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Washing the Feet of the Homeless

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Sexual Healing

A new vision of 21st century male sexuality. —- In a deep meditation, I realized all the ways I had failed as a lover. It had nothing to do with foreplay, orgasms, or premature ejaculation. I had failed in lovemaking because I had taken before giving. I […]

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3 Stress Reducing Activities For Improved Health

The 2012 Stress In America survey by the American Psychiatric Association found that 72 percent of adults reported their personal stress levels as higher or the same over the previous five years. The study also found that only 37 percent of participants effectively managed their stress, and […]

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Heal Your Relationship Without Saying A Word

  This ancient Hawaiian healing ritual can transform your relationships and your life.   I stared at my wife who was sitting with her arms crossed. Later in the day, we got in a fight during one of the exercises. I kept obsessing with my wife’s inability […]

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What Good Will Hunting Can Teach Us About Men, Shame, and Suicide

What Good Will Hunting Can Teach Us About Men, Shame, and Suicide

“Shame, fear, isolation, addiction. Shame, fear, isolation, addiction. After a few hundred times through the spiral, men will do anything to get off the ride, including suicide.”   Last week, I re-watched Good Will Hunting for the first time since Robin Williams’ suicide. I’ve always felt that […]

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How to Stay Positive in a (Sometimes) Negative World

Let’s face it—most people have at least a few things they can legitimately complain about. From a boss who doesn’t appreciate you to those minor-but-annoying things your spouse does from time to time, life can be challenging. Of course, some people have even more serious issues to […]

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Fear and Loneliness in Men and Boys

How fear and loneliness are wired together in boys and men ¯¯¯ On Friday, I planned to attend the Compassion Focused Therapy Workshop, but my son’s school had a staff learning day. So I arranged to have my son stay at my mother’s house on Thursday night. […]

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Why I Practice Compassion

Why I Practice Compassion

Kozo Hattori explains why he practices compassion above all else while raising his sons.   ‾‾‾ After soccer on Saturday, we made plans with another family to eat at Subway. On the way to the restaurant, 7 year old Jett threw a tantrum. “I don’t want Subway. […]

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On A High-Wire Balancing Work and Family? Tips for Staying Stress Free

On A High-Wire Balancing Work and Family? Tips for Staying Stress Free

Your body is naturally programmed to respond to threats. Your brain floods your body with hormones like adrenaline and cortisol to raise your heart rate and increase your glucose level. Once a threat passes, hormone levels are supposed to return to normal. In modern times, the “fight […]

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Fierce Compassion: Why Men’s Compassion is Unappreciated

Are men more compassionate than women if we expand the definition of compassion?   I used to think that the biggest problem in our world was men’s lack of compassion, until it dawned on me how that thought lacked compassion. The more I researched and observed, I […]

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