Which activities do you currently engage in that are most meaningful to you?
I like this question. It promotes a deeper level of thought, which enables me to understand my priorities better.
#1) Nurturing my mind in a positive manner by reading powerful, Influential Books. Then applying that knowledge to my everyday life. Because without a healthy mind, everything else suffers.
#2) Loving my wife with all my heart and soul. Nothing brings me more pleasure than loving my lady. She soothes my soul and brings joy to my heart. She is my everything.
#3) Building and maintaining loving relationships with my family and Friends. So much of life revolves around people and relationships.
#4) Fitness Management. Good health is true wealth. Part of feeling good is looking good. I’m almost 43 years old and my body is ripped. And I still dominate the handball courts!
#6) Blogging. I love the feedback and support. I feel a sense of accountability. Blogging is also a part of my future career…its part of my master plan.
#7) Mentoring others. I like to help people. It also encourages me to lead by example. I don’t want to be a hypocrite.
#8) Narcotics Anonymous Meetings. This program has given me so much more than I thought possible. Just read my NA series.
#9) Sustainability In Prisons Project…the lecture series.
#10) And in 10 months, at the very top of this list, it’ll say: The EFV program with my wife, Suzie! I’m not even participating in this program yet and it has cracked my top 10!
Question #1: What is your daily routine like in prison?
Question #3: How has engaging in activities like education, NA meetings, writing (blog & books) been useful to you?
Question #4: Do you think that engaging in any of these activities would help you after you get out? If so, how?
Question #5: How have you developed and maintained meaningful social relationships?
Question #6: Why isn’t there more engaging, humanistic activities in prison?
Question #7: Why are programs like the dog program a good fit for a prison setting?
Question #8: If there were more programs that focused on developing social skills, educational skills, writing, etc. do you think there would be less recidivism?