Why Half a Heart is Simply Not Enough


It is impossible to fully accept ourselves if have a problem with one gender or the other –here’s a way to open your heart to everyone, especially yourself…

I Will Call You Caitlyn


What happens when our sensibilities and progressive views are put to the test? Writer Alison Tedford gives us a personal glimpse into her journey of understanding.

How a ‘Reset’ Saved My Life

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It is never too late for a “reset”, and doing so may just save the rest of your life…

How I Stopped Being a Victim and Changed My Life


TJ Trent blamed everyone else for his lack of accomplishments.

Why We Run #8: A New Life


TJ Trent runs to change, to make his fresh start. To a new life.

Let Yourself Get Hurt


Dillan DiGiovanni thinks that getting hurt helps us feel more free.

5 New Rules for Manhood: The Need for a Mansformation

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I’m tired of being tired. Being a man today is exhausting, and it’s time to fight back. It’s time to redefine what a man is, what a man does, and who a man should be.

Raising Compassionate Boys: Healing Mistakes

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“The wound is the place where the light enters you” ~Rumi (on parenting?) One morning when my older son was 6 year old, he would not get out of bed until 7:45–30 minutes before school started. Then he wouldn’t eat his eggs since he was distracted by his Pokemon cards, so I threw the cards […]

My Father, My Self: It’s Complicated

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My Father Changed, But My Memories Are Not So Easily Shed.

Two Snakes


A mystical poem from J.A. Dela Cruz-Smith, celebrating male-male intimacy and touching, in some ways, on the shamanic, the transformative.

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.

How Being Bullied Was One of My Greatest Gifts

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Bettina Goodwin reflects on her experiences of being bullied and how a new perspective transformed her life completely.

A Paradox in Paradise: Living a Full Life While Battling Depression

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Ryan Kuja shares about wrestling with how to hold together the opposites of light and dark, connection and disconnection, depression and joyfulness.

10 Ways for a Man to Love A Woman

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Graham Phoenix stops seeking comfort from his woman and instead looks to create an amazing relationship with her.

A Smashing Lifestyle Overhaul. (Part 1)


This morning, clad only in a tight-fitting pair of boxer briefs, I stepped on the chilly glass of the digital scale in my bathroom. — As the numbers “172” began to flash, I pondered how this same exact scale read “222” only 24 months ago. I used to dread looking down to see the results […]

How to Stand Back Up After Life Knocks You Down

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Tamara Star learned the hard way that ‘the dark night of the soul’ is really a time of transformation. Here’s how she saw her way through.