The Million Dollar Question

The Million Dollar Question

I have asked hundreds of people a very simple question. The response might surprise you. I am curious… How would you respond?  ...

Don’t Fix. Listen.

Have you ever tried to fix someone? Did it work? As a counselor and even as a friend, it took me a long time to understand that I had no right to fix someone. Who am I to decide what is best for another individual? To truly understand someone means that I have to...

World Mental Health Day: Be Kind. Always.

Recently, I was teaching my son how to drive. I suspect many of you have been there as well; white knuckled as you grab onto that OMG handle praying for safety. Anyway, we are merging onto the highway at a snail’s pace, and I notice that a truck is rapidly...

10 Years Sober and Proud

Today marks 10 years of sobriety.  I am emotional even writing that. The reality is that nothing in my life would be possible without my sobriety. Nothing. I would not be blessed with a beautiful wife, four incredible sons, and a home not a house. From day one my...

3 Life Lessons While Watching My Son Fight For His Life

Early June, 2018 my wife, Tanya, and I discovered a large mass in the stomach of our six-year-old son, Malcolm. The situation progressed rapidly, and what transpired over the next few months was one of the most challenging experiences of my life. It’s one thing when...

Your Family Deserves the Best Version of You

When I pull into my driveway after work, my eyes rest on the ribbons hanging from my rear-view mirror. This is my personal car wash. This is my reminder to clear any negative energy that I may have picked up throughout the day. This is my reminder to give my family...

“What’s stronger than a broken man who has the courage to rebuild himself? It’s time to redefine what it means to be strong.”

- Allan Kehler