Posts tagged lgbtq
What Does it Mean to be Authentic?

I was invited to this really fancy brunch the other day to learn more about this amazing new app that I’ll tell you more about another time, but while we were talking, the word authentic kept coming up…

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Sooo, what now???

I haven’t written a blog in over a month and to be quite honest, I haven’t felt inspired to. Partly because I was busy promoting my book and partly because I was just not all that interested in sharing. It’s been a wild 6 weeks since…

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PURPOSEFUL AF

Two days prior, I’d presented at The Daytime Emmys. Miss Vivica A. Fox and I handed the award for Outstanding Morning Program to the team from Good Morning America. It was one of the coolest experiences and proudest moments…

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Chapter 4 - AJ AF! (Part 2/3)

This way of thinking started a pattern that would take hold of my life for nearly thirty years. More often than not, I’ve taken ownership of far more than I should. It’s not a healthy habit to create, but as a child, so much of what was going on around me felt like a direct result of my existence, and my brother’s words that day only…

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Flipping the Script Intro (Part 3/3)

Along my journey, I’ve found that many people would rather live a life without meaning, struggling to make ends meet and lacking basic happiness, rather than putting in the work necessary to effect positive change in themselves and in those around them. I get it. I’ve been that guy, and it’s no fun.

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OUR OWN WORST CRITIC

What would life look like if we all started to show ourselves the grace we naturally show others on a day to day basis?  

If you're a total jerk and treating people poorly is your natural state, then this blog is not meant for you.  You should seek out therapy or…

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Re-Write YOUR Story!

Why is it so hard to step out of our comfort zones, especially when everything inside is telling us to shake things up?  Are we afraid of failure?  Are we afraid of the unknown?  Are we afraid of what others might think or say about us?  The answer to all of these questions…

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Gay-J: MY Coming Out Story

In honor of pride month and in memory off all of my LGBTQ brothers and sisters who never lived long enough to tell their stories, I’m going to tell you my coming out story.  You’re not getting the whole story, because I’ve been coming out in some way, shape or form the past two decades, but…

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Love Yourself...ALWAYS!

I’m 37 years old and in some ways I feel like I’m just now getting to know myself.  For much of my life, whether I was aware of it or not, I struggled with self-love.  It’s always felt so natural for me to show love and compassion to others, but showing the same to myself has never been easy.  I’m not a selfish person, I know that, but…

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