The Part of Your Brain That Can Make Work A Joy…or a Hell
Nov06

The Part of Your Brain That Can Make Work A Joy…or a Hell

by Alain Hunkins There’s a small part of your brain called the RAS:  Reticular Activating System. The RAS  is the gateway for nearly all sensory input entering the brain.  The RAS works like a bouncer outside a nightclub.  It decides what information to let in, what to keep out, and which information should be treated like a “VIP”.   Excepting smells, there’s no way to get into that brain without getting past the RAS. The RAS has a...

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Dear Brothers, from Mike Morrell
Oct17

Dear Brothers, from Mike Morrell

Guest post by Mike Morrell, from MikeMorrell.org  Dear Brothers: Have you noticed it? We’re entering a sea-change. For generations, our unconscious actions and ways of being toward women went unnoticed, were accepted by default, or even celebrated. But in the public sphere, the tide is turning. These altered currents arguably started with Bill Cosby. Then Donald Trump, Roger Ailes, and Bill O’Reilly (“the conservatives”) crested the...

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The Elements of a Personal Growth Plan
Aug28

The Elements of a Personal Growth Plan

by Jim Wolfson Reprinted with permission from http://jimwolfson.com/ The Elements of a Personal Growth Plan How to Set Your Life up for Change To be alive is to be growing and transforming. Once a person settles in to his or her patterns, tries to keep control, there is a certain kind of dying that begins. I’ve worked with many people who express a desire for change. They are somehow blocked in life, are suffering or confused, and...

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What the NY Times Missed – How to Raise a Feminist Son
Jun07

What the NY Times Missed – How to Raise a Feminist Son

by Boysen Hodgson There is a trending topic this morning from @NYTimes based on the article “How to Raise a Feminist Son.” Overall, the advice offered in the column – from my perspective – was excellent! It’s the kind of encouragements, boundaries, and awareness that I strive to bring to my parenting every day (for my son AND my daughter!). Claire Cain Miller did well, collecting research based tips from...

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Thrive or Just Survive: Men’s Work Beyond Woundedness
May01

Thrive or Just Survive: Men’s Work Beyond Woundedness

by Jan Hutchins “Few among men are they who cross to the further shore. The others merely run up and down the bank on this side.” ― Gautama Buddha I no longer cry at ManKind Project graduation celebrations. At the first 20+ gatherings where our brotherhood welcomes home the new initiates and their families, I had the wettest hankie in the room, gushing as our “new brothers” spoke of their transformations, weeping as their families and...

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5 Painful Prices of Living with Constant Urgency
May01

5 Painful Prices of Living with Constant Urgency

by Alain Hunkins When you’re asked, “How’s your week going?”, is your gut response to say: Crazy Busy? If so, you’re not alone. Crazy Busy – constant urgency – has become the new normal. Only there’s one problem.  If everything is urgent, then nothing is urgent. There are things in life that demand urgency.  A heart attack. A house on fire. A war. Yet, too many people I work are feeling overwhelmed.  They’re not cardiac surgeons, or...

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