In the header picture of this post, I am trying to write. With two boys, hanging on my arms and asking for my attention, the simple task of typing on a keyboard is almost impossible. I often feel that my plans conflict with my children’s plans. Can you identify with this struggle? You want to give your children or spouse the attention they deserve, but you also need to finish that___. My work versus family responsibilities is fighting multiple rounds in my house during this p
I completed the writing challenge. The Good Men Project sponsored a challenge to encourage writers to produce fifteen articles in February. On Tuesday, I uploaded my fifteenth piece for the month. At times, it was difficult to keep up with the pace. Participants were required to post articles every other day that consisted of 350-1000 words. In February, I also completed the final rounds of revisions for my next book. I offered another Capoeira class at a beautiful location.
*Last week, the following post appeared on my column at The Good Men Project. * On December 17, 2010, my partner gave birth to our first child. It was one of the happiest moments of my life. Within three years, we had two more children. From the moment I became a dad, I was determined to make every day Father’s Day. Holidays can serve as occasions marked by positive and negative emotions. For some, Father’s Day stirs up fond memories of time with family and showering dad with
There will be occasions when you must say "no" to others to say "yes" to yourself and the strategic activities in alignment with pushing your dreams forward. This philosophy is the premise of Shanda Rhimes' book, Year of Yes. I cannot claim to have read this one, but this is the understanding I have gathered from my wife who did and shared Rhimes’ overarching theme with me. The sentiment in Rhimes’ text, telling others "no" to say "yes" to me, resonates with my use of social