads Their Own
Westwood, CA 7-9 pm
IWOSC (Independent Writers of Southern California) member Patricia Alexander reads highlights from
The Book of Comforts.

Thursday, June 22, 2006
Girari Contemporary Gallery
presents an Art Exhibition of Strata paintings by Dean Andrews from The Book of Comforts with a champagne reception and book signing.

Sunday, June 11, 2006
Peaceful Pathways Sanctuary
in Copperopolis, CA. Author Cheryl Canfield (Profound Healing) features Michael and Patricia on the closing afternoon of a retreat weekend, speaking on “Healthy Self-Comforting Techniques to Empower Your Life’s Mission.”

Thursday, June 8, 2006
Television Interview on
Joan Quinn Profiles

Los Angeles/Beverly Hills cable interview show, one segment with Patricia, one with Michael.

Saturday/Sunday April 29/30, 2006
UCLA Festival of Books

Book Signing. Patricia and Michael (and Randolph the Bear – see page 65) in the Small Publishers and Writers Network (SPAWN) booth.

Saturday, March 11, 2006
Ventura Book Fair
. Patricia and Michael signing at the Book Publicists of Southern California table.


Saturday, March 4
, 2006
Book Signing at Richard’s Shanghai Restaurant
Camarillo, CA.

Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Book Signing at Bento-Ya Japanese Restaurant
Ventura, CA.

Always More To Celebrate!