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

“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

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

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

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

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

"...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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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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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

https://youtu.be/_addFJ1s_sY https://youtu.be/61d9DKDrMT8   https://youtu.be/Cit5ozj4JY4 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...

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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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Ram Dass – Loss of a Child

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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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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Finding Your Voice and Learning to Lead

Back in 1990, as I was beginning to 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...

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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

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

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?”

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

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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

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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What is Consciousness?

What is consciousness? What is the link between consciousness and our brain? How does consciousness affect our mind, and how does it shape our lives? Is consciousness separate from our brain; like a radio that receives the signal? It's a well known fact that the...

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Maya Angelou’s Top 10 Rules For Success

She was an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. She's best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. She was respected as a spokesperson for black people and women, and her works have been...

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Intuition vs. Instinct

The subconscious mind can make roughly 10-million observations in any one setting, whereas, the conscious mind can only keep track of about 100. This means that 99.999% of the observations you make you are not consciously aware of. Intuition can be described in...

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The Root of Fear

“There are only two emotions: love and fear. All positive emotions come from love, all negative emotions from fear. From love flows happiness, contentment, peace, and joy. From fear comes anger, hate, anxiety, and guilt. It’s true that there are only two primary...

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Perception is 9/10th of the Law

Back in the early 1990's, on the first day in my new position as Marketing Director, one of the first things I learned was that our division was not permitted to grow to more than 4% marketshare; this because the entire corporation lost money one quarter due to the...

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Steps to Being Awesome

Get cape. Wear cape. Fly... We have all experienced moments in our lives where everything just comes together in some almost magical way --whether playing music, participating in a sport, or just getting totally absorbed in a project. These moments are timeless,...

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Celebrating Our Nation’s 240th Anniversary

While the below comments offered by Lynn Grabhorn may be stated a bit to the extreme, they do bring some good points to light, and the audio is relevant and timeless. Lynn Grabhorn - "We may have been taught, and therefore have believed, that we live at the mercy of...

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The Man In The Arena

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives...

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