Toxic Masculinity

Toxic masculinity is a narrow and repressive description of manhood, designating manhood as defined by violence, sex, status and aggression. It’s the cultural ideal of manliness, where strength is everything while emotions are a weakness; where strength and toughness are yardsticks by which men are measured, while supposedly “feminine” traits—which can range from emotional vulnerability […]

It’s Time to Level Up

For the past few weeks I’ve been very quiet on social media, and I’m extremely grateful for it. I needed time to process, to explore, to learn, and to pursue my new calling. Well, it’s not new; I’m just finally answering God’s call instead of trying to find clever ways around it. The past few […]

Prune the Vine

Sometimes we need to prune, trim and let go of some things in order to grow stronger where we need to and to focus on where we truly belong. Did you know that plants have a horomone in the tips of growth shoots that creates strength in the strongest branches? The shoots release the horomone […]

Be Still.

Be still. It’s a message I’ve been hearing for weeks, maybe even months. Like many people in our world, I was pushing myself so hard in every aspect of my life and instead of heading in a clear direction, I was spinning my wheels with no forward momentum. What is especially remarkable to me is […]

Finding More Confidence

What is confidence? It is defined as “a feeling of self assurance arising from one’s appreciation of one’s own abilities and qualities.” It shouldn’t be confused with being egotistical or arrogant; confidence is healthy and needed to find true happiness and success. Confidence is quiet; arrogance is loud. Confident people have integrity; they do what […]

The Dangers of Dependence

It is very easy to identify someone who is dependent on external things; drugs, alcohol, gambling, etc.. We all know these things are dangerous when we are dependent on them, and they change the entire dynamic of how we live our lives. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, an estimated 1 million people […]