Intimacy and the Myth of the Self Made Man

Is male intimacy limited to the bro-hug and “how you doin?” Whatever it is, it scares the crap out of us. ___ Men talk about sports, work, and beer, but talking about feelings is not what they want, right? ◊♦◊ He shocked me. I’ve known him for over twenty years, and Gord (not his name) is not the type to talk about … More Intimacy and the Myth of the Self Made Man

I Didn’t Like Prince, But I Learned a Lot From Him About Being a Man

You can learn from someone, even when we don’t appreciate what they do. ___ Last week, Prince died. While the details of his death are still to be determined, all that I see around me are articles about his life. I will say it once and clearly, I didn’t like his music. I’m not a hater, … More I Didn’t Like Prince, But I Learned a Lot From Him About Being a Man

The 12 Gifts That Will Help You With Your Holiday Sadness

When Your Tidings are not Glad, it Can Just Feel Sad ___ A Season of Sad Things The holidays can be difficult. Some of us are alone or isolated. Others feel painful feelings of grief and loss or experience mental illness. Some may have a job or a life we are not happy with, or we may have no … More The 12 Gifts That Will Help You With Your Holiday Sadness