Monthly Archives: July 2010

18 JulTrying new things in relating

I’m thinking about our tendency to be hurt by the things that those close to us say or do.  We often feel that “they should treat us better” or that “they know that hurts me”, but realistically and objectively we can ask ourselves “is it possible to find a new way to respond to this?” Clearly if […]

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18 JulWhat are your needs?

At work…at home…we  all have things that are vitally important to us.  These are the imperatives for us to continue to function at the same or higher level.  Our imperatives feed us and keep us going and enable us to do our work well and with love and passion, because our deepest needs are already met. […]

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17 JulEveryone has their opinions

Everyone has their opinions. I am reminded that we need to be aware of how much we allow ourselves to be affected by the opinions of others. Everyone has opinions. That’s good. Sometimes though people have opinions about us, our choices, how we live our lives; this is what I’m referring to here. While I […]

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16 JulMen, accountability and community.

I envision a rise in the community of accountable men.  Fathers.  Sons.  Brothers.  New friends.   —  All learning from each other. We share.  And learn.  We are not afraid to express emotion or to call each other out on our bullshit when necessary. We are bound by the common struggles of life and by […]

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12 JulYou’re life is now. Live it dammit!

I just finished watching Bedtime Stories (amazon link).  It left me with the feeling of “your life is now…live it dammit!”  It really got me thinking.  You’ve heard it before… “do the things you want when you’re young”, we all have.   But what I’d like to do is to ask you to take a […]

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