A Love Note From Hal

Why on earth would you commit to spend the rest of your life with another person? I think it’s a fair question, and an important one. Ursula Elrod and I have been together for 17 years, married for 12. On Saturday night, we went out for Valentine’s Day, and we not only celebrated how far […]

Do You Struggle With Depression?

I’ve been struggling with depression lately, so I’ve been striving to figure out why, and what I can do to feel better. So, although I’m not a psychologist or a psychiatrist and not giving you any prescriptive advice, here, I’ll share some of what’s come up for me that’s been helpful. While there’s A LOT […]

What Impact Does Our Smartphone Have On Our Lives?

I sincerely wonder how many brilliant ideas I’ve missed out on because instead of sitting in silence, I grabbed for my smartphone… again. 🤷🏼‍♂️ I am delusional. I like to think other people are on their phones too much, but not me. “I’m smarter that. I’m more conscious,” is the story I tell myself. But […]

In Case You Missed My “Shirtless” Post On Social Media

I dont normally share pictures with my shirt off, but let me tell you why im making an exception today. The picture on the left was taken shortly after i was diagnosed with cancer and started chemo. Within 3 weeks, my weight dropped from 167 pounds to 127 pounds. At 6 tall, that was obviously […]

There Are No Problems In Life – Only Solutions

Life is as much a matter of how we perceive our circumstances as it is what those circumstances are. You can have a life overwhelmed with problems, or a life filled with challenges, opportunities, and a perception of perfection–and it can be the exact same life. Consider that our perception of reality determines how we […]

Friends, It’s Okay To Not Be Okay Sometimes – It’s Part of Being Human

Friends, it’s okay to not be okay sometimes. It’s part of being human. But let’s be careful not to fall into victimhood by remembering that you always have control over the most important thing in your life… you. What you think about. What you focus on. What you tell yourself. How you spend your time. […]