Grief is the art to use suffering and failure to grow as a whole human being. This is the path of true transformation. Read here a simple 7 steps to grieve properly.
Mr. Suicide & Men
A reflection on the sad and meaningful relationship men has with suicide. It's not as heavy as it looks.
Authentic Male Journey, True Self & false self
Know more about these three elements in a 'straight to the point' language.
Depression & Soul Development
Felipe Oliveira writes about depression being an agent of initiation into one's deepest self.
The Work of Authentic Manhood
“It made me appreciate the gold my father did not give to me. The men in my family were all alcoholics or crazy… it made me understand about the feminine pole and the masculine pole - awareness and awakening...
“Grief is unfinished hurt” affirms Rohr (2005, p. 84). Grief is the work of learning how to weep. This is a kind of work that men usually don’t want to engage with it ... Read more here.
The sexually enlightening experience was when Mr. Kennedy’s described his orgasm using the word ‘Quiet’.
Male Intimacy Failure or New Possibilities?
The Process of Life Transition
For men, change means going to an unknown place and discovering new ways of being. Normally, men prefers to be in a comfortable zone even when something inside him says "Something is missing".
The Addictive System
The consumerism and individualism worldview that the majority of the world society takes as the way to live has been the cause of many psychological disorders - like depression, anxiety, PTSD and suicide - among us (especially among men).
Anger, shame and aggression can lead to the path of the inner work. The work to deal with the wound, the inner pain. It is only through the pain, the wound will become sacred. Continue to read.
Anger & Belongingness
The Sacred Men's Wound
The process of healing might take the whole lifetime, but it must begin as there is a treasure in it. Maybe, this is the secret of life.
One of the main strategies used by the Loyal Soldier among men is to “restrict their range of feeling by encouraging us to always be in charge, busy, angry, ruthless, withdrawn, and/or numb...
Discharging the Loyal Soldier to Become Authentic Man
Authentic success shows up in the summer, after the transformation journey from autumn to winter, to spring, to summer. That is the ecology of life.
Depression, Man's Journey & Ecology of Life
It is possible to create spaces for men to open up and talk about loneliness, alienation and suicidal despair. Only through safe spaces that ultimate hope can be brought to their lives. Read more.
These truths serve primordially to destabilize the masculine ego. It serves to show to the ego he doesn’t have all the answers for life.
In here, you have short articles about masculinities targeting male authenticity. The blogs are from male sexuality and grief and loss, to life transition, all sorts of addictions and anger issues. All of them drive the reader to a reflection about the True Self within. Check it out and enjoy the reading.
One of the best ways to deal with depression - when one is feeling sad or down for living a hard life - is to become aware of the lessons that a tree is able to teach. Read here how to open yourself to the Tree's main lessons.
How can a man let go the “necessary noises” of the daily life, in order to discover and listen to his True Self? How can a man embrace the Wisdom Journey?
The lack of knowledge and recognition of the wandering stage of life in our society are leading many healthy men to the destructive path of depression, panic anxiety, and suicide.
Felipe Oliveira provides counselling for men facing challenges in life. Click here to know more about his work . Now, please, continue exploring the journey about Authentic Masculinity.
The Reflective self is a courageous inner dialogue full of listening from the heart, surrounded by silence and stillness. It (often) needs to be from a place of suffering, a place of darkness and sorrow.
This short article is a correlation between the outcome of a research launched on World Suicide Prevention day, with the reasons Mathew Fox explained men would rather be isolated and lonely than do soul work.
What once was known by intuition, science is already showing evidence that being nature our brains can be rewired. Our whole body system calms and soothes themselves smoothly and on its own pace.
“Anxiety can also be an integral part of a growth experience”… “Anxiety is a way of telling ourselves and others that a significant change and a challenge are occurring. Whether healthy or nonhealthy, anxiety should be listened to as it is a way of understanding oneself" Kraft.
Jim Carry has always been making a lot of noise in the media. Now, he has been talking he does not exist, that everything is connected, that depression is a result of a useless and nonsense effort in one creating oneself for the world.
After four decades of life, a man has the gift of life experience and is able to learn through his feelings, emotions, deep desires and dreams he felt, achieved and turn or not into reality.
The month of December can be one of the most challenges for many people. Read here three tips to live this period authentically.
Many men struggle in keep meaningful male friends, especially, after their 50s. Normally, they only think about that when it is too late. Read more about the importance of men's group and real friendships in here.
Fear is the number one blockage to live a life from the Authentic Self. What are we so afraid of? Short article about how fear can be useful for self-development. Click here to read.
I consider the rite of passage metaphor one of the most important tools for deep examination of life. It is like a map of an unknown territory of one’s life. In my opinion, it is almost impossible for one to go through a liminal space without a map.
From Parker Palmer's definition of leadership, you will read a reflection on what you are projecting as a leader, or/and what you are receiving from the leaders you have been following .
A reflective essay about the challenges that is happening at the Sport Industry . Many sportsmen/women are facing loneliness, depression and anxiety.