Kissing Frogs

Kissing Frogs

“The date from hell” happened on a Saturday a few weeks ago. So, naturally I wanted to post something on my social media channels the following Monday that was cryptic and passive-aggressive like, “I guess I was naïve …

Really Confident?

“Confidence is generally described as a state of being certain that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective.”

“I’m asking you out on a date. Right now.” He said via text. “Michael, would you like to …

Gay Dating: Through the Lens of My Insecurity

“He suggested we grab that coffee that I had originally asked about. We are meeting next Thursday at his place!” I said to Alex—my psychotherapist. “That’s a date, right?”

His tone is calm and meant to be reassuring, practical and …

Welcome to Michael Off The Mat

I’m 41 years old with a pretty rich history of living to extremes.

I was brought to my knees by addiction at an early age and then catapulted into an ever-evolving adventure of self-discovery and determination to find purpose in …