“I’m right, you’re wrong”

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On a recent Sunday, while engaging in some early morning contemplation time, humor and laughter came to mind.  I was reminded of a couple recent experiences I had related to the topic.  First, I watched comedian Russell Howard interview Matthew McConaughey.  In the interview, while discussing the importance of humor and it’s ability to help us cope and persevere through difficult times, …

Performing or Living?

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Last August, Pete Hamill, the New York City journalist, novelist, essayist and editor died. Over the years, I had read several of his newspaper pieces and had always intended on reading some of his longer works. News of his death prompted me to pick up, “A Drinking Life,” his memoir. I enjoy his writing and recommend the book.  That said, I …

Dancing Through COVID

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The pandemic swept through the world with tragic consequences. Through the adversity and pain, emerged some normalcy, some joy. Watch MenLiving Board Member, Edward Gudas, his wife Laurie and daughters Kalina and Lainie dance and sing their way through COVID.

I Love Awkward!

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Every Saturday, for years, I have read Peggy Noonan’s Declarations column in the Wall Street Journal. Last Saturday, Peggy was writing as always about politics, the country and not too surprisingly COVID and the vaccine. Towards the end of the article, she wrote this, “It seems a funny thing to say of public policy, but so much of what doesn’t …

Bow…then clean your closet

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Often, there’s a tape playing inside my head that says, “You’re not doing enough.”   This tape can continually run if I don’t stop and bring my awareness to it.  Sometimes I’ll catch myself in these moments and either internally or by physically writing them down, make a list of all that I AM doing.  When I look at that list, it sure seems …

The GOAT and The Kiss

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I grew up outside of Boston, but I have now been in the Midwest for almost 20 years longer than I was in New England. And despite my move, I have maintained my allegiance to Boston’s sports franchises. A loyalty that hasn’t been hard at all with the crazy winning. The last 20 years have been ridiculous: 1 Celtics championship, …

Living Intentional

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“How was your day?”  “Pretty good.  How was yours?”  Sound familiar?  It does to me.  Honestly, I get tired of hearing myself reply in that way with such regularity.  Now, don’t get me wrong, “pretty good” is pretty good these days.  My wife is asking me about my day (I’ll count that as a blessing) and for the most part things are fine. I’m healthy, the family’s healthy, we’re all doing …

Ruminating…

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I have been ruminating about our organization’s new name, MenLiving. As you can see, we eliminated the space between Men and Living to create the name and logo. My contemplation led me to wonder what if we added the space back in and then a punctuation mark (don’t you all wonder obscure shit like this?).  The first thought I had was, …

MenLiving – same game, different name

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Back when I established my first “men’s group” in 2008, I personally invited a handful of men to join me in forming a thing I had little knowledge about, much less a plan for.  Because they trusted me (I suppose) a lesser handful agreed to partake alongside of me.  The purpose was simple, really:  To challenge AND support one another in and through …

Heads You Win…?

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For years, I have been receiving Fortune’s daily email, TermSheet. TermSheet provides a summary of the previous day’s venture capital and private equity deals.  A few weeks ago, I read this: Numan, a UK-based online health clinic for men just raised $13M in a Series A round. I am interested in men’s health so I go check it out.  This “clinic” …