“Men-ding” by: Dr Nancy Gahles

“Men-ding” by: Dr Nancy Gahles

Mend-ing BY: Dr Nancy Gahles, DC, CCH, RSHom(NA), OIM ...my heart broke wide open as I felt the pain and the woundedness in men that I hadn’t given much thought to... “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.” This is the custom that I was brought up to practice when one...

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Our Current Crisis, The Death-ReBirth Mystery…

Our Current Crisis, The Death-ReBirth Mystery…

"In terms of where we are historically and in this moment in history I think we are at a very pivotal place, very volatile and uncertain, and all these qualities are very characteristic of this threshold of the death rebirth process; because you have to have an...

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Blind Spot

Blind Spot

Have you ever been told that you have a blind spot? I have many times and my first reaction is to reject the notion and tell the person they are wrong. But, the truth of the matter is that they are right. Granted, they are probably referring to the way I am acting or...

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Call for Compassion

Call for Compassion

Our friend, Dr. Karambu, has sent out an appeal for our support. Today, she is housing, feeding and protecting/isolating 63 children from the COVID-19 virus. Her video is compelling. Many of you remember her visit to our Men's Circle late last December where she...

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Liminal Space

Liminal Space

High above the crowd she swung on her trapeze. To and fro in a mesmerizing rhythm; descending and rising as she accepted then broke away from the pull of gravity. Back, then forth, from high to low and back to high. At the apex of her arc she hung weightless in the...

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On Vulnerability

On Vulnerability

A short video clip on Vulnerability from a recent interactive video workshop. https://youtu.be/pi4zNcN9bF4  

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Thoughts On Leadership

Thoughts On Leadership

Back in 1990, as I was beginning find my stride inside Motorola, we were faced with many large changes on a corporate-wide basis. These were not product changes, although there were plenty of those as well. These were changes that sought to speak to the essence of the...

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At the Heart Of Leadership

At the Heart Of Leadership

Organizations change. They have to in order to address the changing needs of those they serve; the end customer, the stakeholders and the employees. We’ve heard all our lives that “change is inevitable” – “change before you have to” – “the only constant in life is...

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Loss of a Child – Ram Dass

Loss of a Child – Ram Dass

Ram Dass wrote a letter some years ago to a family who had lost their young daughter, Rachel.  Although he wrote it to these two parents specifically, everything in this letter applies to anyone who has lost a child. Dear Steve and Anita, Rachel finished her work on...

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The Language of the Heart

The Language of the Heart

It is better to speak the same language of the heart than speaking the same tongue. – Rumi **** According to Ethnologue, an online resource on world languages, there are more than 7,000 living languages. Some are spoken by hundreds of millions of people, some by much...

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Three Lessons of Revolutionary Love – Valarie Kaur

Three Lessons of Revolutionary Love – Valarie Kaur

https://youtu.be/5ErKrSyUpEo Valarie Kaur - Activist, lawyer, filmmaker Valarie Kaur is a social justice activist, lawyer, filmmaker, innovator, mother and Sikh American thought leader who founded the Revolutionary Love Project -- a movement that envisions a world...

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A Rhythm For Change

A Rhythm For Change

Sometimes people look for the quick fix–that one thing that will suddenly change their life. More times than not, the more we look for that one quick fix the less often we find it; or the quick fix turns out to be a traumatic life-changing event that is not what we...

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The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men

The End of Patriarchy: Radical Feminism for Men

https://youtu.be/FZXetyCfzXU This 30-minute talk is thought-provoking and worth pausing to watch. Does a socially just society require a radical feminist overhaul of dominant patriarchal structures? Dr. Robert Jensenis a professor of journalism at The University of...

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Babbitt or Biss

Babbitt or Biss

“I’ve never done a thing I’ve wanted to do in all my life.” – Last line in the book: Babbitt by Sinclair Lewis Babbitt (1922), by Sinclair Lewis, is a satirical novel about American culture and society that critiques the vacuity of middle-class life and the social...

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About the Monday Night Circles

About the Monday Night Circles

I invite you to pause a few moments and let me share a little about our counter-intuitive approach to the men's spiritual circles in the Men's Fellowship Network. https://youtu.be/W5Nni68f9wo Check us out: Monday Nights, 7pm at Unity Church of the Hills - 9905...

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The Magic of Believing – Claude M. Bristol

The Magic of Believing – Claude M. Bristol

Claude Bristol is a name not often heard these days, yet his message on the power of believing is timeless and draws on the teachings of Buddha, Jesus, Phineas P. Quimby, Mary Baker Eddy, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and others. The Magic of Believing (1948) - Claude M...

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Holding Space At 11:11

Holding Space At 11:11

I invite you to set your phone to chime every day at 11:11am. Then, at that time pause a few seconds to energetically, mentally or spiritually, send a good thought to someone, or send a text, or give them a call. This tradition was started a few years back in our...

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My Personal Mandala

My Personal Mandala

Mandalas take on countless sizes, shapes and forms and are a tool for gaining perspective, expanding thought and relaxing the mind. This excerpt from The Power of Myth by Joseph Campbell provides an excellent description of how a mandala works. Excerpt from the Power...

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The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule

"...every single one of the major world traditions has highlighted -- has said -- and put at the core of their tradition what's become known as the Golden Rule. First propounded by Confucius five centuries before Christ: "Do not do to others what you would not like...

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Triangulation

Triangulation

Triangulation is a manipulation tactic where one person will not communicate directly with another person, instead of using a third person to relay communication to the second, thus forming a triangle. It is also a form of splitting in which one person manipulates a...

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As a Man Thinketh – James Allen

As a Man Thinketh – James Allen

The age-old maxim: "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he" might well be considered one of the "open" secrets of the universe. Some might ask: why should it be considered an "open" secret? The answer is that investigation would reveal that this maxim can be found...

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2018 Parliament of World Religions

2018 Parliament of World Religions

I hope to have the opportunity to meet you at this year’s Parliament of the World's Religions. It was created to cultivate harmony among the world’s religious and spiritual communities and foster their engagement with the world and its guiding institutions in order to...

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Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout

Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout

After his wife died, Rick Rigsby was ready to give up. The bare minimum was good enough. Rigsby was content to go through the motions, living out his life as a shell of himself. But then he remembered the lessons his father taught him years before - something insanely...

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Of Glory and Humility

Of Glory and Humility

When one conjure up images of General George Patton (portrayed by George C. Scott) in the epic movie, Patton, one can easily think of glory, but what about humility? Much has been written about Patton and his complex nature. Among other virtues, some say he was a man...

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

What Is Emotional Intelligence? - Emotional intelligence is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include 3 skills: 1. Emotional awareness, including the ability to identify your own emotions and those...

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Ikigai – “What do you wake up in the morning for?”

Ikigai – “What do you wake up in the morning for?”

What do you wake up in the morning for? What is your reason for being? How many times in your life have you asked yourself this question? Ikigai (生き甲斐, pronounced [ikiɡai]) is a Japanese concept meaning "a reason for being". Everyone, according to the Japanese, has...

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Teamwork

Teamwork

Teamwork. Pile driving with a tambourine... Not a hammer... https://youtu.be/cFb0nLCKypg

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The Power of Song

The Power of Song

Can culture hold a people together and song save a nation? These short video clips gave me pause, and nudged me to reflect upon the many solemn blessings of our freedom, often taken for granted. Oh, that we hold ourselves to a higher purpose through these trying...

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It’s the Culture

It’s the Culture

COO to CEO - "Why are things not clicking? We've got the Vision, Mission, Strategy, Tactics, Objectives, Game Plan, Goals, Funding, Talent, Technology, Economy is up, Tasks/Action Items... but we don't seem to be getting anywhere. What did we forget?" Often times...

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