how to live authentically

How To Live Authentically: 5 Steps To Demolish Bad Faith

How To Live Authentically….start with embracing imperfection? ““To be authentic, we must cultivate the courage to be imperfect — and vulnerable. We have to believe that we are fundamentally worthy of love and acceptance, just as we are. I’ve learned that there is no better way to invite more grace, gratitude and joy into our … Read More

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Pain Changes People: Discomfort, The Spirit’s Informant

Pain Changes People: For Better Or For Worse Anger, A Mighty Ally As a culture, we tend to equate anger with abuse, aggression, or immaturity; as if it is synonymous with either power and intrigue or lack of control and emotional instability. I throw up my hands in surrender. Why must feel-good emotions be “good” … Read More

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The Nonself & The Power Of The Invite (An Anxiety Crusher Hack)

The Nonself & The Liturgical Fumble Years ago I was invited to do a Gospel reading during Catholic Mass. I want to say what drove me was my love for the divine liturgy, but naturally, I’m anxious. Combine that nauseating feeling (I call it persistent-gut-wrenching-impending-doomism) with a social gathering and I’m basically no longer able … Read More

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8 Sober Myths (The One’s That Matter): Wake The F*ck Up

The fact that life seems dull without drugs and alcohol is a testament to the idiocracy of our culture. That line of reasoning takes the cake in terms of sober myths. It’s no accident that the Marlboro man was cool. It’s certainly no coincidence that beer commercials always consist of people having the time of … Read More

Emotional Fortitude

Emotional Fortitude During Anxious Times (Surviving Covid-19)

Emotional Fortitude & A Total Cluster*ck. Emotionally disconnected.Depressively unattached. Yet, somehow inspired.  Odd how that works.  I turn on the news and the sensationalism is worse than Shaq’s jump shot, which fosters a general distrust of the media. Maybe it’s the uncertainty of it all that is driving me up the wall. Human beings suck with … Read More

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KISS [Keep It Simple Stupid]: Stop Complicating Life

Leonardo da Vinci is often credited with this lovely poetic verse. It’s too beautiful to simply cite one sentence, I had to give you the whole enchilada. However, that first line, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication,” gets my neurons firing… what an incredible insight. Albert Einstein put it this way: If you can’t explain it … Read More