So often in life we get faced with challenges that we look at as negatives. We see these things standing in our way and we think to ourselves “What do I do now?” or “This was a bad idea.” The farther along this journey of life that I traverse, the more I’ve come to realize … Continue reading Climbing Up
So if you’ve been paying attention, it won’t surprise you to hear I had an affair a few years ago. It’s true. It was a dark, self-destructive, desperate time in my life. I’m not ashamed, embarrassed or self-conscience of it. It is a part of me. An important part actually. In talking with other men … Continue reading The “From/Than” Conundrum
“You are Jewish.” That’s what they said. When I was born that was decided for me. I got no say. I wasn’t consulted or asked if that was a good idea. I had no clue because, let’s face it, babies never do. I think it’s something to do with them being babies and not being … Continue reading What’s in a name? A Christian by any other name….
I found myself, my authentic self at the bottom of a very deep hole that I was stuck inside. It was my fears and insecurities about the failure I kept having, rather than the failures themselves, that held me down in that hole. I’m not an authority on spirituality, transformation or succeeding in life by … Continue reading Old stress, new stress, no stress
It had been several weeks since we found out we were pregnant. Several weeks since we found out that our incredible journey of parenthood was about to be even bigger. We had planned on a second baby before even getting pregnant the first time. Two little ones was what we talked about. A boy and … Continue reading Was Once, But Never Was
The winter came and I was at the bottom of a river of shame. The powerful torrent of self-deprecating feelings like crushing water barreling towards me. I had found the rock bottom that the old adage described. All the money I made, gone. There was no savings, no reserve nor back up plan because I’d … Continue reading Lacking Faith
The connection to music is not at all what people think it is. It’s being said all the time that rock music, which boasts songs about anger, hate, aggression, self harm, suicide etc causes these things to manifest in its listeners. Like teens are brainwashed somehow. After a teenage boy takes his life, after a … Continue reading Heavy Metal | Mental Health