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The Brodhisattva Blog

The search for happiness in our lives is an idea I've been wrestling with for some time. I have some thoughts which I shared in an article published to Elephant Journal. If you haven't checked out their site, you should. Lots of great content and th…

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Wanted to share here that I just published an article in Elephant Journal. This came about after a Twitter conversation with one of the editors about how my mindfulness meditation practice once led me down a very dark path. I talk about what that wa…

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I saw this comic online last week and really felt it. I struggle with depression and for the past couple of weeks it was kicking my ass. And yet, when my weekly men’s group came around, instead of engaging and sharing and dealing with it, I du…

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Holy shit, the past 2 months have been a whirlwind. We started The Brodhisattva Podcast 7 weeks ago. We released 3 episodes that first week and have been putting out one episode a week since then. It has been a blast! People are downloading the epis…

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March 20, 2021

The Tao of Podcasting

I feel consumed with this podcast I’ve begun. For the past 2 weeks, no matter what time I go to bed (last night it was close to midnight), I am awake at 5 AM eager to get back to it. I can spend hours editing tape. It should feel tedious and l…

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March 14, 2021

Big Freakin’ News!!!

We have been a little negligent on the blog lately, and I felt a word of explanation was necessary. We’ve been busy in other avenues. No excuse. That’s just it. First: I have a new piece of short fiction that was just published last wee…

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I never want this blog to feel like a diary or confessional. But I had an episode that happened this week that I just feel compelled to share. I felt there was opportunity for learning and growth for me personally, and hopefully someone el…

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There was a time, say back in say March or April at the start of the pandemic, when I almost looked forward to this year. I saw it as full of possibility for growth and personal development. My work suffered almost immediately, and I found myself wi…

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Nov. 29, 2020

Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving day I awoke late in my warm, soft bed. Following Thich Nhat Hahn’s advice I brought a half-smile to my face, soaked in the warmth, and felt my breath for a few moments. Then, in the spirit of the holiday, I made a cup of coffee…

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Sept. 30, 2020

The Boxers

This essay is a little weird. It’s a description of a scene and my reaction to it that was both perturbing and engrossing. It was fairly early on in the pandemic, back in May 2020, and I found it so arresting that I jotted it down in my journa…

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