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

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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)

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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.

How My Husband’s Illness Became A Transformative Journey to Love

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When cancer came knocking, Camilla Sanderson and her husband gave up lucrative NYC careers for a life of simplicity and love.

I Eat My Pain

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In Jackie Summers’ experience, people are always telling you to “just get over it” when it comes to emotional pain. They rarely, as Jackie does here, tell you how.

The Art of Mental Fitness

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Cj Swaby interviews artist and athlete Jaime Medina Jimenez on homelessness, health and the power of art.

A Transformation of One’s Self Into Something Different: Our Wedding Vows

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Uzi and Summer share their wedding vows with the rest of the world.

Transforming the Space Between Inner Change and Social Change

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Lodro Rinzler on turning the will to do good work into actual good work.

Ready for Transformation?

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I might feel like I am in carb prison, but I am ready for the challenge and the transformation that waits around the corner.