FINDING THE CENTER OF LOVE IN THE CENTER OF ANXIETY

On Saturday, I went to a special mass with my family, that was being said for my father. It was an abbreviated mass but the homily was just as poignant as it would have been on any given Sunday. A New Opportunity to Discover Love. In a world full of signals, it is easy toContinue reading “FINDING THE CENTER OF LOVE IN THE CENTER OF ANXIETY”

THANKSGIVING KICK-OFF: WHEN A STRANGER CALLS

Small gestures make big impacts. If there is one takeaway from the holidays, it is that. We underscore charity, gratitude and a little extra warmth – in our smiles, in correspondence, in our overall behaviors. We all have the same amount of minutes and hours in a day. Perhaps if we use them a bitContinue reading “THANKSGIVING KICK-OFF: WHEN A STRANGER CALLS”

MORNING LOVE: LOSS, PAIN & RESILIENCY

The holidays tend to take on a life of their own. The blessing of togetherness and gratitude. Why am I having dreams about the loss of my relationships then? My day to day feels light but subconscious is like Beetlejuice, ready to resurrect trouble. Complex emotions have deep roots that aren’t easily severed. If weContinue reading “MORNING LOVE: LOSS, PAIN & RESILIENCY”

INTERVIEWS WITH THE MEN OF TWITTER: EPISODE ONE – ONO MEANS GOOD

In my new audio series “Gentleman’s Agreement: Regular Men from Twitter,” I had the pleasure of having a real southern gentleman as my inaugural guest. Jaxon, @onowine, is a mid-50’s gentleman, who loves cowboy boots, his black lab and big, bold Silver Oak Cabernet. Kerouac, Fitzgerald, Space Porn, Hi Bob…And Cowboy Boots? Never underestimate aContinue reading “INTERVIEWS WITH THE MEN OF TWITTER: EPISODE ONE – ONO MEANS GOOD”

I LOVE YOU MEANS SO MANY THINGS

Lately, I have been thinking about the phrase, “I love you.” A phrase, I have only used, as an adult, when my heart, head,gut and even my soul are in alignment. Actually, that is not true. I have often said because it was said to me first. How often have you said it just becauseContinue reading “I LOVE YOU MEANS SO MANY THINGS”

COFFEE TALK: YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME

Friendships are a truly special and unique from all other relationships. We choose to be in them, under not emotional or financial obligation. They can be the mirror for our best and worst behavior. They will often be the relationships that outlive most others. Listen, to hear a different perspective on this very special kindContinue reading “COFFEE TALK: YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME”

MORNING LOVE: SEEKING COMFORT

We can’t help ourselves. What is familiar, what is comfortable determines much of how we live our lives, as well as the relationships we keep. This can sometimes be to our detriment. Shenpa is the feeling of being “stuck.” The emotional grab when we feel our back is against the wall. The familiarity of ourContinue reading “MORNING LOVE: SEEKING COMFORT”

THE FOOD OF FRIENDSHIP

As you know, this blog is not for the easy listeners. As I continue to look inward and push myself emotionally and mentally in both the professional and personal areas, of my life, I wanted to share some of my thoughts. Friendship is a priority in our life that is often overlooked, When we areContinue reading “THE FOOD OF FRIENDSHIP”

BIRTHDAY THOUGHTS – A PERSONAL POST

I mentioned in a previous post, that my birthday is a time for introspection and examination of my decisions and and behavior over the past year. Well, that day is only few days away. If you read back far enough, you will know that I am pretty secure in being emotionally naked. The Stoics believedContinue reading “BIRTHDAY THOUGHTS – A PERSONAL POST”