My Thrive Experience: 2 Week Update

  Where to begin? I’m not a highly emotional person. I’m rational, skeptical, and even a bit cynical at times. But not with Thrive. It’s no small thing when I say: Thrive has completely changed my life. Starting my second week, I’m beginning to rest better. Sleep and gut issues have always been my biggest struggles. When one is off, … Read More

My Thrive Experience: Week 1

I’ve been on Thrive for a full week now, and I will confidently say that I’ve never felt so great in my adult life. My sleep is better than it has ever been, and that’s always been my largest struggle. I’m able to concentrate on what I need to during the entire day, run errands, enjoy time with my kids, … Read More

Be the Change

Most of the developed world is aware of the Notre Dame tragedy. That terrifying blaze swept through the landmark and nearly destroyed 850 years of history. The religious and secular communities alike were shaken as the flames devoured everything they could consume before finally being quenched. My social media feeds have overflowed with tears and sentiments from friends and acquaintances … Read More

Finding My Voice.

Nothing is ever really lost, or can be lost, No birth, identity, form—no object of the world. Nor life, nor force, nor any visible thing; Appearance must not foil, nor shifted sphere confuse thy brain. Ample are time and space—ample the fields of Nature. The body, sluggish, aged, cold—the embers left from earlier fires, The light in the eye grown … Read More

Don’t Cry Alone in the Bathroom

April 19, 1995 – This was the first time in my few short years when I realized evil was real. It wasn’t reserved for storybook characters or fantasy lands. It existed in my world, and it was no respecter of persons. A newspaper with this image on the front page lay on the counter top. I vividly remember the profound … Read More

Lift As You Climb – You Won’t Climb Alone

I love success stories. I especially love success stories that involve people who’ve overcome tremendous struggles to achieve their goals. In the past few years, I’ve witnessed fellow authors grow to New York Time bestseller levels and sign movie/TV deals. I’ve seen many commit to leading their lives in a more health-conscious way, losing 50+ pounds or giving up sugar … Read More

A New Year – A New Name

Several years ago, my wonderful friend and personal Yoda, Elizabeth Isaacs, introduced me to her New Year’s tradition. Anyone who knows me, realizes how much I truly loathe New Year’s resolutions. Most of the time, it’s a poor excuse for good intentions, and more often that not, you don’t fulfill them, and you wind up feeling like a failure. This reaction … Read More