About this Site
For most of us, life is about connecting, feeling, and being as real as we can be.
I get it. I feel the same way. We especially want to feel like we’re making a contribution. And when we feel isolated, ignored, or that we need to hide, well… life ain’t so grand.
I’m happy to share my story, but this site isn’t about me.
Oh, sure, my name is on the domain and plastered everywhere, but I’m really dedicated to helping YOU raise your own emotional intelligence.
I want YOU to experience those warm fuzzies that come from you being, well, you.
However, if you’re really curious about how I reached this point, read on…
From idyllic childhood filled with possibilities to stuck and afraid.
Ahh… fear. The great inhibitor of authenticity and human discovery—and something I know a thing or two about. Truth be told, I didn’t start off living fearfully. In fact, my childhood seemed rather idyllic. My parents loved me, I had lots of friends, and I was a fairly good student. I was a genuinely happy child and I loved my life.
Then I became a teenager and I did what every teenager does; I started asking questions about the things I was told to believe. The beliefs I accepted by default didn’t align with a deeper awareness of a truly unconditional love I felt that rejoiced with all things and all people.
My questions triggered a cascade of fear from the people closest to me. In time I made their fear my own and I buried my passion for having the best human experience I could. I learned not to ask questions, I learned not express myself authentically, and I learned to hide the real me.
I also learned that escaping from an emotional prison doesn’t automatically translate into emotional freedom.
The years I lived in fear took their toll on me. Mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, and bi-polar disorder dominated my life. Therapy helped, but I also spent years taking medications that did nothing except turn me into an emotionless zombie.
During my years of living fearfully, I took many journeys to that dark place where the only thought that brought me joy was one of taking my life.
Ironically, it was fear that kept me alive. Fear, coupled with an instinctive awareness that there was more to me than what I was being told.
When I finally started saying “no” to the beliefs of others so I could say “yes” to my own personal truths, I escaped the emotional prison that held me from the time I was a pre-teen. I was free to start forging my own path and make my own decisions.
The only problem was that it took me many more years before I felt liberated enough to face my fears and speak my truth.
When you are Joyous, the Universe celebrates with you.
That simple statement is both a personal truth and a Tenet of Joyous Living. It represents the opposite of a life where I spent decades in self-loathing, inner turmoil, and wallowing in feelings of unworthiness.
However, I do not have any regrets. This journey to the life I currently live and love is the result of my passionate desire to understand the human experience. I took the exact path I needed to help me raise my own emotional intelligence, appreciate myself, and love my fellow human beings.
I’ve learned to embrace the totality of who I am.
I took my time reaching this point, but loving myself means that I can now say I embrace every aspect of myself—including those that once made me uncomfortable. I love my very human eccentricities and I love the weaknesses that inspire me to learn and grow. I love my connection with Source and I love that I straddle the line between the human world and the spirit world.
Yes, I’m a dude who’s connected to Source Energy in ways that can freak people out, but I also embrace the knowledge and insights of this world because this world is part of me.
Be part of the journey, be an observer, or just be.
Well… You made it this far. That’s great!
This is where I remind you that this site isn’t about me. I appreciate you learning a bit more about how I got to where I am, but at the end of the day, your journey is about you. I’m here to help you raise your EQ to the point where you feel connected (however you define that), where you can feel the full range of your emotions, and where you can unapologetically be the real, authentic you you want to be.
I should warn you that as you explore the site, my style is to talk in the first person (“I” and “we”). I do that because frankly, we’re all connected. We have our individual identities and experiences, but we share our human adventure. I therefore write and share like I’m having a conversation with my friends.
At the end of the day, I’m actually interested in you and what you want to experience—so feel free to share and ask questions. Above all, I want you to jump in, have fun, explore, find what resonates, and discard what doesn’t.
Connect. Feel. Be real.