Atalwin Pilon wonders about the tradeoffs of honesty and likeability.
Atalwin Pilon is a former bad boy from Amsterdam who had an experience of spiritual awakening at 32. Since that moment he committed to the truth and lives from his heart. Currently he is traveling the world on a quest for meaning, aiming to make a difference. Follow him on his blog Basic Goodness, Facebook and Twitter. You can try him out as your life coach too, if his voice speaks to you. Email him. He will be honored.
The universe gave Atalwin Pilon a single chance to meet someone he was wildly attracted to. And he choked.
I might feel like I am in carb prison, but I am ready for the challenge and the transformation that waits around the corner.
I walked away from an opportunity because something rubbed me the wrong way. Did I do the right thing?
After spending some intense time focusing on spiritual development, I now turn to physical development.
Being preoccupied with the steps you wish you were taking causes us to miss the beauty and importance of the small ones we can make.
“There are too many interesting women I did not have the experience to know in this life because I have been brain washed.”
Events happening on the other side of the world are much more personal when the protesters you see on T.V. are your close friends.
This heartbreaking text exchange with an emotionally abusive partner will feel all too familiar to anyone in a relationship characterized by domination and control.
“Sleepy Hollow” star Orlando Jones co-opts the Ice Bucket Challenge to reverse the hate resulting from Ferguson.
Justin Cascio looks at one of the most prevalent neologisms to emerge from social media, and how it works in social justice writing.
Watch this soldier surprise his family as they’re making a video to send to him in Afghanistan.
A speech given at Rochester, New York, July 5, 1852
The new family-friendly Scooby Doo movie, “Frankencreepy,” curses Daphne by making her fat. What kind of message does that send to our kids?
The Off Parent goes off on his challenge of dealing with a difficult ex. While not all divorces are like this, some men will surely relate.
Randall Horton reflects on his own experiences with grief, and wonders why being a man is to be sentenced to a life bereft of emotional support?
13 year old Xavier believes a continued culture kindness as a part of daily life can help with violence in adults
Mark Sherman recounts his struggle with finding relief in public places.
James Fell describes a bout with a pretty plagiarizer.
It’s probably not what you think. Chris Anderson explains, and compels us to take action.
Allan Mott quickly discovered that the average middle-of-the-night customer at a sex shop isn’t a creep, but just a normal lonely guy.
You’ve heard it before, but here’s how to use the power of words to make it more effective. Because the last thing you need is another monkey on your back.
Charles J. Orlando points out the flaws in a popular movie genre.
Emotions don’t respond to pain the way the body does. Understanding that can prevent a ton of heartache.
Seth Trent explains how the suburban fantasy is moving aside to allow for a different definition of success.
There you see right above the couch a large framed portrait of the 40th president of the United States.