If you know me you’re probably aware that mental health is something I speak on often. I feel strongly that as a society, despite the enormous amount of research and advocacy that is available we still give mental wellness a backseat to other priorities.

The last 24 hours or so Olympian Simone Biles has blown up social media, I have so much support for her decision to place her mental health in front of the potential of even a Gold Medal. For an athlete of her caliber to walk away from competition on arguably the biggest stage shows a tremendous…


500 days. Today is 500 days alcohol free for me. I had written a long post when I reached my 1 year so I will not try to outdo that post but I still felt the nice round number of 500 deserved some attention. So to celebrate 500 I felt just a list of things I have noticed in my life since I decided to quit drinking alcohol.

I am a better dad: My daughter recently turned 12, which means she is going into the age where peer pressure, social pressure and all the other types of pressure will be…


One year ago I had my last drink of alcohol. Already with that short sentence I can feel the judgement of some that read it. Perhaps after finishing reading this your judgment will change. What is weird about my story is some people, who I would consider friends, or even family, people I am close to do not know that I quit. I never wanted to make it a big deal, partially because I knew people would not accept it. I would get asked questions I didn’t want to answer, I would get comments that would make me question my…


It was the middle of June and as average person who every four years becomes extremely excited to watch CNN for 17 months straight I watched in awe as this business tycoon glided down an escalator to announce his intent to run for the highest office in the world. I, like many others, did not think Donald Trump would do much in the Presidential race, I mean he is a celebrity, a reality TV super-star, not a politician.

Even though I watched, and laughed at those that took him seriously; I kept waiting for the joke to end. I mean…

Justin M. Boyd

Business Philosopher, Workout enthusiast, Political junkie. Father & husband. Life is better with empathy & gratitude. 💚

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