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I grew up thinking that if life kicks you where it hurts, that means that your life sucks. Life will try to kick you until you tune out, numb out or get out of the game. Life IS hard, but life is also incredible. “Life gets difficult and people change… or is it that people … More Life WILL Kick You Where it Hurts. So What?
To learn more about “A Conversation that Has Changed My Life,” Click on the photo. I write articles that talk about the kind of changes I am trying to make in my own life. I hope that my writing also helps you. My topics include addiction and mental health recovery, relationships, and personal growth. I … More Fulfilling My Dream Began With a Conversation
To learn more about “A Conversation that Has Changed My Life,” Click on the photo. I write articles that talk about the kind of changes I am trying to make in my own life. I hope that my writing also helps you. My topics include addiction and mental health recovery, relationships, and personal growth. I … More For Incredible Things Can Happen, All that it Takes is Willingness
Three years ago I started my blog. Over the last three years I have been blown away. Not because I have huge numbers, great financial success or fame. Nope. The reality is that I don’t really go for these things. When I began this blog, I just wanted to share my writing with other people. … More The Good Men Project: A Conversation that has Changed My Life
For article on the eight ways that men respond differently to their emotional health, click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My hope is to deliver the best content I can to inspire, to inform and to entertain. Sign up for my blog if you want to receive … More My Most Popular Recovery and Healing Post of 2016
Eight ways that men respond differently to their emotional health ___ Most men would rather go the bar than go for therapy. In fact, they would rather go anywhere rather than go for counseling or therapy. Men and women are different, so what’s the big deal that guys avoid counseling? Plenty it turns out. In fact, … More Why is Emotional Healing So Much More Difficult For Men?
Is male intimacy limited to the bro-hug and “how you doin?” Whatever it is, it scares the crap out of us. ___ Men talk about sports, work, and beer, but talking about feelings is not what they want, right? ◊♦◊ He shocked me. I’ve known him for over twenty years, and Gord (not his name) is not the type to talk about … More Intimacy and the Myth of the Self Made Man
Sometimes you don’t want to talk and you just want to do something. Art therapy may be exactly what you need for better mental health. ___ I felt like dying. Really. My depression and anxiety had crippled me and I needed to see a therapist. Therapy helps, but talking may be overrated. I have had several therapists … More When You Need Therapy, First Reach for the Crayons
I fell in love in Junior High, not with a girl but with my imagination. That was the year I began my infatuation with writing. ___ It was grade eight and whenever I was asked to write a story, my mind went into overdrive. Writing was my way of getting high… it still is. Writing is great, but … More This is Why I Write: Because it Changes Me