A Word for 2019: Release and Re-Fire

[photo: “A Shadow of Life to Come” by Brent T. Ladd] “And now let us welcome the New Year Full of things that have never been.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke One of the things in life that I am grateful for is the opportunity to begin again. “Always we begin again.” This is an important […]

Elders – Time to Rewire & Refire

As a newly minted elder, I am now awakening to the idea that it is time to rewire and refire myself. And, in the process become partners with, mentors of, and learn from, young people. Einstein often mentioned that we humans have been given two gifts – rationality and intuition. He underscored that rationality is meant to serve […]

Honoring the Feminine in Humanity: A crucial action on the pathway toward wholehearted masculinity

  [photo by Drop the Label Movement] To honor: to hold in high regard, to give great respect to.   Men are still far too concerned about “who wears the pants” in the family. Our cultural norm today still says the “head” of the household (or business, government, etc.) is a man. The man makes […]

Listen – Part 1: The Power of Men Listening to Women

In my recent article Re-Imagining Masculinity: Transcending the culture of conquest and embracing compassion, that kicked off this series, I stated that the very first step toward a wholehearted path for men is to listen to women. To begin re-imagining masculinity into a wholehearted way of living that men can experience, we must first listen […]

What is a Man for?

Each man needs to ask himself this question: What is a man for? In the midst of a sea change where men everywhere are being publicly called out to own and atone their inappropriate, unwarranted, and unwelcomed sexual behaviors, can we agree at the start that there is a deep scar and a deep problem […]

Naming the Wild “Other”

Naming the Wild “Other” Naming connects. When we name something or someone, or learn their name, we engender a connection more meaningful than if we don’t name. When parents name their newborn baby, there is an even deeper connection that is made with their child. Likewise, when a child names a pet, an intimate relationship […]

What is Wild(ness) and Why Does it Matter?

What is Wild(ness)? What is wild, and what might it have to do with our authentic human selves? The traditional definition of wild goes something like this: That which is living or growing in the natural environment. Untamed, not domesticated, uncultivated, free. The word wild is sometimes used to describe a place or living being […]

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