Don’t we all envy whole hearted people? I mean people who can somehow walk into a situation where they know that doing the right thing or standing up for a cause means taking a beating for it? They walk in with a rueful smile and out with one and do the same thing the next day too. These are people I want in my corner. … Continue reading The Whole Hearted. Shame on You!
Fathers can become good at pretending. Being a father today is not easy. From the moment your wife walks down the isle you know… it ain’t about you anymore buddy! She gets her wake up call when your kids come along so that everyone can be equally disappointed! My life as a father is an adventure all right, one horrible one after another! (Not … Continue reading The Pretenders. Shame on You!
Like most people, I have a naked story. Vulnerability makes us feel naked. Unprotected. Weird. We don’t like it and we rarely hold it up as something to be admired but I can’t shake this feeling that we might all be missing something. Are the people I admire most the least vulnerable? Maybe that’s not the best way to put it – let’s try … Continue reading Shame on You! Vulnerability
My first thought this morning… Ever wake up and wonder what went wrong with your marriage? I’ve done that. But this particular morning I was thinking about my marriage and just how lucky and fortunate I am. I might hate everything else, but not my marriage. I always spin the coin to look at the other side of things too and, in doing so, realized … Continue reading I Hate Everything This Morning But My Marriage
Do you feel worthy of love and belonging? Brene Brown (and others) have unearthed a topic that is making me squirm. Shame. I’m both fascinated by it and repelled. Do I feel worthy of love and belonging right now? Today? The more shame I feel the less I connect with people. That’s what really hurts, so I thought it would be worth digging into. … Continue reading Shame on You! Daring Greatly
Why do some people rebound and some don’t? The elasticity of some people is truly marvellous. Yet others seem so fragile… I’ve always wondered what kind of people or personalities are naturally flexible? Flexibility is power, of course. So it stands to reason that some people have real power and others just present a fragile front of power… Then there is … Continue reading Do you Rebound or Shatter?