Is Compassion Really the New Cool?

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The drive to show “masculine compassion” misses the point about human struggle.

Don’t Settle

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The greatest defeat in life comes when settle. In the words of Churchill,”never, never, never give up.”

The Will Ferrell Story That Will Change The Way You Feel About Following Your Passions

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Conflicted about following your passions? So was Will Ferrell. Here’s how Ferrell got the courage to pursue his purpose, and walk away from his dream, if he needed.

The 5 Key Pieces Of Advice I Would Give To My 16-Year-Old Self

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A young student at Pace University recently asked me a great question: What would you do differently if you’d known at the age of 16, what you know now?

Does Your Pastor Want To Skip Church?

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Ministers are the last people you think might consider leaving church, but I’m one of them.

Essay Contest Spotlights the Plight of Child Farmworkers in the US

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Child laborers get the chance to share their stories through writing and art.

They Say Trayvon Martin Could Have Walked Away

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In a society that continually asks men not to walk away, Kristian Orozco asks if we are adding insult to a tragedy.

An Open Letter to Anyone Considering Suicide

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Andrew Lawes—like so many of us—knows what it is like to be on the brink of despair. He hopes his words will connect with those who need it most.

The Struggle To Be

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Loneliness is such a powerful feeling that it can often take away our desire to truly exist. Spoon Jackson reflects on this daily — behind bars.

In Divorce, Make Sure The Kids Are Safe

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Divorcing parents absorbed in their own disdain and anger can put their children at risk.

“When I learned I had PTSD, I told the people closest to me. I found out who my friends and family were very, very quickly.”

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These are comments by Gint, Krissy, and Bonnie on the post “Should You Tell Your Girlfriend, Wife, Partner, Family and Friends that You’re Suffering with Mental Illness?”

Male Star Power – A Blessing and a Curse

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Dealing with a celebrity co-worker may tell you stuff no one else knows.

“Boys with learning disorders already feel like they are messed up–how can we let them feel that way about being male too?”

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Strider is often told that when trying alternative learning/creativity methods with boys in his classroom that he is wasting his time. Is the classroom stacked against young boys?

Failure Is An Option

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Kids need to be able to fail in order to learn how to succeed.

“I’ve always felt like an extreme minority as a Highly Sensitive Man.”

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These are comments by Matthew, Frank, Jeff Roth on the post “I Am a Highly Sensitive Man”.

“People don’t wake up one day and decide that suicide is something they want to do.”

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This is a comment by Tom B on the post “How to Help Someone Who Is Feeling Suicidal”.