Join The Cause! Volunteer for a Political Campaign

A few months ago I was talking with a friend about how one could volunteer for a political campaign. Like most I had no clue where I’d even start. Since he had been a part of many, I thought I’d pick his brain. Sure, I could’ve just Googled it but I wanted to hear it […]

Food Label Deception – Should I Really Pay More For These Products?

Trying to eat in a more healthy manner? That’s a good plan. Reading food labels is one of the first steps to know what you’re putting in your body. But not all food labels are created equal. Remember that (excluding the nutrition facts and ingredients) food labels are made by marketers-marketers who are trying to […]

My Night On The Street | How Emerging From Homelessness Is Harder Than You Think

In February this year my best friend Brian was doing research to write a grad school paper. He’s studying Marriage and Family Therapy. He was required to interact with, and write a paper on, interacting with a disadvantaged minority group. Brian chose to spend a night on the street as a homeless person. When he […]

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3 Questions To Ask Yourself Daily To Stay On Course

I’m a big believer in “think time.” Processing your day every day to close it out. Some people like to journal. That’s cool. But I’m horrible at that. At the least, here’s some questions to ask yourself daily. While writing this I read some other articles on the same subject and found them to often […]

Gas Prices: What Time Is the Best Time to Buy Gas?

Maybe this is a couple days late for anyone taking a road trip for Labor Day, but anyone who drives a car knows that gas prices are at brutal all-time highs. Do you feel sad every time you go to the pump? It’s so bad now I try my best to not look at my […]

Buying a Home – Expert Advice From a Real Estate Agent

Buying a home is the single most expensive purchase most people make in their lifetime. When a person moves it is considered one of the top 5 most stressful things to do. In our legalistic society, buying a home can be complicated and risky with all the forms, contingencies, legal documents and disclosures. To alleviate some of the uncertainty and fear in buying a home here are some tips in chronological order to help you traverse through the process.

15 Things to Stop Doing to Yourself

In the words of Carl Bard, “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” This is a great truth that can be realized today. But sometimes to get to a fresh start, we’ve got to stop doing some things. If […]

Grenade Launcher 101 | When in Doubt, Use A Grenade Launcher

When I joined the Army one of the first weapons I had an itch to fire was a grenade launcher. We’ve all seen Terminator II and have the scene imprinted in our heads of him coming up over the conveyor belt and shoots a grenade into the T1000, and then it explodes and splits him […]

Counseling – Is it the Right Fit for Men?

One of the most difficult things about my job is trying to overcome the stigma that many people have about counseling. Granted, I typically counsel kids, but in order to work with them, I have to gain the trust and consent of their parents. Once they are on board, I work on winning over the kids.

Manhood Not Guaranteed – Responsibility Required

Manhood not guaranteed Manhood is not a guarantee. Becoming a man is not a right, it’s a choice. Or better yet, it’s a process. We don’t wake up one morning as a young teenage boy and enter into manhood just because we found a few stray hairs in unusual places. Manhood is not achieved through […]