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Do you Fight or Flight?

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There are two archetypes within a relationship I refer to as The Fighter and The Flighter…

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Navigating Masculine Intimacy: The Emotional Right of Passage

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In his op-ed in the New York Times Michael Ian Black opined ‘The Boys Are Not Alright’ suggesting that “America’s boys are broken. And it’s killing us.”  He’s right. The death knell has been tolling for too long…

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Fatherhood – A Crash Course

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Re-pattern how you parent by re-parenting your self first.

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A Glint of Quintessential Quiet

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As man we are judged in every way, physical strength, emotional disconnection, manliness, the ability to hide affection…

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Thought is Born of Failure

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When we are born into this world our senses ignite.  A total immersion into the outer world of phenomena gushes forth into our lived experience.

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Paternal Alienation – The Unspeakable Grief

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Parental alienation is when a child is made to feel that expressing love or feeling love toward one parent amounts to a betrayal of the other parent. Left untreated this can lead to…

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Electrifying Love Language: 8 Key Buzzphrases 

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We all have a primary love language we consciously express to our lovers. How we receive gifts, spend quality time, express words of affirmation…

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Healthy Relationship Tips

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Recovery from communication breakdown requires mature thought processing and is about improvement, not perfection…

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The Silent Response

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One communication issue we commonly face is that we do not listen to understand; we listen to reply, from a defensive space…

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Anti-Social Media

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Remember when we had diaries and got mad when people read them? Now we put everything online and get mad when people don’t…

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The 7 Waves of Thought Suspension

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The pathway to renewing an individual sense of spirituality within our western culture is the…

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First Aid Thyself

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Focus on instilling a deeper sense of these 5 credo’s for a more fulfilling life. Awareness in these self-relational life aspects affords emotional liberation from…

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3 Magic Words to Transform Relating

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The nuanced and complex nature of the informal exchange of ideas by spoken words is a daily part of our lives…

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Reliefing Griefing

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Relieving grief memorialized in our own personal history banks is a process. A journey of discovery, not a destination to be arrived at.

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The Switch to Spiritual Enlightenment

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As a child I was always forcefully instructed to ‘turn the lights off’ when leaving a room in the family home. It was never explained to me …

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How do you identify your family role model?

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The ability to identify the role you play within a dysfunctional family system can prove to be a powerful tool in improving your life relationships.

There are five roles. Each role sub-consciously wants something.

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Definitive Guide to Guilt versus Shame

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Guilt is the fact of having committed a specified or implied offense or crime that is owned by the guilty party…

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Why is Vulnerability an Act of Faith?

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Vulnerability is at the core of shame and is also the birthplace of authentic love. 

The power of shame reflects the terror of vulnerability. Intimacy and vulnerability must be…

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The Shame Antidote

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I sought out the elusive bridge to emotional sobriety. I retreated within myself and connected to the root of my shame and eventually arrived at the realization that shame has a nemesis…

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The Emotional Projection Misconception

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A ‘projection’ is a displacement of an ’emotion’ that you don’t want to admit or feel that you attribute to the other person inaccurately. 

When someone behaves in a shameful manner they…

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Fighting The Great (quiet) Depression

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The origins of the current depressed state of our civilization might just be symptomatic of the revolting state of our minds. Are we collectively raging against our our machine? Are we…

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Shame in Men

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So what is the definition of shame and why is it so powerful?

Shame is the inner experience of being ‘not wanted.’ Of feeling worthless, rejected, cast-out. Believing one is not loved because one is…

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The Power of Shame

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Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. As children we learn our values and beliefs from our parents and caregivers. This learned sense of morality is…

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Cloak your ‘Inner SuperMan’

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An important aspect of my journey along the road to recovery has been how to learn to relate to others in a healthy, compassionate manner with patience, balance and fairness.

The realization that…

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