A Simple, Powerful Self-Compassion Method

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

Controlling Emotions: a Lesson from Angry Birds

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What happens when an angry bird realizes he doesn’t have to be angry? ___ For many of us, anger seems to be a reflex reaction? But we actually have a choice.Photo—AishVideo/YouTube  

Why You Need to Know Your Own Soul Before You Look for a Soulmate

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When you’ve spent enough time alone, you know who you are and who you’ll never be. You’re free to enter a relationship without the danger of losing yourself.

Being Nurtured By Nature

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With an even greater awareness and appreciation for the outdoors, life’s stresses have a way of fading into the background.

Why the Transgender Day of Remembrance Was Important

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Yesterday was the International Transgender Day of Remembrance. If you missed it, you were likely not alone. Here is one man’s testimony why it was important and worth your attention.

Why I Don’t Give Relationship Advice

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Mike Iamele sees a lot of relationship advice out there and isn’t planning to jump into the fray.

Facing My Blind Spot: A Story of Becoming Self-Aware

Facing My Blind Spot: A Story of Becoming Self-Aware

Josh Misner discusses how starting to recognize of his own personal “blind spots”—the truths about himself that he wasn’t aware of—changed the way he saw himself as a friend, husband, and father.

A Man’s Reflection After a Year on the Transgender Journey

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Poet Lex Beatty shares about his life over the last year. This might be the most profoundly raw piece you will ever read regarding a man’s personal feelings about the journey to himself and his correct gender.

Managing Stress Through Mindfulness and an Accurate Sense of Self Worth

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So there are about a million articles out there about mindfulness and how fantastic it is. This isn’t one of them.

Finding Balance Between Information Gathering and Experience

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Identifying if you are experiencing too much noise in the information coming into your life will be just the beginning of your constant evolution as a wise and caring human being.

A Gay Dad’s Struggle to Live Honestly

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“What is the purpose of making a person who can’t even live inside his own head?” was the struggle of Ian Wilson. Gays With Kid’s Erika Prins tells the story of a man who evolved into the man he was, from the one he thought he should be.

I am a Nature Dork

I am a Nature Dork

Any chance I have to get out into the trees turns me into a total nature dork.

The Story of Dr. John Kitchin, aka Slomo

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Matt Kohn found inspiration in the story of Slomo — a doctor who stopped being an asshole and now spends the majority of his time rollerblading along the Pacific.

Yoga, It’s a Dude Thing

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A short daily yoga practice can help men create better mind/body awareness and promote prostrate health.

She Dumped Me And Never Gave Me A Second Chance

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And that’s ultimately okay, says Ferrett Steinmetz.

Why I’m an Out, Bisexual Dad

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Gabriel Weiss decided that being the best father he could be meant being open about his life, including his bisexuality.