What you expect could impact your health and well-being. ___ The only thing that is predictable about life is that it is unpredictable. Remy (Ratatouille) Funny thing about humans is that we thrive on routine even though life can be unpredictable. No, this post is inspired by a fortune cookie saying. It’s just how things … More Do You Know How High Expectations Will Hurt Your Well-being?
Being a parent will make you believe in a higher power, or at least a higher flower. ___ It will happen, in stealth, you will slowly take on faith. You have to. Or they win. You will find yourself drawn to a tribe that will take you in: The Parentager tribe. They are the invisible tribe … More 6 Ways That Having Teenagers Will Make You More Spiritual
Falling down is just the one step towards getting back up. ___ Over 1 Million words. That is how many words you and I have access to in the English language. You and I probably use about 1% of them, which is about 10,000 words. Every day, our language grows as more words are … More Lessons We Can Only Learn by Falling Down
Yardwork offers you and me 6 lessons about recovery ___ So I am not much of a yard guy. Growing up, every time my father tried to teach me about yard maintenance, I wanted nothing to do with it. He was able to drag me along, but I did the Houdini thing. I went … More Zen, Recovery and the Art of Yard Maintenance
I want to know, “What is courage today?” ___ The other day, I heard someone say that in 1945, 18-year-olds were fighting in a war. In 2015, 18-year-olds cry if they don’t have enough likes on Facebook. This made me think: is courage really changing? We applaud children for having courage to try new foods, … More Mental Health and The Changing Face of Courage
If you want to recover, if you want to live a better life, you need a little faith. ___ Faith. The word is heavy. It carries baggage. Yours, mine and ours. Just say the word in a group and you can feel people becoming uneasy. In our society, faith is a four letter word. Faith is … More Recovery: Do You Really Need Faith to Recover?
18 Ways that exercise makes the difference in my recovery ___ I don’t often write lists, but this post has broken my pattern. I am not a runner, I am more of a generalist. I run, I bike, I do weights and I walk. I like to mix my routines so that I don’t feel … More Recovery: Why Do I Run?
Good men need a song. Not a song of anger, or fire, but a song that calls them by name. ___ Someone… You have scars? Join the Good Men. We are those whose beauty is not marred By scars. That is you. That is me. You have scars? Join the Good Men. We are … More U2: “Song for Someone” is Written for The Good Men Out There
What are the most powerful words in the English language? ___ I made the mistake of asking this question to my 15-year-old. He’s in grade 10, so I should have expected some foul language. Yup, that’s where he went. I won’t repeat what he said. I asked my wife and daughter, all I got was … More Recovery: The Most Powerful Words You Will Ever Hear
What is manliness? I was forced to evaluate manliness when I went shopping for a man-bag. ___ I like bags. I have a lot of bags in my life. In my view, manliness is something you bring with you wherever you are. Manliness is not a way of saying “These are the things that … More Manliness and Your Man-bag