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I recently spoke with a guy who realized that he walled up his heart to prevent sadness… but it also blocked him from feeling joy and real intimacy.

How does one get over the fear of being heartbroken?

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Steel Sharpens Steel: On Male Bonding, Warrior Ethos in Daily Life, Men’s Groups

Powered by RedCircle"We're a generation of men raised by women. I'm wondering if another woman is really the answer we need." (Tyler Durden, Fight Club) There are certain aspects of the psyche that men can only access around other men. Building off last week's Warrior...

Finding Direction, Psychogenic Sexual Dysfunctions, Penetrating Sensual Plane, Reality Dominance

Powered by RedCircleWe got some seemingly disparate topic requests in the forum.masculineunderground.com this week: finding life direction, psychogenic premature ejaculation, traversing from non-sexual to sexual communication. But they actually have similar principles...

Michael Pariser: Nice Guy Hero’s Journey

Powered by RedCircleMichael Pariser, PsyD is a therapist and author of No More Mr. Nice Guy: The Hero's Journey, a guide that takes men through a process of overcoming 'Nice Guy Syndrome'. In this episode we break down male psychological tendencies, develop intimacy...

Dave Burns: Sales Alchemy

Powered by RedCircleSales is the number one place with entrepreneur's falter. It brings up all sorts of our stuff around self-worth and being seen a certain way. Dave drops some wisdom bombs on how to sell authentically in a way that's true to you. We also do a live...

Solving the Ambition/Acceptance Dilemma

Powered by RedCircle Should you "Go hard" or "Embrace where you're at?" Each of these two impulses have a time when they are useful but also negative fallout.-- Going hard gets results, but at the wrong time can lead to burn out. Acceptance can be "healing" but too...

Puer Aeternus: Evolving Beyond The Infinite Child

Powered by RedCircleI discussed the recent Puer Aeternus video on YouTube. It seemed to have touched a lot of guys who still see themselves as 'boys' in their mind. Check out other episodes

Lt. Col. Dave Grossman: On Combat, On Killing

Powered by RedCircleLt. Col. Dave Grossman is a retired Army Ranger and the author of On Killing, On Combat, and a number of other books on the psychology of violence. His first book greatly influenced Ruwan when he was an officer select in the US Marine Corps. We...

Father Wound & Secondary Father

Powered by RedCircleThe Father Wound are insecurities that come from the shortcomings of our primary role model. Many myths show slaying a father figure (i.e. Luke Skywalker vs. Darth Vader) because it represents a man being able to separate from his paternal shadow....