Put the F**king Phone Down: Life. Can’t. Wait.
Spring 2019

Put the F**king Phone Down is a book for people who are fed up with seeing other people (and likely themselves) acting like zombies who mindlessly stare at miniature screens while life passes by unnoticed. It’s time for us all to learn how those expensive yet surprisingly fragile electronic devices in our pockets reel us in, hook us, and devour the entirety of our attention spans before we realize what’s happened. More importantly, it is the imperative of modern life to learn how to take control over how we use the time we’re given and savor the moments unfolding all around us before those opportunities pass for good.

Unlike so many other books on mindfulness, PTFPD is not written with the intention of discovering one’s inner Zen master, nor will it help one attain ultimate enlightenment. Instead, it presents a no-nonsense, research-based approach to mindfulness written for people who balk at the typical self-help book and also enjoy a well-placed F-bomb.

Packed with practical activities designed to increase self-awareness and teach readers how to actively prolong the act of savoring the moment, this book uses humorous and highly relatable stories to explain how and why technology addictions affect so many of us.

The end goal of PTFPD is to help readers achieve greater balance by helping them learn to both accommodate an innate craving to connect with others via technology as well as satisfy our need to live more present-focused lives by nurturing our most important flesh-and-blood relationships. Unlike The Walking Dead, readers don’t need to partake of actual flesh and blood to do so; they simply need to put their f**king phones down and start living.

 

Seeing Again for the First Time: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction
Kendall Hunt, Aug. 2017

Seeing Again for the First Time: Mindful Communication in the Age of Distraction is designed to create an immersive, interactive, and, intimate experience between the reader and the text. Readers will do more than simply read and reflect as they embark on a journey into the realm of mindful interpersonal communication. Seeing Again Front Cover

Seeing Again for the First Time:

  • Is designed to grow and develop the reader into a strong communicator and act as a guide for everyday interaction.
  • Includes activities in each chapter that will often involve physically interacting with the book.
  • Is specifically and methodically designed so that each chapter builds upon the last, and each part fits together like a puzzle.

Messages that Matter: Public Speaking in the Information Age
Hayden-McNeil, July 2016

Messages that Matter: Public Speaking in the Information Age is a student-fo516MVVxfq2L._SX382_BO1,204,203,200_.jpgcused textbook that provides practical and real-world instruction in the art of public speaking, with a focus on how speakers can learn to communicate with diverse audiences to achieve their primary goal of being understood as intended. Using an audience-centered approach, Messages that Matter provides instruction on: audience analysis, overcoming speaker anxiety, research techniques for speakers, how to practice and refine delivery, persuasion techniques, and group presentation fundamentals.

 

The Dadly Way: 10 Steps to More Active Fatherhood & Equal Parenting
Motivational Press, Sep. 2015

The Dadly Way provides a pathway for fathers to earn their place as parenting equals, committed to being mindfully present for their children and an integral part of tomorrow’s memories.
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It is time for fathers to become more mindful in our approach to families, so that we might carve out the best possible future for our children, as well as their children. To do so, we must parent with presence, on purpose, today. From dealing with the harmful effects of the ego, to calling for an end to the parenting wars, from learning how fatherhood has evolved, to knowing where it is heading, and from learning to listen deeply, to becoming more mindful parents, The Dadly Way provides a meaningful look at modern fatherhood.