11 months ago I had no idea what effect turning 40 would have. I did not expect body parts to start falling off, but I knew something would be different when I made it to 41 just a short 12 months later. And, well, things have changed, and they are changing. I can honestly say I am learning to live my best life and it is not just a hashtag and a hope.Read More
I have always been a theory kind of a person. What do I mean by that? Well, I educate the hell out of myself on a thing (sometimes involving college degrees), but somehow never seem to put any of that education into practice. I am finally in a place in life that I actually have to come out of my comfort zone and start doing, and holy crap, it has brought a new kind of anxiety into my life.Read More
I have been working harder for the past month than I have in decades, and I am loving it!
After years of wishing I was doing something more with my life, taking action and actually working towards those goals is an amazing feeling. There is something about knowing that every action I take is for my business, my brand, and my future. Suddenly, the sporadic decisions that I used to make have become more thought out and purposeful. Suddenly, the person I envisioned myself becoming is emerging from the shadows.Read More
For years I have wondered what it would be like to be self-employed. To build a business and grow a business of my own. After decades of wondering I am happy to say that I have taken those first steps. I have passed the Florida real estate sales associate exam and have hung my own shingle under Mr. John Castelli of Castelli Real Estate Services in Wilton Manors, Florida.Read More
Change is the thing I often wish for but fear and avoid at the same time. I have known this about myself for years but have struggled with how to “change” that aspect of my thinking. So, at the start of this year I decided that I was no longer going to be a slave to my habits and decided to make a single adaptation to my daily habits.Read More
As I approached my 40th birthday last October, however, something in my brain started to short circuit. I actually believe I had a nervous breakdown.Read More
I decided not to do the typical “exercise more” or “eat better” resolutions. Those I work towards every day. There is one thing that I have not really done, however, and I have decided that 2019 is the year. This year I have resolved to begin putting my needs front and center!Read More
I have not been feeling well for a while. For most of the last two years, actually. I was able to keep it hidden behind the mask of a smile for a while, but, eventually, the masks no longer work.Read More
I am getting close to another birthday, and this one is a big one. I am turning 40. I started thinking about turning forty about a day after I turned 39. For some reason, I could not wrap my head around it. How the hell could I be turning 40? Where has my life gone? What have I done with it? Am I at the start of a mid-life crisis?Read More
Recently I have been reflecting on some of the fantastic work experiences I have had over the past 20 something years. Being in my late 30’s I have realized that I get to look at things from an interesting perspective. I am not fresh out of college and getting my first “real job” guy, nor do I have 4 decades of experiences and history that my friends who have begun to talk about retirement have. I land somewhere in the middle.Read More
If you had to pick, what would say the sexiest part of a man is?Read More
I had a conversation with a family friend and he was very passionate about some things. None of it sat well with me so I decided to do some research.Read More
A friend and I were having a discussion about money a while back. We were answering the question, “how much money would it take to change your life?Read More
Folks, it has taken almost two months for me to be ale to write this post. I have made it to 15 days smoke-free! Seriously, it took me six weeks of trying, six weeks of failing, until I finally had enough of the struggle and let smoking go!.Read More
When I was growing up it seemed cool to smoke...we are talking about cigarettes. The badasses smoked. The rebels burned. And, a lot of my friends smoked. I never wanted to try smoking. In fact, I spent years saying I would never pick it up, my father died of lung cancer and I did not want to repeat his death with my own. But, life is funny, and sometimes we end up doing the things we swear we never will.Read More
About a month ago, I began a new job. People change jobs all the time, but for me, this was a huge change. After being with the same company for more than a decade I had some anxiety about the change. Now, I wish I had had the courage to make the change years ago.
MacKinnon argues that Christian universities, christian groups, and churches are currently being, or would be, targets by anti-Christian protestors. Sending out a dire warning suggesting that sometime in the future Christians would have to meet in secret.
From my perspective it is not the Christian faith being targeted. Belief in an omnipotent God, or gods, have been around since recorded history. What is under attack, and what is being protested, are the political actions that some Christians take attempting to force their beliefs and values onto those who think, feel and believe differently.Read More
Today is April 20th. lovingly referred to as 4/20 by some of the population (wink wink). More importantly, it is also Earth Day. Yes folks. Today is the one day a year we are all supposed to stop and reflect on the fact that this is the only planet we have, and all the ways we are screwing it up.
Before you click away, I want to say I am A) not a "tree-hugger" and B) I am an actual human who lives on this planet. As such, I feel I also have to take responsibility for my actions and do my part to keep the Earth a livable space for the next generation. I try to live every day as an Earth Day. If you are new to the whole climate change thing that scientists and 99% of the people on the planet agree is happening, I want to give you a few small things you can do to make sure your children and grand-children don't have to wear gas masks or live in a pod.Read More
The beginning of the end....."While U.S. citizens could once claim to be part of the 9% of people in the world governed by a “full democracy,” they are now part of the near 45% who live in a “flawed democracy.”"Read More
Disgusting comments coming from folks like Colion Noir, a host on NRATV who took to the airwaves on the eve of the Parkland teens-led March on Washington, telling them: “No one would know your names” if a student gunman hadn’t stormed into their school and killed three staff members and 14 students.
Check out this Washington Post Article:Read More