Flying
Jun05

Flying

by Niklaus Towne My anger consumes my life and I hate myself for it. As a child, I was hospitalized for my rage. I have tried therapy, group work, meditation, acupuncture, diet changes, exercise regimens, medications, marijuana — but self-control stays out of my reach. Whenever I become stressed, I throw a tantrum. I lash out, scream, and become dangerous. My wife and I want to have a child, but she confesses that she is...

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Guest Post: Spice Up Your Relationship with a Blind Date

Want to learn and experience something new with your partner? Try going on a “blind date”. Here’s how it worked for Michael J. Russer. – – by Michael Russer, originally published at the Good Men Project  My partner and I wanted to do something different and adventurous for Valentine’s Day. So she had this idea about us going on a “blind date”. Where we would meet at a restaurant and bar as if being set up by our mutual friend “Bill”....

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Three Ways to Kill Routine and Revive Your Romance
Jan07

Three Ways to Kill Routine and Revive Your Romance

by Michael Russer, Reprinted with permission from the Good Men Project At some point most relationships end up in the rut of routine, here is a sure-fire way to get out of it and stay out for good. Ever drive to work only to arrive and remember little if anything about the details of how you got there? That is one of the ways routine shows up in our lives. We put things on autopilot and let our subconscious do the “driving” as it...

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Symbols of Transformation – Talisman
Jan03

Symbols of Transformation – Talisman

by Randy Marks Nine years ago, I joined the Mankind Project (MKP.org) after completing the New Warrior Training Adventure (NWTA).  The Project changes the world by helping men heal and serve others, including their families, friends, and all humanity. The Talisman I received at that NWTA is probably my most valued possession.  It originally was just a red pouch on a leather cord.  Over the years, I added a lot of beads and other...

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Sunlight Defeats Shame
Jan02

Sunlight Defeats Shame

by Dave Klaus I have a very different relationship with shame than I did a few years ago. Indeed, as I have learned to forgive and love myself, it rarely comes up at all.  But when it does, I choose to dig right in, glean any useful information from the feeling, and then let it go. But I used to feel a lot of shame. I truly believed that there was something terribly wrong with me;  that I was a freak, a weirdo, sui generis: truly...

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Yep. I was Scrooge.
Dec23

Yep. I was Scrooge.

by Dave K Last night I took my family to see “A Christmas Carol.” It’s become a tradition for us, and is really one of the few holiday traditions we celebrate.  I’ve seen this show many many times, but this one hit me especially hard. For decades, I was a Scrooge when it came to Christmas. I could rant and rant about killing trees, and commercialism, and phony temporary brotherhood. I was a humbug through and...

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