CRY LIKE A MAN!

I’ve always been a man who cries a lot. We’ll never forget Congressman John Boehner. The Crier of the House. Well, I’m here to tell you he’s got nothing on me. Ever since I was a little boy I cried a lot. In fact I remember, at about 5 or 6 years old thinking there must be something wrong with …

What I Learned From My Toilet

Lately, I’ve been struggling with the physical part of my life. Diet and exercise are words that make me cringe. They always seem to involve some kind of sacrifice…giving up something that makes me comfortable. When I think back to all the years I struggled to get clean it was the same kind of feeling. All I could think about …

How to Meditate

I’ve had a lot of people tell me that they don’t know how to meditate. They’ll say things like, “there are so many different ways to do it so how do I know which one is right? Here’s my humble opinion: All of them and none of them. I don’t mean to sound like one of those mystics who never …

Personal Inventory

In about 4 hours I’m walking into a room of about 50 people and sharing what used to be my deepest dark secrets. Today they’re just facts about my life experiences. I’m still a bit nervous (understatement) because public speaking to more than 2 or 3 people is a new experience for me. Any time we do something for the …

10 Questions I Ask Myself for My Most Meaningful Life

I have to admit, I hijacked these questions from a lady named Rhonda Hess. She’s a success strategist I found on line and she shares a lot of valuable nuggets on how I can make each day my most awesome. Every Sunday evening when I have to time to reflect, I do an inventory on myself for the previous week …

Delivering Value

Building relationships with mentors starts by you delivering value to them. This was a tough one for me. Coming out of years of addiction I wasn’t sure that I had much value to deliver to anyone. This is the “shame” component that goes along with being an addict. I’d spent so many years in isolation that I really didn’t have …

FINDING YOUR MOJO

I remember when I first started out on this awesome journey and people would ask me what I wanted in life. I’d say things like I just want to be happy or I want to have the freedom to live my dreams or I want to be financially independent. These are all great dreams to have but what does that …

W.O.R.K is a 4 Letter Word

As part of my unlearning process I’ve decided to redefine some of the words that I use. Some of them need to be removed from my vocabulary altogether because they don’t serve me in any way. Words like “should”. “Should” is a word that I only use when I’m judging myself or others and I’m not qualified to be a …

No Wasted Days in 2015

So here we are. The final day of 2015. As I reflect on this past year with gratitude, I’m taking a little inventory on what I’ve accomplished this year. Being my own harshest critic, my tendency is to be disappointed in all the things I could have done. But I’m not going there this year. There are no such things …

Healing

Christianity teaches us of the holy trinity.. Father, Son, and Holy ghost.  This translates to me as Mind, Body, and Spirit. Each of us has those 3 entities as part of our being. This is how I came to understand that we are all God and God is all us. Mentors of mine like to break it into 4 categories …