Reframing Your Anxiety and Depression

A couple of months ago I had the opportunity to give a talk about my own journey with anxiety and depression at a local church, Chase Oaks Church. The video was shot for their ReNew Ministry which helps people deal with the “messiness of life.” I love the...

Rhett Smith Podcast 23: The Over-Scheduling of Kid’s Lives, the One Activity, Per Kid, Per Grading Period, and the Importance of Cultivating a Listening Relationship with Your Kids Early On — with Psychologist Dr. Neil Stafford

I know it’s a cliche and commonplace to say that you are “busy” when someone asks how you are doing. I find myself saying that a lot, and more recently I’ve tried to correct that by questioning why am I so busy? And do I like being busy and do...

The Launching of Thriiive Practices

This summer my family and I spent 8 days with a couple of other families in Colorado. It was an amazing time of adventure and community as we spent our days white water river rafting, ropes courses, hiking, trail running, and spending quality time with one another....

Redefining Masculinity Around Relationships

Last month I wrote a blog and shot a video called Two Words You Should Never Tell a Boy. The two words I was referring to are “stop crying.” It’s a message that is devastating to boys and leads to lots of other problems for them in the future....

Men: Are You a Relational Hero?

“Each man is a bridge, spanning in his lifetime all of the images and traditions about masculinity inherited from past generations and bestowing–or inflicting–his own retelling of the tale on those who ensue. Unresolved depression often passes from...

Running as an Antidote for Anxiety and Depression

I love running! It has completely changed my life. I have loved running since I was a little kid. I loved running and playing with friends. I loved field day and running the sprints and the longer races. I ran track in high school. But somewhere along the way running...

Two Words You Should Never Tell a Boy…..

“If you cry again I am going to take you back home!” That is what I told my almost 4 year old son on Wednesday night around 8:00pm. We were riding bikes and he was in that overtired state where he could hardly contain his emotions. He was crying. He was...

Video Introduction to “What it Means to be a Man”

For my new book, What it Means to be a Man, I am going to be posting videos for each of the chapters. The videos will be short, and will describe the content of each chapter and why I felt that was an important theme for men to tackle. I hope that these videos will be...