Nice Guys Finish Last…Due to Chronic Injuries: The Saga of Daniel Bryan

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What will become of pro wrestling’s short, oh-so-normal, and badly injured everyman?

Karma Strikes…Bam! (And It’s Not Pretty)

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Rob Azevedo takes an unwanted sick day and wonders how he ever doubted karma could be so evil and cunning.

Touch – Part 2

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We never know to what, where, or whom an event will lead us.

Touch – Part 1

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We never know to what, where, or whom an event will lead us.

The Impact of Individuals on a Man

The Power of the Individual

Luke Davis on the importance and change a person can have on another.

Ordeal by Military Healthcare

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After mysteriously falling ill while on a tour of duty in Korea, Brad Christy was put through the ringer of medical tests. The military healthcare system couldn’t find anything wrong with him, but slapped him with a sizable medical bill anyway.

Who Taught You to Warm-up? Let’s Get Back to Moving Like a Child.

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Tim Anderson wants us to regain our ability to move on demand. Here’s how.

Masculinity, Violence, and Injury

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Oliver Lee Bateman examines the nexus between aggression and masculinity that leads many men to participate in dangerous activities.

Looking Down At My Crutches: Helplessness Snowballs

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Nick Charney, on how looking down at your crutches constantly for fear of falling easily becomes a metaphor for living life with your head down.

Change Starts With Me

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A dislocated knee helped Christian Clifton realize that whatever blame can be placed at the time of a traumatic incident, it is up to him to take the actions needed to heal.

The Nightmare of a Father and a Husband

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The husband and the father is supposed to be there even when he isn’t.

The Skinny on Skinny Pants

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Sameer Rao went from hiding his figure out of insecurity and fear to embracing himself and the pants he loves.

The Aftermath: What I Learned from the Boston Bombings

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Lisa Hickey was changed by the bombings, in unexpected ways. Here, she shares how.

“As a man who’s had herniated cervical discs for over 20 years, I can say that the support of a partner makes a HUGE difference!”

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These are comments by Dr. Adam Sheck, Arthur MacMaster, Jess on the post “23 Tips For Men on Supporting a Partner with Chronic Pain”.

Getting Started

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A Young Man’s First Job When spring came in my freshman year of college I had to do something I had never done, get a job. Because of my mother developed a heart problem the family upholstery business and tobacco growing had been stopped with my dad selling (although it’s called renting) the growing rights […]

Why Pain Is a Wonderful Thing

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Don’t kill the messenger: pain is also the source of compassion.