PTSD: ‘After multiple combat deployments I had no idea what I felt.’
Oct04

PTSD: ‘After multiple combat deployments I had no idea what I felt.’

— Caught by surprise the Green Beret sitting across from me grasped that all his elite training hadn’t prepared him to confront his interior landscape. “I’m master of the outer terrain, now I discover an unfamiliar interior terrain?” His stunned expression said it all. Habitual suppression compromises our ability to be effective in relationships or in society. Excessive pressure and stress will eventually trigger an implosion....

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Help from My Friends – David Yarrow, Mission, and Biochar
Sep04

Help from My Friends – David Yarrow, Mission, and Biochar

David Yarrow is a New Warrior. This article is reprinted with permission shared in the article. I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS Our Leader by Gary Kline, BLOSSOM Consulting Services “Take me to your leader”, the little green man said. I shall do that, and you are urged to come along. I’ve determined that we have a new leader who can get us to a sane and sustainable agriculture, if we only listen and follow him. Our leader...

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#NewWarrior Jeffrey N – IamHIV
Aug01

#NewWarrior Jeffrey N – IamHIV

by Jeffrey Navarre Every year I do a cycling event from Miami to Key West. It’s called the Smart Ride and it raises money for HIV charities in Florida. Some of the reasons I do the ride: My husband works for one of the charities that benefits from the funds raised. I love to cycle. I am a Navy Veteran and I have great healthcare and the money I raise will help people affected by HIV get the medical treatment they need. The event...

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Joe Bernstein – Drop the Armor

by Boysen Hodgson How is your health working? Do you have a layer of armor that you’ve put on to protect you from feeling and living the life you want to live? Did it start out as protection and comfort and turn into a numbing cushion around your passion and vibrancy? This is the work that Joe Bernstein has been doing for himself and coaching others on for the last several years. He was one of those men, like many of us, who...

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Out of Our Heads – a film about Men’s Work
Feb14

Out of Our Heads – a film about Men’s Work

by Boysen Hodgson It is not easy or comfortable to overcome cultural stereotypes of masculinity. “Out of Our Heads” is a film about ‘Men’s Work’ similar to that offered by the ManKind Project. Men’s work is about reclaiming the disowned emotion, connection, spirit, and vulnerability that we, as a culture, have made taboo. Generations of rigid enforcement of male roles … the ‘guy...

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HeArt – Art Patterson’s Story
Oct26

HeArt – Art Patterson’s Story

by Art Patterson, In 1973, I received a tragic phone-call. Tommy, my friend and former classmate, had passed away. Tommy was older than me and graduated from our school in the late 60s. Wheelchairs had not been invented yet and Tommy, who struggled with severe cerebral palsy, spent the entirety of his life in a cart. From what I remember, the cart was like a plain, four-legged wooden chair with two wheels on the back and a seatbelt....

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