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Josh Misner, PhD

Mindful Living in a Distracted World

Today

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Today, I saw a man infected with rage.
Shaking his fists with furrowed brow
Belying his cry of war.

Today, I taught my children peace.
In war, there are no victors.
Anger spreads only the disease of hatred. Continue reading “Today”

Chatting About Fatherhood With Masterchef’s Stephen Lee

MASTERCHEF: L-R: Contestant Stephen and Judge Gordon Ramsay in the all-new “Top 22 Compete” episode of MASTERCHEF airing Wednesday, May 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Greg Gayne / FOX. © 2015 FOX Broadcasting Co.
MASTERCHEF: L-R: Contestant Stephen and Judge Gordon Ramsay in the all-new “Top 22 Compete” episode of MASTERCHEF airing Wednesday, May 27 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Greg Gayne / FOX. © 2015 FOX Broadcasting Co.
What is it like working with Gordon Ramsay? I always heard he is extra-coarse in front of the camera, but off-camera, one of the most compassionate and caring fathers we could hope to see. Do you get that from working around him?

Continue reading “Chatting About Fatherhood With Masterchef’s Stephen Lee”

Suppressing the Screen to Set the Standard

is-screen-addiction-realTake a look at the following litany of quotes taken from actual interactions I’ve had with people close to me over the last week or so:

  • “Hang on a sec, I have to check us in.”
  • “Do that again, I want to get a picture of it!”
  • “That is so funny! I absolutely have to post that!”
  • “Of course I was listening! I just had to check to see if an important email came through yet.”

I’d like to think we all have those people in our lives. We all know these types – the ones so addicted to their phones or tablets that they actually plan their time around their interaction with the screen. Continue reading “Suppressing the Screen to Set the Standard”

Mindful Approach and Attitude About Modern Fatherhood

10575243_10100181557404583_7225833903417772822_oAs Father’s Day draws closer, my email inbox has been overflowing with one ad or pitch after another, with each one urging me to try the latest novelty grilling apron, lithium-ion battery power tool, auto/truck accessory, sporting goods, or *gasp* yet another whimsical tie. After deleting the 20th email or so, I started to realize how, over the last 20 years of my tenure as a father, very little has changed with regard to Father’s Day, the impact of stereotypes on fathers and the relationships we have with our families. Continue reading “Mindful Approach and Attitude About Modern Fatherhood”

10 Questions With Scott Behson, PhD, Author of “The Working Dad’s Survival Guide”

book cover 3 sectionThe Working Dad’s Survival Guide: How to Succeed at Work and at Home (http://amzn.to/1PWQtky) is the first book of its kind- advice and encouragement for men who aspire to career success and being highly-involved loving dads. I recently had a chance to catch up with and interview the author, Scott Behson, PhD., so here are 10 questions with Dr. Behson: Continue reading “10 Questions With Scott Behson, PhD, Author of “The Working Dad’s Survival Guide””

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