Posts tagged suicide prevention
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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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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Flipping the Script Intro (Part 1/3)

As I sat on my toilet seat one cool October night, staring out the bathroom window of my tenth-floor apartment and begging God to forgive me for the choice I was about to make, I knew I’d reached a new low. I’d struggled with depression my entire life, and the thought of…

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"SOMETIMES PEOPLE HIDE STUFF."

I’ve been doing this blog thing for a few weeks now and have been overwhelmed by the love and support from around the world!  You guys and gals really are the best and I’m so grateful that my words are resonating.  For me, writing is a form of therapy and just as helpful to my own heart as it seems to be to yours.  Lately though, my heart has been aching and today I’m going to share a bit more with you…

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