A little about then…
About fifteen years ago, a friend asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I told him I wanted to spread as much love as possible. My answer’s still the same.
I know life isn't always a party. It's often hard, sometimes brutal. My parents were shot to death when I was fourteen. My brother OD'd on heroin nine years later. I grew up around a lot of addiction, dysfunction and tragedy. And with too much shame over the fact that I was gay. I hid my pain, and I hid my truth. Not anymore.
We all have our stories. We all have our pain. I've come to believe the only way to have a chance at healing our wounds is to be honest about them. Brave and willing enough to face them. The healing part may be out of our hands, but the brave and honest part is certainly within our power. And it changes everything.
For me, love supports it all. ALL OF IT. Love is the base note for everything good—compassion, forgiveness, kindness, authenticity—and choices made from love can only serve ourselves and our world positively. Love's got the power.
I've been fortunate enough to publish some books and write a movie and be a part of a supportive and wonderful social media community also committed to looking at their lives honestly and through the all-forgiving lens of love.
I've finally started doing what I want to be doing with my life—as I told my friend, spreading as much love as possible. Any which way I can do it.
I hope you'll join me.
A little about now (as of September 16, 2019)…
These days I’m giving a lot of workshops around the country, about loving ourselves, and connecting to our awareness through writing. I love leading workshops as much as I love doing anything. To connect with open-hearted humans actively working on their growth and healing elicits a big high and great joy.
I’m not a religious person, but these past couple of years I’ve been speaking at many New Thought Churches (Unity, Unitarian Universalist, Center for Spiritual Living) and so appreciate their commitment to social justice, acceptance of all people, and love. So much love.
I’m working on a new memoir focused on sexuality. Specifically, my journey to acceptance of myself as a gay man.
I work one-on-one with a few folks as a coach or mentor or cheerleader or whatever you want to call me (as long as it’s not a guru). If you’d like to work with me one-on-one, send me an email.
I’m giving serious thought to getting on the road, maybe in a camper van, and giving more of my time to nature and less of it to technology and social media.