Most People Worry About Violence: But More People Die From Suicide Than From Homicide and War Combined

This is a re-post of a blog by my friend and colleague Jed Diamond on his MenAlive site.  Thank you Jed for bringing this important issue to our attention. Nelson Mandela spent a lot of his life confronting violence.  In the introduction to the World Report on Violence and Health he says, “The twentieth century will be remembered as a century marked by violence. It burdens us with its legacy of mass destruction, of violence inflicted on a scale never seen and never possible before in human history. Less visible, but even more widespread, is the legacy of day-to-day,individual suffering. It is […]

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The Magician – Male Archetypes

The Magician energy is the observer principle and concerns itself with problem-solving, meditative insight, initiating teachers & connecting to unseen forces for healing and transformation.

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Understanding the Lover Archetype

The relationship coaching that I do with my wife which brought about our book, Madly in Love Forever is an extension of the work that I have been doing personally to activate and enliven this archetype fully in my life.  Let’s take a deep look into the heart of the Lover and examine the qualities that this energy can manifest when it is balanced and used in its proper context. Joie de vivre: The Lover passionately pursues the things and experiences in life that bring him pleasure and fulfillment. Playfulness and Humor: The Lover is able to let down his […]

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The Sadistic Warrior

The Sadist (strong) and the Masochist (weak) are not personality types in this system and should not be used for categorization but for the recognition of energies or patterns of behavior that can be seen in all people to varying degrees.  We have already discussed the qualities of the mature warrior in his fullness, now we will examine how the mature warrior can fall under the influence of his fully developed shadow archetypes. The Warrior can give us the ability to detach from emotional ties and human relationships temporarily for the sake of the mission at hand.  It can also […]

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Introduction to Male Archetypes

Male Archetypes are one of the primary tools of self-development that I am constantly applying to my own life through my work with other men. An archetype is a societal meme-or non-genetic method of collective imprinting-transcending conscious thought and expresses universally recognizable identities onto individuals.

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The Lover – Male Archetypes

The Lover energy is the sensual/sexual principle that humanizes all three energies and concerns itself with artistic creation, the appreciation of beauty, feelings of passion and compassion.

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The King – Male Archetypes

What more sacred, what more strongly guarded by every holy feeling, than a man’s own home?

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Communication Workshop

Responsible Speaking,
Effective Listening
For Deeper Relationships

COMMUNICATING CONSCIOUSLY TO GET WHAT WE WANT

When we communicate, we want something. How well we communicate will determine if we get want we want. I believe I am 100% responsible for my communication. That means I have to find a way to speak so that my message is received by the listener. While each of us is a unique human being, there are principles that seem to work well with most people.

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