Posts tagged andreia
Face Your Fear

For years I dealt with a form of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) known as Pure O. My self-imposed paralysis evolved from more comprehendible compulsive anxieties to increasingly bizarre mental battles. There was a progression that fed itself with each avoidance, pulling me towards evermore complex psychological creations. Challenging as this was, it is the most formative and essential part of my life. We should all be so lucky as to have an all-encompassing mental disorder pull us to the path of personal discovery, growth, and purpose. To some degree, we all do. Whether it is a proclivity for stress, anger, jealousy, impatience, indulgence, or addiction, we all are born immersed in a pathology of self-destruction pulling us towards self-mastery and rebirth. Our journey to confront fear is antecedent to a meaningful life. This is a consistent theme in the human experience.

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Friday Musings on Being a New Father of Two

Just over a week ago, my wife, Neely, and I finally reached the culmination of our adoption journey becoming the parents of two beautiful children- a 5-week old baby girl, Brix Dani Trotter, and her 18-month old brother, Ace Cowen Trotter. Since then we’ve been figuring a lot of things out. Here are just a few new-daddy takeaways from the past week.

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