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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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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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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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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Why Do We Make Poor Decisions?
Apr10

Why Do We Make Poor Decisions?

This is a wooden box. Some people use them to jump up onto for exercise. I am one of those people. Two weeks ago, I was using a box quite similar to this one, when I caught my left hand on the edge of box as I was jumping the 24 inches on to it. It hurt, but I thought it was just a bruise.  I finished the workout, and noticed that my finger was pretty swollen. Just to be on the safe side, I figured I should have it checked out. I...

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3 Reasons Leaders Should Never Fix Their People
Apr05

3 Reasons Leaders Should Never Fix Their People

Daniel leads a team of twenty research scientist/leaders. In preparing to work with the team at their annual leadership conference, I spoke to Joanne, one of Daniel’s direct reports.  Joanne brought me up to speed with the team, their group dynamics, and the work that they do. One of the things Joanne shared was: One thing you should know that Daniel is a terrific leader.  However, he has a one particular sensitivity you should be...

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Circles, Triangles, and Squares
Apr03

Circles, Triangles, and Squares

Understanding why it is essential to create culturally relevant events for different demographic groups, for different ‘kinds’ of people, is often hard to explain. A New Warrior in the Los Angeles Area, Christopher (Magnificent Jaguar) O’Dell partnered with Illustrator Christina T. Epley to show us why it’s important. Seeing this, I wonder what shapes MKP will continue to evolve into. The ManKind Project has...

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Why Leaders Shouldn’t Go the Extra Mile
Feb09

Why Leaders Shouldn’t Go the Extra Mile

Guest post by Alain Hunkins My head was in a fog. I could barely move. All I wanted to do was sleep. This wasn’t my usual week. I was in the throes of a particularly brutish cold. And still- I had stuff to get done. All the momentum on my projects ground to a halt. I didn’t feel like doing anything. In fact, for two days, I couldn’t even think about thinking about anything. Then I remembered: The project team. Ugh. Just the week...

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This One Leadership Skill Will Send Your Credibility Soaring
Feb02

This One Leadership Skill Will Send Your Credibility Soaring

Guest post by Alain Hunkins My twelve year old son, Alexander, just got braces on his teeth. In case you don’t remember or never had them, braces hurt the first few days. A lot. Alexander is a trooper, and knew that the pain in his mouth would eventually subside. But that first afternoon, he was extremely uncomfortable. Later that evening, around dinner time, the phone rang. It was his orthodontist, Dr. DeMaio. He was calling to see...

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How Attached Do You Get To Your Own Inventions?
Jan24

How Attached Do You Get To Your Own Inventions?

Guest post by Alain Hunkins Mark has a dilemma on his hands. He’s just published a new eBook, and wants to use it on his landing page to build his email subscriber base. As a friend and colleague, Mark asked me to go to the website and download the eBook, and give him some feedback. The book content is great:  clear, concise, and relevant. The design of the book looks top-notch too. The download process needs some work.  It takes...

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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 Surprising Skill Successful Coaches Share
Jan17

The Surprising Skill Successful Coaches Share

Guest post from Alain Hunkins On Saturday, I got to be a guinea pig in an experiment on leadership, coaching, and motivation. I didn’t plan for this.  It just worked out that way. The laboratory? My local CrossFit gym. The experiment? A group workout, where were matched up to work in teams of two.  Saturday’s workout was a 5000 meter row on the rowing machine. It was set up so that each team member would row 500 meters, then we’d hop...

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My Experience Is Not My Son’s
Jan17

My Experience Is Not My Son’s

 by Greg Tapler My tolerance is not my son’s tolerance, he will build his own boundaries. My patience is not my son’s patience, he will find his own peace. My anger is not my son’s anger, he will experience his own betrayal. My fear is not my son’s fear, he will find his own demons. My wants are not my son’s wants, he will discover his own satisfaction. My stories are not my son’s stories, he will walk his own journey. My grief is not...

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Winter Wood Fund #StandWithStandingRock
Dec08

Winter Wood Fund #StandWithStandingRock

EDITOR’S NOTE: Numerous ManKind Project men have been on the ground at #StandingRock in support of the water-protectors. Several truck loads of supplies have been collected and brought to the camp from MKP men and significant funds have been sent to help with immediate needs. In the New England community, an I-Group stepped up to support by sourcing and purchasing firewood (inspected and permitted) from a nearby state to be...

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MKP Men Take Action and Stand with  Standing Rock in a Good Way
Nov29

MKP Men Take Action and Stand with Standing Rock in a Good Way

by Ryan Gatling  Greetings to all my New Warrior Brothers – This is a call to action, a call to service, a call to protection of the Realm, the world, the Earth Mother and perhaps the soul of this nation. Men of vision and purpose, integrity and power, compassion and passion … Listen! As you are all aware, for more than two centuries, the Native people of this land have long been marginalized, they have seen their welfare...

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How to Really Connect with Your Partner and Other Human Beings
Nov28

How to Really Connect with Your Partner and Other Human Beings

Here’s how to save your neck and relationships and get much more out of life… – – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – One thing I can say with absolute certainty is that we humans crave connection. Whether it is with other people, our pets or even nature the desire to connect is very much part of our innate wiring. So how...

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Slow Down, Or Else
Nov21

Slow Down, Or Else

When it comes to your relationship the “slow lane” is much better –here’s why… – – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – If you live anywhere near a city, ongoing road construction is a way of life. For most people it’s an annoyance, a hurdle one must go through to get to our intended destination. When you...

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God Help You if You Ever Find “The One”
Nov14

God Help You if You Ever Find “The One”

Here’s why the surest way to NOT find a compatible mate is to look for “The One”…

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Seven Habits of Highly Effective Relationships
Nov07

Seven Habits of Highly Effective Relationships

Great relationships just don’t happen, they are carefully nurtured… – – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – I woke up this morning wrapped fully within the warmth of my partner’s embrace as she continued to sleep serenely. As I gazed at her beautiful countenance and wondered what I was going to write about for my weekly...

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