Author Archive for: Owen Marcus
I was blessed with serious Asperger’s Syndrome and dyslexia. I couldn’t succeed in the normal way, so not only did I need to become non-normal, I had to find out-of-the-box ways to step out of my limitations.
My 35-year journey has taught me something vital: what others call “impossible” is possible, just not with the usual means. I learned that if you want something badly enough and are willing to go for it in unconventional ways, you often can create it. For me, that meant healing myself through holistic health and shamanism.
During my quest for healing, I studied what it means to be a man in many different ways. I operated private practices, owned a holistic medical clinic, taught corporate executives to work more effectively, co-created the leading Mindfulness Stress Reduction company in the country, and was privileged to help several thousand clients heal what they thought was impossible.
Today I live in a small town in northern Idaho, working with a limited number of clients and writing for blogs. My passion is showing men that they are not screwed up – they were just never taught what it was to be a man. My book, Grow Up: A Man's Guide to Masculine Emotional Intelligence, lays out a simple way to learn what was never taught to us. Men learn how to be unreasonable on the road to being remarkable.
For more information, please visit owenmarcus.com.
Entries by Owen Marcus
If this were my last chance to share something with the world, I would encourage everyone to be unreasonable – be instigators of change! You’ve been a good person, you’ve given of yourself, and you’ve done the right thing – most of the time. You have lived your life by others’ rules, those rules that you were taught as a child, those rules you taught to others. But what one rule have you always wanted to break? I’m not talking about laws, or morality. I don’t mean robbing a bank or cheating on your spouse. What is that thing that… Read more.
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Sometimes we humans don’t like the change we’ve encountered, whether it’s a loved one passing, a lost job, or a lost opportunity. As Neale Donald Walsch notes, "Most of us have experienced events which we have called, when they were happening, the worst moments of our lives, only to find as time went by that what occurred was one of the best things that ever happened to us." These changes can feel absolutely devastating. We may ask “Why me?” and “How could this happen?” and feel that “this is a nightmare, this is not real” when it seems like our world has flipped upside down. Neale's book When Everything Changes, Change Everything shares extremely vital tools to cope with change, the very thing that is always constant in our lives. If you're ready to take a closer look at the deep issues of change and how to deal with them, check out When Everything Changes, Change Everything.