I write, speak, and facilitate on issues that men must face in the 21st century.
I’m committed to transforming culture by designing change, building bridges, and co-creating space for connection.
I’ve been working with men, facilitating men’s social-emotional development work, and building bridges for cultural transformation for over a dozen years in my work with the ManKind Project and other progressive personal development organizations. In 2010, I wrote “The New Macho,” a credo for healthy masculinity that struck a chord with some people. It’s now been shared over 50,000 times and republished in numerous blogs, magazines, and books. I am consummately and utterly imperfect. I work at being a dedicated husband, a present and supportive adoptive Dad, an urban homesteader who sometimes mows the lawn, and a wistful cyclist.
Why ‘Men’s Work?’
Because it’s up to us – good men taking responsibility together – doing the hard work, the HEART and SOUL work of waking up, growing up, and showing up for ourselves, for the women and children in our lives, for our communities and our planet — this is what will make a difference. THIS is what is ultimately needed now to help solve our collective problems and heal our collective ills. THIS (my heart) has to be on board before the big shifts can happen.
Each day the need for good men grows. The people we love … men, women and children everywhere! … are crying out for men strong enough to be accountable, brave enough to lead with compassion, and adventurous enough to change the story of masculinity – to evolve a healthier way for men.
- Because men who fiercely strive to widen their awareness and deal with the HARD STUFF create the masterworks that move us forward.
- Because men with a deep and abiding sense of purpose build stronger, more resilient families, communities, and companies.
- Because men with healthy and emotionally mature ways of relating live longer, are happier, healthier, more successful by every measure, and more connected.
- Because a study by Brigham Young University showed that loneliness and disconnection are more deadly than smoking or obesity.
- Because the longest running study of men ever conducted – the Harvard Grant Study – shows that the best predictor of a man’s success in life is the quality of his close relationships.
- Because a 2.5 year Google study showed that the highest performing teams have a special magic … emotional safety … that trumps and amplifies every other success factor.
- Because the fastest growing cause of death for men aged 45-60 is suicide.
Overcome Isolation. Nurture incredible relationships. Create magic at work and at home.
So when you participate in and support men’s work like that being done by the ManKind Project … you’re supporting a new way of being for men, and hope … for better communities, happier and healthier people, and a brighter future.