After working in non-profit helping teenagers with their addictions, I discovered that we live in a fatherless nation. Dad is either absent physically or emotionally. I saw the ripple of that in children and developed a fire to create a dialogue about men and challenge them to create new definitions. At the same time, I was going through my own man journey post-divorce and started a blog called "The Angry Therapist". I started documenting my journey. This all lead to a book, "I Used To Be a Miserable F*ck", coming out in late Jan.
This book isn't just for men who have come out the other side. The truth is there is no other side. There are just days. Just because I'm no longer "miserable" doesn't mean I have a permanent banana smile on my face. I have my bad days like everyone else. I still live with self-doubt and worry and dread. I still panic. I'm still afraid. And this book is also for everyone who still feels that way. Not just men. Anyone.
The world stamps "happy" on tee shirts and makes us believe we should all be wearing one. And if we're not, we are defective. Something is wrong with us. But not everyone is happy. Many are in the dark. Many are in a shitty place. Many are not happy. And that's okay.
If you believe that men need to redefine themselves today. If you believe women should re-evaluate their standard and who they choose to love. If you believe in my story and believe, like me, I was just a vessel, a messenger, a conduit, to spread a message, to create a dialogue, to encourage us to look inward, and redefine ourselves. If you believe in something greater...
Help me create a dialogue as I ride my motorcycle from LA -> SF -> Portland -> Seattle. Stopping at CrossFit boxes, communities, anyone who will have me.
My goal is to reach and impact as many lives as I can. My heart is in the right place for this. I trust the universe will lead me to who I’m meant to collide with.
Anyone with a motorcycle I ask you to ride with me, even if it’s for a few miles. If you believe in my message in challenging our definitions, have healthier relationships, and be better humans.
I will be documenting my journey and sharing on social media so you can follow.
If you believe in what I’m doing please HELP ME SPREAD THE WORD.
IF YOU DONATE $100 OR MORE, YOU WILL GET BOTH MY AUDIO COURSES (Bulletproof Your Relationship & Single. On Purpose).
IF YOU DONATE $150 OR MORE, YOU WILL GET BOTH MY AUDIO COURSES, ONE OF MY NEW TAT TEE SHIRTS.
Here are the current locations.
Book Soup @7pm Signing 8818 Sunset Blvd West Hollywood, CA
Pharos Athletic Club @11:30am Miserable F*CK Workout, donuts, and a group conversation 1316 Glendale Blvd Los Angeles CA 90026Echo Park
CrossFit Ohana @5pm Miserable F*CK Workout, donuts and a group conversation 1299 West Laurel Ave Lompoc, CA 93436
Jaime Solty's House Men's group conversation
HarperOne Offices @2pm Interviewing the team that helped make it happen
Books Inc. @7pm Signing 2251 Chestnut St San Francisco, CA 94123 (Marina Location)
Candace Kastanis Couple's session
Inertia Dewitt women's group within the yoga community
KATU's Afternoon Live @1:30pm TV Interview
Powell's Books @7:30 PM Signing 1005 W. Burnside St. Portland, OR
THURSDAY 2/7 Cody Brunner - session
Third Place Books @6pm signing 17171 Bothell Way NE (Seattle) Lake Forest Park, WA 98155
Jeremy Croft - session
Kelle Kleingartner women's group
Mikey Romano - men's group
Teresa L Marchese Group discussion
Jackino Amato - session
CrossFit Inferno @5pm 2/ Bill Grundler Miserable F*CK Workout, donuts, and a group conversation 4120 Horizon Ln. San Luis Obispo CA 93401