Arm Your Children
Sep19

Arm Your Children

by Snake Bloomstrand We are raising a generation of armored children. “Don’t talk to strangers,” we warn and for good reason. The polar bears are dying! – Black lives matter – Leaders are not to be trusted – and lets not neglect the daily wave of tragedy washing across countless screens at the swipe of a child’s finger. There are endless reasons for a child to armor-up and we encourage it. I’m a fan of armor God knows we...

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Do This One Thing to Become Her Best Lover Ever
Sep15

Do This One Thing to Become Her Best Lover Ever

Here is one simple shift in the bedroom that will transform your entire relationship… – – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – Nature was kind enough to wire us guys for one thing sexually speaking. That is to spread our seed far and wide and often as possible. This is the reason we can be madly in love with our mate but still steal...

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Winter is coming to the Plains
Sep13

Winter is coming to the Plains

Editors Note: Tim Yakaitis is one of a number of #NewWarrior men actively collaborating to support the protests on the Standing Rock Lakota Reservation. The ManKind Project has a proud and long history of connection in the area. Learn more. by Tim Yakaitis,  I returned last night from my second trip to the Standing Rock Lakota reservation where now over 6000 people from more than 200 tribes are encamped. As I slept under the stars on...

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Tough or Nice? Which Should A Leader Choose?
Sep10

Tough or Nice? Which Should A Leader Choose?

There’s an archetype that’s been around for a long time in business:  the Great Man. It’s based on the belief that an extraordinary individual can save the day.  It’s personified by the work of the actor John Wayne:  the hero rides into town, and makes everything okay.  The End.  Fade to black.  Roll the credits. The Great Man is a Grit Man.  He’s determined to persevere through challenges no matter what....

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Why Women Leave Their Husbands
Sep10

Why Women Leave Their Husbands

This is for all those men who think their marriage is just fine… Divorce statistics hover between 50% and 73% (from first to third marriages). But, did you know that women are more likely than men to initiate divorce? Michael Rosenfeld, an associate professor of sociology at Stanford University, examined data from Stanford’s 2009-2015 “How Couples Meet and Stay Together” project, a nationally representative longitudinal study of...

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Why Are You Still Together?
Sep05

Why Are You Still Together?

How you define relationship “failure” may just help you stay together in a more fulfilling way –here’s why… – – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – Not too long ago I received an email from a man who wanted some advice about his sexless marriage. He went on to say that his wife is not the least interested in...

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Help from My Friends – David Yarrow, Mission, and Biochar
Sep04

Help from My Friends – David Yarrow, Mission, and Biochar

David Yarrow is a New Warrior. This article is reprinted with permission shared in the article. I GET BY WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS Our Leader by Gary Kline, BLOSSOM Consulting Services “Take me to your leader”, the little green man said. I shall do that, and you are urged to come along. I’ve determined that we have a new leader who can get us to a sane and sustainable agriculture, if we only listen and follow him. Our leader...

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The Kiss
Aug29

The Kiss

Here’s how a simple kiss can make your world dissolve into a state of absolute bliss… – – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – Apparently, according to some osculatory pundits, there are as many as 155 different kinds of kisses. That’s a lot of kisses to remember, not to mention do well (lest you be remembered in the way you’d...

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How Men Can Find Balance in an Unbalanced World
Aug28

How Men Can Find Balance in an Unbalanced World

  The wooden sign hanging in my kitchen above the stove reads ‘Take time for what matters most’. Pacing up and down the walkways in the terminal of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport—after my flight’s second delay—isn’t exactly my form of what matters. The longer you know me, the more you’ll hear me say the key to life is finding balance. Well duh. How many millions of times have we heard that? (Just picture yourself on...

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Yeah, Dads Have Bad Days. So What?
Aug26

Yeah, Dads Have Bad Days. So What?

Embed from Getty Images By Gregory Tapler Being a dad is hard work. What the hell does that even mean? Hard work? A labor of love? A duty? A responsibility? There are times when I talk to my friends when I’m having a hard day being a dad. Often I’m met with ‘Yeah, but they’re really worth it.’ or ‘The joy outweighs the pain.’ or…well, you get the point. Don’t get me wrong, there are days when I’m on the giving end of those catch...

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The Extraordinary Pleasure of Intimate Giving
Aug22

The Extraordinary Pleasure of Intimate Giving

There is sex and then there is transcendental ecstasy –here’s a way to consistently experience the latter… – – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – When we hear people excitedly exclaim about an amazing experience they will often use the expression: “It’s better than sex!” –which is really just another way of saying...

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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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Bliss of the Uncertain Warrior
Aug15

Bliss of the Uncertain Warrior

Here’s how you can live on the “edge of your fear” and have a life others are afraid to even dream about… – – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – I’ve been an observer of human nature my whole life. And one thing that has always amazed me is how the vast majority of human beings seemingly would prefer the certainty...

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The Limitless Joy of Never Fully Knowing Your Significant Other
Aug08

The Limitless Joy of Never Fully Knowing Your Significant Other

Here’s a way to experience unlimited joy, variety, and spice in your relationship without “doing” anything… – – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – Think about your most recent (or current) significant relationship. How long was it before you both could say that you really knew your mate inside and out? Chances are it didn’t take too long,...

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My Black History
Aug01

My Black History

Embed from Getty Images   Note to the reader: To tell my story in the way I want it heard, this piece contains explicit accounts of physical abuse. I wasn’t born hating black men; it wasn’t something I learned from my parents either – in fact my father always taught me to ‘love everybody’. It’s a belief I created from years of abuse and my uncanny ability to project my wounds from that abuse onto every black man I met. I’m...

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#NewWarrior Jeffrey N – IamHIV
Aug01

#NewWarrior Jeffrey N – IamHIV

by Jeffrey Navarre Every year I do a cycling event from Miami to Key West. It’s called the Smart Ride and it raises money for HIV charities in Florida. Some of the reasons I do the ride: My husband works for one of the charities that benefits from the funds raised. I love to cycle. I am a Navy Veteran and I have great healthcare and the money I raise will help people affected by HIV get the medical treatment they need. The event...

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Why Pretense Hurts Relationships and How to Eliminate It
Aug01

Why Pretense Hurts Relationships and How to Eliminate It

This is the biggest mistake couples make from the moment they first meet and why it almost always leads to failure… Unfortunately, a lot of couples “pretend” that everything is okay, or even great, in their relationship when in fact it is anything but. And there are a lot of rational sounding reasons for doing so. Protecting the kids, not hurting each other’s feelings or avoiding the financial and emotional uncertainty that can come...

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Taut: a poem
Jul28

Taut: a poem

by Julien Devereux Taut as a bowstring Pulled and aimed As the finish line tape On the winner’s breast Peering towards tomorrow Planted in today I am Always prepared to launch Into the wildness of being Who I am Ready to simply be In this or another place Willing, open, able. Julien Devereux is the 2016 MKP USA Chairman and Leads the Curriculum Development, Risk Managment and Equitable Community Initiative for the Mankind Project USA....

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The (Almost) Inevitable Relationship Life Cycle
Jul25

The (Almost) Inevitable Relationship Life Cycle

Why most relationships simply won’t make it and how to avoid that fate…   – – – See the author’s TEDx Talk on Creating Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shut Down World – – – As is turns out, most committed relationships travel through a fairly predictable arc with respect to changes in partners’ mutual fulfillment over time. And if they make it long enough to reach retirement there are two basic outcomes: a rekindling of their...

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New Warrior: a poem
Jul20

New Warrior: a poem

by Julien Devereux From a long line of warriors I came to reclaim my own, my father’s, grandfather’s and ancestors Souls from hell. Men whose dying wish, to gently love those who loved them, was never fulfilled. It takes a lifetime for a man to become wise. We need a new kind of warrior who is wise at birth, Raised by a woman who nurtures and loves. Taught by men who have been taught how to live for a cause instead of only die for...

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