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Dear Visitor,

My name is Mel Solon, I’m 79 years young. I’ve been in the motivation, personal-development field since 1971. Prior to that I was a C.P.A. and stockbroker. After five tax seasons, I was taxed to my limits. After watching the market crash during training, I began naval gazing and contemplating my future. Soon thereafter, I discovered the self-development field. 

Author and Wife

I am not a therapist, I am not a psychologist, I’m just a really good organizer who has spent over 47 years collecting, organizing and sharing practical self-help knowledge through seminars and my two books, all organized in ways that only an anal-retentive, former C.P.A. could imagine.

My first book, “Quotations To Help You-From Out of Their Minds” contains 8,540 screened quotations of ageless wisdom, organized and indexed under 1,500 key words. Intellectual, motivational, and therapeutic, this compendium of thought on human potential is like thousands of psychology, philosophy, and self-help books all rolled into one. I call it the most extraordinarily useful and useable book of quotations that you and your mind could ever benefit from.

My second book, the “Relationship Compatibility Index” was written and recently published to honor Bryna, my departed, beloved wife, best friend, and business partner for much of our lives. Bryna passed in 2016, three weeks after our 50th anniversary, following a courageous battle with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a terminal, degenerative, motor-neuron illness with no current cure. Never having had kids, I was her 24-7, full-time caregiver for the last years of her life. She was my life, my motivation, and my inspiration for writing this book.

For you romantics, we met on a Friday at a Beverly Hilton Hotel singles dance, got engaged three days later on Valentines Day, and married three weeks later in Vegas. We effectively dated more in those three weeks than most people do in months or even years. Mostly, we talked and talked and talked, about everything, on occasion, from morning to morning.

Believing we knew something about compatibility and making a marriage workBryna and I intended, early on, to someday write a book on relationships. We understood that a fulfilling relationship required work and a ton of communication. Our goal — help reduce the divorce rate, and save people from the heartache of saying, “If only I knew then what I know now.”

While she is no longer here physically, I recently committed to fulfill our intention. Based on almost a half century of research on the subject of personal growth, this 164-page "Relationship Compatibility Checklist" is the result. Enjoy!

To purchase the "Relationship Compatibility Checklist," go to Amazon.Com.


Mel Solon

PS. See the black navigation bar for links to the Checklist Introduction, Author Background, a video on my quotation book, four of my articles, plus Info on ALS including Bryna's inspiring 9-minute audio on learning she had ALS.