“Don’t Know” Mind

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I am creating this post on Tuesday afternoon prior to polls closing. I was going to write about men’s health, but figured it would be a little numb not to share something that is born from an election that is so consuming. What are you thinking this morning? How do you feel?  On Monday, our Morning Meditation theme was practicing a “don’t …

The Trials of a Rule Follower

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I continue to learn things about myself.  At 47 yrs old, I’m sometimes surprised to find there’s more here to discover.   This summer my family and I went to visit my parent home in Michigan.  It just so happened that they were away for the weekend themselves and so we had the place to ourselves.  We were hoping to get one last weekend …

Poems

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The topic of our September 30th Chicago meeting was Cultivating Creativity. Mike Rosen and Todd Adams wrote a couple great poems about their MenLiving experience. We Gather- Mike Rosen Under the timeless glow of an autumn moon We gather Not to harvest fields as the thousands who preceded us Around the fire, under the same bright moon our ancestors knew …

Craig Dooley MenLiving Member

What is a “regular” guy?

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To start, this is a picture of my friend, Craig Dooley. He is a wonderful man. I texted him last night to let him know that I would be writing about him. I think he might be surprised by the huge pic. I met him through MenLiving.  A while back, he wrote this testimonial for MenLiving website: “The MenLiving is …

Creatively Yours

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There are at least as many ways in which parenting is wonderful as it is challenging.   My kids teach me things almost daily (I’m guessing you can relate).  Their wisdom catches me off guard sometimes and I’m stuck sitting there dumbfounded, mouth agape without a word to say.  One of the ways they teach me is with their play.  They seem to have …

The Most Important Work You Can Do Right Now.

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A while back, I conducted an initial therapy session with a family: Mom, Dad and sixteen-year-old son. Let’s call him James. Mom and son sat on the couch, dad on an adjacent chair. The presenting issue was the son’s disrespect at home, and failure to engage fully at school. I always start by asking, “Why are we here?” Mom answered. …