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No Yelling.

Do You Yell To Be Heard? I grew up with a dad who was a rager. He never hit me when he was mad, but he screamed in my face more times than I can remember. I hated that he did that. Guess what? I learned how to respond by yelling to be heard as well.   I think I am...

Learned Lessons.

I am curious how you are remembering the lessons you learn men, and how you put that learned knowledge into practice?  It's true that we all make mistakes. What's important is that we learn from our mistakes, right? Let me share just two mistakes  I felt impressed...

Happiness is BE-DO-HAVE

Have you noticed how what you thought would make you happy at 20 is different at 30. What about at 40 or 50? Do you have a sense that sustained happiness is something other than the shiny car, the perfect relationship, having the kids in sports, the steller career,...

How Flexible Are You?

Flexibility is an interesting idea. Often we think of in terms of the physical body, and maybe less so regarding our minds and emotions. Flexibility is important to not injure or hurt ourselves when doing physically demanding tasks. The more flexible our muscles, the...

You Know When It's You

I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with my family over the last several weeks which meant a lot to me. I live in South America and my return visits to the US tend to be a year or more apart. The last thing I want to bring into these visits is “my stuff”,...

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 pursues...

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 two important words that can...

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