Published by admin on September 26, 2018

The Day Whitney Houston Saved My Life

  I was in my car the other day, listening to the radio, and this song by Whitney Houston came on—And I… I… will always love… uuu—when a thought careened into me, almost blowing me off the road: Stop waiting, Alex. Waiting for what, you ask. To be happy.   Creeping into my subconscious, and…

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Published by admin on March 6, 2017

How to Get Off the Rollercoaster of Relationships

During the final months of my last relationship, I noticed that when I was unbelievably happy, she was almost never happy; and when she was in splendorous moods of joy, I was totally down and out. It’s like our cycles were inverted. And it was hell.  How did it get this way, I wondered. We started off so…

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Published by admin on November 6, 2015

Failing Faster: Not Your Mama’s Post on Failing

It sounds kinda funny, doesn’t it? Fail? Who wants to fail? But it’s the secret of a truly happy life, in my opinion. So, let’s dissect it. Failing. It sucks. I hate it. And, yet, it’s the key. Now, let’s be clear from the onset: I am not saying that failing is the key. I am…

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Published by admin on September 17, 2015

MY FAULTY FOUNDATION

Every General Contractor knows it. If the foundation isn’t good, the house will be no good. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but eventually. A bad foundation will not support the home upon which it is built. The same principle holds true for relationships. If the foundation is bad, the relationship cannot stand–or withstand–the test of time. I…

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Published by admin on July 6, 2015

Compersion: The Joy that Keeps on Giving

Some call it the “antidote to jealousy.” It’s a word that has been coined via the poly/non-monogamous world to mean the joy you experience seeing your partner in joy because of another romantic relationship. I’d like to broaden this definition (while we’re already creating new terms, right?) to mean the joy that you experience when your…

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