Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the people of Israel, saying, “This is what the Lord has commanded. If a man vows a vow to the Lord, or swears an oath to bind himself by a pledge, he shall not break his word. He shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.
In the past, we’ve talked a lot about integrity – being true not only to others, but more importantly, to yourself. How many men here, yours truly included have said you would do something and not followed through? Do not make excuses such as the task was small or trivial. Did you say “I will do this” and then not do it? Continue reading “What Are You Putting Off?”
There has been a tendency, often in traditional masculine belief systems like Vedanta (one significant facet of “Hinduism”), Taoism, Plato and Aristotle’s philosophy and Christianity, to categorize men and women into different and distinct elements.
Both in Pagan and Abrahamic thought, the man tends to be associated with the sky or heaven (Zeus, Jesus), the sun (Helios, Apollo) or at least does have a northern origin (Hyperborea), while goddesses (Gaia, Kali and others) are mainly associated with the living matter, or specifically the earth itself. Continue reading “A Man Must Be Able To Master The Chthonic Powers Of A Woman”
If you go the the gym and lift the same weight the same amount of reps each time, you wont progress after a certain point. Your body and muscles will adapt and you’ll just be spinning your wheels. The same can be said about other parts of your life as well. As men, we must constantly challenge ourselves to do better, to be more than who we were yesterday, and push limits because it is that fire inside us to overcome obstacles that keeps us on the correct path.
Continue reading “Keeping The Challenge Going”
Bow shooting is one of the oldest, most primal things a man can do. While I am pro firearms, a bow is something different. There is a connection to the past as well as a bit of a soothing aspect of doing something so ancient, yet so fun. Today I’ll explain the mental benefits of getting into archery and how you can pick up this hobby without breaking the bank.
Continue reading “Zen and the Art of Archery”
This past January, I took a new position at a very large company. It is a high stress, very demanding job that I knew I could get through if I dealt with it and didn’t give up. At times I was very irritable, tired, and generally wiped out. Being a leader means keeping morale high when things are going crazy. Today I’ll share my experience on how your behavior, mood, and demeanor affect those who look to you as a leader, and shine some light on what I did to get through the stressful times.
Continue reading “On Keeping Morale High”
Lets cut to it, if you’re a married guy with kids, you’re going to have a busy life. Between getting your kids to school, dealing with work, after school activities, birthday parties and all the other things you have to handle, things can get a little out of control it may seem. Rather than letting it get to you, you have to come up with ways to override the time constraints you have. Below are 5 that I use that help me stay on track.
Continue reading “5 Time Saving and Productivity Tips for Guys Running a Family”
This is part 3 of the Nine Noble Virtues of Fatherhood. See parts one and two before proceeding.
Having covered the first three noble virtues (Courage, Truth, and Discipline) in part one, and Honor, Loyalty, and Hospitality in part two, we conclude this series with the the last three virtues: Self-Reliance, Industriousness, and Perseverance.
Continue reading “The Nine Noble Virtues of Fatherhood: Part 3”
Last Monday, I started my Anti-Dad Bod journey. This post will be a reference point and a baseline towards my commitment toward getting into the best shape of my life by my 30th birthday. I have one week down now and I’m going to report my progress thus far.
Continue reading “Anti-Dad Bod: Baseline”
This is part two of a three part series. Please refer to part one before proceeding.
Having covered the first three noble virtues (Courage, Truth, and Discipline) in part one, today we’ll focus on the next three: Honor, Loyalty, and Hospitality. Continue reading “The Nine Noble Virtues of Fatherhood: Part 2”
As the leader of the pack that is your family, your guidance, words and most importantly your actions will dictate what your family looks like and ascribes to. You’re the horse, and the driver of the cart and your actions are what they will consider the norm. When it comes to health and fitness, there is no exception to this rule. Continue reading “A Family Carved of Stone”