Tag Archives: ask the old guy

30 Day Challenge- Moving from Dad Bod to Healthy Body Day 10

Listen ya’ll I played myself. I was supposed to get up this morning and hit hot yoga at 6 since I didn’t have to be at work until noon. However, a warm bed and the thought of a small class where I couldn’t hide in back told me to keep my ass in the bed.… Read More »

30 Day Challenge- Moving from Dad Bod to Healthy Body Day 6

Yesterday’s hot yoga class sucked serious coconuts. I couldn’t get through most of the poses and bounced between nausea and body aches. When you consistently miss workouts because of death or a birthday party or something that someone needs, your body forgets what to do and resists and fights against all attempts to get healthy.… Read More »

30 Day Challenge- Moving from Dad Bod to Healthy Body Day 2

Temptation always comes in a form you truly desire. As I join a friend for lunch at a wonderful Middle Eastern dinner, I must resist all the wonderful warm pita bread, baklava and french fries dipped in olive oil, lemon juice and sprinkled with feta and cilantro. I am on day five of carb free… Read More »

Burn the Manual Presents: Want to Create Miracles? Make These Two Changes

“Have you ever failed at something?” My youngest sister was asking my opinion on life and failing. I could only chuckle and then look her in the eye with this witty retort: “Most of the shit I’ve tried has failed. What’s made my life interesting is what I did after failing.” Rather than rattle off… Read More »

Psst: Here’s the Secret for Eliminating All Stress in Your Life

For many years, I was awash in curiosity about sociopaths and their behavior. In my twenties, I jumped from one ill fated and doomed romance to another always stating these dumb ass responses for my behavior: He “should” love me. He “should” give me some kind of act right. He “should ” want to be… Read More »

How to Recreate Your Family and Guarantee a Sense of Belonging

When children are born, they are looking in the faces of all these strange people with one question in mind- Do I belong here? What we are seeking from birth onward is the question: Am I worthy of connection? As a culture, we refuse to see it and recognize it as normal, healthy and human.… Read More »

Who Else Wants to Hire a 30 Year Old with 50 Years of Experience?

In the book, So Good They Can’t Ignore You, the writer shares a term (that I love) called Career Capital. This means there are folks who have put in their time, earned their stripes and learned “a thang or two about a thang or two”. When you hire an older guy like me or my… Read More »

Why reality can’t be trusted

In our world, there is much concern with reality. Reality, in so many situations is concerned with being negative. We can often times accept negativity, the belief that something awful will happen. For many of us, the awful, the dreadful, seems highly more likely. What if we have it completely wrong?