Category Archives: Life Balance

Black Cats And a Four Leaf Clover

Good Luck, Bad Luck and Just Luck I have good luck. I found a platinum diamond ring at the gas station. We won the grand prize last year at the raffle at my son’s school. I’ve won over $1,000 in personal training and two free months of membership in drawings at my gym. (And if…

Mutiny on the Classroom Rug: A Lesson from a Teacher on Anger Management

First, a reminder.  The start date of my 10-week men’s counseling group was moved back to next Monday, September 19th.  The group is from 715-830.  I have one spot left.  If you’re interested, please let me know. ______________________________________________________________________________ My first real job was as an 8th teacher. And Mr. E was the cool teacher! I…

Monkey out of water

First, I want to remind you about my upcoming men’s group.  It’s limited to seven men, and I have two spots left.  If you want more specific information, check out my recent blog: “Men at work, men without hats, and men’s counseling group.”  It’s on the homepage of my website: rivercitycounseling.com _________________________________________________________________________________ If my last…

29 monkeys in the pool

I have a busy mind. It never stops. Call it anxiety. Call it AD/HD. Call it what you will. But I’m just busy. Knowing about my struggles, a couple of important people in my life suggested meditation. Sit quietly and focus on your breath. When your mind wanders, just bring it back to the breath….

Men at work, men without hats, & men’s counseling group

Hello Gentlemen: I’m writing to invite you to join me in the next round of my counseling group for men that will begin on Monday, September 19th. The group will meet from 715-830 p.m. each Monday and will last for ten weeks. The group will be limited to seven men and will meet at my…

He does, she does, everyone PROCRASTINATES!!!

I’m doing it as I write.  I should be doing things that are more important than this.  Yet, here I am writing my blog.  I believe I’m procrastinating.  I think everyone procrastinates.  And since it’s the beginning of the school year, I figured it’s time to revisit why our kids do it. About 95% of…

NO REGRETS!!!

Open your mind’s eye for a second and flash to a bunch of dudes.  Voices rising, they pound their chests and yell, “No Regrets!!!”  You try to ignore them, but secretly you roll your eyes and scoff at them. And yet today, I’m feeling them.  KD starts school tomorrow, and he has been acting out…

Living in LA with my best old friend Dave

I left Los Angeles in 1998 and moved to Berkeley. I left my whole life behind: parents, family, friends, career, etc. You know what they say about moving for love… I left my best friend Dave behind. Dave and I knew each other in kindergarten (so he says) and were in the same class in…

Thank god! We lost it in troubled waters-River City Counseling

When I got my first cell phone, my wife complained because I wouldn’t pick up or return calls. It wasn’t anything personal; most of the time I accidentally left it at home. It was more of an annoyance that anything else. Years later, we got rid of our landline, and it became the only way…

Here we go again and again and again

My parents lived close to Watts during the riots of 1965. Not long after my pregnant mother was walked home from the grocery store by a member of the Harlem Globtrotters, who recognized that things were heating up, my parents realized that things were way too dangerous and left the area for a few days….