As a Writer…
I write to bring ideas and emotions together. I write with my heart on the page pulsing and my mind grappling with questions and challenges that wake me at 3am. Some of which you may relate to like:
- The 5 Types of Men in a relationship (read by a few thousand folks – weird!)
- How to “earn” your child’s full attention and respect
- Movement Vs. Excercise — which brings more joy and benefits?
- Changing my relationship to Grief and Gratitude
- Why we fight badly with people we love + how to do it better
- What I dare say to a friend who considers suicide…
You can see my full list of published articles here.
As a Sensei to parents…
I created an innovative and very in-demand therapeutic program for kids and parents called Integra Young Warriors in Toronto, Canada. For twelve years I grew it to reach many families across Ontario and to train some incredible Senseis.
Now, I start a new chapter… evolving the work into its next iteration, called The Martial Art of Parenting (MAP). It’s a movement to empower parents first, for us to be the ones who are the change we wish to see in our families. I will be offering private psychotherapy for families in most need, but MAP is about moving beyond mental health and about creating an ongoing and global community of practice and mentorship, which is my life’s work.
You can find free resources (like a parenting compass and a free lesson) info about our family classes, and a new podcast starting in the fall of 2019 all here:
As a Mentor to Men…
The third thread of purpose in my life is reaching out to men who want to have more fulfilling relationships and who are committed to being the leaders who create them.
The burning fire in my belly and compelling pulse in my heart comes from the words of Martin Luther King Jr. who once said…
What the world and men especially ~ in my humble opinion ~ need most is to reconcile these two innate forces. To relatize our personal dreams and potential along with becoming more compassionate, considerate and committed to tending our bonds.
My practical response is to create a vibrant adventure based community for men where we all grow our relationship muscles and learn the art of relationship Aikido together. All to be able to show up as a more powerful and loving partner, father and friend.
You can find out more about how that is evolving here: