Cool Guy Stuff, Heart & Spirit, Personal Development

What is Masculinity

what-is-masculinity-developing-your-mascuiine-energy-excersise-virtuous-manhood-raising-men-to-be-strong-and-honorable What is Masculinity? Men rush to define the many aspects of the qualities, virtues and values that define what it means to be a man only to often become disillusioned with their pursuits.   What if the subject of masculinity was an energy or way of being, undefined by gender, unattached from preconceived ideas and something that we, as…read more
Crazy Life, Epic Life, Personal Development

Amp It Up. Live Epic!

amp-it-up-create-the-life-you-want-motivation-to-keep-going-and-build-a-life-that-matters That feeling you get when life is beginning to take off and your confidence is gaining and just then, someone asks you to throttle it back, be less than you are so you don't shine as bright. When you commit and set an intention to create the life you want, the universe will conspire to send resources to your…read more
Inner Happiness, Purpose & Passion

Create the Life You Want or, Tolerate the Life You Have.

It takes guts to create the life you want, versus tolerate the life you have. In spite of all the development, the education, the advances we make, we all exist in some level of toleration. We don't truly realize just how dangerous this is. Like a prolonged erosion of your house's foundation, we never know the danger we live upon…read more
Crazy Life, Inner Happiness

Choosing Life or Death

A friend decided to leave this earth the other day. Just gone…no goodbyes. Drove to the cemetery, posted a Facebook message asking us to care for her three children and then, shot herself.How do I phrase what happened, i mean, what’s appropriate or accurate, or will bring comfort to others? Shit, what is the protocol? We’re all just awkwardly looking…read more
Communcation, Heart & Spirit, Spiritual

The Kingdom of Heaven is Within

As I read through the gospel of Matthew, Jesus speaks constantly of the Kingdom of Heaven. Parables of farming, cultivating, planting and pruning seem to be a reoccurring theme tied to a sense of worthiness and action. A deep and tumultuous history of religion used these actions to control and behavior modify me into submission. In my ignorance of Jesus…read more
Personal Development

5 Ways to Handle Resistance

what-is-resistance-using-change-as-a-catalyst-force-life-changer-through-depression-to-flourish-a The moment I placed my mind and heart to an intention, I found resistance. The relationship with my own internal struggle stalked me like a dark shadow, causing a relentless spirit to show up again and again leading to striving and eventually, massive burnout. 25 years of depression and compulsive behaviors coupled with perilous fear nearly drove me mad,…read more
Dating Tips, Love & Sex

6 Reasons Dating Sucks! (Do this instead)

what-is-dating-dating-advice-for-men-and-women-creative-connections-meeting-women-find-romance Dating has become this ritual of activity, full of varying opinions and discussions on an exchange between two people, all for different reasons and to determine compatibility. But I have to ask, compatibility for what? What if we stopped this ritual and instead began to creatively connect, to evocatively explore and sought for nothing more than the satisfaction of…read more
Communcation, Inner Happiness, Personal Development, Relationships

What is Codependency? Overcoming Unhealthy Relationshps & Recovery Stages for Enmeshed Familes

what-is-codependency-overcoming-unhealthy-relationshps-recovery-stages-for-enmeshed-familes-narcissism What is Codependency? A popular word among the well-meaning self-help books we consume these days. In an effort to eradicate any pain we feel, we look to our relationships as an outside indicator that something has gone wrong and we've become enmeshed with another human. Triumphantly we break free into a state of self-empowered independence, often only to long…read more