Music From The Hearts Of Space

meditation music peace Feb 16, 2019

One of the fondest memories I have of my childhood, comes from my bedtime ritual growing up on Hempstead Rd in Toledo, Ohio.

For whatever reason, for most of my life I've been a nervous wreck. Whether it was taking a test in school, trying to summon up the courage to ask a girl out, playing a sporting event or simply going about my day, I couldn't calm my mind.

In fact, my nerves were the reason I quit playing baseball when I was in 5th grade. I was the pitcher for my team but before every game I would get super sick to my stomach and be saddled with anxiety. It got to the point that I couldn't take it anymore and stopped playing. As an aside, pretty sad that I did, because I was pretty darn good. Oh well...

Having said that, there was one thing I did as I was falling asleep at night that soothed my mind and made me feel like it was all going to be ok. My mom would come in and turn on the radio to a program called "Music From The Hearts Of Space".

It was the most calming, relaxing...

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Raising A Son To Be A Gentle Man

dad fatherhood gentle man son Jun 21, 2018

It’s Thursday morning and I just got back from walking the dogs wth Skye strapped to my chest in an Ergo Baby.  I’m sitting here at our home, looking out into the living room. Right across from me, Skye is fast asleep in his Boppy, and our doggies, Faith and Nalu are just behind him sleeping as well. It’s an awesome sight.

As we were out on on our walk, I began to experience what Jack Handey would refer to as “Deep Thoughts”. I got to thinking about what an awesome opportunity I’ve been given. I get to be a father to a son. Never did I imagine that I would have this role in this lifetime, but here it is.

One day this boy will grow to be a man. But what isn’t given is what kind of man he will become. A lot of that will be determined by how he experiences me. Why?

Because as I understand it, most of his personality and core beliefs about life will be formed in his first 5-6 years on the planet.Right now, essentially he is a blank slate,...

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A Birth Story: Dad's-Eye View

 
This is a birth story. It’s a dad’s-eye view of what it was like to experience the labor and delivery of your first child. I can tell you in advance that it has strengthened my belief that nature knew what it was doing when it set it up in a way that women would be the ones to birth babies. Why?

Because most men couldn’t handle it. Period. I don’t know about you, but if I get a cold, I milk it for all it’s worth. You would think the end of the world was near. I’m betting you might know a man or two or three like this.

So I’m going to make a big statement. In this man’s humble opinion, women are the stronger sex and it’s time we acknowledge this. It’s my hope that this story serves to support this view.

But I digress. Before we dive into the labor side of this story, I’d like to give you a little background context. Due to the events of last year, (read more about them in my blog “My Trip On A...

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My Trip On A Rocket Ship

Uncategorized May 30, 2018

What you’re about to read is by far the most vulnerable and raw piece I’ve ever written. Up until this point, I wasn’t ready to share because a lot of processing, distance, self- inquiry and introspection was necessary before I felt comfortable enough to open up. I shared some of this before but most of this is new.

My reason for writing this is that i hope if anyone else has ever gone through something similar, you’ll know you’re not alone. Secondarily, perhaps through my insights I can spare others from ever having to go through what I did.

Thirdly if you are someone who is caring for a loved one who is on a similar path, never give up on them…believe in the power to heal. And lastly, I want to let men know that it’s ok to share their vulnerabilities with others. I heard it said by someone much wiser than I that it’s your secrets that make you sick.

I preface this story with an aside. Most of my life I’ve been dealing with...

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Breakdown To Breakthrough

Welcome to my world!  My name is Adam Michael Brewer and at the age of 48, I’m a first-time father to an amazing 3 month old son named Skye.  It’s been a wild ride getting to this point and continues to be so. But I couldn’t be happier right now. Everyday is something new.

It’s here that I’ll share my stories about the trials & tribulations of becoming a first-time father. I grew up in Ohio but have lived in LA for 22 action-packed years now. So these days, I Live And Dad In LA. One thing’s for sure, I made lots of mistakes along the way but have learned so much from each experience. It’s my intention to share some of the wisdom I’ve gained as well as keep you up to date with the new adventures I’m having with Skye and my amazing partner @lizarch (Skye’s momma). Thanks for joining me!

For some, being a first-time father at 48 doesn’t sound like a big deal. There are those men out there that have...

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