Awareness is a critical quality for everyone. before being able to deal with the world you need to be able to deal with yourself, and that starts with understanding yourself. Awareness of what makes you tick is the getway to a deeper understanding of life. What is your motivation, how to be present, what you are proud of and respecting your boundaries are all areas of scrutiny.

Trust Honor and Deep Respect—Decisions and Choices

What does it mean to trust someone? What is honor and how is it related to deep respect? Is it necessary for them to do what you think is right? What do they need to do to gain that trust and respect?

Authentic Manhood—Know Yourself As A Man

The better you know yourself the more likely you are to do what matters. Study your strengths, know your weaknesses, identify your values, define your success, learn the things that excite and those that terrify you.

Control Yourself by Setting Your Boundaries

I was trying to exert control over others to force them to do my will. I had no real control over myself, as I discovered over the following years of struggle with my anger.

Authentic Manhood—Have Your Own Standards

How often have you sought the approval of others rather than of yourself? How often have you tried to fit into other people's rules, and found failure? It is time to dance to your own music and succeed.

Authentic Manhood—Understand Your Influences

This is the second step in the Men's Manifesto, which is intended to bring men together in a new movement. Understanding your influences is the start of your growing awareness. As a man, your father is important to you. Whether you know him or not.

Vulnerability And Shame For Men—This Is Not About Weakness

Men see vulnerability as weakness, men see shame as weakness. Men hide vulnerability and shame under a mask of emotional control, work, status and violence. How can they live in their vulnerability?

20 Steps To Authentic Manhood—The Wind of Change for Men

I was in Seattle for a meeting and she was back in my home in England. We had reached a critical point. Our relationship, that was not yet a relationship, was faltering and about to be over.

I Am Proud Of My Core Beliefs—I Stand For What I Believe

I feel shocked and upset. I have just unfriended someone on Facebook. This is something I thought I would never do. I thought this was against my core beliefs. But accepting openness of opinion is not enough any more.

The Challenge of Being a Modern Man—Can You Cope?

A recent article said, \"The modern man is in serious trouble and the impact on our society is enormous. If you know a man being there for his family, pursuing a life worth living, and handling his business, give him a pat on the back.\"

How To Be A Man—How To Be Present and Focused

How to be a man? Most men don't think they need to know. Most men just carry on as if everything is alright. You can show that you know how to be a man by making today the most important day of your life.

Grateful People and Ungrateful People

I think all men I meet have issues to deal with, issues of certainty, issues of awareness, issues of authenticity. The difference is the willingness to accept that they exist and the willingness to do something about them.

Your Masculine Features—They Drive You

For men it is important that they get in touch with the maleness they were born with, their masculine features. The sense of being a man that was imprinted in their brain in the womb.

Change Your Perspective—Is It A Reality?

Change your perspective, change your life; this is an idea I've heard before. Change my perspective; is that a possibility, is that a reality? The shift to make is to change your approach from being ‘at effect’ to being ‘at cause’.

Masculinity Characteristics—Are They Nurture Or Nature?

When I first started thinking about my masculinity I was confused, no not in that way but from the perspective of understanding all the different approaches put forward. It does help to see their context.

What is a Man? Learn from Life!

Reflecting on my life, I am focusing on the question what is a man! Not just because that is the focus of this site but also because this occupies the minds of many men. It's a question that we find difficult to answer and that leads us astray.

Your Motivation—Towards or Away From

We are all interested in developing ourselves as men and becoming more interesting and more productive. We all want great careers and lifestyles that match our personalities. But what is your motivation?