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fatherly roles

The 4 Fatherly Roles Every Man Can Be

Even if you can’t be a real dad, you can be one of several fatherly roles to the next generation. The drive to be a male role model for younger generations can be strong in men. I often dream of having my own apprentice, Luke Skywalker, or Minion follow me around…to leave a legacy by imparting […]

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men's retreats

Why Men Need Men’s Retreats

Retreat: (Noun) a place of refuge, seclusion, or privacy. (Verb) To withdraw, retire, or draw back, especially for shelter or seclusion. As a man, why is important to get away and retreat with a group of other like-minded men? Why is it essential that every man needs squad time, solitude, and security found in hanging […]

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Australian brotherhood

Lessons to Learn from the Australian Brotherhood: Mateship

What words would you use to describe your best friends? Many of us call them many things. Some use “buddies,” others “brothers” or “fellas.” In the roaring 1920’s guys referred to their male friends as “chaps.” You may have heard “mateship” if you’ve visited Australia. Mateship is an Australian cultural idiom that embodies equality, loyalty […]

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Laughing Through Awkwardness Like a Man

Laughing Through Awkwardness Like A Man

Awkward: Causing difficulty; hard to do or deal with, deliberately unreasonable or uncooperative, causing or feeling uneasy embarrassment or inconvenience, not smooth or graceful, uncomfortable. A Late Middle English word in the sense of ‘the wrong way round, upside down.’ There used to be a word awk, based on an Old Norse afugr, that meant […]

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