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

  • Learning the Enneagram - During the past few months I’ve devoured several books on the Enneagram, an ancient spiritual road map that helps a person grow lighter and gain clarity once they’ve owned their lingering darkness and confusion. As I’ve read, I’ve captured dozens of pages of insights in...
  • We're all going to die, but we have the opportunity to choose how we'll have left the world in better shape. Buddhism: The Four Noble Truths - Our habits of thinking and acting like we are permanent, distinct selves, cause us to be ignorant or unaware of our true nature. And, therefore, we suffer because we crave, avoid, and have aversions.  The Buddha recognized these realities and taught the Four Noble Truths...
  • Buddhism: Lived Out Through Mindfulness - Mindfulness Meditation is not only the seventh path of the Noble Eight-fold Path, but is the core energy that puts the Buddha’s teaching into action. It involves deliberate efforts to become more fully present to what’s happening right now, through: Pausing (before we have a negative...
  • Buddhism: The Noble Eight-fold Path - Our habits of thinking and acting like we are permanent, distinct selves, cause us to be ignorant or unaware of our true nature. And, therefore, we suffer because we crave, avoid, and have aversions.  The Buddha recognized these realities and taught the Four Noble Truths...
  • Buddhism: Awakening to What Already Is - Our true nature is pure awareness, also known as nirvana, enlightenment, God, etc.; and is characterized by unlimited love, joy, peace, compassion, and equanimity.  Our existence as human beings is a conditional, physical manifestation of this awareness. This manifestation, like the manifestation of all things...