On Being Fueled Rather Than Anchored by Angela Velez-Solic

On being fueled rather than anchored If you happen to be a member of popular social media, you’re regularly inundated with pictures of everyone’s perfect life- their perfect kids earning trophies, landing themselves in advanced Chinese or being sent to a special school for really super awesome kids with a full-ride scholarship to boot. Not […]

Happy Father’s Day Dad!

Happy Father’s Day Dad! It just dawned on me. I don’t think that I have ever written to you. If I have somewhere in the past I certainly do not recall. Starting this Father’s Day, I am going to start a new “tradition”. A tradition in which I catch you up on my life and […]

Hero For My Future

[retweet]This weekend had a profound impact on me. I spent the weekend exploring spirituality and what it means through the lens of how I experience myself, those in my life and spirit/universe/God. Whatever you want to call it. Now I am not a practicing religious man but I do believe in spirit and do believe […]

It’s A Terrible Idea

It’s a terrible idea. Let’s talk about the “F” word. F E A R Fear isn’t going anywhere. As much as I try to feel a certain way about my life and what I am up to I am reminded that fear isn’t going anywhere. If I am up to creating what I say I […]

I Had a Temper Tantrum

I had a temper tantrum today. Not one of my finest adult moments but nonetheless I had it. Now, I didn’t have the kicking and screaming version most of us are familiar with that anyone with a toddler could easily identify but an internal tantrum. I was kicking and screaming on the inside, to myself, […]

Motivation Kinda Sucks…

I made a commitment to myself when I relaunched my brand and business in April of 2018 that I would create weekly content in the form of a blog post. In spite of having two pages of topics and ideas to write about, tonight I find myself just not wanting to put anything out. So, […]

What I do…

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What I do… I am a coach. I support my clients in getting what they want outside of circumstance. I provide a safe space to dream as big as one wants and imagine what’s possible outside of the doubt, the fear, the knowing how it’s going to go based on the past, and all the […]

Love is a Four-Letter Word… Can Be

Today my heart is broken. My pug dog Greta died this week and crossed the rainbow bridge on Thursday. She had a wonderful life. Raised on a farm with ducks in southern Illinois she made her way to Chicago and into the life and hearts of Marsha (my first wife) and I. Above being one […]

Honoring My Voice, Honoring My Father

Over the past couple of months, I have re-empowered my emotional healing journey. I have done a ton of work in this area over the past three years and had it that my work was “done” and or that the level of support I currently had in place was enough. Whelp, as I continue to […]

Vulnerability, Want To Fight About It?

Take off the armor. Put down the shield. Drop your weapons. Take a deep breath. Ready? I’d like to talk about vulnerability. Let’s fight about it. I’ve found that many of us look at vulnerability as weakness and I want to challenge it a bit here (looking at you fellas). The type of vulnerability where […]