Suicide Alternatives

Suicide Alternatives

Just a few weeks ago, the beloved Chris Cornell, world renowned voice of the 90’s grunge movement committed suicide. I was crushed as my own life flashed before my eyes. In 2008, I left my I.D. and wallet at my family’s home while I walked 5 miles through fields and woodlands and climbed the north end of a Western European castle, walking on the ledge at its highest point contemplating the step off. In 2007, I ran out into a busy intersection in NYC wishing to get hit by the oncoming bus. Going…continue reading →
Relaxing With a Drink During Pregnancy?

Relaxing With a Drink During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is such a special time for parents. As a daddy, I can’t even begin to imagine exactly what my wife was experiencing. I do know that the abundance of amazement, wonder and fragility involved often sent us into a whole other dimension. Being a first time parent, the unknown was something I couldn’t even begin to fathom. Taking it as it came was the only way for me to go through the process. My wife and I participated in a parent readiness group where we were guided through the process. It was…continue reading →
An Open Letter to a Friend

An Open Letter to a Friend

Hello Friend, It’s been a heavy few weeks. It hit me all at once, kind of hard to believe.. As a kid, I was told that smoking lead to doing drugs. Marijuana was a gateway. If you were hanging out in the streets, you were a “vagabond”. Drinking lead to being a “bum”. I never believed it. That was not me. Somehow, I sought comfort outside of my home, where there wasn’t any. That road was paved with smoke, mirrors and an oasis at the other end of the rainbow. Eventually, the unicorn…continue reading →
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