But what happens when you’re back on your home field, without your old comforts? When you no longer have your house, your stuff and you’re always staying with friends.
When everything you own is in a 10 x 15 storage unit, and you don’t even remember what’s in there. I can’t tell you how many times Jan or I have referenced an article of clothing, a piece of furniture or a favorite tchotchke, only to have it followed by,
“somewhere in the storage unit”.
Yes, Jan and I are very fortunate to have some amazing friends that offer us not only a roof over our heads, but the loving feeling of being at home. It’s really wonderful, but no matter how comfortable and loving they are, when we’re back home, we’re always living as a guest.
It’s just a different feeling than cooking in your own kitchen, hanging in your own easy chair, watching your own TV, or sleeping in your own bed.
Yes, I’m putting my travels on hold for a time and coming home once again, even if I have no house to come home to.
Jan’s actually been in Haddonfield, NJ, our “home turf”, with her family for the last couple of weeks while I’ve been hanging with my Mom in Providence, RI visiting her each day at her assisted living facility.
And it’s there, in these past two weeks, I’ve come to appreciate my true home.
Because without Jan with me, I’ve become the most boring person alive.
I’ve been staying at my sisters while they’re on vacation. Each and every day has been pretty much the same.
I come home after being with my mom, feed the cat, give her some love, and then watch TV. And they don’t even have cable!
I’m literally one step away from becoming a crazy cat lady. Well two.
“Home could be the Pennsylvania turnpike
Indiana’s early morning dew
High up in the hills of California
Home is just another word for you” Billy Joel
The world may be my home, but Jan is my world.
And I can’t wait to be home, wherever that may be.
This week, home is New York City and then a week in Pipersville, Pa.
Then finally, a month back home in Southern New Jersey where I may not have my easy chair, but I’ll have a Donkey’s cheese steak, some Croce’s buffalo chicken and broccoli rabe, breakfast at the Bistro in Haddonfield, and some old friends.
And I’ll be with Jan.
I’ll be home.
And I’ve never been more thankful for that.
Today’s Wingman Practice:
You’re not alone.
We’ve all been there.
Some us for years, even decades.
And it doesn’t matter physically where “there” is. I spent the better part of 15 years as a victim in my own mind.
If that is where you are right now, today’s practice will help you raise your vibration and begin to climb out of that hellhole.
Or if you’re in a great place, it will help you make it even better.
Join me, and for one minute say, I’m coming home. And while saying it, think about what home is to you.
When I think of home, I think of love, comfort and safety.
A place where I can totally just relax and be me.
A refuge from the storm.
Soft pants, sweat shirts and slippers.
Or I think of Jan. And I can’t wait to be home.
For you, imagine your home exactly as you want it to be.
And see yourself right there.
How does that feel?
That is the vibration I want you to practice sending out into the universe.
Click below and practice with me. I’ll also be doing this practice live on Facebook on Sunday morning.
To your perfect home, no matter where, or who, it may be,
Today’s Wingman Minute Practice
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The other day, I was listening to something from Deepak Chopra. He mentioned focusing on seeing what is going right as you go about your day. I thought it would make a wonderful one minute practice. So I took a "wingman minute", and repeated it to myself....read more
Join Michael Gross, Wingman, and Janet Sokoloff, LCSW, on Talk-n-Angels radio show tonight at 7pm. We will be discussing how to move through your fear, positively, successfully and fearlessly. We all experience fear. Tonight we will be exploring the best strategies...read more
I'm expecting to have a fun day today. Jan and I are heading to Brimfield, Mass. for their annual Brimfield Flea market.. It's been described as the ultimate antique treasure hunt and 3 ring circus. It's not even that we're looking to purchase anything. It's just that...read more
Our community is hurting. How can it not be? With so much violence and so many innocent victims... In just the last month we've seen unimaginable violence in Dallas, Baton Rouge, Minnesota and Orlando. And that's just in America. World wide, terrorism has claimed...read more
Love this, howyadoin? Thought you might also. I've actually turned it into a practice. When I wake up, I watch this and say, "It's my life, I'm going to live it my way". You can too. It's your life, live it your way. You've got this. Btw... Jan and I are house-sitting...read more
Yesterday, Jan and I drove back up to Providence, RI from Haddonfield, NJ. There was traffic the whole way up. It was a "drive from hell" and we started to let it get to us. Oh yeah, the wingman is not immune from getting irritated and "pissy". The only difference is...read more
I was at a party in Sudbury, MA. last night. That's right, I'm a party animal. Anyway, I saw a great friend who I haven't seen since before I left for Thailand. It was great to see him. But even better, he has a new job and a new girlfriend. I haven't seen him this...read more
Yesterday, Jan and I were talking about future plans and ideas. We spoke of walking the El Camino, returning to Thailand, and/or visiting Ecuador or Costa Rica. She then mentioned how one of her favorite questions when working with her therapy clients was to ask where...read more
I realize how challenging life can be, especially when we're in the midst of loss. Everything seems to snowball to the point where you can't "get all the injustices out of your head". We all go through ups and downs. Not to overstate the obvious, but the up times are...read more
Gentle Reminder... or rather a BIG, IN YOUR FACE, REMINDER... This Monday night, at The Center, Life in Balance... How I Manifested My Dream Working 4 minutes a Day! You Can Too! Wingman Positivity Training Workshop. Monday, May 16th, 6:30 - 8:30 pm - Medford, NJ...read more
I was driving home yesterday from my Mother-in Law's, thinking about my mom in Rhode Island, my step-daughter in Australia, my daughter in Alabama, and my son in New York, and how so many of us are separated from our families on Mother's day. Then this little speech...read more
Back by popular demand... my wife Jan, a psychotherapist for the past 20 years, joins me to discuss dealing with temptations tonight on Talk-n-Angels radio. Listen in at 7pm, http://www.talknangels.com. (scroll down and click listen live to show). It's never easy...read more