The Angry Man’s Guide to Anger Management

The Angry Man’s Guide to Anger Management

[Caution: Emotional full monte to follow. If you’d rather not go there, but would rather see funny cat pictures instead, I don’t blame you. That’s where I was in the not-too-distant past. However, if you’re open to playing with fire and letting it all hang out, then welcome.] The funny thing about putting the things… Read more

6 Ways to Get Your Mojo Back and Jumpstart Your Life

6 Ways to Get Your Mojo Back and Jumpstart Your Life

Every single one of us has gotten to a point in our lives where we feel stuck – we’ve lost our mojo, life is somewhat colorless and bland, and things just don’t make a whole lot of sense to us anymore. “What is this mojo he speaks of?” It might mean different things to different… Read more

Are You Living in the NOW?

Are You Living in the NOW?

We’ve all heard about the magic of present-moment awareness. It’s not a new concept (Buddhists have been touting it for centuries) but it’s enjoyed a revival in recent years with those of us looking for a more serene, joy-filled approach to living. My 14-year-old son is my best teacher of staying in the now. I… Read more

How to Feel Blissfully Comfortable in Your Own Skin

How to Feel Blissfully Comfortable in Your Own Skin

Sounds nice, right? So what’s keeping you from it and why don’t you just claim it? The only thing standing between you and that kind of freedom and confidence is your inability to live authentically from your innermost core. Notice that I’m not telling you to be authentic because it will make you a better… Read more

Give Yourself Permission

Give Yourself Permission

We live in a society that tends to worship and celebrate individuality and creativity in the few, the stars or the celebrities or the experts, yet we embrace conformity in expressing it in our own lives. Why is that? Maybe it’s because too often, we give other people the power of permission over our lives,… Read more

I’ve Got Friends in Low Places

I’ve Got Friends in Low Places

Sometimes, the very things which define us as being adults, such as reliability and consistency and stability, work against us. We come to a place where we think we know all we need to know, and we end up failing to notice many of the details in the world around us anymore. And that can… Read more

Finding Your Great Work

Lately I’ve been wrestling with the issue of finding my ‘great work’ in life, and last night I came across this video, which is packed full of great insights into the process of tuning in to that. Plus, I’m kind of envious of this kind of video production… Pretty sweet, and well worth the ten minutes… Read more

Courage, Vulnerability, and Self Worth (video)

Does being more vulnerable give you a sense of worthiness? I don’t know many men who would willingly discuss this, much less agree with it, and I’m no exception. But today I may have changed my mind about that. I’ve been going through some personal challenges lately – above and beyond the usual life lessons.… Read more

Finding Balance Through Selfishness

Finding Balance Through Selfishness

For busy families, fitting one more thing into your day might seem impossible, but adding something extra every day will actually revitalize and refresh you. After fighting his way home through traffic, an exhausted dad arrives at home ready to put his feet up. At the door, he meets the also exhausted mom holding a… Read more

Advice to Myself as a Young Man: On Anger

Advice to Myself as a Young Man: On Anger

[This is a continuation of the theme I began in an earlier piece, Advice to Myself as a Young Man, in which I try to write to myself at the age of 15 and give advice to myself that I couldn’t hear 25 years ago, this time on the topic of anger.] Dear Derek, One… Read more