Rick Belden gives readers a name for what they have always known about themselves.
Rick Belden is the author of Iron Man Family Outing: Poems about Transition into a More Conscious Manhood. His book is widely used in the United States and internationally by therapists, counselors, and men’s groups as an aid in the exploration of masculine psychology and men’s issues, and as a resource for men who grew up in dysfunctional, abusive, or neglectful family systems. His second book, Scapegoat’s Cross: Poems about Finding and Reclaiming the Lost Man Within, is currently awaiting publication. He lives in Austin, Texas.
Rick Belden asks, what will become of him, now that women look right through him as if he weren’t there at all?
Although being a highly sensitive person is equally common among women and men, being a sensitive man remains misunderstood.
‘Leave your father alone when he comes home from work’ is a warning most boys find hard to heed. Rick Belden was no exception.
Rick Belden shares some of his thoughts on why elders seem to be largely absent from the lives and experience of younger men.
The nightmare of infection ends here. Poet Rick Belden and visual artist Staci Poirier on the infectious nature of family violence.
Dear John handles old love, friends with too much time on their hands, and crushes.
The new suicide isn’t physical, it’s mental. — I’ve never told anyone this before, but I’ve attempted the new suicide, at least twice. It’s not something I’m proud of, it’s not something I talk about[Read More…]
Alexander Von Humboldt is sometimes called the last Renaissance man—he embodied all that was known about the world in his day.
The truth is, whether we like to admit it or not, we have all fallen victim to the social media cycle.
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Depression taught me that the best gift I could give my son was a realistic view of motherhood; full of surprises, mistakes, healing, hope and teachable moments.
Siobhán Lynch does not believe the lawsuit by parents in Newtown against Bushmaster, the maker of the AR-15, is the way forward on the guns issue.
A different approach on gift giving for the outdoorsman
Why current practices in education forecast a disaster for boys.
A look inside the place where the conversation no one else is having happens.
Jay Forte remembers the merrier Christmas celebrations of his childhood and offers a path to creating your own today—show up with kid-like enthusiasm.
Holiday stress got you down? This noble guinea pig might inspire you to greatness. Or just “awwww…”
Alex Yarde is troubled by the move to not show The Interview Movie.
Alexander Yarde knows what’s on his holiday list this year.
You Don’t Know Jack About MS™ was created for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) and their loved ones by Jack Osbourne, in partnership with Teva Neuroscience.
What’s the one holiday album that you could listen to anytime of the year? The one that you think is as important as any other album its creator has ever released?
Is anything inappropriate to wear to class anymore?
Meeghan Mousaw offers insight into how redshirting helps a child to grow socially and intellectually giving the child added confidence to assist with learning.
When you’re ready to take that next step with a woman, think carefully. What you say isn’t always what she hears.