Relationships and COVID-19

Relationships and COVID-19

I thought right now with the chaos in the world and in our own personal worlds, it may be a good time to address relationships. What are relationships? Webster defines relationship as: the state of being related or interrelated, the relation connecting or binding participants in a relationship, a state of affairs existing between those […]

Mindfulness in Fearful Moments

Mindfulness in Fearful Moments

In the last little while, I am sure we all have been feeling a lot of different emotions.  I know I have and have been working on effectively expressing them and validating them; at times, it has been a struggle.  I have been feeling worried, worried about my wife, my children, my elderly parents, my brothers and sisters and their families.  I’ve worried about what I need to be doing or can do.  It has felt overwhelming, and that makes […]

Willingness Our World Today

Willingness Our World Today

Long before the events of today, I lived in the world of “yeah, but. . .” or “but, dad. . .”, yes I am “but, dad. . .” I am sure there are plenty of parents who hear “yeah, but. . .” who are reading this article–you know who you are.  What does it mean, to be a “yeah, but. . .” individual? I have a preteen. Now, you don’t […]

How to Create More Personal Awareness

How to Create More Personal Awareness

Mike Birbiglia is a stand-up comedian I have enjoyed for several years.  One of the stories he tells is about a trip he and his sister took to Alaska to help him overcome his fear of bears.  While there, they went fishing.  Their guide informed them of the importance of creating awareness when in the wilderness to let the bears know they are there.  Mike joked about feeling it not only created awareness, but it drew […]