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We have a total of 5 publications on Medium

From The Good Men Project:

Hello Love (Relationships) — Love changes us. Love makes us human.

Change Becomes You (Advice) — Life advice that will (actually) improve your life.

Equality Includes You (Social Justice) — Speaking up for humanity through intersectional social justice. Open to all.

A Parent is Born (Parenting) — Because the moment a child is born, a parent is born too.

Greener Together (Environmentalism) — Because the earth needs us. Pronto.

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Rather than get too mired down in what’s not going so well lately, let’s talk about what is good.

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By Lisa A. Listwa

Summer is here.

Zilla’s school year finished in the first week of June. It’s nice to be finished with packing school bags and lunches, scrambling for clean uniform parts, dealing with homework assignments and projects and all the rest. Now it’s time to relax and take life a bit less seriously. Time to stay up late, chase fireflies, watch fireworks, drink lemonade, and do all the summer things. It’s time to take it easy…

But summer is hard. As a mom who works from home, I find it incredibly hard to maintain my usual routine. In…


What is it about being alone that is so difficult?

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By Dr. Margaret Rutherford

We had breakfast at a local diner Saturday morning. Deer with huge antlers mounted on the walls. A life-size John Wayne cutout greets you at the door. Chicken fried steak and chocolate gravy the specialities.

You definitely know you are in the South.

I noticed a woman eating by herself. She mostly looked at her iPhone. I concentrated on my eggs and short stack.

A lot of people tell me they could never eat alone.

I remember one of my first efforts. I had just gotten divorced. Wanted to go to my (had been our…) favorite…


“Perhaps richer does not mean wealthier.”

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By Edie Weinstein

This was part of an email sent from someone who was promoting coaching services.

“The money you receive is meant to measure how much you have contributed to others overall.

If you have failed to make the pay you want, you need to work on the benefit you supply to your fellow human beings.

It generally takes mindset and training and love.

The more you benefit people, the richer you get. It’s one of the unbreakable laws of reality. “

When I inititally read it, I had several simultaneous reactions. The first was that it was encouraging me to evaluate what I offer to the world (thumbs up on that one). The second was that…


AKA: The time a homeless woman in San Diego gave me money.

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By Anthony N. White

Among the shadows of towering palms along La Jolla Boulevard on the northern edges of San Diego’s Pacific Beach neighborhood sits West End. The bar is most famous for being the home base of Tom Wolfe’s Pumphouse Gang but it has much more history than that for the locals. The ghost of Wolfe is felt just walking by, the feeling of a time past, a freewheeling feeling of peace and love emanates like the odor of stale beer and sunscreen.

When I landed in San Diego, I knew I’d be staying close to West End. My…


And are you using it to maximum advantage?

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By Theresa Byrne

“Happiness is a choice” is everywhere. In fact I often post memes with that saying. But I ask you this — -is it? Is it really? And if so, how much of it is a choice?

You’ve heard people who say they “just wake up happy” or are “naturally positive,” while others scratch their heads wondering what’s in their coffee and why they don’t feel that same way. There’s the ongoing debate about who’s right — -the pessimist, optimist, or the pessimist who calls him or herself a realist. Research shows a certain amount of happiness can…


“Nothing, nothing, I’ve got absolutely nothing for sale.”

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By Warren Blumenfeld

“Nothing, nothing, I’ve got absolutely nothing for sale.”

This scene in Mel Brooks’ “History of the World: Part 1” in which he barks from an outdoor market stand comes to mind whenever I attempt to comprehend precisely on and for what the current Republican Party stands.

Since at least the mid-Twentieth Century, its political agenda centered on reducing the size of the national government, turning back the progressive programs of FDR’s “New Deal,” eliminating entitlement programs and government regulations of a “free” market economy, privatizing many government systems such as public schooling and national parks, and eliminating…


Boys, Men, All: You don’t need to have it all figured out right now.

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By Sharon Martin

Tomorrow is my middle son’s 8th grade promotion. His school does the whole graduation ceremony with speeches, the band playing Pomp and Circumstance, and promotion certificates. Say what you will about whether we even need middle school graduation, but I’ll tear up both happy and sad reflecting on how quickly my son is growing up.

Just as your parents are probably reflecting, I, too, am considering my son’s journey toward adulthood. You’re probably swimming in unsolicited advice, but I’m going to throw mine in here, too. Perhaps someday you’ll find it comforting.

It’s OK to be afraid

Graduating can bring a lot…


Teen love can be all-consuming, and a breakup can be devastating

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By Tyler Jacobson

When heartbreak happens to your daughter.

Teen love is a great source of comedy for adults and media. We love to laugh and roll our eyes at the irrational drama and behavior surrounding teen romance. As parents the humor may also be tinged with disgust or impatience as we watch our teenage children break rules, mope, sob uncontrollably, or declare undying love for a fellow teenager who may or may not be around next week. It’s just ridiculous! How can they be so dramatic and short-sighted?!

It’s all part of the teen experience. If you can’t remember a cringe-worthy embarrassment of teen romance…


Jordan Gray says that everyone yearns for an emotionally fulfilling relationship… but driven people can often be the most reluctant to reach out for love.

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By Jordan Gray

In my experience over the past six years of working primarily with driven, entrepreneurial men… I have noticed that they all have something in common…

They all yearn for an emotionally fulfilling relationship.

Sure, all people crave a highly functioning and fulfilling relationship. But in my career as a relationship coach I have consistently seen driven, high-achieving men to be the most love starved.

But why would that be?

Why Driven Men Have Messy Love Lives

The more time and energy that driven men put into their careers and self-optimization (fitness, education, nutrition, spiritual practice, etc.) …

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