I see danger and a lack of reality in attaching ourselves to a meta-narrative between inherent good versus inherent evil as represented in Charlottesville. It is not as simple or as black and white as a romanticized war between good and evil; it is groups of individual vessels of potential, who, at the core, are seeking the same things in opposing spots; identity, purpose, and community.
It often feels like my job is to be an internet sponge. I soak up what’s going on in the world and then squeeze it out through Dadding Depressed. As I work throughout the week, I stumble upon many valuable resources that don’t always find a home in a blog post. So, here are a…
I was blindsided by an anxiety disorder in October of 2015. It was, hands down, the single most terrifying experience of my adult life. I realized that I was in trouble when I had what I can only describe as a nervous breakdown.
On June 26, 2017, NBA historical icon, Bill Russell received the Lifetime Achievement Award from a panel of decorated basketball stars. From 1958 to 1969, the 6’9” center had dominated the court, leading the Boston Celtics to eleven NBA championship titles.
I'm as guilty as the next guy for using my phone in the bathroom and taking my time. I don't even remember what I did in the 90's while I pooped (just doo-doo-dooing, smiling at the wallpaper?).
What are the things that keep you from being proactive? There has been one thing that has stood in my way while seeking appropriate help with my mental health, physical health, and even my air conditioner.
"Daddy Don’t Go" captures two years in the lives of four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they fight to defy the odds against them.
I began to doubt myself, my abilities, and sadly, my worth. Regular life stressors began to be triggers for mornings where I would wake up not wanting to face the day.
Instead of taking after the David Sevilles surging fear through my child's bones with a booming voice, I want to be a dirty dad. I hope to stoop down in my child’s dirt, grappling with his issues in the thick of things and encouraging him from where he's at. I don’t want to call him from the room upstairs to walk the green mile in fear.
Don’t suppress your natural creativity, but work out the muscle, cope with your inner demons, and let yourself be proud of your accomplishment.