The Armor That Sinks Men
Nov06

The Armor That Sinks Men

Guest post by Snake Bloomstrand I accidentally discovered armor when my Father died. I’d been unaware until a confrontation with a neighbor revealed how guarded I’d become. She’d learned of my Father’s death and asked, “How are you?” “Fine,” I replied. “Fine?” She asked, “How can you be fine? Your Father just died.” The skepticism reflected in her eyes caused me to doubt myself and wonder if I was missing something. Her question...

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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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Lessons I Learned from Nightfall
Aug21

Lessons I Learned from Nightfall

by Keith R. Jarvis When I first learned about the solar eclipse of August 2017, I immediately thought of Asimov’s short story Nightfall, and the later novelization with Robert Silverberg. Of course the total eclipse that arrives on Monday won’t affect us in the same way as the residents of a world that has never experienced night. But the sense of catastrophe beyond control and my inability to prevent mass insanity has run...

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Republished: Diving Into The Secret Society Of The ManKind Project
Jul07

Republished: Diving Into The Secret Society Of The ManKind Project

Republished with permission from Warrior.do – thanks to #NewWarrior Tony Balbin Photo by lacabezaenlasnubes We drove down a long, narrow road deep in the Wisconsin forest. The sun was winding down and fresh snow laid on the trees around us. As we approached the retreat center, a man dressed in black stood in the middle of the road staring blankly at the three of us. Having nowhere to go, we stopped the car. Slowly, he walked...

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