Cacao

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David Young Cacao is served worldwide, often at empathogenic and entheogenic medicine ceremonies, yoga/tantric/breathwork/meditation sessions, and many other gatherings. It is easy for anyone to enjoy themselves at home and it can strengthen relationships especially if enjoyed as a couple. A morning cup helps start the day with gratitude and satiation. An additional afternoon or evening ‘cacao time’ can be gentle …

How To Not Be Perfect (What’s Shame Got To Do With It?)

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Erik Treese & Joey Cardella Spoiler alert: This blog post is about shame.   Ugh.  Cool topic, bro.   Bear with me though.   Here I am, alone in the living room of my 1 BR apartment, having a moment where I have to laugh at myself as I attempt to write about shame.  See, my intention in this blog post is to …

POWER

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Take a moment and think of what comes to mind when you see the word POWER.   Try saying it aloud.  What do you associate with the word?  If you have pen and paper handy, jot down a couple words that come up for you when you think of power.  If you’re like many of us, you probably came up with words like …

The Kingdom of the Royal Children

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John Natoli Once upon a time, in an age before memory, there was a kingdom ruled by a greedy and suspicious king. His every moment was overpowered by fears of intrigue and betrayal. He held all his many possessions under close watch within his fortified castle, keeping constant inventory. He felt that his status as king was tied directly to …

Just Say it

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How are you as a communicator? Do you talk about the things that are hard to talk about? This question has been front and center for me lately. My thinking on the matter has been spurred by the last two MenLiving blog posts (and comments) from my colleagues, Todd and Frank, the latest episode of the Zen Parenting Radio podcast, Difficult Conversations, and actions …

Interrupting the Story: How Survivor Mark Meier Turned his Fight Against Depression into a Fight for Men’s Mental Health

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After battling depression and anxiety for many years, Mark Meier almost lost his own life to suicide. The pain and mental instability he had struggled with for so long almost pushed him over the edge, but the cry from his then infant daughter interrupted his plan and saved his life. From there, he worked to come out from the darkness …

Being Not Right is Uneasily Done

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It’s hard to not be right. In much of our lives, it’s quite important, if not imperative to be right.  If your tax accountant, dentist, plumber or air traffic controller gets it wrong, there can be severe consequences.  If you show up to work and everyday get it wrong, soon you won’t need to show up at all…cause you’ll be gone.     It …

Last Week in Texas

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When I heard the news last week about the law that passed in Texas, I said to myself “That’s wrong and I wish that law didn’t pass.”  I then went on with the rest of my day without giving it much more thought. In other words, it really didn’t affect my day because it doesn’t affect me. But I slowly became more bothered that a group of …

Gazing

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I was zooming the other day and noticing, at a particular angle, an emerging turkey neck. This development fits nicely with no hair (except in my ears and nose!), muscle deterioration and crepey (more like creepy) skin. At 58, my physical appearance is on the downhill slide. Will Lisa still find me attractive?? Interestingly, a recent piece on Refinery29 boosted my spirits. …