Holistic Masculinity is Masculine Maturity

Thanks to the #MeToo movement, toxic masculinity has been brought to the forefront of our cultural psyche. It exposed the deep patterns of abuse within American male culture, revealing why so many young people have a reasonable distrust and distain for male authority. However, more awareness can often bring more confusion (at least, in the […]

Vulnerability and Powerwith Brené Brown and Russell Brand

Listen to this conversation about Vulnerability and Power between two wildly different people who somehow manage a shared connection in their intelligence, spirituality, and ability to give language to complex ideas. Brené Brown and Russell Brand talk candidly in his Under the Skin podcast about her research and the wisdom it teaches. Here are a […]

Expectations by Katie Pruitt

Katie Pruitt‘s Expectations is a coming of age album full of poetic lyrics and heartbreaking melodies. You immediately feel her strength, her pain, and her hard-won wisdom as she takes steps towards inner freedom and personal healing from religious trauma. Her talent takes you on a smooth and effortless ride through every song. After listening […]

Why Are Men Not Allowed to Be Vulnerable in Public?

To talk about the needs, suffering or pain of men within public view is to invite a reaction of harsh criticism from all sides of the political spectrum. If talking about the needs of men meant their’s supersede the needs of women, deny the importance of equality that feminism brings us all, or dare to […]

Naming Our Father Hunger

For over 25 years, Richard Rohr has identified something he calls father hunger as “the single most prevalent [and painful] absence in the human soul.” He underlines the unique importance of identity the same-sex parent passes on to their children. For men, “we cannot be ourselves, we cannot be our own man, or our own father, until we have […]

The Myth of Priorities

The term priorities, with an ‘s’ on the end, is self-contradictory. If something is a priority, it is the most important thing. When we have two or more items defined as the most important, it doesn’t elevate their importance. It does the opposite. We no longer know which one is more important and it’s confusing, overwhelming and wastes far too many […]

Islands and Bridges

Everyone is an island. We are all born alone. No one knows our inner experience of the world, yet we all share in experiencing this kind of aloneness. In this way, we’re aren’t just alone. Together, we have potential for more. Growing up is discovering bridges can be built to connect us with one another, […]