I’ve been on this earth nearly 40 years but in many ways my journey just began. Thank you for visiting this page to learn more about me and why I created this site. I’ve spent most my life looking for purpose. I knew I was meant to do something important, I just didn’t know what that was. It wasn’t until just this past year that I’d come to learn what my intention/purpose is.
I want to help others see what is true about themselves.
It’s really not that much more complicated than that. Of course, it’s a simple statement that can manifest itself in many ways, and that’s where creativity, passion, and love meet intention. So do I know where I will go or what I will do? I don’t and that’s okay because as long as I align myself to my intention I know I will be on the right path no matter where it takes me.
Allow me to back up a little just so you know who I am and where I come from. I’ve spent most of my life living in Baltimore, Maryland and even spent several years living in Israel in the 70’s. For the last 12 years I’ve found myself in Monterey, CA living with my beautiful wife, two gorgeous children, and wild and wooly Golden Retreiver. I grew up in a middle income family, raised jewish as a religion and did all of the “typical” things you’d find most kids doing. Yes, the good and the ugly!
I’ve always been a very extrovert person who loved the company of others. Friends would call me a “chameleon” of sorts as I could always relate well to many different types of people and found it easy to blend in to different environments. Friends would also say that I bounced from hobby to hobby, was insecure, and very self absorbed. All those things were true and I could probably go on about the way I lived most of my life.
I learned from a young age that who I was (my worth, value, etc.) was based on things outside of myself. I searched high and low and everywhere in between to gain the approval, acceptance, and ultimately love of those around me. Worse than just “searching” for love, I actually “stole” it from those around me. I knew I was good at relating to people and my adaptive boy used that to his advantage by manipulating others to give me what I wanted…attention, acceptance, affection, love. In essence, my true self – my authentic self- was completely buried and buried so deep I didn’t even know he was there.
Fast forward to mid 2011 where I was a successful “Dad Blogger” blogging at www.DadStreet.com. By all “outward” accounts I was doing well but inside only my ego knew of the devastation. My life led by False Belief and Ego had caught up to me and the very person I wanted least to be was staring back at me in the mirror. I found myself facing divorce from a woman I chased for 8 years before marrying. I found myself losing custody of my children after 4 years in infertility and finding out we had less than 10% chance of ever having children. I found myself nearly out of a job that I desperately needed only to be placed on a 90-day notice to shape up or ship out. I found myself distancing from friends and family alike and the world I so much relied on for sense of worth, value, and almost literally, LIFE, was dying before my eyes.
I began Personal Therapy and with the guidance of a friend I found the Breakthrough Men’s Community Center in Carmel, CA. My journey to reclaim that little boy I lost years ago, followed by the realization that I had been wearing glasses of false belief led me to reclaim my authentic inherent self and begin seeing the world through my glasses of inherent nature. Beyond the extensive work I did at the Breakthrough Center I found many Authors and Speakers who shared a similar vision as I did. What I know now is a culmination of the self work I did at Breakthrough combined with the teaching of many great writers including, Deepak Chopra, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Eckart Tolle, and more.
My journey has just begun and I have always claimed and still claim that I may be at the beginning of the road but I know I’m on the right road. I hope to share my life lessons with you on this site. I encourage you to share your own stories with me. I truly believe we are all one and that we are all connected. I value your input whether or not it happens to be in agreement with mine as we’re all valuable, intelligent, and expressive beings that share many more commonalities than differences.
I also invite you to reach out to me directly should you want any personal guidance and/or be interested in hearing more.
With Gratitude, Appreciation, and Love –