Manhood vs Boyhood

The journey from boyhood to manhood can be a tough one. Our western culture often lacks a process that other cultures use to create a Hero’s journey for a boy. This is an experience for a boy to be challenged and supported by other men in the community as he...

What Makes Sense for a Good Life?

When I focus on this question the word that comes up for me is connection. Maybe behind that word is presence.I think that when I am connected and present there is greater opportunity for me to feel joy and happiness. When I am experiencing joy and happiness I feel I...

How Much Control Do You Need?

I believe there is a direct correlation between my own happiness and what I understand I control. When I listen to the news, which is almost never by the way, I can go from calm and peaceful to angry and pissed off in a few seconds. Sometimes instead of anger I can...

The Real Me

I was in a conversation with a friend recently who told me that the “real” him is angry and critical. He gave me examples of how he can be a jerk to others around him, often his own family. He said he likes to be nice, complimentary, and supportive, especially with...

Why Are You Sorry?

Men, are you an apologizer? Do you find yourself saying “I’m sorry” a lot? I’m not talking about when you truly messed something up, created pain or difficulty for someone else, or need to take ownership in a situation. “I’m sorry” are...