Men's Health 103: Why Stay Stagnant And Hold Back? Learn a New Skill Or Sport And Feel Better

Allright guys, As some of you know, I recently picked up boxing. What the? Why the? I’m not much of a fighter. Never have been. My first and last real fight was in the 6th grade with Corey Miller. My friends told me that it was a tie, which I think meant that I lost.…

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How to Meditate 101, Video Instruction (Sitting Up and Lying Down)

From time to time, I have folks ask me, “How do you meditate?” and “Where do I start?” A lot of guys are wondering where to get started. So, I made a two short instructional videos if you are serious about learning the basics of meditation. First, it’s important to ask, Why in the hell…

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Being a [Black] Man in America, Contrast 50 Cent and Obama (video)

This powerful Byron Hurt youtube video explores Manhood in the Black Community comparing two Iconic figures Barak Obama and rapper 50 Cent. I also wrote about this on Elephant Journal’s site. I first read this post on William Harryman’s site The Masculine Heart. To me this video is an important contrast within the black culture…

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No Complaints, Day Four of Seven

On Monday I vowed to not complain for a week. As a meditator, I usually feel that this practice will be a piece of cake. I know how to quiet my mind, right? Even still I knew that I would complain. Each day, I have found myself complaining about something, and each day the complaints…

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Men's Health 102: Just Because You Make A Lot Of Money Doesn't Necesarrily Mean You're "Successful"

In our previous post on Men’s Health, I discussed how some triathletes might not be as healthy as they appear. In this post, I discuss why making a buttload of money does not guarantee success or happiness. Most men know this one, but many try anyway. Many “successful” men I work with admit they are…

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Becoming a Man

Jayson and Ross hang out at the Integral Center and go deep about Men, Meaning and the Wilderness. Part 1 of 5 to come The Wilderness (1/5) from Boulder Integral on Vimeo. 0000

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The Future of Men's Health 101– Just Because You Win Triathlons Doesn't Mean You're "Healthy."

Years ago I was a bit of an extreme athlete.  My body was pretty ripped and I pushed the limits, hard. I ran up and down mountains, climbed tall overhanging cliffs and mountain biked by moonlight. I made a ski movie and jumped off 60 foot cliffs often after my morning coffee. On the outside…

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