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”
Recently, the toughest man I know shared deep thoughts and I was a deer in the headlights. I think we have all been there, wanting to help but not knowing what to say. Listen in to learn more… I do get choked up.
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”
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”
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”
Sending a little morning love your way because we all could use a little of it.
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”
I talk about a few different things in this audio note but it will be ok.
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”
As someone who was raised to make all of my decision in honesty and with integrity, well its been an interesting life. Honestly is a virtue I hold very close to my heart. Yet, I also acknowledge the gray area that exists within this high-esteemed virtue. The question is how much of a gray areaContinue reading “HONESTY IS TRICKY”
On the last day of June, as I move into my birthday month, let me share some of my more personal thoughts…
I would like to believe I can “think” my way into anything. The truth is that life and all of its riches, literally and figuratively, is much grittier than that. Humility, patience and compassion. The keys to a life well lived. Easy to forget, and takes lifelong practice.
I have a good friend who is single, male and v. eligible and yet, all he does is complain about how difficult it is to meet women – despite the fact that he lives in a young, beach community. In solidarity, I joined a dating app for a 1 month trial. Listen in to myContinue reading “THE DATING CONUNDRUM – REDUX”
My best friend told me I should read the book, “The Obstacle is the Way.” I chose the audio version and LOVED it. The life I live is chock full of adversity and obstacles but over the past couple of years, I have chosen to think differently about it. Stress doesn’t have to be stressful.Continue reading “Amor Fati”
I know it sounds cliche but as someone who hasn’t had a real Valentine in over 15 years, I can honestly say that this “manaufactured holiday”, in my research is not made up at all. In fact, it is quite inspiring. From Your Valentine St. Valentine was a Roman doctor who also was a PriestContinue reading “A STORY OF LOVE”