One of the sub-topics on Basecamp is the raising of boys, who will one day be our men. Our public school system is problematic in the development of our boys. This is not a knock on all the good people who teach and administer in the public schools. It’s just that having boys sit at a desk and do assigned, menial work without much collaboration or creative problem solving is essentially preparing them to sit and obey an authority figure. It’s social engineering. It‘s good preparation for the military or a life of following orders but is it maximizing their potential?
We all want to feel good and sometimes just a little more awareness of a situation goes a long way. Has it started to dawn on you that our system is not made for optimal health? If it was, we would have radically different outcomes than the ones we have now. It seems the chemical industry has partnered with the food industry and the municipal water companies to give us chemical compounds that may be making us sick. There’s plenty of science to back this up if you care to look. Here is my Interview with Michael Anderson!
Hello listeners, I hope you are all having a great festive Holiday season. Before we get to our interview, I wanted to give you some updates on Basecamp. We are finishing up Season 1 in the coming weeks. I anticipate doing the final season One episode in January. After that, we will take a short hiatus (likely two months) to recharge and re-set things before season two.
In Menswork, there is always talk about working with the shadow. The shadow is defined as everything that we hide, repress, and deny about OURSELVES. It can be a tricky business, becoming aware of your shadowy tendencies. It takes patience, and perseverance, and compassion. However, the upside is…..it humanizes everyone. You stop putting all the things you find unsavory OUT THERE and then demonizing the other person.
I remember reading Stephen Nachmanovitch‘s book 'Free Play' when I was a young man. I was getting curious about new ideas and new ways of approaching my life. The idea that improvisation could be an important life skill seemed both radical and relevant to me. I love writers that take a road-less traveled and then share the fruits of their path with the rest of the tribe. I am excited to introduce you to my guest today, author Stephen Nachmanovitch. I hope you enjoy this episode on improvisation and expression.
I have long been attracted to teachers who aren’t afraid to explore psychological truths. Whether the teacher is considered a spiritual master, a mystic, a therapist, or someone who can speak from the Soul, my heart has gravitated towards learning that feels deep and timeless. My guest today is a gifted writer and teacher and someone I am excited to introduce to you. Paul Dunion is the co-founder of Connecticut's Men's' Gathering, a biannual Retreat for men that began in 1992. He is the founder of Boys To Men, a mentoring community for teenage boys. He's been in private practice as a Psychotherapist for 37 years and is presently a faculty member for Mobius Executive Training.
Today‘s episode is on healing trauma. As humans working on ourselves and the world, healing and learning go hand-in-hand. There is a strong tendency to think that we have not been traumatized. My guest today is an expert at working with trauma. Sam Ibarguen is an energy healer certified in Brennan Healing Science. Since 2009, she has been working with men and women globally, helping them heal the deep and often invisible trauma that holds them back from living the life they really want.
My guest today is Jason Maniccia an actor and artist that I have known for almost 30 years. And we sat down to talk about creativity, baseball, and the road less traveled. Any artist will tell you that one of the things you develop over time is an ability to listen to and express the Muse. This elusive collective creative force that beckons artists across time and space to express the power and beauty of the creatively-led life.