Coming of Age for Boys


Teaching boys to become men starts long before they reach eighteen. — In a world that eats boys’ self-worth for sport, fathers have the power to validate a young man’s arrival into adulthood. Coming of age is a legal term stipulating at 18 or 21 years old when adolescents are no longer considered minors and […]

What I Learned From Living With Alcoholism


She tried everything she could before she realized these truths that led to healing. — I grew up with family and friends that all drank alcohol. It was a way of life. Social gatherings, family outings, holidays, they all came with alcohol. As I grew older, it became a way of life for me as […]

Grappling With Fear And The Desire To Live My Authentic Truth


After growing up in an abusive home, this woman left at 15 and found her path to healing. — I love to write. In fact, I AM a writer. I am an untrained and unpublished writer, but none the less, writing is one of the things I do almost daily. I have been writing since […]

Is Your “Balls Bone” Connected to Your “Heart Bone”?

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Dem balls bones and dem heart bones weren’t in the song we learned as kids. But when they’re connected, it means you have power and integrity.

Dealing With Dad


It was a “gift” they weren’t expecting but have come to fully understand.

How to Regain Your Life/Work Balance and Take Your Life Back


There was no more hiding that day.

Sometimes Life’s Greatest Lessons Come From Unexpected Experiences


After being ripped off by a family friend, this man learned a valuable life lesson when his father refused to help him out. — One of the greatest lessons I learned from my Dad was to know the value of my work. This lesson was gained as a 13-year-old after three days with a scoop, […]

5 Lessons I Learned After My Divorce to Truly Love My Daughter


After wrecking his car and body, this man learned how to forgive and be there for his daughter.

5 Secrets Your GPS Can Teach You About Communication


Communication goes far beyond the words you say. Mastering this skill can benefit your relationships and life.  — Men often get a bad wrap when it comes to how and how often they communicate. It’s not a secret men use fewer words and speak far less often than women. But, to go so far as […]

Playing Your Trump Card to Win


Three men discover the key to sustained weight loss and improved health. — The first time we met Tony, a successful entrepreneur, he looked fearful, sad and desperate. Tony, a handsome Italian in his early fifties, had recently buried his wife. “I want to get healthy and stay healthy.” Shortly after his wife’s death, Tony […]

How I Learned to Have Good Sex

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Todd Clayton on a romantic experience that changed his perspective on trust, love, and sex.

Why You Should Stop Waiting and Take a Chance


If you’re sitting on the fence about chasing a dream, a fitness goal, a girl, traveling across the world, or starting that dream business–take a chance. — People claim perfection doesn’t exist. They state it’s only a fantasy. For a brief period back in college, I was witnessing perfection. I took life’s leftovers and lived […]

It’s Not Too Late to Follow Your Dream


At 38 years old, this man decided to ignore his doubt and made his dream his reality. He says it’s never too late. — Are you living with regrets? Are you ignoring your passion? Did you have a dream when you were younger but never pursued it? Maybe someone said to follow your passion was […]

The Daily Habits of a Recovering Workaholic


This recovering workaholic shares the tips that helped her find a proper balance. — Hard work and disciplined habits are crucial to success. But have you crossed the line between hard work and gone over to the dark side? You can commit to creating a designed relationship with your loved ones. Have you, or someone […]

What My Teen Pregnancy Taught Me About Not Giving Up


Married as a teen, this woman learned how to not give up on her dreams despite getting pregnant and dropping out of high school. — Twenty-two years ago, I was 17 and pregnant. I found an alternative high school program for pregnant teens. I had just informed my boss (a Chinese pediatrician) that I would be resigning […]

How a “Plus One” Can Be Your Ticket to Success


You can be the “lone wolf” but you may be missing this important component to a success. — Like most days, I grab the mail out of the box out front and flip through it to find the “good” mail. My fingers touch a higher quality envelope addressed to me.  Catalyst John, your presence is […]