Sacred Archetypes of Modern Masculinity: The Healer

healing, meditation, archetypes

Allow yourself to heal, grieve, emote, release, and even cry. You cannot heal the wound you do not acknowledge.

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Sacred Archetypes of Modern Masculinity: The Sacrificed One

sacrifice, partner, relationship, proposal

I am not merely the sacrificial act but a symbol of the very real discipline it takes to do the necessary sacrificing; to stay in place so others may benefit.

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The (Relationship) Coaching Habit

couple, relationship, questions, partner

Seven questions, typically used in organizational coaching, can potentially transform the way I connect with my wife. __________  Several months ago, I received an e-mail from a book publicist asking if I would be willing to preview an advanced copy of The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More, & Change the Way You Lead Forever […]

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Beardless Boys and False Moustaches

man shaving

Facial hair has a long and interesting history, especially when it comes to dealing with a lack of it.

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Sacred Archetypes of Modern Masculinity: The Guide

guide, meditation, spirituality

Trust me to lead you to a successful path. It will not always be an easy path, but it will feed your soul. ________ Archetypes are recurrent symbols that offer spiritual advice to men and women as we travel the journey of life. This is the ninth in a 12-part series, in which this ancient wisdom is made relevant […]

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Developing Male Emotional Competence Through Community Hardship

Lewis and Clark College, racism, black, African American

Racist comments and threats to the Black student community could easily have sparked stereotypical male responses, but many at Lewis & Clark College thought outside the ‘man box.’

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A Little Christmas Clarity- The Unveiling of Santa

Santa Claus, bad Santa, Santa

My father, looking to peddle some stolen items, walks into a bar with my sister and me. Who do we see perched on a stool?

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Reconciling the Red Man Ruse


For my brother and me, Santa was mortal. In fact, he was many a mortal.

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Call for Submissions: How Did You Find Out Santa Isn’t Real?

santa, Christmas, Santa Claus,

Apologies in advance for opening childhood wounds, but some stories are just too good not to be shared.

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Greyhound Grammys and Black Cat Billboards: Why I Sing to My Pets

greyhound, brindle, singing to pets

Zero judgment, full creative freedom, and unconditional love.

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Sacred Archetypes of Modern Masculinity: The Magician

magician, magic, illusion, archetype, Merlin

I can make you wholly new, but it will require ingredients and sacrifice. Are you willing to become new?

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5 Key Elements to Discuss About the Safe and Fair Campus Acts

Safe Campus Act, Fair Campus Act, Congress, rape, sexual assault,

Division and debate regarding this legislation stems from the question, “Who is this meant to protect–the accuser or the accused?”

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Battling Peter Pan Syndrome

Peter Pan, Peter Pan Syndrome, youth

Saying goodbye to my first vehicle has triggered a flare up in my lifelong battle with Peter Pan Syndrome.

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How Fear and Shame Are Killing The Modern Man


If you can’t handle your s**t, can’t keep it together, then you aren’t a real man….right?

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Sacred Archetypes of Modern Masculinity: The Trickster

trickster, trick, prank, practical joke, joy, comedy, humor

In all things, take amusement and laugh because it may not matter tomorrow, and you will be the wise fool.

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Major League Baseball, Let’s Talk Consent When It Comes to Hazing

rookie, MLB, hazing

Just because rookie teammates go along with childish requests from veteran players doesn’t mean it’s not hazing.

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