Paring Down

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When we need a mindfulness bell to bring us back to the essentials, paring down is that bell for Leo Babauta. Here’s how.

The Space Between Lifts

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Aaron W. Voyles looks at how masculine activities like weight lifting provide opportunities for college men to be vulnerable.

Racism and Sexual Abuse: Our Silence is Killing Us

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Chris Anderson knows it’s scary to talk about tough subjects like racism or sexual abuse. But in calling them out, we start disrupting their systems.

The Power of Rest and Silence

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Like notes in a musical score, our thoughts can either create pleasing harmonies or a discordant pandemonium which makes our lives unpleasant and dissatisfying.

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A creative and disturbing piece from Sean Patrick Mulroy on childhood, neglect, and silence.

On the Power of Listening: “You Did So Much For Me.”

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When it comes to healing, silence often speaks more eloquently than the cleverest words.

10 More Ways to Love Your Life (Second Installment)

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Love and happiness are a choice. Jackson Bliss explores 10 more ways to have more of both

Don’t Wait for the Next Policy Issue to Be an Ally in the Fight for LGBT Equality

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Timothy Oleksiak wants to point out — It’s not just about policy.

Off the Grid and Into the Woods

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Kile Ozier takes a two week trek into the wilderness, and learns how a tiny shift in the rudder of the mind can steer a new course.

“I Believe You.” Three Words That Can Change Everything

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Elisabeth Corey grew up in a world of abuse where no one believed her. The only thing she could do was keep trying to get people to hear her words.

Words: More Powerful Than I Ever Knew

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As Christian Clifton searches for the right words in his marriage, he learns the way they can destroy and heal.

A Precious Practice

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Communication is much different after going weeks without speaking.

Save Your Marriage By Saying Nothing

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Steve Horsmon’s simple solution for saving a marriage: sometimes you have to shut up.

The Dangers of Christian “Marriage Worship”

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You can be married and use someone. You can devalue and denigrate someone without ever touching them.

Men are Being Sexually Assaulted in the Military, But Nobody is Talking About it

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Our Soldiers are being raped…by our Soldiers.

Should You Tell Your Girlfriend, Wife, Partner, Family and Friends that You’re Suffering with Mental Illness?

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Andy Behrman knows firsthand that for men, there are few things more taboo than admitting to mental illness.