Celebrating Memorial Day 2014 in Couer d'Alene

Celebrating Memorial Day 2014 in Couer d'Alene

Who?

I was born in Los Angeles, yet I consider Spokane my home. Having lived here for the last 15 years has given me the right to claim this city, plus it's just an awesome place to live.  I moved to the Northwest on a whim and met my wife a week after my arrival.  We were married a year later and have three wonderful children that have changed our lives in immeasurable ways.  They continually fascinate me and have given me a happiness I never knew was accessible.  Helping others and providing value for the world I live in is what fulfills me.

 

About.. 

I have 7 brothers and sisters spread out over the West Coast.  Although we look very similar (strong genes), we are incredibly different yet somehow still very close.  Since our childhood changed so sporadically and violently I'd rather address it in my Blog, where I have the time and desire to deconstruct my younger years. Let's just say that my life has been incredibly entertaining.

I have had quite a few jobs in my life (28 years of employment and counting) and have always enjoyed whatever life has presented me with.  I found fulfillment working hard and using my creativity to earn a living as I worked through high school, college, and as I settled into my career.  Yet as I my progressed in my profession, I began feeling more and more hollow inside.  I needed something different but could not put my finger on it.  Professionally I was unsatisfied.  My physical health was also declining:  I continuously consumed fast food, was in the worst shape of my life, and could not run more than a block without collapsing.  Because bad things come in threes, the stress of the last decade had began taking it's toll as well.  I was mentally been inching closer and closer towards a nervous breakdown.  

Then a combination of our youngest barely surviving birth and my dream job disintegrating was the tipping point.  I was waking up scared and depressed every day, and couldn't see a clear path of the abyss.  I decided that my life had to change or I wasn't going to make it another year.  I studied healthy living, delved deeper into religion, began coaching individuals and large companies, and started speaking to large and small groups about changing their lives.  It felt good so I kept at it.  I read every transformational book that I could find.  I started running daily for extended distances.  I found meditation, realigned myself with my religion, and started writing as well.  It was as if the universe was guiding me to something far different than what I set out to do.  I had a new life in my hands and a completely different way of seeing the world.  This is where I unpack my experiences and share my view of my past and present through this new pair of eyes. 

I hope that you enjoy what I have put together.