An Angry Man’s Journey Podcast Launches Soon

I am very excited to be launching a new podcast. In the coming weeks, I will bring a whole new way to share with you my journey. I have so many ideas for topics. I will have stories of my struggles, interviews with others about what they deal with and how they have found relief. I am looking to find experts in many fields that will help everyone find new and exciting ways to continue their own journey to being healthier, more fulfilled person.

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Why Do We Spend So Much Time Trying To Fix What’s Broken?

BrokenThis is a topic that came up in my class last night.  I was teaching my women’s class and one of them just seemed to pop up out of nowhere with this comment, “OH, So I broke up with my boyfriend this week!”  This was said in a way that made me feel there was much more to this story.  So I stopped the planned lesson for that week and felt it best to explore this further.  I ask “What brought about this sudden change?”  Now I feel it is best to explain that she has had many conversations with the group about him and his angry, controlling ways.  I do not ever go so far in my class to tell someone they need to break off a relationship, I feel that would be crossing a very dangerous line.

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I Never Knew Just How Bad My Passive Aggressive Challenges Were

Sometimes things happen that cause the old me to come up and slap me in the face.  One of those times was today.  I use to be a very controlling person.  I know me, really?  Yes I was.  One of my favorite forms of control was passive-aggressiveness.  I would basically dare my wife to do something.  I would say I was okay with something when, in reality, I was not.  I would say things in a way that made her know I was going to give her a consequence if she did it.

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It Is Not What We Do Sometimes That Matters

I get angry.  Still to this day I will get angry and express it in an unhealthy way.  I may yell, throw things, or even slam doors.  Am I proud of these actions?  No.  Do I still do them from time to time?  Yep.  The worse part is I will from time to time do this to my children.  I love them but they can drive me crazy.  Here is the funny part even through all this they still love me.  They still get excited when I come home from work.  They will still cuddle up with daddy on the couch at night.

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