Hi there. Welcome to a work in progress! No really, not just the site, but me, you and everyone else. We’re all a work in progress.
I think that I’ve had an interesting past, as I’m sure a lot of people do, but life keeps getting better. I am also continually learning to appreciate all the wonderful things in life that are present each day.
I have been self-employed for many years, and my most ambitious venture to date is something that I am extremely passionate about. It is called Innovia Behavioral Health, and it is about making mental health a priority to lead better lives. I also have Catton Communications Corp and Advanced Recovery Resources, a behavioral health consulting company, and I was the co-founder of Centered Recovery Programs.
In addition to my regular business, I have decided to take some of my experiences in life and share them with others in hopes that it can help them in some way. So as this redefinition continues, check back for updates on the blog sharing ideas, new videos and soon some news on speaking engagements.
I love to write. It’s not just a therapeutic process for me, but something I actually need to do regularly to empty my head, even if nobody ever reads it. Whether it’s any good or not is another story, but it’s a fear I had to get over a long time ago. I’ve written a few books, and have at least a couple others in the works.
I also like to talk, at least in terms of meaningful discourse and interactions with other people. I’m not great at small talk, and am actually quite introverted when it comes to that. Susan Cain’s book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking helped explain a lot for me. I think that there a lot of men out there who are lacking meaningful connection and deeper conversations. My Podcast, Finding Your Way focuses on these issues. It originally started out as Support For Guys, and I still have the mission to help create more open discussion around these issues among men, the topics are more universal and a large percentage of listeners have also been women.
Of course this doesn’t only apply to men, but I think when men open up more then they can also soften up more as they become more vulnerable. Tapping into that side of them helps to make the world a better place, in my opinion, as they become more kind to others as well as themselves.