Happiness is BE-DO-HAVE

Have you noticed how what you thought would make you happy at 20 is different at 30. What about at 40 or 50? Do you have a sense that sustained happiness is something other than the shiny car, the perfect relationship, having the kids in sports, the steller career,...

How Flexible Are You?

Flexibility is an interesting idea. Often we think of in terms of the physical body, and maybe less so regarding our minds and emotions. Flexibility is important to not injure or hurt ourselves when doing physically demanding tasks. The more flexible our muscles, the...

You Know When It's You

I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with my family over the last several weeks which meant a lot to me. I live in South America and my return visits to the US tend to be a year or more apart. The last thing I want to bring into these visits is “my stuff”,...

Manhood vs Boyhood

The journey from boyhood to manhood can be a tough one. Our western culture often lacks a process that other cultures use to create a Hero’s journey for a boy. This is an experience for a boy to be challenged and supported by other men in the community as he...

What Makes Sense for a Good Life?

When I focus on this question the word that comes up for me is connection. Maybe behind that word is presence.I think that when I am connected and present there is greater opportunity for me to feel joy and happiness. When I am experiencing joy and happiness I feel I...