Posts tagged same sex
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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Chapter 6 - Rattled AF (Part 3/3)

The search continued for another week and the pressure only intensified because the following weekend was Labor Day and we all know the best furniture deals of the year can be found during
that week. I wish I didn’t have to work within a budget, but…

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Chapter 6 - Rattled AF (Part 2/3)

The desk came easily. Emile and I walked into a furniture store that was going out of business and purchased the beautiful white lacquered desk I’m sitting at right now for only…

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Chapter 6 - Rattled AF (Part 1/3)

“We’re not getting a black chair; I think they’re so tacky and I can’t write a book feeling like I’m sitting in a stuffy office somewhere, wasting my life away!”

I was adamant about not wanting…

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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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Chapter 4 - AJ AF! (Part 1/3)

Little AJ was in constant awe of his older siblings. I wanted to be like them, I wanted to be around them, and I wanted to do everything they did. I was a typical baby brother in some ways…

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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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Flipping the Script Intro (Part 2/3)

I’d like to introduce you to a little place that many of you may recognize: a place I like to call “rock bottom.” Here, nothing seems to go right—EVER. For me, this place represents the deepest kind of despair, the type that stirs up every bit of insecurity or self-doubt I’ve ever experienced in life. This place makes me feel like I am…

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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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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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