The difference between being accepting and acceptance

I often use the metaphor of a ”bank of trust” in regards to relationships.  My wife and I work together daily to deposit trust and good experiences into a metaphorical bank.  These deposits strengthen our relationship together and allow us to have our moments.  When one of us is struggling in one form or another … Continue reading The difference between being accepting and acceptance

Imploding

My life, it seems, comes in waves of positives and negatives.  I don’t know why, but it seems there is a consistent, “when it rains, it pours” things happening in my life.  So much to the point that when I acknowledge mentally that things are going well, and I immediately begin to wonder what will … Continue reading Imploding

Sculpting our best selves

There are moments that exist within the walls of our mind where we struggle, battle, converse, and reconcile who we are with ourselves.  These can be the most gratifying or painful conversations that we ever have.  All too often we avoid these conversations because they are painful.  Growth, change, and improvement is painful.  Like most … Continue reading Sculpting our best selves

When conversations take hours

When talking to my spouse recently she commented how there are times when I need to talk for hours in order to get through something.  These conversations are often diaper-related recently, and there are times when I am verbalizing thoughts and emotions for the first time.  In these moments I am learning how I feel … Continue reading When conversations take hours

Our goal must be clear – Problem Solving Series – Session 7

There is a quote by the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland that i’ve used before, and it must have significance in my life because I used it to tee up a similar post in the past named Being SMART with diapers. When we know what we want, the path becomes more distinguishable.  We will … Continue reading Our goal must be clear – Problem Solving Series – Session 7

The power of music = the power of love

I have a powerful connection to music.  I love listening to the beauty and math behind music.  Progression and flow make sense to my brain.  Beat matching and creating flow for a crowd are something that I rather enjoy.  I have many memories tied to songs (both positive and painful), and I find answers through … Continue reading The power of music = the power of love

Preparing for action – Problem Solving Series – Session 6

Providing background, admitting a problem, and analyzing next steps as we prepare for action  Once we have a communicable plan in place it is time to take action.  That is the focus of the background and problem sections of the A3 that live on the left side of the document.  I find a huge relation … Continue reading Preparing for action – Problem Solving Series – Session 6