Making Sense of the Senseless

MAKING SENSE OF THE SENSELESS May 31, 2022 Confronted with the extreme we are pushed to the extremities of our emotions. One week ago today, the extreme happened when 19 children and 2 teachers were slaughtered in their elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. People hurting people push us to the extremes. As hard as it […]

Can We Choose Who We Love?

Can we choose who we love? Do we choose who we love? Or is love some involuntary emotional reaction? Because it’s so nebulous, love gives way to the more woo-woo, feel-good corners of personal development. But love deserves better. What is love? According to the dictionary: (n) an intense feeling of deep affection, (v) feel […]

How to Love and Disagree

HOW TO LOVE AND DISAGREE Not too long ago I was talking to someone in my family – I love her and I know she loves me. We had a great conversation, we laughed and shared stories as we caught up on one another’s lives. At the end of the conversations, she says… “Chad, I’m […]

Chad Interviewed on the SpeakLOUD Podcast

CHAD INTERVIEW: SPEAKLOUD PODCAST Listen to the episode here: Spotify Apple Show Notes Chad Peevy joins me today. He’s an Arkansas native who grew up in an abusive household in a small, rural town. In addition, Chad had to hide his sexuality and learn how to lean into his own truth as an adult. Growing […]

Want to see my brainwaves?

WANT TO SEE MY BRAINWAVES? If you’re someone who meditates – or has ever tried – I bet you’ve asked yourself the question…. “Am I doing this right?” Even though I’ve been meditating for a lot of years, and I definitely feel that it does me good, I still wonder if I’m doing it right. […]

A Prayer for a Nation

A PRAYER FOR A NATION Podcast Transcript May God bless every family who has suffered the loss or illness of a loved one from COVID-19. May we all find within us the diligence to protect ourselves and the compassion to protect one another through this pandemic. Bless every parent who has had to carry the […]

Finding The Present

FINDING THE PRESENT PODCAST TRANSCRIPT As I cross over into my 40th year, I find myself celebrating life and reflecting. My reflections centered around the presence of my three ‘selves’; past, present, and future. AVOIDING THE PRESENT Through meditation and reflection I spend a lot of time trying to get into touch with that present-self. […]

Hey, Gays, It’s Time to Grow Up

HEY, GAYS, IT’S TIME TO GROW UP I once attended Austin Pride escorted by an armed bodyguard after receiving two death threats in the weeks leading up to the celebration. Am I some sort of gay-hating bigot? No, I was president of the Austin Pride Foundation, and the threats were linked back to my own […]

Psychology: Internal Dialogue, Judgment, and Beliefs

internal dialogue, judgment, and beliefs I need to go to Whole Foods. I love apples. Do we have peanut butter. I hope that client comes through this week. Where is Pasha? Bailey is acting older, I need a puppy. I wish my knee would stop hurting. Ugh, I feel fat. Put that peanut butter back […]