The Profession of Fatherhood

“Authenticity is totally overrated, totally. I don’t want an authentic surgeon who says, ‘I don’t really feel like doing knee surgery today.’ I want a professional who shows up [regardless of] whatever they feel like, right?” -Seth Godin Fatherhood is a lot like this.  Being a father is professional work.   Authenticity does not nourish our…

To Be Or Not To Be Ourselves

Many of our relationships, whether we like it or not, place restrictions on us that prevent us from being ourselves. Whether for occupational, familial, or political reasons, we cannot fully open up to everyone, in every way, in every circumstance. If we do, not only will we jeopardize the relationships themselves, but also our reputations…