Chuck Connors, Bert Lahr and Me

I am courageous.  It’s not an easy thing to say because the word carries tremendous weight, especially when I think of those heroes who have risked their physical lives to save others.  I have not done this precisely but I have climbed out on many a limb to rescue...

Single Dads

Not enough is written or spoken about children who are being raised primarily or exclusively by men.   The tendency in our culture is to believe that only mothers are innately capable of nurturing children.  Our media do little to dispel this myth.  Yet nothing is...

Healing the Father Wound: Part 3 of 3

Do you allow yourself to be vulnerable to uncomfortable feelings and memories concerning your relationship with you father?  Or, like a lot of men, do you shelve that which stimulates your temptation to weep?  Maybe you’ve decided that being in competition with the...

Healing the Father Wound: Part 2 of 3

What does “father energy” offer a child that enables him or her to grow into a mature and responsible adult?  What elements are necessary in a child’s life, which uniquely flow from a father and that offer balance and emotional wholeness in the child’s development?...

Healing the Father Wound: Part 1 of 3

I’ve long been interested in helping people to heal the wounds they’ve experienced in their families of origin.  Often these inflictions are unintended.  They are due to a lack of mindfulness or because of the parents’ wounds that they’ve experienced through their own...