A History of Violence

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Alex Gallo-Brown reflects on one man’s acts of violence, and the impact they have had on his life.

Suffering, Sorrow, and Being Nine Years-Old

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Derek Penwell was nine years old when friend of his was badly burned. And it caused him to think about how we witness one another’s pain.

The Greatest Lie Ever Told: Pain, Masculinity & the Spiritual Path

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Ryan Kuja makes an inquiry into the connections between spiritual and emotional suffering and our path to transformation.

Psychology and the Chance of Bringing Peace to Syria

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With 100,000 people killed and 10 million displaced, is there hope for peace in Syria? Yes. But only if we can overcome the self-defeating psychology of revenge.

Everybody Hurts after a Breakup, Especially Men

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While men are still portrayed as stoic in our culture, they experience heartbreak just as deeply as women do. Sometimes even more

The Suffering of Our Privilege

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Cameron Conaway suffered from a few days of culture shock when he arrived in Thailand, and a few months of it when he arrived back home to Pennsylvania.

30 Ways to Make Yourself Miserable (Along with Everyone Around You)

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Lion Goodman shares the secret techniques to suffering.

On Suffering (and How to Fit the Entire Human Race into a Single Sugar Cube)

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I thought I deserved to suffer, but when I discovered the true purpose of suffering, it was transformational.

What Was the Most Important Thing People Learned in the 20th Century?

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Robert Fuller believes the most important learning of the century was disabusing ourselves of the notion that some people are inferior.

Get Over It. Men and the Cost of Emotional Repression

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Why men are taught to never, ever, ever, show emotions. An excerpt from Chapter Two in Noah Brand’s and Ozy Franz’s book about masculinity.

Secondary Survivors

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For those that love us and are aware of our past: the other survivors of abuse.

Why Pain Is a Wonderful Thing

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Don’t kill the messenger: pain is also the source of compassion.

Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living

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How can practicing Buddhism save you from a burning wreck?

The Difference Between Want and Need

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Why should a man clean his toilet rather than play video games?

The Next Life [Book Excerpt: 100 Tricks Every Boy Can Do: How My Brother Disappeared]

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My brother Bret started the next life at forty, when he departed from this world by suicide.

Unconquered

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Jeff Swain defines ‘unconquered,’ with some help from his friends: William Ernest ‘Captain of My Soul’ Henley and Tom Petty.