Redeeming the Day

More times than I’d like to admit, I have allowed a single negative incident affect my mindset and disrupt my entire day. It could be a conflict with another person, an internal struggle or just the challenges from everyday life. Instead, I allow an isolated occurrence lead to a “bad day.” [...]

By | 2018-10-10T19:41:27-05:00 October 8th, 2018|Articles|

Meditation…it’s not what you think

There are a few things I can’t do without, one is my morning meditation. No, I don’t spend all morning in some crazy yoga pose—although I have a mean downward dog! To me, it’s not anything weird or mystical. I take 10 minutes in the morning to get in a [...]

By | 2018-10-10T20:12:20-05:00 September 28th, 2018|Articles|

Creating Your Comeback Statement

I never knew I needed a comeback statement. My divorce was a defining moment for me. In a single day, everything about my life changed—my career, the place I called home, my relationship with my children.  I lived in denial of the unhappiness and toxicity while it slowly consumed my [...]

By | 2018-10-11T19:51:51-05:00 September 24th, 2018|Articles|

Hovering Over the Water

Where do you go in the middle of hardships? "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters" (Genesis 1)   Don't stop reading, [...]

By | 2018-09-18T18:35:29-05:00 September 18th, 2018|Articles|

A Letter to My Son

As I dropped my son off at college, I had a feeling of panic.   Did I prepare him?   Did I give him what he needs to live a life worthy of who he is?   What would I have liked to have known heading into the unknown of [...]

By | 2018-09-17T14:54:47-05:00 September 14th, 2018|Articles|

Who’s ex is worse?

When I talk to other men who have gone through a divorce the conversation quickly turns into a "who's-ex-is-worse" war. "I hate that B*^ch!" they'll say about the woman they built a life with. Sure, when my wife and I first separated, I had the same sentiment. But I decided [...]

By | 2018-09-12T15:23:39-05:00 August 10th, 2018|Articles|

Podcast Episode 2: Jack Milstead

  I want you to meet Jack Milstead. Not only does he have one of the best Cigar Shops I've ever been to, he is a wealth of knowledge not because he's always succeeded but because he's made a comeback from failure. The world labeled him as a functioning alcoholic, [...]

By | 2018-08-10T13:40:06-05:00 July 26th, 2018|Podcast|

Book Review: A Line Becomes a River

I believe men who are readers are far better equipped for a comeback, today I want to share one of the many books I've read that have made an impact on me during my own comeback.  In Francisco Cantú's debut book, A Line Becomes a River: Dispatches from the Border, he eloquently begins [...]

By | 2018-08-10T13:41:27-05:00 July 24th, 2018|Book Reviews|

Clear the Noise

If someone would have told me after my divorce I needed to "be still" I would have laughed. Probably not to their face, but definitely afterward. My instinct was to hustle. Get things done. Get a new life. Not let the pain creep in too much. But honestly, learning to [...]

By | 2018-08-10T13:42:06-05:00 July 17th, 2018|Articles|