Same Reason….Different Outcomes

I actually haven’t made a lot of major decisions in my life.  Most of them were fairly common, auxiliary to the big ones.  And my big decisions have been primarily focused on money, jobs and education…in order to find a career and make a living.  A couple of...

Coaching OR Counseling?

A lot of people confuse coaching with various kinds of therapy or counseling.  I recently read a great summary:  “A coach is an active, objective thinking partner who enables the client to achieve future goals by focusing on where they are now and where they...

The Hero, the Übermensch

A predisposition which I believe dominates in many men’s lives is desire to be heroic.  Most men I know want to be the Übermensch, the truly good person who rescues others.  We see this in full flower through those who sacrifice themselves totally for their fellow...

Our Stories and Who we really are…

Many of us are caught in the web of stories we tell ourselves and others about us.  They are stories often rooted in the past, often germinating in a seminal experience of disappointment, betrayal, or even abuse.  Our imperfect parents and siblings fueled the stories...

A Cogent Analysis

I recommend reading the National Catholic Reporter article called: Hierarchy’s inability to mourn thwarts healing in church,  May. 07, 2012  by Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea.  In it she cogently explains the difficulty the Catholic Church is in because of the...