Meghan Markle’s Handwriting on Larry King Show

As Meghan Markle prepares to enter a new royal life, she is stepping into the spotlight and millions have taken a shine to her.

With good reason.

If you have not watched this video, separate from the Larry King youtube video…..prepare to be quite inspired AND impressed. She is winning over the hearts of millions.


Watch this inspiring and impressive video.   Then come back and I will show a screen shot of her handwriting from when she was on Larry King and say a few words about her handwriting.


I am waiting to hear back from multiple sources on the handwriting samples of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But in the meantime, I have taken a screen shot of this interview with Larry King. Meghan is a calligrapher so I am stretching to look beyond the calligraphy and peer into the handwriting.  The calligraphy strokes while they may look pretty, show some things that would reveal less than desired traits in one’s normal handwriting, for SURE.

This is why when it comes to grapho-therapy, I say with shivers, please do not try this at home.

(Without the help of a seasoned and well trained graphologist)
What you repeatedly impress upon your subconscious mind with your handwriting creates new neuropathways in the brain.  So in other words, it can create new patterns of behavior and beliefs.  So you want to make sure you are writing strokes that empower you, not disempower you.   For right now, I will presume this is not Meghan’s normal handwriting since she is doing a calligraphy piece for Larry King.


The handwriting itself, separate from all the flourish and other calligraphy strokes reveal she is all “heart”. From this sample and one other I have seen, she is a true extrovert (yet selective in whom she trusts and will truly open up to) but the (other) handwriting sample I’m waiting on permission to post, showed much more which I hope to comment on soon. In that sample the handwriting expressed to me she was feeling somewhat constrained and even some repressed. Stepping into the role of royalty, it would seem she now has a chance to step into the spotlight, the sunshine and let her true nature show.

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For The Last-Minute Undecided Voter: Handwriting Analysis Of Donald And Hillary

For The Last-Minute Undecided Voter:
Handwriting Analysis Of Donald And Hillary

In case you missed my latest article was posted in Traci Brown’s blog for the Huffington Post here:

The election is over and the writing is on the wall.   No matter which way you voted, the die is cast, the deed is done.

Stay positive, be kind to one another. 

Whether or not you subscribe to A Course in Miracles, here is food for thought at this particular time:




” I can elect to change all thoughts that hurt me.” 
A Course in Miracles

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Ellen Degeneres- Happy Halloween!

Everybody loves ELLEN!

The famous syndicated TV talk show host, comedienne and more.

I’ve had this picture for a few years (don’t ask me why) of Ellen’s face seemingly carved or illuminated into a Halloween pumpkin.  And for the last solid couple of weeks its been ‘haunting’ me.  So I decided to do a piece on it here on my Blog.

(Yes! that means I will analyze her handwriting for you.  Ba ah ah ah)

First things first:



Let’s look at her signature.




Notice the first letters of each name are quite a bit larger than the rest of her writing.
She has a healthy ego!  Strong sense of self.  Necessary ingredients to be super successful in Hollywood.

In the bolder darker black signature on the top right, you can see how the lower loop of the g closes and crosses below the baseline, a strong sign of clannishness.  She likes to hang out with her Peeps and they all have something in common with each other.

Which name can you read?  Ellen or Degeneres?
That’s right!  You can read Ellen.   She is willing to be exposed and seen for all things that Ellen is about, in fact she likes to be branded that way.

But when it comes to her family, and all things that Degeneres represents to her, well that’s really none of our business.  It is illegible, thus private.

What do you think?  Can you discern if she wrote slowly and carefully or does she sign her name quickly?  Yes, you don’t even have to be present to see her write to tell that it was written with speed. Normally I would say she thinks fast too because of the speed but when we look at the note to the left, the handwriting is a very different style showing someone who is a methodical thinker and thinks things through with great deliberation.

The Greek E (that looks like a backward looking 3) shows her obvious appreciation for art, culture and refinement.  I mean…… see below.




And lastly, an excerpt from the humor she finds with the kiddos…




Ta -Da.

Happy Halloween 2016!


I think I’ll squeeze in a special halloween blog next that features only my favorite Halloween graphics I’ve saved over the years.

Stay tuned,

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Handwriting Analysis: QUIZ TIME!!


From time to time I post “Quiz Time” on my Facebook page.
A fun game to learn a little handwriting analysis, even if you have
zero experience or prior knowledge.

I decided to post it here and give the answers below at the bottom
once the quota of guesses was reached on FB.

Here is the quiz:
Although printing does not reveal as much as cursive, there are still insider secrets to see.
Which trait show up in person’s handwriting in this short sample?


A. Doesn’t like clutter
B. Needs elbow room
C. Writing talent
D. all of the above
COME JOIN THE FUN. ALL GUESSES WELCOME! Need at least 15-20 guesses then I’ll reveal the answer!

Here is the answer:

If you answered D (all of the above) you would be correct!
A. Doesn’t like clutter: 2 of 3 of the i dots are placed precisely above and very close to the i stem. This reveals the writer who does not like clutter (among many other interesting traits associated with this particular i dot placement)

B. Needs elbow room: Look at the amount of space between the words. This writer does not like to feel hemmed in. Give him/her some elbow room please.
C. Writing talent: The d’s are dropped down into the writing almost as if they are a musical note. This writer either has a special talent for writing or they write charts most all day in their job.
D. Yes, all of the above.
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R.I.P. Arnold Palmer- Sweet Story about his Handwriting

Arnold Palmer:  The Perfectionist

I just heard the shocking news last night (it’s always a shock when someone we know and respect passes, no matter their age) about the passing of Arnold Palmer.

I read the sweetest article ( about him/his handwriting so how perfect to add an excerpt of it at the bottom.

First let’s look at this prolific golfer’s autograph…




Do you see what I see?  You could slide a ruler directly under his signature, in fact it appears that ALL of his  handwriting would sit “perfectly” on said ruler!  Does anyone remember (from my previous posts) what it means when handwriting on a blank page looks as if it could have been written atop of a ruler?

That’s right!  A sign of a Perfectionist with a capital P!  Because it’s not just the body of his handwriting that you can slide a ruler under, it’s his signature too.  Any traits that show up in the signatures carry 3-5x the weight of importance compared to any of the rest of  handwriting.

He was King. He lived to perfect his perfection.

The particular slant of this writing also reveals he was an extremely heart-centered soul.  So if you were in his inner circle of family and friends you were well loved by him.  His writing tells me that in his lifetime, the highs were high and the lows were low and he led a richly emotional life.  But the upslope baseline reveals he always brought his A-game whether he was playing golf or making iced tea AND lemonade mixed together!  Seriously though, that baseline says this man loved a challenge and even more so, loved to conquer all challenges…..and with great optimism.

He had a strong and healthy sense of self, he was very intelligent.   The writing tells me he was honest and he was naturally skeptical (didn’t take anything at face value).

Enjoy the excerpt below….how appropriate to add to the analysis of his handwriting. And how endearing.

R.I.P.  Arnold Palmer.  You’ve left behind a lot of adoring fans who loved to watch you play!!

“Arnold Palmer reached for a black pen and a blank piece of paper, and for a moment, he went back in time to the first grade.

“My first year in grade school, my teacher was a lady by the name of Rita Taylor,” Palmer said. “The blackboard around the room had ‘The Palmer Method of Writing,’ and that was the system with which we were taught to write.”

The King didn’t invent the popular method of teaching cursive. Among athletes, he perfected it.

Pen in hand, his right arm moved in a slow, circular motion for several seconds, as if rehearsing. Then, he started writing what has become one of the most famous autographs in sports. Even at 83, Palmer makes sure every fan can read his name. And like so many other aspects of his golfing career, his influence spans generations.

“I’ve always heard you need to make it legible, and I try to do that,” Tim Clark said as he signed for fans behind the railing at Doral this spring. He used lower case for his entire name, and it was as clear as can be.

Where did he hear this advice? “Arnold Palmer,” he said.”

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Open your E’s for more Ease- my 1st animated video!

Well I’ve had a blast attempting to do my first animated video.



Analysis of Benny: Autographed $100 Bills Popping Up All Over Salem Oregon

The mysterious “Benny” is everyone’s favorite Secret Santa this year!   Let’s see if we can find out just a little bit more about him by analyzing is signature.




Precisely folded $100 bills have been showing up all over Salem, OR.  Watch this delightful 1 minute plus  video.  What’s even more telling of human nature is how many people are paying it forward and in the ways they are doing it.  From children to grandpas.  You’ll see in the video below that Oregon’s Secret Santa signs the $100 bills he is randomly spreading throughout Salem.  So far $50,000 have been known to be received by surprised souls.  From homeless to children to other philanthropically driven souls who are paying it forward!

Since “Benny” left his mark by signing each bill I could not resist analyzing it for y’all.


Even though handwriting analysis does not reveal one’s age, this writer is either older or has a few health frailties.  He is also keenly keenly intelligent.  He’s extremely analytical so if we ever found out his identity, you can bet he has applied his “smarts” to finances.  That stable baseline shows he’s very stable, a perfectionist and other strokes reveal he is a most agreeable fella.  (If it is even a “he”-it could be a “she” signing her name as Benny, after Benjamin Franklin as the story goes)

The lower loop of the Y shows Benny is a people pleaser. He does not like confrontation. He wants everyone to be happy and he will bend over backward to please others.

And there is one more mystery stroke that tells me at one point he was taken advantage of, and he is now paying it forward as the sting of that feeling is still alive in his memory.  For as smart as he is, sometimes he actually gets a little bit taken advantage of.  Perhaps this is why he likes to remain so successfully anonymous.  Success is all over Benny’s name!

Benny has inspired others to pay it forward too.  You don’t have to be rich to practice Random Acts of Kindness.  Take the challenge and practice random acts of kindness 3x a day for a month……and you just might be blown away at how your life will change!  I’d love to hear about it….

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Michael Phelps Signature Analyzed: Part 3 of 3 Part Lesson

Welcome back to the final posting of Michael Phelps’ signature analysis.

Today I will show you, the stroke that reveals the writer who possesses an undefeatable spirit when it is coupled with other factors in the handwriting.

In my online home study course, there is an entire section on “ending” strokes, or final strokes as they are also called.  I will show you an important one today, that is in Michael Phelps’ signature.

Michael Phelps

You want to pay attention to how the last letter of a word ends or finishes.  When you see a stroke that ends with a long 45 degree angle in 50% or more of the handwriting, this writer possesses a winning outlook to life.  They meet all challenges bravely and with courage.  They have the attitude of “There are no problems there are only solutions.”  That is a direct quote from my online home study courser for this particular stroke. And he fits this to a “T”.


Michael Phelps Writing on the Wall

Look at the tail end of the letter in the word, Phelps.  See how it veers upward at a 45% angle?

It’s no coincidence that Phelps grew up hearing his mother always saying to his teachers,  “What are you going to do about it?” whenever a teacher would try to put the lid on Michael Phelps with his “learning disability” of A.D.D.  She put them to thinking of a solution, instead of leaving him stuck.  And there are examples after examples where she did this herself at home, as he was growing up.

His signature shows that he has indoctrinated that consciousness, that way of thinking.

And you can see it here again:michael-phelps-signature-158907_1b


I could write for days on what I see in his signature but this is a blog post, not a book.

In fact, please be aware that no one can ever be fully analyzed by their signature alone. However what shows up in the signature packs a punch!

As I wrote back in 2012, “It’s not just Phelps’ body that moves at the speed of light, his mind is also a steel trap that moves at Olympian speed. I love that he has checks and balances in place to keep himself in check so that he will not glide off course out of haste or impatience.”  

One final tip before I leave you today……notice how in this signature of Phelp’s that it looks like he has written on a ruler?



That is a sign of his being a PERFECTIONIST.  (I am sure that the most decorated Olympian Champion of all time,  has definite perfectionistic tendencies, don’t you think?)

Now you know, whenever you see handwriting that looks as if it were written with a ruler, you can be assured, that writer is a perfectionist.

Handwriting is an ancient science that has truly stood the test of time.  It is a enchanting study of human nature. We all have good and “Un-good” in our handwriting. It’s fascinating and an honor to take a look inside the mind of an Olympian Gold Medalist! We salute you Michael Phelps.

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Michael Phelps Signature Analyzed: Part 2 of 3 Part Lesson

Welcome Back to Part 2:  Insights and Lessons into Michael Phelps Signature

Michael Phelps


Before I dive into the seriousness of his handwriting I promised to show you the rare photograph, supposedly one of the earliest known pictures taken of Michael Phelps!
Are you ready?

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First known pix of Michael Phelps

  Listen, in my courses, we have a lot of fun learning some very serious information.

And if you need to check your sense of humor, check your handwriting.

You’ll find those with a long curvy stroke that starts or leads-in to some of the first letters of a word, have a wicked and delightful sense of humor!

How to spot a sense of humor in handwriting:  Look at the long lead in stroke to the letter M in the name Mary.

HW Sample_Short paragraph Contrast

OK.  Back to your lesson and looking at just a few highlights of Phelps’ signature.  


To review, you can see the extreme heights of the upper zone (as he reaches to new heights in his career!!) And you’ll remember that “this extreme height reveals that high achievement is one of the most important things in this writer’s life.

And in Part I you learned a little bit about threaded writing (as you can see all the other letters that are in what we call, the middle zone, are illegible, hurried and strung out like a loose piece of thread)

What I love and find very telling is his i dot!   In both of the signatures from the last post and this one, you cannot discern the actual letter i, but you can see that i dot vividly.  And just by eye-balling it you can see that it is place directly and precisely above where the i should/would be!

A precisely placed i dot that is directly above and close to the i stem, reveals a writer who is fastidious with his memory and details.  His i dots are precisely above the letter i, but not close to the letter i.  If it were both close and directly above, it would look like this:

Precise Sample Word In Precise Sample Word Is Precise Sample Word Tidy

What is so fascinating to me about Phelps’s handwriting is the evidence of  ADD.  The rushed threaded writing, the illegible i, yet i dot that is directly above the i, not flung off to the right or left, yet there are multiple checks and balances he has put in place in his life that made him a champion!

The small letter i is illegible but the i dot is vivid and unmistakable.  Showing the contrast between A.D.D. and putting strategies in place.

Quite a tribute to Phelps’ character, special gifts and challenges.

As my favorite minister, Dr. Roger Teel once said, “If you can’t fix it, feature it!”

In part 3 of this series of lessons and a few key pointers in Michael Phelps’ signature, I’ve saved the best for last.  I will show you the stroke that reveals the writer who possesses and undefeatable spirit! 

One of Michael Phelps’ quotes says, “I think anything is possible as long as you put your mind to it. I think your mind really controls everything.”

Handwriting is brain-writing. It has very little to do with the hand. When you change your writing strategically and consistently you can affect new neuro-pathways in the brain.  When you change your handwriting you can change your life.  And when you change your life, your handwriting can change.

Check back in 2 days on August 23 for the final post in this series.

Until then, friends,

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Michael Phelps Signature Analyzed: Part 1 of 3 Part Lesson

Michael Phelps:  

The Most Decorated Olympian of All Time….


What does Michael Phelps’ handwriting reveal about his success story?


In 2012  I wrote a long article about Phelps and his handwriting.  Back then I didn’t know that he has/had A.D.D. and the things he had to overcome in his childhood!

What I saw in his handwriting way back then, revealed it.  Now I know why I saw what I saw.

I’m loving it and now will share it with you!

However I am gravely disappointed that I missed seeing him in the Olympics this year. (The YouTube videos are already scarfed up by the Olympics so if you think you have a clip where I can see him swim and win, feel free to post it in the peanut gallery, I mean the comment section below)

I don’t have the luxury of time to read all the media about him so let’s DIVE into his handwriting straight-away.  (Splash)


Picture of Michael


Michael Phelps


1.  The obvious first:  LARGE first capital letters to each name = STRONG SENSE OF SELF and strong, big or healthy ego.  Typically required to be successful in the world at large, especially in a competitive field.

2.  Threaded Writing:  Notice how the small letters are written in a rush; they are illegible and strung out like a piece of thread.  Whenever this happens it means the writer’s mind works SO fast that he is sacrificing form in his handwriting.  But not in his form with swimming!

FAST MINDS is an acronym for common symptoms that are often seen in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Millions of adults have ADHD or some of its traits, but they are under-recognized, under-treated, and often under-supported.”
From the book:Fast Minds: How to Thrive If You Have ADHD (Or Think You Might)
Written by Craig Surman M.D and Ted Bilkey M.D.

It was only this past week that I learned Phelps has A.D.D. and had quite a time overcoming the challenges it presented in childhood! I read a very touching story about his being diagnosed with A.D.D. at age 9 and how he hated even getting his face wet!  Due to the ingenuity of his mother, she would flip him over teach him the backstroke, instead. (

In classrooms in his school, teachers would say “Michael can’t do this” and his mother would chime in with “Well, what are you doing to help him?”  She taught middle school for more than 2 decades and began working closely with Michael’s school to get him the extra attention he needed.  I think his mother’s handwriting deserves a post in this blog!

Back to handwriting and to plagiarize myself from 2012…

“…the writer’s mind works so fast that he sacrifices form.  The danger is this translates literally into life.  This particular trait indicates that Phelps can easily see the end result of a situation.  He is innately impatient and instinctually driven to race to the finish line because he can figure out how to get there so well, so easily!  The problem with “threaded writing” is that one inevitably glosses over those finite details (due to impatience) and when those details are ignored, they will always come back to bite one in the behind!

Which leads us to…

3.  The capital M in his signature is obtusely round.  It is not angular.  Rounded M’s and N’s reveal the writer who thinks methodically, and reviews and reviews all aspects and possibilities multiple times before making a final decision.”

In the book quoted up above, the person with A.D.D. “must build personalized  strategies for managing their time, tasks, and relationships. And needs to learn organizational habits that work for him personally.”

That is what he has done and that is what his handwriting reveals!

He has no idea he is writing this way– WHAT we write comes from the conscious mind. HOW we write comes from the subconscious mind.

You, as a lay person, can tell he wrote his name off the cuff and with a lot of speed, can’t you!

His mind works so quickly YET he has checks and balances in place to off-set the rocket speed of his thinking.

Everyone has checks and balances in their handwriting… I see it in every handwriting sample.  Every single one.  I love that about the complexity of Human Spirit and how it gets revealed in handwriting.

To drive the point home…

As stated, you can see the speed of his signature.  And you can tell he didn’t take a lot of painstaking time to dash off his name.  Phelps can be impatient and that is death to a winner.  ONE mistake can cost him the GOLD. So one of the checks and balances that show in his signature is the very rounded capital letter M.  People who write with rounded m’s and n’s process things SLOWLY and deliberately!  *They love routine*.

This is one of the strategies he had to learn in order to manage his A.D.D.

The article in went on to state, ” Debbie (his mother) used various strategies to keep Michael in line. Over time, as his love of swimming grew, she was delighted to see that he was developing self-discipline.

*“For the past 10 years, at least, he’s never missed a practice,” she says. “Even on Christmas, the pool is the first place we go, and he’s happy to be there.

Debbie also made sure to listen to her son. In the sixth grade, he told her he wanted to stop taking his stimulant medication. Despite serious misgivings, she agreed to let him stop — and he did fine. Michael’s busy schedule of practices and meets imposed so much structure on his life that he was able to stay focused without medication.”

These writers (with rounded M’s and N’s) will weigh their options very thoroughly and very carefully.  It might have taken him awhile to come to the final conclusion of how to win this Meet in such a way that he walks away with the Gold! However once he makes up  his mind, he stands firm by his decision and this time, he knows beyond all logic and reason he is RIGHT!

How do I know this?  Look at the extreme height of the upper zone. It mores than 3x the height of the middle zone.

This extreme height reveals dogmatic, even arrogant points of view on what he knows and believes to be right.

The extreme height of these letters reveals the textbook definition that  high achievement is one of the most important things in this writer’s life.  He will take it over emotional satisfaction. Think of the sacrifice involved to be an Olympian Champion.

In my next post 2 days from now,  I will reveal Part II to this signature analysis.

And…I will share the first known picture of Michael Phelps!!

Until then we can all heed the advice of the most Decorated Olympian Champion of all Time….




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