Mental, emotional, spiritual, & relational insight from a dude willing to put his own shit out there.
BLD BRTHRS is a weekly newsletter for men aimed at understanding our mental, emotional, and physical health.
21 min 40 sec
There are 3 seasons of depression: climate, transitional, & situational. The sun will always rise, and it is my deepest hope that you recognize your worthiness and lean on your resilience to give you the strength to keep going. “We didn’t come this far to only come this far”.
23 min 46 sec
Breaking through the terribly hurtful shit people have said to us in order to live within the truest parts of ourselves. It is a lifelong journey, but the most rewarding one possible.
23 min 12 sec
There’s a constant battle between the “inner asshole” and the “inner enabler” & neither can win! We must learn to find balance and grace for ourselves when we fuck up or behave in a way that we’re not proud of...however, we can’t give ourselves so much rope that we don’t identify and address the places we may have gone wrong. This is learning that will take you a lifetime.
20 min 51 sec
There are two types of forgiveness: forgiving others and forgiving ourselves. I cover both and provide specific steps on how to embark on this journey.
26 min 6 sec
You are worthy because you exist.
20 min 49 sec
Let’s consider HOW we’ve drawn these conclusions and remind ourselves that having grace & seeking understanding is better than being right.
20 min 54 sec
Despite popular opinion, ego, like most things has a sliding scale from pure to completely assholeish.
20 min 57 sec
21 min 35 sec
Let your insecurity drive you to being better without becoming obsessed with people who are simply doing the same thing.
16 min 28 sec
How to identify when things are not great, but being able to keep a positive outlook.
23 min 31 sec
There is so much information about HOW we should be processing this quarantine...I think the key is balance.
20 min 36 sec
Whether we love dancing, reading, or mechanics many of us feel shame around the things we're passionate about.
29 min 43 sec
As we approach our [pre]teens we begin to have relational, intimate, and sexual experience. Due to our immaturity, many of these decisions are rash and ignorant and as we grow into adults the relational decision we continue to make compound causing greater anxiety with each new experience.
31 min 22 sec
Series 1 of Season 2 starts with a BANG - understanding how our childhood experiences lead to our adult traumas.
33 min 27 sec
There is so much confusion as to why men do certain things, and we can do much more good if we would be willing to understand certain things like shame and how we deal with it differently.
31 min 16 sec
Regardless of your spiritual outlook, my attempt is to breakdown the different ways of being aware of "signs and synchronicities". Have a fun listen!
32 min 31 sec
We find our worth in so many things, when we ask ourselves hard questions about our processes and decisions, we can measure how much worth we have actually provided ourselves.
There is a lot tied up between self love and sex...This episode address a few things that self love is NOT and also a direct correlation to our ability to share ourselves with someone[s] else.
28 min 42 sec
We all feel it...most of don't know why, but anxiety is as rampant as a modern plague!
23 min 30 sec
Life is fucking hard and we use all sorts of different mechanisms to control the things we can't control. This is part of my story about how I used food and alcohol as elements of control.
33 min 3 sec
There is SO much pain that happens to us and around us, but there are truths to trauma, grief, & guilt that I hope resonate and assist you in finding your own healing :)
26 min 18 sec
We live in an opinionated world, and maybe we're not quite as divided as we act.
21 min 21 sec
Life is fucking chaotic...give yourself some grace and create balance.
12 min 58 sec
"The Otherness" - Ones ability to show up authentically without concern for how others will judge their showing up...or something like that :)
20 min 3 sec
My parenting style is most certainly non-traditional, but I wholeheartedly believe that educating our kids about sex, drugs, their bodies & sexuality is only going to give them strength. Also, the idea that parents treat their kids like they forgot what it was like to be in middle school/high school is bullshit. :) Enjoy the episode!
26 min 45 sec
We all long for safety and there are so many things that we hide from people who love us because of fear. This is a heavy episode that discusses the suicide of an old friend, Jarrid Wilson, male posturing, entitlement, and vulnerability. Thank you for joining us on this adventure.
26 min 45 sec
It seems that settling is in our DNA...but I'm not sure that's actually true. Is settling something we learn or something we're born with? Thanks for listening!
26 min 15 sec
Authenticity is such a buzz word right now, but what does it actually mean and how do we find it?
25 min 42 sec
A conversation with my daughter prompted us to discuss the difference between a life where we're always trying to be what other people want us to be versus a life where we live with integrity, authenticity, & contentment.
25 min 23 sec
It is an exercise to learn how to embrace and express the feelings we have and emotions we experience!
25 min 42 sec
From mass shootings to rape to racial targeting, some shit has to change, but can it be systems that get us to that change?
22 min 2 sec
A rundown of peace, what it feels like, what stands in our way and how to assess your life to find more of it.
25 min 20 sec
What do we do in the pause of life? When we experience a comma are we listening to and honoring ourselves? What would you say to yourself in the future?
20 min 45 sec
This episode is a little bit a.d.d. as I cover topics that range from divorce, parenting, co-parenting, self-worth, and a few others. I hope you enjoy!
29 min 27 sec
Any human has the ability to bring "toxic" energy into a moment, but in this episode I focused on the male expression of that.
23 min 39 sec
Do we as humans have all of the power we need to endure a lifetime on this earth? If we do, why do we put all of the blame and give all of the credit to something/someone else?
23 min 2 sec
We each carry trauma with us, but can it ultimately be undone?
24 min 56 sec
Vulnerability is not synonymous with truth...Vulnerability, like great sex takes trust and intimacy.
23 min 16 sec
Imposter syndrome is a real.
20 min 8 sec
All I'm saying is...maybe you can find it within yourself
23 min 24 sec
There is such magnificence in being a human, and the excitement that comes from living life really well. But all of that excitement comes from within :)
21 min 55 sec
Men need more than we'll ever admit, and when we give in to seeking affection somewhere else, we have to change in order to get there...
26 min 13 sec
A brief history of my faith, as I prepare to share more of where I've been and where I'm going.
21 min 28 sec
We get stuck up there, in that little space between our ears...but why and how do we get the fuck out?
23 min 13 sec
An observation of pain, relative to class, race, sexual orientation and the push for understanding
24 min 11 sec
Fear is a weird topic, full of subjective information & also very honest and real info. Let's explore!
24 min 10 sec
The title basically says it all :)
25 min 9 sec
The process of deconstruction often can bring more pain before it brings joy. This episode is an in-depth look at my journey, how it's effected me and that I'm not fucking stopping.
20 min 36 sec
Life and self-love aren't easy, and actually they can be quite hard. This episode highlights the pursuit of speaking love to yourself.
21 min 16 sec