Coming of Age for Boys

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Teaching boys to become men starts long before they reach eighteen. — In a world that eats boys’ self-worth for sport, fathers have the power to validate a young man’s arrival into adulthood. Coming of age is a legal term stipulating at 18 or 21 years old when adolescents are no longer considered minors and […]

What I Learned From Living With Alcoholism

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She tried everything she could before she realized these truths that led to healing. — I grew up with family and friends that all drank alcohol. It was a way of life. Social gatherings, family outings, holidays, they all came with alcohol. As I grew older, it became a way of life for me as […]

Grappling With Fear And The Desire To Live My Authentic Truth

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After growing up in an abusive home, this woman left at 15 and found her path to healing. — I love to write. In fact, I AM a writer. I am an untrained and unpublished writer, but none the less, writing is one of the things I do almost daily. I have been writing since […]

Is Your “Balls Bone” Connected to Your “Heart Bone”?

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Dem balls bones and dem heart bones weren’t in the song we learned as kids. But when they’re connected, it means you have power and integrity.

Dealing With Dad

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It was a “gift” they weren’t expecting but have come to fully understand.

How to Regain Your Life/Work Balance and Take Your Life Back

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There was no more hiding that day.

Sometimes Life’s Greatest Lessons Come From Unexpected Experiences

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After being ripped off by a family friend, this man learned a valuable life lesson when his father refused to help him out. — One of the greatest lessons I learned from my Dad was to know the value of my work. This lesson was gained as a 13-year-old after three days with a scoop, […]

5 Lessons I Learned After My Divorce to Truly Love My Daughter

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After wrecking his car and body, this man learned how to forgive and be there for his daughter.

5 Secrets Your GPS Can Teach You About Communication

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Communication goes far beyond the words you say. Mastering this skill can benefit your relationships and life.  — Men often get a bad wrap when it comes to how and how often they communicate. It’s not a secret men use fewer words and speak far less often than women. But, to go so far as […]

Playing Your Trump Card to Win

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Three men discover the key to sustained weight loss and improved health. — The first time we met Tony, a successful entrepreneur, he looked fearful, sad and desperate. Tony, a handsome Italian in his early fifties, had recently buried his wife. “I want to get healthy and stay healthy.” Shortly after his wife’s death, Tony […]

How I Learned to Have Good Sex

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Todd Clayton on a romantic experience that changed his perspective on trust, love, and sex.

Why You Should Stop Waiting and Take a Chance

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If you’re sitting on the fence about chasing a dream, a fitness goal, a girl, traveling across the world, or starting that dream business–take a chance. — People claim perfection doesn’t exist. They state it’s only a fantasy. For a brief period back in college, I was witnessing perfection. I took life’s leftovers and lived […]

It’s Not Too Late to Follow Your Dream

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At 38 years old, this man decided to ignore his doubt and made his dream his reality. He says it’s never too late. — Are you living with regrets? Are you ignoring your passion? Did you have a dream when you were younger but never pursued it? Maybe someone said to follow your passion was […]

The Daily Habits of a Recovering Workaholic

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This recovering workaholic shares the tips that helped her find a proper balance. — Hard work and disciplined habits are crucial to success. But have you crossed the line between hard work and gone over to the dark side? You can commit to creating a designed relationship with your loved ones. Have you, or someone […]

What My Teen Pregnancy Taught Me About Not Giving Up

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Married as a teen, this woman learned how to not give up on her dreams despite getting pregnant and dropping out of high school. — Twenty-two years ago, I was 17 and pregnant. I found an alternative high school program for pregnant teens. I had just informed my boss (a Chinese pediatrician) that I would be resigning […]

How a “Plus One” Can Be Your Ticket to Success

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You can be the “lone wolf” but you may be missing this important component to a success. — Like most days, I grab the mail out of the box out front and flip through it to find the “good” mail. My fingers touch a higher quality envelope addressed to me.  Catalyst John, your presence is […]