The Unstoppable Power of Belonging: Why People Will Do Anything to be Accepted

Think about your 5 closest friends. Do they think like you? Act like you? Maybe even look like you? What I'm saying is that people of integrity find other people of integrity. People who gossip find other people who…

Why Living Small Is a Really Stupid Idea

As I’ve come alive and faced my fears, valiantly battled against lies, confronted wrong beliefs, and painfully learned how to love myself – all part of the journey of coming alive – I’m noticing that I live life differently.

Navigating Through the Hell of an Emotional War Zone

I had a period of 2 days recently where I entered into what I call "emotional survival mode." It can look different to different people, but in this instance, I had tons of pain pop up out of nowhere, insecurities threw themselves towards me in bunches, and I'm left…

Vulnerability May Be Terrifying, But Hiding Is Suicide

I'm reminded - again - that it's okay to not be okay. I think that we, especially as men, want to look like we know what we're doing all the time. The core question that every man is constantly seeking to answer is, "Do I have what it takes?"

Real Men Cry, and if that Sounds Terrifying, You Need to Read This

"You’re acting like a girl.” “Man up!” “Crying is for sissies.” For generations, men have been told to man up and stuff their emotions down. Crying is weak, feelings are for sissies, emotions make you…

How Our Obsession With Busy Is Stealing Our Ability to be Present

What’s the most common state of being today? Busy. What’s the most common response when someone is asked how they are doing? Busy. What’s the most…

Find Your Friends, and You Find Your Future

We become like the people we spend the most time with. Have you taken some time recently to ask yourself if the company you keep is pulling you forward into your…