August 9

Flute in the Desert

I often talk about being in nature. I do this because for too many years of my life I hustled so hard. I missed the many beautiful things around me. Now, I love taking time to admire it, be with it, and notice how it makes me feel. At peace.
July 25

Walk with my Parents

I learned what I liked and didn’t like about my parents' choices. This has given me insight into my choices. I also found myself making unconscious choices replicating things I did not want. I’m grateful to all the coaches, practitioners and healers that have helped/continue to help me overcome these. Each generation has a choice about what no longer serves their family and can let go of it for the good of future generations. This takes outside help most of the time.
July 4

Thank you Turtles

Turtles have been a big symbol in my life for the last 5-6 years. After moving away from being a workaholic, turtles have reminded me to slow down.
June 27

Shakespeare in the Park

Attending Shakespeare in the park with my family overlaps a lot of things for me. Time to relax in a park, time to view folks performing their interpretation of Shakespeare’s script, time with my family, getting some son , talking with others about the story content and reflecting on my own life.
June 14

Movement and Trails

Before Guillain-Barré Syndrome, I was running trails. Mostly hills and gaining elevation too. Really getting a workout. Now, my focus is on walking a good distance on flat land. I’m still getting out on trails and being with nature as much as I can. I’ve said this for years, but it is even more relevant for me now. I like to call it movement, instead of working out.
June 6

Joy in the Smallest Things

I’ve always been a big dreamer. I like to visualize things and then take the steps to create them. Out of all these life experiences and after having had this major life change in the last 10-months, I am finding the greatest joy in the small things
May 23

My Different Therapies

As I continue my healing from Guillain-Barré Syndrome, I’ve used a lot of different therapies. I believe they have seriously sped up my recovery.
May 10

The Gift of Family

One of the great gifts Guillain-Barré Syndrome has given me is to truly know in my heart that I am loved. Those closest to me showed up in such loving ways. Helping in ways I would not have imagined prior to this. This started with my family and extended to many friends.

I’m grateful for my Mom & Dad.

I recently got to spend time with both my parents. I’m grateful I was able to do this, while I know many of my friends no longer have their parents here on earth, in their bodies. For having the ability to be with and hug my parents still, I am grateful.

I was also able to go on more than one walk with each of them while visiting. For this I’m extra grateful. Less than a year ago, I couldn’t even walk.

I’m grateful for many things from my parents:

  • I learned what I liked and didn’t like about my parents’ choices. This has given me insight into my choices. I also found myself making unconscious choices replicating things I did not want. I’m grateful to all the coaches, practitioners and healers that have helped/continue to help me overcome these. Each generation has a choice about what no longer serves their family and can let go of it for the good of future generations. This takes outside help most of the time.
  • From my Father, I’m grateful to have learned his extreme commitment. He never gives up. But I also saw how this negatively affected his life. Thanks Dad for showing me the limits, so I can find some place in the middle.
  • From my Mother, I’m grateful to have learned the opposite. I watched her quit many things that she was not okay with and it wasn’t till later in life that I saw the wisdom in this. My Mom also ran this skill to the extreme. And again, I’m thankful for my Mom showing me the limits, so I can find some place in the middle.
  • I’m grateful for my Father teaching me how to troubleshoot problems. He showed me there is always a solution, if you are willing to isolate one thing at a time and find the source of the issue. This has helped me in so many parts of my life. Thanks Dad.
  • I’m grateful for my Mother teaching me how to approach anyone and make friends. One time, when I was in about eight grade, we were at a public pool and I had my eye on some high school girls. My Mom went and sunbathed next to them. She struck up a conversation with them and in a short time she called me over to meet them. I ended up going to a party with them that night. I’ve gained so many friends around the world with this skill. Thanks Mom.
  • I also had hard times growing up with a workaholic Dad and a Mom working through all of her personal pains. You can say my Dad was physically not there most of my childhood and my Mom was emotionally not there most of my childhood. I’m deeply grateful for this experience too. I would not be the person I am today without exactly the Mom and Dad I have. I know my parents were doing the best they could with what they had.

I love you Mom & Dad. ❤️

I am very grateful for having you as my parents, all the good, bad and even the ugly. All those things helped me become the man I am and continue to grow into being.

Thank you ❤️

July 25

Walk with my Parents

I learned what I liked and didn’t like about my parents' choices. This has given me insight into my choices. I also found myself making unconscious choices replicating things I did not want. I’m grateful to all the coaches, practitioners and healers that have helped/continue to help me overcome these. Each generation has a choice about what no longer serves their family and can let go of it for the good of future generations. This takes outside help most of the time.