What is a Men’s Group?

To most men, “men’s work” means such things as going to a job and achieving success, providing for a family, building a deck off the back of the house and helping out in the community. We also have been taught that the term “be a man” means to always have your guard up, don’t show… Continue reading What is a Men’s Group?

Valentines Day reminder- Presents vs. Presence

As Valentines day quickly approaches, there can be an increase in anxiety. I have heard many talk about the pressure that they feel to “do Valentines Day right”. One woman I knew said that the MINIMUM effort she expected was dinner, flowers, chocolate and a gift. That was break even! That’s rough! Is rough because… Continue reading Valentines Day reminder- Presents vs. Presence

How to Be a Hero

Last night we watched a fantastic movie called Finding Joe.  It is inspired by the lifetime work of Joseph Cambell.  Campbell was a Mythologist and prolific author and teacher who was known for the message “Follow your bliss. ” Yesterday was also Father’s Day.  One of the most common phrases heard on Fathers Day is… Continue reading How to Be a Hero

Monday Morning Choice

Monday morning.  Lots to think about.  There’s Syria, the upcoming election, Fox News viewers knowing less than people who watch no news, summer vacation plans, the Mets slump, gotta put the new shutters on the house, dog needs a check up, starting up my exercise program, the neighbor’s leaf blower is making too much noise……etc.   … Continue reading Monday Morning Choice

The Heart of the Matter in The Belly of the Beast

Had two amazing experiences the last two weekends that I have to share. The first weekend was a Men’s Initiation in Northern California.  Twenty five men came from all over the country to a training at a beautiful location up on a mountain.  The views were stunning.  The training tested us.  We lifted logs, bruised… Continue reading The Heart of the Matter in The Belly of the Beast

Life Leaders Forum Panel – “Practice”

Great discussion in Nyack last night on the “Art of Practice”.  Had such a diverse panel, and so many passionate voices that it made for yet another truly magical eventing in this series.  There were a variety of practices represented on the panel, from Martial Arts to Tango to Meditation to Acupuncture to Yoga.  And… Continue reading Life Leaders Forum Panel – “Practice”

An Easter Integral thought

Just read an excerpt from an email from Craig Hamilton of Integral Enlightenment. The significance of reading it on Easter weekend hit me like a ton of bricks. From the email: The problem is that we’ve all been steeped in a contemporary spiritual subculture that tells us that the very reason we should follow a… Continue reading An Easter Integral thought