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Being a SINGLE DAD: The RECOGNITION of INFLUENCE

He once fit head to toe.  From my elbow to my fingertips. In fact they all did. I have 3 kids. They are awesome, spectacular and as close as they all are. They are very different. My girls, oldest and youngest, are very independent and motivated. My son, in the middle, is independent, but definitely needs a little more direction.When… Continue reading Being a SINGLE DAD: The RECOGNITION of INFLUENCE

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BEING a better HUMAN is only HARD when you want it TO BE

Change.   What does it take? How do I do it?   Why does it seem so hard? Is it just me or does the idea of change rank right up there next to public speaking on the fear scale? Every little issue becomes over amplified.  You fear losing parts of you.  You fear the end result. Those are… Continue reading BEING a better HUMAN is only HARD when you want it TO BE

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HALLOWEEN, ZOMBIES and DREAMS

The bang that woke me was abrupt and jarring.  The room I’m in is black, the blackest black.  No light, not even at the seam where the curtain meets the window. A loud scratch, followed by another heavier BANG!  It’s coming from down stairs. I can’t see the bedroom floor.  Let alone the exit all… Continue reading HALLOWEEN, ZOMBIES and DREAMS

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SELF DISCIPLINE, making REAL CHANGE! Part 1

Since my separation I have delved into the landscape of self improvement and wellness. Making quantifiable changes on a regular basis.   Some of these changes have come quick and easy.  Most have not.  They have come through many nights and days of obsessive self reflection and honesty. Lately I have found myself turning a corner in… Continue reading SELF DISCIPLINE, making REAL CHANGE! Part 1

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Some times it takes ACTING like a KID to put HEALTH in PERSPECTIVE.

It’s 11:30 on a Saturday night.  We’re at a buddies house playing darts.  We just finished the first game and miraculously, I am the winner.  This is a rare situation for me. It could be in part because I’ve spent the last little while setting up my garage as my man cave, and have had… Continue reading Some times it takes ACTING like a KID to put HEALTH in PERSPECTIVE.

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A few Deep Breaths and I’m Back

I haven’t posted in a while.  For a few different reasons.   First I’ve felt like I’m getting a bit repetitive and I wasn’t really happy with my last post.  I was trying to latch on to a social trend and mesh two idea’s together.  I don’t feel like it really worked, that it came off… Continue reading A few Deep Breaths and I’m Back

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LIVE LIFE Like YOU’RE the STAR of YOUR own MOVIE

Do you ever feel like nothing is working out the way you planned? I played basketball growing up.  I loved it, was pretty good at it and totally convinced I was going to be playing in the NBA. It was all I did for hours after school.  I’d get home throw my bag on the… Continue reading LIVE LIFE Like YOU’RE the STAR of YOUR own MOVIE