How a Pacifist Teacher Prepares His Students for War

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Endless occupations, big government, the imperial theme, and teen soldiers—not easy topics for high schoolers. Teacher Jeremy McKeen shares his wish for his grown up students off at war. — “Go and teach Jeremy how to play with G.I. Joes,” I remember a relative saying to one of my older cousins when I was six. I had […]

Dear Men: Staying Connected to Your Heart Can be Magical

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Attempting to understand what makes men feel happy or sad may be a lifelong journey. Listening to your heart, though, brings many surprises.

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Helen Wing’s poem is bleak, but probably accurate.

How to End Sibling Rivalry & Lower Your Kids’ Risk of Divorce at the Same Time

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Fighting siblings and divorcing spouses are more alike than you may think, and both can find peace by following these three steps.

A 4-Step Plan to Manage Stress in Your Marriage

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Discover how to stay sane when a spouse loses their job and reduce the stress in your life.

The Pain of the Personal: An Artist’s View

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An Indian cartoonist looks to bring change to America, along with a new perspective of the events that occurred during the Arab Spring Uprising.

A Once Forgotten Iraq Stills Echoes

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Having worked in Baghdad for the Constitutional Support Program, Sara Johnson-Steffey reflects on a moment in time while wondering – did we forget about Iraq? — I sometimes find myself remembering the sounds of Iraq. The call to prayer, five times daily, piercing the haze of the air, a tinny shriek of bad amplifiers resounding […]

Police Officers or Peace Officers?: The Limitations of Traditional Masculinity for Law Enforcement

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Retired Police Officer and current Clinical Psychologist Ive Eicken describes how old notions of masculinity may prevent police officers from being peace officers. Most of us depend on law enforcement officers to keep us safe. We call the police when something has already gone very wrong. We want the officer who shows up to be […]

Downsides of Minimalism

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Warning: There are huge downsides to minimalism. You might even be forced to spend time outdoors!

The Power of Delay

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Leo Babauta has found a great strategy to help you break unwanted habits. Delay.

Men’s Conscious Brotherhood; One to Another

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Men’s Movement Founder Calls Older Men to Help With Emotional Health – Young men have been led to believe that there is a superior state of being, called the ”real man” which is in dichotomy with a “weak man” or God forbid: a “woman.” This concept of a “real man” has been developed over many […]

A Simple, Powerful Self-Compassion Method

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If you practice compassion with your pain, it becomes less of a burden.

The Two Phrases That Keep a Man From Taking Action

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Being afraid that something will not work out before it happens may sound silly, but it can stop men in their tracks.

Why I Don’t Want Inner Peace

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Tim Mousseau found serenity for a moment … and realized it’s not a state where he wants to thrive.

Malignant Neglect—Foreign Policy In The Middle East

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Perpetuating the status quo in the Middle East serves no one’s interests, except the groups that thrive on instability. The cost of not directly dealing with this situation is surpassing the cost of directly doing so.

The Way to Empathy Through Nature

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Ty Phillips finds our intimate and universal connection with nature in a creature most of us would squash without thinking.