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.
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Three social facts guarantee it won’t be long before the nation’s attention focuses on another divided community that yet again reveals the permanence of racism.
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Keith Yeung may be a relationship-virgin, but he’s had his fair share of experiences with love, and he’d like to share some of the observations he’s made and lessons he’s learned throughout the years.
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Jackie Summers looks at how we value money. And how we value life.
A brain hemorrhage led to a life-changing stroke for Ade Djajamahardja at age 42. First came the fear. And then came his new life.
Yeah, white people riot. Over pumpkins. And sports.
Hero Construction Company’s Adam Hartley investigates how we can all strive to be more heroic in our daily lives.
K.C. Procter knows how easy it is to get caught up in a self-centered lifestyle. But if we do that, as parents, how will we teach our kids to be grateful?
Kenneth Patricio sees #Ferguson as a microcosm of the struggles of a larger world.
Dillan DiGiovanni talks about the days when the body image monster doesn’t win.
To overcome racism we need to overcome separation and ignorance. Familiarity, socializing, play and fun together breeds closeness, affection and care.
Captain Chelsey Sullenberger is Breaking Barriers: From the United States Air Force to the Miracle on the Hudson to Making our Future Safer.
We lose a lot and we lose hard. And it hurts. But we still have the advantage.
There are some things worse than death and they can be overcome simply by thinking about… death.
Nick Pavlidis reflects on his marriage and calls out three crucial truths about being married that any newlywed should realize sooner than later.
Joanna Schroeder explains how the selfies parents take today can affect their child’s future (in a good way!).