What’s Inside the Backpack You’re Carrying? Rob Bell Opens It Up

We need to unpack that backpack and get living–today.

By Looking Within, Men Can Overcome Their Fears

Do you only want to dream or truly wake up?

5 Ways To Discern If Your Meditation Teacher Is Authentic Or Just Acting

Ira Israel has a fool proof method to figure out if your meditation teacher is legit or not.

From Datcher Dreams to His Americus

Holiday reading for the winter, torched and charred.

Why Are We Indifferent to Male Rape Victims?

Andrew Smiler wonders why we give so little public attention to boys and men who have been sexually assaulted or raped.

The Hole a Father Leaves by Leaving

Kyle’s father abandoned him, causing unbearable pain. But this young man has pushed past shame to redeem his life and claim his manhood.

Father of Five: Is It Always Father Knows Best?

What happens when a 21 year old finds out that he is to be a father for the first time and at 39 a father for the fifth time?

Watching Pharrell Cry Made Me Cry

Dillan DiGiovanni shares the impact of watching an extremely successful man cry.

Oprah Makes Pharrell Cry After Showing Him ‘Happy’ Fan Videos

Because when Oprah says, “Can we roll the tape of that,” your tears are going to be released from eye jail.

Is God Really An Old White Dude Sitting On A Cloud In Heaven?

Edie Weinstein questions the deeply instilled version of God in favor of the God of her understanding.

The Photographer Knew the Actor’s Tears Were Real, And Had to Stop Shooting.

Photographer Jeremy Cowart was surprised when actor John Schneider asked for a different kind of photo. The reason he asked is even more surprising.

The Opportunities of Aging

The clock is ticking, but with it comes opportunities.

In Praise of Tom Cruise

Steven Axelrod sees Tom Cruise, today’s action hero. A man who does his own stunts and performs so he’s worth the price of admission. Nothing else should matter.

The Most Racist Thing That Ever Happened

Jackie Summers has identified the most troubling thing about racism these days: no one ever admits to being racist.

Your Cheating Heart Will Tell On You

Celebrity athletes lose endorsements when they lie; the rest of us lose our integrity.