Dealing With Adversity

Adversity is a neat little component of nearly every aspect of our lives. We find it in our workplace, in traffic, in our personal challenges, and in our relationships. It’s everywhere, even if we haven’t found it “there” yet. Without the ability and wherewithal to face and cope with adversity, we leave our safe ofContinue reading

Courage – Why Dads need it, and how to get it

Courage is a fascinating aspect of the human condition. Cultures and nations around the world honor displays of courage, and courageous people. Among my heroes in combat sports, courage is as necessary to them as all of their conditioning, sparring, and training. I’ve often felt like courage isn’t really considered when it comes to fatherhood.Continue reading

What We Can Learn From Champions

Champions of combat sports have fascinated me since I was about 3 years old. My Uncle Mike was in the professional wrestling circuit in the southeast, and even had a ring in his back yard. I don’t recall seeing him perform when I was that young, but remember thinking he was so brave for gettingContinue reading

Parental Alienation – A Peek Inside

  Parental alienation is a nasty, nasty thing. I know from personal experience, unfortunately. Parental alienation is passive or active, and the two methods are often combined to compliment each other. The alienating parent has let their need to be right, or their pain and indignation override sound judgment. They speak negatively to their kidsContinue reading