You’ll never be man enough for this world.
I hit another small benchmark! 200 followers. Next up, 500! Thank you to everyone who has supported me as I get out of the gate on this effort. I am so passionate about the mission of this movement and I am grateful to those who help to motivate me to continue. .
There are lots of guys out there in the "Manosphere" doing amazing things and I don't see any of them as my "competition" rather, they are all part of the same movement of making better men and therefore a better world for my kids. I look at many of these guys and I'm inspired by their creativity, work ethic, and talent. I hope that when all is said and done I bring as much to the conversation as these other men do. A special thanks to @ryanmichler.
When I first had this idea I had never heard of the Order of Man or any of the other groups out there and I really had no idea how to make my idea a workable reality. Ryan set a standard that I very much hope to emulate. In addition to that, some of the info in his podcasts help to get me to think differently about myself as a man and what I need to do to be successful in whatever endeavors I pursue. I hate to single any one out because lots of guys have provided so much good info, but truth is I have relied on some more than others. I have a long road ahead. I look forward to every pothole and curve as well as the beautiful scenic stretches. Let's do this!#manhood #masculinity #man #men #fatherhood #dads #followers #instagram #thankyou #inspiration #determination #start #doit
Being vulnerable is a strength not a weakness.
Don’t get it twisted.
The person who is willing to look stupid and embarrass themselves in front of others will have the most experience. ✊
Put yourself out there. Lean into your fears. You are not going to acquire the life you want by being passive. 🤷♂️
Don’t think that being vulnerable makes you weak. People want you to think that because they are too afraid to take risks and avoid losing in front of others.
Stand up as a confident, authentic man and show your strength. No point in playing things safe. 💪
#masculine #masculinity #authenticity #vulnerability #lifecoach #vulnerabilityisstrength #leanintoyourfear #takerisks
I cannot remember the last time I read a book so quickly, but this one I couldn’t put down. My wife @caitlinlee622
even enjoyed a lot of it over my shoulder on an airplane. I could’ve written it myself, even the part about moving to Washington DC to pursue the woman I would marry. I’d strongly suggest this to any man (or woman) in the midst of an identity crises. It’s not a cheesy self help book aimed at solving all of your problems, but a very real, very practical guide into the right direction of thinking for anybody feeling a little lost. Great perspective. Thank you @donmilleris
for your Awesome influence and giving me the courage to write again. #scaryclose #thisthough #reading #readthisbook #masculinity #bookstagram #donaldmillerquotes #wordsfromthedonmiller #greatbooks
Both Eric and Shawn are considered to be bad students in this episode, but we wonder, how bad are their grades really? Sound off below to let us know your thoughts!
Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore - Mark Leckey
#fashion #art #authenticity #misuse
emerged in the late 1970s as a British working class subculture from Northern England. Displaying and subverting international designer sportswear and luxury brands — Fila, Kappa, Aquascutum, Diadora, Fiorucci, Burberry — appearing “casual” the scene relied on the rigid network of brands, logos and patterns as references to form an identifiable, if camouflaged, urban uniform; visible but invisible, giving access to the rave and flight out of a brawl and into the streets. •
This newfound interest in #designers
also worked to upend traditional notions of #masculinity
, challenging self identified roles and desires. Despite and perhaps because of this self identification and exceptionalism the casuals were prone to tribalism and violence. •
It’s authenticity as a subculture has seen casuals become the subject of aesthetic appropriation, ironically, by the designer brands they sought out as camouflage. Designers #RafSimons #DemnaGvasalia
have mined their local sport lad variants and released luxury reissues and brand colabs that are themselves highly covetable by an emergent and global fashion cognoscenti.
Mark Leckey’s video Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore documents the scene’s rise out of Northern Soul and its merging into Rave Culture. A nostalgic probe into youth and authenticity.
is back from a short break.
Regardless of whether you have money or you’re broke, if you’re in a great relationship or have no one significant in your life, if you’re living out your dreams or searching for something to believe in, we all face struggles that shape who we are. Life may have left you beaten, bruised, and alone. Someone may have inflicted that pain upon you. You may have hurt yourself or others. It is all part of who you are. You can’t go back and undo it. You can’t change it. Hating what has happened to you will never allow you to feel at peace with who you are.
To love who you are, you must accept who you are. You must confront who you are and what you feel. Avoiding and hiding what you have experienced in life gives it more control over you. You allow those feelings to grow and permeate unchecked. Then something comes along and shakes you, causing all the fear and anger you carry to spill out. What happens next? Do you do something about it, or do you add it to the growing list of experiences you hate?
I feel the hurt of what I have experienced in life every day, but I love the man that I am. I wish I would have grown up with both my parents in the home. I wish my marriage hadn’t failed. I wish I could be present in my daughter’s life every single day. I wish my heart hadn’t been broken. I wish I wouldn’t have broken hearts too. However, I can’t stand to think of the man I would be without all these experiences. I wouldn’t have had two amazing step-parents and a half-sister that I love. I wouldn’t have learned what it really takes for a relationship to thrive. I wouldn’t know the type of father my daughter needs me to be. I wouldn’t have met some amazing women that helped me find myself. I wouldn’t be here writing this and feeling the happiness that comes from helping those overcome their struggles. I wouldn’t be able to love who I’ve become. It is that love that overcomes. It is that love that spills out, no matter what comes into or goes out of my life today.
People and things will come and go. Life will continue with or without them. Let go of them and start creating new and amazing experiences that you love.
" There's really just no right and wrong to me - especially for young women. The rest of culture is always telling us what we should and shouldn't do - not only what we should look like, but what we should do with our lives - and instead of having women support women and whatever their choices are, they're putting each other down and giving them something else to worry about. We're all ingrained with these crazy misogynistic patriarchal tendencies, but if a woman still feels empowered, despite the negative influences in her life, we should never reject her. It's like, yeah, I'm wearing a thong, and maybe that dates back to some fucked up anti - women shit from the past, but now I like wearing one and it makes me feel good. So cool, we should celebrate that." - @emrata
. Link in my bio :)
📸 - @renellaice
#emilyratajkowski #emily #ratajkowski #model #photography #aesthetic #multifandom #photoshoot #art #lfl #f4f #likesforlikes #followforfollow #gainpost #gaintrick #sfs #s4s #arianagrande #selenagomez #camilacabello #masculinity #masculine #feminism #girlpower #feminist #womensrights #rightsforwomen #genderfluid
Regardless of whether you have money or you’re flat broke, if you’re in a great relationship or have no one significant in your life, if you’re living out your dreams or searching for something to believe in, we all face struggles that shape who we are. Life may have left you beaten, battered, bruised, and alone. Someone may have inflicted that pain upon you. You may have hurt yourself or others. It is all part of who you are. You can’t go back and undo it. You can’t change it. Hating what has happened to you will never allow you to feel at peace with who you are.
To love who you are, you must accept who you are. To accept who you are, you must confront who you are and what you feel. Avoiding and hiding what you have experienced in life gives it more control over you. You allow those feelings to grow and permeate unchecked. Then something comes along that shakes you, causing all the fear and anger you carry to spill out. What happens next? Do you do something about it, or do you add that to the growing list of experiences you hate?
I feel the hurt of what I have experienced in life every day, but I love the man that I am. I wish I would have grown up with both my parents in the home. I wish my marriage hadn’t failed. I wish I could have been present in my daughter’s life every single day. I wish my heart hadn’t been broken. I wish I wouldn’t have broken hearts too. However, I can’t stand to think of the man I would be without all these experiences. I wouldn’t have had two amazing step-parents and a half-sister that I love. I wouldn’t have learned what it really takes for a relationship to thrive. I wouldn’t know the type of father my daughter needs in her life. I wouldn’t have met some amazing women that helped me find myself. I wouldn’t be here writing this and feeling the happiness that comes from helping those overcome their struggles. I wouldn’t be able to love who I’ve become. It is that love that overcomes. It is that love that spills out, no matter what comes into or goes out of my life today.
People and things will come and go. Life will continue with or without them. Let go of them and start creating new and amazing experiences that you will love.
Drop-in to your body.
Nourish through movement.
Find depth through breath.
Join us for our last beach practice of 2018.
There is no cost to participate, but you must register in advance.
Follow the link in our bio for more information.
This is IMPRESSIVE
This Young gentlemen is 19, he got my Achilles Program approximately 12 weeks ago
He followed the program to the letter, workout, diet guidance, and trusted the process.
First picture is 137lbs
Second picture is 3 months later, 173 lbs
36lbs of mass gain, and clearly not too much fat gain
His diet was whole foods: red meat, eggs, protein powder
This was a kid who thought he had lousy genetics, but eating high protein and training like a bodybuilder 5 days a week =MASS GAIN
The novice effect is definitely at play here, but you have to acknowledge of effective training and eating.
Muscle gain isn’t complicated, especially in beginners. Mass gain isn’t complicated, you’re either eating enough or you’re not
Program link is in the bio
#massgain #transformation #musclegain #bodybuilding #cleanbulk #masculinity #transformationtuesday #teenagebodybuilder #teenagebodybuilding
My programs work.
“The radiant glamour of this supreme sexual personae ( #Nefertiti
) comes to us from a palace prison, the overdeveloped brain.” #CamillePaglia
-Sexual Personae p67 Birth of the Western Eye
Throughout the book Paglia explains how our western culture has been trying too hard to suppress femaleness in order to achieve Apollonian ☀️ ideals.
Those ideals are logic, order, boundaries, hierarchy, uniform, and purity. This means driving our Dionysian 🐐 impulses of fluidity, emotionality, enthusiasm, nature, and sex underground. 🎭
The bust of Nefertiti was the celebration of her greatness as a female, but through the filter of male sensibilities. #AncientEgypt #History #Femininity #Masculinity #Pagan #Sexuality #Art #Decadence #BookClub #Philosophy
🧞♀️What are your thoughts??? 🧜🏽♀️This book is very high level thinking and if my interpretation is off I definitely would like to know🤗✨
** One available now ** £40 free shipping in the UK. DM me for details or buy direct through my Etsy page - link in Bio.
When creating this Crystal grid I was very drawn to Malachite 💚. Sometimes I am not always sure why I am drawn to specific crystals but my understanding of Malachite and the sacred pattern Sri Yantra is that they are both complimentary of transformation, manifestation and change. The Green crystals are beautiful and also remind us to open our heart Chakra to receive love.
During creation Lapis Lazuli 💙 was the perfect Crystal to compliment the Malachite. The Blue crystals help us to find our true destiny and divine purpose, they promote self-expression, awareness and integrity. Lapis Lazuli is a stone of honesty and will help you be true to yourself.
This Crystal grid has a powerful and strong vibration. It is framed in Grey and is 27x27cm.
The ancient symbol 'Sri Yantra' is one of the earliest symbols of sacred geometry. This makes it very special and significant when we consider the use of crystals on it.
In the Sri Yantra the downwards triangle represents feminine energy and the power of creation whereas the triangles pointing upwards represent masculinity, change, movement and power. It is believed that the Sri Yantra is a strong symbol for the union of the masculine and the feminine divine.
Each part of the Sri Yantra corresponds to one of the chakras, energy centres, in the human body. It is said that the Sri Yantra represents the Universe.
As with all sacred geometry if we place specifically selected crystals on it to form an organised pattern then this will enhance energy flow and in turn increase the vibrations of the crystals and their properties.
For a custom grid just get in touch! Still time to order for Christmas gifts. 🙏
Men by nature #Protect #Profess #Provide #masculinity
I need you to evoke my femininity allow me to be a woman. I want to be soft, I want to feel protected. I want security. Reassurance that I am the woman you want and will work hard to keep. Just a few things 🙏🏽And so it is
✨The Ladipo Group began in 2004 as a counseling and therapy company specializing in serving the Black and African-American communities. Founder Tonya Ladipo, @sosforsuperwomen
, had worked in community mental health for years, but was disheartened to witness people of color consistently excluded or receiving substandard care. She noticed that many organizations were ignorant of the unique issues facing the Black and African-American communities, and that this limited their ability to provide quality services✨...
Our BMH volunteer from The Ladipo Group is Ms. Donnetta Watson. Donetta is a Board certified Art Therapist & Licensed Professional Counselor. She utilizes art in therapy sessions as a an alternative way to support exploration of topics that may be difficult to articulate. Donnetta uses a trauma-informed, client-centered, strengths-based approach to counseling. She has a deep appreciation for the collaborative process that counseling can provide, with the aim of achieving goals clients have set for themselves...
She volunteered for BMH because she is passionate about uplifting the Black community, and has learned that the right tools can help people prosper and thrive.
Find out more about this group practice: www.theladipogroup.com
Men, welcome to The Man Guild. Our motto, Maintain the Standard, summarizes our mission. What does this mean? Let me explain.
Maintain the Standard refers to maintaining the standards of manhood and masculinity established by those men who came before us. We do not get to take a poll and determine what it means to be a man. That standard was developed over hundreds, if not thousands, of years of men interacting with one another and with the world around them. What it means to be a man does not evolve simply because our comfort centric society now create less males who fall within the definition. We do not expand the definition of the word because we want to make more effeminate men feel better about what society has let them become.
Men matter. Masculinity matters. Fathers matter and all the maleness we have been trying to scrub out of boys and men, is good. It is not just good, it is necessary. Controversial and outlandish, I know. Politically incorrect and explosive. Yeah, I’ve heard. Offensive and triggering. If you say so. True nonetheless.
We have created a culture that diminishes and dismisses any expression of strong male identity. The consequences are manifesting rapidly. Young men do not have the guttural fortitude to deal with the demands of career, marriage, fatherhood, or life. They lack the skills necessary to achieve even the most basic ends of happiness, fulfillment and purpose. Trying to figure out how to be a good man has always been difficult in western civilization. We eliminated formal Rites of Passage for our young men long ago. However, today the process of maturing into a man is even more difficult. Young boys cannot achieve happiness and fulfillment when they cannot find examples of manhood to learn from.
Read the rest of this post by clicking on the link in the bio and finding the article on the blog page. #manhood #masculinity #men #man #mentorship #ritesofpassage #movement #happiness #purpose #society #culture #politicallycorrect #gender #organization #buildbettermen #toxicmasculinity #toxic #change #hope #standards
✨Charlotte Andrews is a licensed practitioner in Pennsylvania with over 10 years of experience in the mental health and human services field in Philadelphia and surrounding counties as well as New Jersey. Her formal education and continuing training efforts affords her the opportunity to work with individuals to become their best selves within a number of treatment areas including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, behavioral challenges, behavior modification, Autism Spectrum, financial management & counseling, group therapy and employment & career counseling✨....
She volunteered for Black Men Heal because she has a father, 2 brothers, a Husband, Black male colleagues & friends....but most importantly, two Black sons. “I want to do whatever I can within my authority to continue to propel the movement of uplifting, encouraging, and advancing the life of Black men within and outside of my communities because if WE don't, who will? The time is NOW”. 🙏🏾❤️ Charlotte is now accepting clients in her private practice & can be reached at:
I spoke at the 21 Convention again this year.
And wore my hat and ayahuasca pendant on stage.
It was a great event with about 300 people in attendance.
I've always hated public speaking, but this time I was more focused on the message than ever before, so I was comfortable on stage.
My talk revolved around reviving the creative aspects of masculinity & accessing your higher self through art.
People find it easy to hate on the Convention because many of the speakers, myself included, are highly critical of popular beliefs and establishment thinking which caters to women and shits on men (if you don't recognize this in media or modern male/female dynamics, you are blind)--the pendulum has swung too far and a pushback is necessary.
Part of masculinity is not tolerating bullshit and mocking weak-minded ways of thinking, so it can come across harsh to females and soft males who are insecure in their inadequacy.
I understand their point of view, but I'm never going to allow their protests to suppress my potential and growth because it makes them uncomfortable.
#21convention #publicspeaking #messenger #masculinity #art #selfimprovement #pendulumswings #hat
As I study the media, which is what I’ve spent more than 40 years doing as a career, I see two common threads that permeate films, TV, books, social media: First, emotional intelligence is the most important quality for successfully navigating today’s relationships, business, the world. Second, media images and portrayals of men are slowly shifting from Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin of Family Guy and Gordon Gecko to a more emotionally connected and responsive man. So we have these two competing forces: men who are unwilling to change, and a clear media message that men are changing and becoming more emotionally intelligent.
#JackMyers #BetterManConference #menasallies #healthymasculinity #standupspeakup #bmc18ny @mediavillagecom @bettermanconference #publicspeaker #publicspeaking #speaker #keynote #keynotespeaker #keynotespeaking #keynotes #metoo #metoomovement #masculinity #futuremen #inclusion #genderequity #newvideo #interview #mensconference #mensissues #menshealth #mensmentalhealth #emotionalmaturity #MediaVillage #FutureOfMen
PAGING DR. LARRY: As I shared yesterday, I went through a bad car accident when I was younger. I spent a lot of time in a hospital as a patient long before I ever became a doctor. It can be scary and confusing. Now I try to use my own experience and relate to my patients that come into my ER by understanding their fear and grief. Hopefully, I make them a little less scared and a little less confused.
We live in duality; the good must triumph over the bad, light must eliminate darkness, pleasure must never be overcome by pain, and the past and future precede the present. Dualistic thought, coupled with our fast-paced lives ruled by the pressures of time and instant gratification, creates the idea that the human body is separate from the mind; that they are two entities operating separately to keep us living.
Through exploratory, playful and intuitive calisthenics training, a rediscovery of one's potential in movement, mobility, balance, strength, flexibility and awareness is born. Slowing our perception of time, and allowing for mindful practice without distraction, this holistic approach will reopen the awareness of the mind/body connection, and offer health benefits in your physical and mental being.
Through dedication and consistency in training, the seemingly impossible becomes possible. www.mikeferrishbc.com @mikeferrishbc #calisthenics #master #fitnessgoals2018 #handstand #fitnesslife #inspiredbusiness #mindovermatter #mindset #businessmotivation #strengthtraining #masculinity