Don’t Be Ashamed of Taking Antidepressants; They Changed My Life

Sad Faced Placard Man

I’m 38 years old (as of September 2017). I’ve been seeing a therapist every week since 2010 and I can safely say that I’m finally the man I always wanted to be largely because I’ve been in therapy. A big part of my transformation, however, has come because I’ve also taken antidepressant medication concurrently over…

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In Defense of Tenacity

Jackie Chan speaking

Everyone has at least one favorite Jackie Chan movie. I have two: Drunken Master (1978) and Rush Hour (1998). My wife’s favorite is Shanghai Noon (2000), and I’m sure you can think of a ton of other films he’s been in. The thing about Jackie Chan is, he is a beast when it comes to output.…

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How Mothers Teach Their Boys to Treat All Women with Respect

mother and son walking

Love or hate them, several powerful men (e.g. Stephen Colbert, Kanye West, Anderson Cooper, etc.) have made memorable public tributes of love to their mothers, giving them credit for the men they became. It got me thinking about my own mother and her role in shaping my character. Now that I’m a husband and father,…

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Tough and Priceless Lessons to Learn From Your Father

Father and Son in Car

When my first child was born, I remember looking at her tiny, helpless body wanting desperately to be able to protect her from every physical and environmental influence society would throw at her. As she grew and began soaking in elements of the world and developing habits—some positive and some I didn’t approve of—I realized…

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Success Is What You Do

Young man overworked

Success is rarely a surprise. It isn’t something that just happens to you. When you achieve any measure of success it should always match or exceed an expectation that you set for yourself. A successful individual is someone who takes a calculated approach to all that they do. A Successful Person… …starts with setting very…

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Conscientiousness: The Key To Pretty Much Everything

Diligent notetaker

Conscientiousness: you’ve probably heard the term, and you probably have some idea of what it means (maybe even a very good idea).  It’s one of the Big Five personality traits, and it’s received increasing attention over the last decade(s) from not only personality researchers, but also from experts in business, economics, and education.   Conscientiousness…

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