Real Men Feel: Episode 54, Male Rites of Passage with Journeymen Founder, Nicky Wilks
May05

Real Men Feel: Episode 54, Male Rites of Passage with Journeymen Founder, Nicky Wilks

Male Rites of Passage with Nicky Wilks, Episode 54, April 4, 2017 This week on Real Men Feel, Andy Grant and Appio Hunter are joined by the founder of Journeymen.us, Nicky Wilks, to talk about the need for rituals, ceremonies and rites of passage for creating better men. Nicky shares his man story, and there is a great discussion around mentorship and initiation. Journeymen’s vision is to regenerate modern society through the...

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Drawing Forth a New World
Jan18

Drawing Forth a New World

by Boysen Hodgson Devin Lafferty is a young man who recently went through the ManKind Project’s New Warrior Training Adventure in New England. I met him at a recent Homecoming event, celebrating and recognizing the men who completed our most recent training and honoring their families and friends who made it possible. Homecomings are always powerful for me. I get the opportunity to meet and speak with men who have a fire in...

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The Blue Flame of Anger

In my world anger is expensive fuel. Despite its extraordinary cost anger is expedient when compressed and used sparingly with discretion. Caution! Storage is problematic. Anger expands when contained and pressure relief is critical. Increased levels of compression can be explosive. The popular myth that anger must be suppressed or “managed” needs serious rewriting. This strategy if adhered to rigidly can lead to toxic levels of...

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The Time Stamp

I turn 65 this summer, if not a convenient act certainly symbolic. A life of high drama is running its final lap and the flowers in my garden are a constant reminder all living things have a season. My work has taken me into the townships of South Africa and behind the walls of maximum-security prisons. I’ve had the privilege of peering deep within the souls of the world’s elite military and challenged corporate giants at their own...

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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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Why I Men’s Group
Aug22

Why I Men’s Group

Embed from Getty Images When I first began teaching my son to ride a bike I anticipated a few cuts and bruises – I mean it’s inevitable. We joked how falling down was all part of the process of learning and the most important thing was to get back up (that is the moral of our life story, isn’t it?). What I didn’t anticipate was the feeling I would get watching my son be thrown off his bike moments before his six-year-old face slammed...

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