About John


John has been a professional writer for more than 25 years and a prose writer since childhood. Through fiction such as The Book Club Widowers and Narcissus Blinked (Three Novellas), John explores the perspectives, strengths, and flaws of people seeking purpose in a volatile world. Through non-fiction such as The 4 Spheres of Intentional Living and his blogs and resources, he strives to help people grow in physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual engagement. John spent several years as a full-time journalist and has published more than 1,000 articles in various print and online publications.

 

In addition to his literary work, John is a certified executive and life coach who incorporates mindfulness practices, open to thought partnership with any individual or organization that seeks to evolve. He has a particular focus on Millennials and empowering people of color, women, and those who identify with the LGBTQ community. John has an extensive coaching and consulting background in the human resources functions of the wireless and health care industries.

You can follow John’s writing and coaching adventures, and interact with him, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, Goodreads, Amazon, and LinkedIn.

John lives with his family in Nashville, Tennessee.

My latest posts

  • Fireflies - Last night, while enjoying a neighborhood walk in cooler temperatures  with my wife, I focused my attention on the numerous fireflies (aka, “lightning bugs”) that were accompanying us. And I realized how little I’ve reflected on these fascinating creatures despite seeing them summer after summer...
  • Career Happiness - I recently embraced a “new” personal brand statement: I help others (beginning with myself) to grow happier in their careers. What I love about my evolved brand is how aligned it is with my personal value system. I get the greatest satisfaction in life when...
  • Books to Read Now and Later - I’ve “skinnied down” my listing of favorite books to recommend, with the intention of providing suggestions on books to prioritize first in each category, followed by books to consider when you’re ready to go deeper. As I’ve written many times before, I love to read...
  • Geeking Out: It’s A Spiritual Quest - This morning, as I look forward to seeing Avengers: End Game, I’ve gained a profound insight regarding why certain entertainment totally pushes my “geek button.” It’s a spiritual thing. A spiritual quest, if you will. I’m fascinated by mindfulness meditation, and have been for most...
  • What is Mindfulness Meditation? - Mindfulness Meditation is both a practice and a way of living that helps us—and those around us—to: Decrease suffering Increase happiness   Why We Suffer: Habitual thinking and reacting: to what other people say or do, to external events, to physical pain, to loss, to...