The Courage To Endure


The choice to find meaning in suffering is one of our greatest opportunities. This requires courage. This requires fortitude. This requires endurance.

Adventure, Yoga and Endurance

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Yoga is the only thing, besides breathing and sleeping, that I’ve done consistently for almost 20 years. My first class with Bryan Kest in Santa Monica 2 decades ago was incredibly challenging, rewarding, and revitalizing, all at the same time. It felt like a physical, spiritual, emotional and mental cleanse all in one session.

On Greatness: Steve Prefontaine


“You have to wonder at times what you’re doing out there. Over the years, I’ve given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to this.”

Lou Holtz: On Greatness


College Hall of Fame coach and motivational speaker defines success.

How to Believe in Yourself


It’s completely fine to try and fail. It’s the only way we truly learn.

Do Heels Make Less Of A Man?

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Dillan DiGiovanni thinks it takes a strong man to dance like this in stiletto heels.

Guide On the Side: Helping My Friend With Visual Impairment Achieve the Boston Dream

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I knew what he had done to live a healthy, full life with blindness, and I had seen how he climbed whatever mountain was in front of him. It was now Randy’s time to lean on me, and he did.

That’s It, I Quit, or This Essay Could Save My Life


Christopher Bundy meditates on whether being a writer is still worth it to him.

“What is the difference between conscious persistence and mindless compulsion?”


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Call for Submissions: Male Toughness

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Do men need toughening up, or are we tough enough already?

The Superpower You Already Have


It’s bred into your blood for literally a hundred thousand generations. Use it.

Working Out Work: Getting Your Career In Shape


Pump it up. Sweat it out. Make it burn.

Tough Guy

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Mike O’Shea was a physically powerful and courageous man, but what made him a hero to his lifelong friend, Andrew Cotto, was his capacity for love.

Failure Is An Option

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Kids need to be able to fail in order to learn how to succeed.



Jeff Swain defines ‘unconquered,’ with some help from his friends: William Ernest ‘Captain of My Soul’ Henley and Tom Petty.

Never Stop Living


Does self-image ultimately determine how the body will perform?