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ManKind Podcast

The OLD mold of manhood is on its way out, leaving men feeling stuck in an outdated way of being. The ManKind Podcast gives men tools to break through these molds and show them a new way to embrace their manhood. We talk with mission-driven authors, leaders, and change-makers to share tools and insights to help you build your identity and find a clear direction in life. So if you’re feeling stuck in an outdated mold, confused about what’s next, or looking for a dose of clarity in your day, stick around, and you may just come away with a better idea of the kind of man and human being, you want to become. Created by the ManKind Project USA. Hosted by Brandon Clift.

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Surviving Nazi Germany - From Oppression To Reconciliation (Part 2) | Richard Wiener | Ep #090
Buckle up as you're about to listen to the remarkable life story of author and holocaust survivor, Richard Wiener. Richard details his inspiring journey from being oppressed and tormented as the only jew in a school full of Hitler youth, to today as a 95-year-old man with nothing but love and forgiveness for the kids who once wanted him erased. In This Episode You Will:Discover the power of forgiveness.Hear Richard's remarkable story of a picturesque youth that was destroyed by the rise of the Third Reich. How to forgive those who have committed unspeakable wrongs against you. Did You Enjoy Richard Wiener Way? Here Is How To Find Out More: Richard's Book: Survivor's Odyssey - From Oppression To ReconciliationOprah Winfrey Forgivers Her Mother: VideoAdditional Resources:Subscribe/Rate/Review on iTunes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐:      >>>HERE
75:48 09/28/2022
Surviving Nazi Germany - From Oppression To Reconciliation (Part 1) | Richard Wiener | Ep #089
Buckle up as you're about to listen to the remarkable life story of author and holocaust survivor, Richard Wiener. Richard details his inspiring journey from being oppressed and tormented as the only jew in a school full of Hitler youth, to today as a 95-year-old man with nothing but love and forgiveness for the kids who once wanted him erased. In This Episode You Will:Discover the power of forgiveness.Hear Richard's remarkable story of a picturesque youth which was destroyed by the rise of the Third Reich. How to forgive those who have committed unspeakable wrongs against you. Did You Enjoy Richard Wiener Way? Here Is How To Find Out More: Richard's Book: Survivor's Odyssey - From Oppression To ReconciliationOprah Winfrey Forgivers Her Mother: VideoAdditional Resources:Subscribe/Rate/Review on iTunes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐:      >>>HERE
69:58 09/21/2022
How To Heal Divides In A Polarized World | Panel Discussion | Ep #088
As per a CBS news poll, 70% of the public believe that we are incapable of solving problems because we are so DIVIDED. So what does that mean for us as a species? Imminent doom?Well, I sat down recently for a panel discussion on our show The ManKind Podcast to clarify if and how it might be possible to begin the healing process.Key takeaways from this episode: Many today have found their identity based on what they are AGAINST instead of what they are FOR.  A social phenomenon called Schismogenesis.In the past, we were more likely to disagree without the need to dehumanize the other person and consider them "Evil" simply because we disagreed with their views and opinions.My triggers are often the key to discovering how I can do my healing in relation to how those I can't entirely agree with fire me up.That "Bridge Building" isn't about finding "Common ground" with those we disagree with. It's about being able to disagree and debate in a healthy way that doesn't villainize the other.If you are committed to healing divides, then you must be willing to change your opinion/stance on that which you are debating.Follow Benjamin DancerWebsite: https://www.benjamindancer.com/Blog - Embracing My Triggers: https://www.benjamindancer.com/the-old-man/2022/8/5/embracing-my-triggersFollow Jordan BowmanJordan's Website: https://jbowman.org/journeymenJourneymen Triangle: https://journeymentriangle.org/Additional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
69:33 08/30/2022
The Wholehearted Way To Equity - Working With White Men | Dan Mahle | Ep. 087
What are the pitfalls / paradoxes / possibilities / risks / benefits of engaging in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work as a White man?Dan Mahle is man I’ve been following in the ManKind Project for a decade. He’s always stood out to me because of his integrity in leadership, his truth-telling, and his compassion with Wholeheartedness.  We sat down to talk about his work with organizations and teams on building equitable culture, especially working with white men. It starts with knowing who we are … cultivating our innate sense of value and significance.What does it look like to lean into the resistance that many white men have around equity work? Do you feel like you’re walking on eggshells around this conversation? Dan has some incredible insights around how to move beyond this old frame. Find Dan Mahle: wholeheartedmasculine.org Book Recommendations: Resma Menakem - My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies Heather McKee - The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper TogetherLeticia Nieto - Beyond Inclusion, Beyond Empowerment; A Developmental Strategy to Liberate EveryoneTa Naheisi Coates - Between the World and Mebell hooks - The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and LoveAdditional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
63:13 08/25/2022
How To Navigate The Emotional Chaos Of Cancer | David Richman | Ep #086
Over the last 10 years, David has completed over 50 triathlons, including 15 Ironman-distance triathlons (2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, 26.2-mile run), more than 50 runs longer than marathon distance, including several 24-hour runs, running 85 miles in Mexico in the heat of the summer, running 104 miles straight from Santa Barbara to Manhattan Beach, and most recently biking 4,700-miles in just six weeks as he met with the participants of his upcoming book exploring the emotional side of cancer.David made his way across and up the United States, covering 4,700 miles, and visited the participants of my book, which chronicles the lives of 15 people who were affected by cancer, either as patients, doctors, researchers, caregivers, or otherwise. These poignant, significant, meaningful, helpful stories cover many aspects of cancer: caregiving and research, emotional and intellectual journeys, various stages of life, and more, so that combined, these memoirs will give us a complete view of the human experience as it relates to cancer. David joins Brandon Clift and ManKind Podcast Producer and Editor Michael Russer, who is actively battling cancer, to discuss the profound lessons and topics covered in Cycle Of Lives. Key takeaways from this episode: A reframe for how to look at the cancer journey (Michael's Story),The importance of moving through the emotional chaos of illness instead of numbing and avoiding feelings. Common misunderstandings about what great support looks like for those experiencing the impacts of cancer/illness. Loved David Richman? Here Is How To Find Out More: Website: https://david-richman.com/Get The Book: Cycle Of LivesAdditional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
85:09 08/16/2022
Leadership & Masculinity - The Future Of Leadership and The Role Of Men | Charles Matheus | Ep #085
Charles Matheus is an adventurer, entrepreneur, mentor, and leadership consultant. He has led individuals and groups to the top of the highest peaks in Wyoming and to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (and back!). He uses the facilitation and coaching skills he honed in those intense, high-risk wilderness settings to support, teach, and mentor experienced and emerging leaders in business, higher education, and the nonprofit sector.Charles is on a mission to help other men feel powerful and confident as they step away from old, unsound leadership models and toward more inclusive, flexible, and sustainable modes. Charles’s TEDx talks, keynotes, and workshops have inspired hundreds of workshop participants, and conference attendees.Charles is a Mankind Project facilitator, men’s group coach, and acts as a consultant for several ongoing men’s empowerment, leadership, and study groups. Charles also co-hosts the “Remaking Manhood” podcast which features conversations with men and women at the forefront of the Healthy Masculinity movement.Key takeaways from this episode: Should men Stand Up, Stand Down or Stand Aside so that other leaders can emerge?How to lead effectively in a rapidly changing world.Why you shouldn't be made to feel lesser than if you haven't picked up/adopted newer ideas and language around difference.Loved Charles Matheus? Here Is How To Find Out More: Website: https://www.charlesmatheus.com/Book: Leadership & Masculinity: Embracing New StrengthFREE Chapter:  Special offer - Free ChapterCharle's TedX Talk: Redefining Strength For The 21st CenturyPodcast: Remaking Manhood Podcast Additional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
66:30 08/10/2022
How to Get Men Past Cold, Rigid & Isolated By Liberating Masculinity | Ed Frauenheim | Ep. #084
hosted by Boysen HodgsonIn this conversation we’ll hit some of the factors that are driving our poor health outcomes.We've bought in to ways of being that hurt us ... and everyone else. But it didn’t start with us. The provocative thesis that Ed puts forward is that our nature as men … the narrative we’re told about what it means to be man, has been corrupted. The current perspectives in anthropology, sociology, psychology, and neuroscience … are very different than what the academy has been saying for a long time. What if progress … as we’ve understood it … is killing us? We talk about the idea of ‘Circle and Arrow’ masculinity. And we talk about Integral thinking and how ‘Teal’ perspectives can help develop more soulful organizations to improve business performance. How can we help and support one another evolve our workplaces … and succeed. The bottom line … as you’ll hear Ed say in the episode ... is that Liberating Masculinity is about supporting men to move from rigid, cold, and isolated manhood … to embrace something more … in a world that needs men’s agility, warmth, and connection.How to Find Ed Frauenheim:Website: https://thetealteam.com/ Website: https://www.edfrauenheim.com/Book: Reinventing Masculinity: The Liberating Power of Compassion and ConnectionLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ed-frauenheim-685294/Additional Resources:Civilized to Death: The Price of ProgressReinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage in Human ConsciousnessThe Dawn of Everything: A New History of HumanitySubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
52:26 08/05/2022
The Powerful Psychology Of Dismantling Racism: Three Pillars Of Sacred Intelligence | Dr. Rev. TLC | Ep #083
Can we use spiritual awareness to dismantle racism? Put another way … How can we tap into our own sacred intelligence to empower change in the world? This week on the ManKind Podcast I’m with Rev. Dr. Terrlyn Curry Avery, the Reverend Dr. TLC. Regardless of your belief or non-belief this podcast might help you connect to a deeper sense of who you are as a motivated and passionate advocate for change … in all kinds of environments. Rev. Dr. TLC is the author of two books. Today we're talking about her newest book, ""What’s it like to be a Black Woman Pastor in the (mostly white) Presbyterian Church? What kinds of transformations are possible when we get willing to set aside old ways of seeing and hearing the world and living from a sacred purpose. There are three pillars in Sacred Intelligence. Sacred Motive, Self-ish Mindset, and Shared Movement.   In this podcast we dive into the journey of learning about our sacred intelligence and bringing it forward into the world. There are ways to make a difference. YOU can make a difference. How to Find Rev. Dr. TLC: Website: SacredIntelligence.comBook: Dismantling Racism: Healing Separation from the Inside OutRadio Show: Dismantle Racism: with Rev. Dr. TLCAdditional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
58:50 07/28/2022
Chronic Illness And The Devastating Consequences For Men Who Hide Their Pain | Dr. Kevin Payne | Ep #082
Dr. Kevin Payne is a social psychologist, entrepreneur, author, podcast host, speaker, teacher, and frequent guest interview or panelist. He shares the results of his extensive research concerning how to live a quality life with chronic distress, pain, and illness. He also shares his personal exploits as a collector of experiences — even while battling Multiple Sclerosis for decades.Key takeaways from this episode: How can the old scripts of Manhood (The Man Box) be directly linked to men dying before women?The importance of destigmatizing conversations around men's mental, emotional and physical health challenges? How to live a life well-lived despite living with a Chronic Illness. Loved Dr. Payne? Here Is How To Find Out More: Website: https://yourlifelivedwell.co/Kevin's Podcast: Your Life Lived Well PodcastAdditional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
81:50 07/20/2022
Let's Get Real Bro! How to Gamify Vulnerability and Dig Deeper | Weston Karnes | Ep #081
What is the cost of disconnection? Can we play our way into connection? With Weston Karnes, the creator of “Let’s Get Real Bro,” a card game for bros (and everyone else) to build connection and flex our vulnerability muscles in relationship with others. We talk about the costs of disconnection and disembodiment on our culture, about how to make a habit of getting real with ourselves and our friends. About how the desire to make men’s work more accessible drove Weston’s product design and its ongoing development. As humans, we’re wired for connection … and yet we live in a culture that actively teaches us to disconnect. Especially as men. What’s at risk for us to connect?What do you think people expect of you as a man? What comes up when you think about playing a game that asks you to dig a little deeper and share a little more? We also talked about rolling from obsession to obsession, burnout,  being an entrepreneur with a mission, and learning to slow ourselves down into focusing on connection, self-awareness, and taking one slow breath at a time.  Let’s Get Real Bro is a game designed to help men drop in … to LOVE for themselves, to pierce the shells and beliefs … and to connect with other men. I hope you enjoy the conversation. Connect with Weston & Get the Game!>>> Buy the Game Here HERE
58:22 07/13/2022
Weaponizing Masculinity, Giving From An Empty Cup & Hiding Behind Our Masks | Ashanti Branch | Ep #080
There are those who talk a big game... And then there are those who get S### done! Ashanti Branch is one of those who would rather let his actions be so deafening that his words aren't necessary. That's how much impact Ashanti Branch is having on the lives of young boys and men who find themselves disconnected from their emotions. Ashanti combines his 20-year education background with his experiences growing up with a single mother in an urban environment where the only rites of passage were modeled through gang initiations to help marginalized communities raise healthier and more emotionally mature men. Key takeaways from this episode: Regardless of how much self "work" you have done, we all have masks.Have we weaponized the phrase "Toxic Masculinity?"Brandon's current challenges with being an expectant father and how his mask is turning up. Why giving from an empty cup is a formula for burnout and failure. Loved Ashanti? Here Is How To Find Out More: Website: http://everforwardclub.org1 Million Masks Challenge: Submit Your MaskAshanti's Ted Talk: Watch HereTaking Off The Mask Podcast: Listen HereAdditional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
62:29 07/06/2022
Three Simple Steps To Rewrite Your Life's Story & Get Your S#!t Together | Taylor Wilkins | Ep #079
Without Taylor Wilkins, this show wouldn't exist.Taylor Wilkins, the founder of the Tailored Quill, believes that there is no "one right way" to live life and that all of our mental and emotional distress can be relieved by focusing on just 3 reminders: 1.   We are human2.   We each have value3.   Our lives have meaningAfter a decade of work in crisis mental health treatment and guiding over 10,000 people, Taylor offers the depth of long-term therapy in a short-term coaching format to help you define your unique purpose and take steps to live it out.Key takeaways from this episode: The most common mistake when trying to achieve great things and how to prevent it.The reverse approach to personal development will ensure you stick to your goals and follow through.How your sense of Uniqueness could be the source of your isolation and/or misery.How to unlearn the stories and beliefs that are keeping you stuck where you are.Why you DON'T have to be passionate about your work and how it can still bring you fulfillment. Loved Taylor? Here Is How To Find Out More: Schedule A FREE Coaching Session With Taylor: Book HereWebsite: https://www.thetailoredquill.com/The Tailored Quill Podcast: Listen HereTaylor's FREE Roadmap to Fulfillment: Download HereTaylor's 3 Keys To Psychological Freedom: HereAdditional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
93:38 06/29/2022
Be Shameless! Turn Tragedy & Pain Into Laughter, PRIDE & Insight | Rich Kiamco | Ep #078
Content Advisory. This show contains unashamed, unscripted, and raw stories about coming out, sex, homophobia, addiction, marriage and divorce, love and monogamy and non-monogamy, grieving the loss of a partner … Stories of SELF-love and the battle for self-acceptance. Rich Kiamco is REAL. Rich is an out, gay, Filipino stand-up comic. He’s done the work over time to be and become who he is. In this conversation, Rich tells stories. Stories about coming out. About comedy, about overcoming generational trauma, growth through adversity, waiting to be rescued, loss and laughter. The freedom of releasing people from your anger. This month, Rich is featured on the or ABC Show ‘Our America: Who I'm Meant To Be;’ available online … see the show notes for a link. He’s been involved in the ManKind Project since 2016. I hope this episode makes you laugh, feel, and reflect. Happy Pride to all our LGBTQ+ fans, folks, friends, family and followers. Find Rich KiamcoOur America: Who I’m Meant to Be - https://abc7.com/our-america-who-im-meant-to-be-pride-month-2022-lgbtq-rich-kiamco/11915162/ Rich Kiamco’s Website: http://www.richkiamco.com/Rich’s Insta: https://www.instagram.com/richkiamco Additional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
76:35 06/23/2022
An Inconvenient Truth Behind Society's Scrutiny Of Men & Masculinity Pt. 2 | Dene Maria Sebastiana | Ep #077
We're diving deeper into ManKind Podcast Fan Favorite, Dene Maria Sebastiana's new book Fierce & Tender - Healing The Deep Masculine. Over this 2-part episode, Dene will give you a glimpse into the past 70+ years of how the male psyche has been groomed and policed to where it is today.By telling his story of growing up on the mean streets of New York City where toughness and a F**k Y*u attitude were necessary for survival to becoming the loving, open-hearted, and fierce men's work pioneer he is today. Key takeaways from this episode: How the post-war era of economic surplus, rock'n'roll, and rebellion set the scene for "manhood" in the latter half of the 20th century.How young boys naturally find connection in the wrong places when their needs aren't met at home. How the psychedelic, sexual and feminist movements impacted the psyche of men around their masculinity and manhood. Loved Dene? Here Is How To Find Out More: Book: Fierce & Tender - Healing The Deep MasculineWebsite: http://www.sunmooncoaching.comDene's Blog: http://sunmooncoaching.com/coaching-blogContact Dene: http://sunmooncoaching.com/aboutAdditional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
56:42 06/15/2022
An Inconvenient Truth Behind Society's Scrutiny Of Men & Masculinity Pt. 1 | Dene Maria Sebastiana | Ep #077
We're diving deeper into ManKind Podcast Fan Favorite, Dene Maria Sebastiana's new book Fierce & Tender - Healing The Deep Masculine. Over this 2-part episode, Dene will give you a glimpse into the past 70+ years of how the male psyche has been groomed and policed to where it is today. By telling his story of growing up on the mean streets of New York City where toughness and a F**k Y*u attitude were necessary for survival to becoming the loving, open-hearted, and fierce men's work pioneer he is today.  Key takeaways from this episode: How the post-war era of economic surplus, rock'n'roll, and rebellion set the scene for "manhood" in the latter half of the 20th century.How young boys naturally find connection in the wrong places when their needs aren't met at home. How the psychedelic, sexual and feminist movements impacted the psyche of men around their masculinity and manhood. Loved Dene? Here Is How To Find Out More: Book: Fierce & Tender - Healing The Deep MasculineWebsite: http://www.sunmooncoaching.comDene's Blog: http://sunmooncoaching.com/coaching-blogContact Dene: http://sunmooncoaching.com/aboutAdditional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
60:54 06/15/2022
Why The World Desperately Needs A New Breed Of Leader (It's You!) | Mike Patterson | Ep #076
It is becoming clear that today's culture of leadership and those who exist in that culture are finding it increasingly difficult to connect with those that they represent and lead. Enter Leader Champions Founder, Mike Patterson. Mike and his team of Leadership and Life Coaches at Leader Champions are actively changing the culture and status quo of leadership as we know it. With a specific focus on a heart-centered and inside-out approach to leadership training, Mike has impacted thousands with his events and trainings. This event is for you if you are looking to take charge of your life so that you can show up and better lead others.Topics We Tackle In This Episode:Is our culture responsible for why leaders continually avoid taking responsibility and sweep things under the rug? Why is there a growing divide in trust between leaders and those whom they lead? The three focuses of leadership and the "inside-out" approach to succeeding in leading yourself and others. Join the Summon The Sovereign Waitlist:Head To LeaderChampions.comAdditional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
59:24 06/08/2022
Hidden Keys to Resilience - The Secrets of Angels & Traitors | Daniel Ellenberg PhD. | Ep #075
Boysen Hodgson interviews Daniel Ellenberg, PhD, the past President of the American Psychological Association’s Division for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities. In this conversation, we’re talking about Angels and Traitors … and a whole lot more. Angels and Traitors are archetypal frames to understand who you are and how you react ... coping mechanisms for dealing with hard circumstances. This episode is for you if you’re out here trying to change the world! I bet you are - and you’re looking for more tools for adaptability and resilience in a difficult time. This episode is for you if you’re striving to understand the ‘System’ that is YOU in the world - and trying to have some fun in the paradox of becoming. Listen in. This episode will give you some keys to processing difficult situations by harnessing the Angel parts of you that want to thrive, and working with the Traitor parts of you that are just trying to survive. We recorded this before the recent series of mass shootings in the US. I hope that this discussion will help you, as it has helped me, be in the deep sadness, fear and despair that’s present … and care for the reality of the world … AND … to find an Angel voice within you that can support you to act with love and determination in the face of unspeakable horror. Get in touch with Daniel Ellenberg at his website: https://www.rewireleadership.com/ Additional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
69:50 06/03/2022
How to Turn Your Wounds Into Strengths | Eldra Jackson III | Ep #074
In this episode of the ManKind Podcast, host Paul Newell sits down with Eldra Jackson III to talk about the various sides of human work, the areas most fail to acknowledge and integrate. Eldra  is the Co-Executive Director of The Inside Circle, a healing community using the power of human connection found in peer-guided healing circles, we transform lives, positively impacting each system we touch by reducing violence inside and outside adult and juvenile prisons, lowering recidivism rates, and building social-emotional literacy.  He is also the Host of the Inside Circle Podcast, a space to expand our concept of personal transformation and what it means to begin change from within.Key takeaways from this episode: Developing a new relationship with woundsWhat are the areas of self-careWhat can integration mean for those doing their inner workDistinction between "healing a wound" vs. "revealing strength from a wound"Practicing authentic connection with selfThe benefits of being in a sharing communitySee the Work..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEfCtnM-jwc&t=15sWatch Eldra's Ted Talk...go.ted.com/eldrajacksonWisdom 2.0 Main Stage Talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqqPwOAkJwEYou Can Find Out More Here:Connect with the Inside Circle, go to: https://insidecircle.org/New to men's work? Introductory Training Website: https://mkpusa.org/themenswork-bipocAdditional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
72:56 05/26/2022
How To Turn Life's Greatest Tragedies Into Triumph | Rabbi Noam Raucher | Ep #073
A Rabbi and an Agnostic walk into a podcast studio...From the outset, you'd think this was a setup for a joke, but instead, it became a profoundly insightful and meaningful conversation between Brandon Clift and Rabbi Noam Raucher.Noam is a Rabbi, Single Father, Life Coach, and Healer who has been immersing his clients deep in nature to help them connect with their purpose. You will hear Noam's story of loss and grief while enjoying the levity of having come out the other side of these tragedies. Key TakeawaysThe importance of grief and loss for strengthening ourselves.How you can gain insights and gold from scripture even if you're atheist/agnostic.Loved Rabbi Raucher? Here Is How To Find Out More: Website: https://noamraucher.com/Additional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
65:32 05/19/2022
Creating Hope For The Future By Improving Men’s Health | Jed Diamond | Ep #072
Jed Diamond brings me hope. He’s been sitting in men’s groups for over 40 years. He’s built a life, a livelihood, a marriage, and a family that is driven by his passion and curiosity. Jed is an unassuming Buddha … a quiet and generative wise man. I’ve been in a diverse group of folks with Jed for a few months now to talk about a ‘Moonshot for ManKind’ Men die younger, are involved in more accidents, and suffer at higher rates from all 10 of the leading causes of death. Jed doesn’t talk blame, he talks responsibility, and he doesn’t play the victim. He lives in the space of being a learner, a healer, and a servant of helping others find better ways of living. In this conversation, we talk about the influence of fathers and the father wound. We talk about the profound value in creating life-long connections with men in men’s groups. Then we dive into health and healing for men … what can we do to improve men’s health across our lifespans … for all kinds of men, across ideologies and backgrounds … How can we bridge our differences and create health for everyone?This conversation is for you if you love men. That’s it. If you love men, come sit with a wise man and think about what you might do, for your own health, and for the future of humanity. Find Jed: https://menalive.com/Support the show
50:30 05/12/2022
How To Guide The Next Generation Of Boys & Men Into Healthy Masculinity and Manhood | Marco Renai | Ep #071
One of the great challenges every generation faces is how to guide the next generation to come. But how can you impact the lives of the younger generations when what worked for you doesn't seem to work for them?Today we're joined by Marco Renai, the founder of Men Of Business Academy. An educational institution that focuses on empowering young men with the skills, knowledge and confidence to be happy, healthy, and successful in life after school.Marco and Brandon dive deep into what it takes to model healthy manhood for younger boys while discussing the nuances involved in defining what it means to "Be a man." This interview is heartfelt, empowering, and at times tragic in the reality of how young boys are taking their lives at alarming rates.Key TakeawaysWe can't tell boys and young men what it means to "Be a man." We have to SHOW them.The next generation of boys doesn't always want what you required as a younger man/boy. Meet them where they are at instead of forcing them to fit your mold. Ways that you can pursue your passion and impact the lives of men and boys.Loved Marco? Here Is How To Find Out More: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marco-renai-a3906713/?originalSubdomain=auMen Of Business Academy: https://menofbusiness.com.au/Additional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
63:50 05/04/2022
Powerful Ways To Unlock Your Intuition Through Guided Visualizations | John Hernandez | Ep #070
In our series on the Archetypes, I wanted to talk with John Hernandez about Alchemy … what it is, how it relates to the conversations we’re having about the archetypes and the axis mundi, and how we can begin to be the ‘Hollow Bone’ to get more intuitive information in our everyday lives. This is looking at the topic from a new perspective, filling in some more of the nuance, and relating our archetypal work to the world of alchemy … permanent transformation. The biggest message here … YOU have what you need. This episode is for you if you’re interested in getting more useful daily practices for integrating the axis mundi into your life and becoming more of the archetypal and integral wizard in your world.Loved John? Here Is How To Find Out More: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-hernandez-36589261/Alchemy Study Program: https://www.alchemystudy.com/Alchemy & Healing - Transformational Tours & Retreats: https://toursandretreats.com/alchemy/Additional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
54:25 04/29/2022
Feminine & Masculine Energies (Why Men Must Access Both) | Dene Maria Sebastiana | Ep #069
The heart is the doorway, the place of truth, the place of greatest pain, the place of wholeness. On the other side of this inner battle, the ‘new warrior’ finds himself … open-hearted, vulnerable, fiercely honest, courageous …where the True Self accrues authentic power. When a man says ‘yes’, his life is never the same. When he says ‘no’, his life is always the same.Key takeaways from this episode: How men can become far more well-rounded once they've accessed their feminine.Dene's JourneyLoved Dene? Here Is How To Find Out More: Book: Fierce & Tender - Healing The Deep MasculineWebsite: http://www.sunmooncoaching.comDene's Blog: http://sunmooncoaching.com/coaching-blogContact Dene: http://sunmooncoaching.com/aboutAdditional ResourcesSubscribe/Rate/Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
71:00 04/25/2022
How To Find Your Center (Axis Mundi) | Douglas Gillette | Ep #068
In 20th-century comparative mythology, the term Axis Mundi — also called the cosmic axis, world axis, world pillar, the center of the world, or world tree — has been dramatically extended to refer to any mythological concept representing "the connection between Heaven and Earth" or the "higher and lower realms.Over the past two weeks, we have been interviewing the co-author of King, Warrior, Magician, Lover, Douglas Gillette   to unpack the four foundational Male Archetypes. All throughout the series as we unpacked the individual energies, Doug and Brandon continually came back to the importance of Finding Center when working through each of the various energies. This is what today's interview with Doug is all about, How to find your center (Axis Mundi) when accessing the energies of the Male Archetypes.  We have been blessed with the opportunity to interview Author, Douglas Gillette over the past several months as we've set out to unpack and present to you the four foundational archetypes of the male psyche. Key takeaways from this episode: Axis Mundi and its origins + relevance to today.Various forms of initiations and rituals to access Axis Mundi.The importance of understanding that the journey is and always will be messy.Loved Doug? You Can Find Out More Here:Get your hands on the book: King, Warrior, Magician, Lover - Douglas Gillette & Robert MooreShare Your Feedback: brandon@brandonclift.comPlease Leave an iTunes Rating & Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
59:58 04/20/2022
Unpacking The King Archetype | Douglas Gillette | Ep #067
 The King archetype is the most important of the four mature masculine archetypes. Just as a good king in mythological stories is often something of a Renaissance man–a good warrior, magician, and lover–the King archetype incorporates the other three mature masculine archetypes in perfect harmony. A man who accesses the King archetype in its fullness will also have accessed the Warrior, Magician, and Lover archetypes. For this reason, the King archetype is typically the last of the mature masculine archetypes to power up in a man’s life. In this way, it is truly the crown of the other archetypes, the energy that gives a man a sense of his full, godlike potential.- The Art Of Manliness: The King ArchetypeWe have been blessed with the opportunity to interview Author, Douglas Gillette over the past several months as we've set out to unpack and present to you the four foundational archetypes of the male psyche. Key takeaways from this episode: The shadow aspects of the King Archetype and how we wall into shadow.How Putin's invasion of Ukraine is a sad but perfect example of the King in its shadow.How to return back to the King in its fullness.Why the King Energy is the lat many of us will earn access to.Loved Doug? You Can Find Out More Here:Get your hands on the book: King, Warrior, Magician, Lover - Douglas Gillette & Robert MooreShare Your Feedback: brandon@brandonclift.comPlease Leave an iTunes Rating & Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
71:03 04/15/2022
Unpacking The Magician Archetype | Douglas Gillette | Ep #066
Many a boy goes through a magic phase growing up. He learns a few card tricks, and maybe goes down to the local magic store to browse for more elaborate tricks. Even just entering the store is a little thrilling, as is showing off newly learned tricks to one’s family and friends.Most men outgrow their magic hobby, although not necessarily their fascination with the art. But even the professional ranks of magicians are dominated by men.So why are men so drawn to magic?The masculine attraction to magic can be traced to something much deeper than the ability to pull a rabbit out of a hat. Rather, it is rooted in what the magician’s abilities represent–the power that comes from the mastery of a secret knowledge and the ability to use that knowledge to manipulate tools in order to control certain elements and produce desired outcomes. The yearning to harness and possess that power is what fuels the Magician archetype, an energy that every man should seek, whether or not he ever hopes to saw a lady in half. - The Art Of Manliness: The Magician ArchetypeWe have been blessed with the opportunity to interview Author, Douglas Gillette over the past several months as we've set out to unpack and present to you the four foundational archetypes of the male psyche. Key takeaways from this episode: The shadow aspects of the Warrior ArchetypeHow we fall into the Shadow WarriorHow to return back to the Warrior in its fullness.How society has gotten the Warrior all wrong. Loved Doug? You Can Find Out More Here:Get your hands on the book: King, Warrior, Magician, Lover - Douglas Gillette & Robert MooreShare Your Feedback: brandon@brandonclift.comPlease Leave an iTunes Rating & Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
82:22 04/11/2022
Unpacking The Warrior Archetype | Douglas Gillette | Ep #065
Every great civilization has a great warrior tradition and accompanying warrior myths. From birth, Spartan society nurtured and trained their boys to become warriors, and that rigorous training created men like Leonidas and his 300 men of unconquerable spirit. Japan had their fearless samurai warriors whose undaunted courage came from living life as if they were already dead.Today the Warrior archetype lives on in our reverence for those who serve in the armed forces and in modern books and movies. William Wallace from Braveheart and General Maximus from Gladiator embody the Warrior archetype.But in general, modern culture is not comfortable with Warrior energy. The advent of mechanized warfare during the first half of the 20th century dampened the romantic ideal of martial courage. Since the social and cultural revolutions of the 60s and 70s, we’ve generally taught boys and men to avoid confrontation and conflict and to instead nurture their “feminine side.” The result is the Nice Guy; the man who will avoid confrontation and aggression even when confrontation and aggression are justified.Society pushes men to be sweet and sensitive because they fear them becoming coldly stoic, abusive, and destructively angry. But society’s perception of the Warrior archetype is not based on the Warrior energy in its full, healthy manifestation, but on the archetype’s shadows. The problem is not Warrior energy itself, but Warrior energy that is not used in harmony with the other masculine archetypes and directed by empathy, contemplation, and order. Properly tapping into the Warrior’s energy provides a man with an unsurpassable power source that will fuel him to reach his goals, fight for worthy causes, achieve greatness, and leave a lasting legacy. - The Art Of Manliness: The Warrior ArchetypeWe have been blessed with the opportunity to interview Author, Douglas Gillette over the past several months as we've set out to unpack and present to you the four foundational archetypes of the male psyche. Key takeaways from this episode: The shadow aspects of the Warrior ArchetypeHow we fall into the Shadow WarriorHow to return back to the Warrior in its fullness.How society has gotten the Warrior all wrong. Loved Doug? You Can Find Out More Here:Get your hands on the book: King, Warrior, Magician, Lover - Douglas Gillette & Robert MooreShare Your Feedback: brandon@brandonclift.comPlease Leave an iTunes Rating & Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
73:59 04/08/2022
Unpacking The Lover Archetype | Douglas Gillette | Ep #064
When you hear the word “lover” you probably think of romance and sex.But there are many types of love–a love for family, for friends, for God, and for life itself–and the Lover archetype passionately seeks after them all.The Lover is the archetype of emotion, feeling, idealism, and sensuality. Like the word “lover,” sensuality is often exclusively associated with sex but really has a far broader application. Being sensual means opening up and using all of your senses in all areas of your life–touching, tasting, smelling, hearing, and seeing–or in other words–experiencing as many dimensions of life as possible, as often as possible.Thus, when a man taps into the Lover archetype’s energy, he feels alive with vim and vigor and connected to the world and those around him. A man in touch with the Lover archetype feels deeply, whether those feelings are of joy or pain. - The Art Of Manliness: The Lover ArchetypeWe have been blessed with the opportunity to interview Author, Douglas Gillette over the past several months as we've set out to unpack and present to you the four foundational archetypes of the male psyche. Key takeaways from this episode: How the lover archetype has been misrepresented by popular male thought.The Shadow forms of the Lover.How to access the Lover in its fullness.Loved Doug? You Can Find Out More Here:Get your hands on the book: King, Warrior, Magician, Lover - Douglas Gillette & Robert MooreShare Your Feedback: brandon@brandonclift.comPlease Leave an iTunes Rating & Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
69:17 04/04/2022
How to Find Clarity and Mentorship from Spirit | Larry Hurley & Darryl Hansome | Ep #063
Mentorship is the influence, guidance, or direction given by a mentor. A mentor is someone who teaches or gives help and advice to a less experienced person, and influences the growth of a mentee.To have a mentorship with Spirit is an empowering experience that activates a wisdom from within to stand in our purpose and highest self.  In this conversation with MKP Ritual Elder, Larry Hurley, and MKP USA Chair, Darryl Hansome, we discuss what mentorship with Spirit has been for them and how it's supported them in making important decisions in their life.         As you listen to this episode, I invite you to consider what your relationship with Spirit is like.  And then consider, if Spirit where mentoring you, what guidance or direction is it giving you that you are resistant to apply?                                                                     Key takeaways from this episode: •What connection to Spirit can be•Darryl's intention as MKP Chair•Tapping into resources for difficult decisions •Suggestion on how to talk to Spirit If you identify as  a BIPOC (i.e. Black/ a Person of Some Obvious African Ancestry, Indigenous, or a Person of Color) Man, and are interesting in being a part of a safe space for BlPOC men to just be and do what we call “the inner work:” the refining of one’s way of living through self-reflection and introspection.  Check out of of the following opportunities: •New to men's work? Introductory Training Website: https://mkpusa.org/themenswork-bipoc•Weekly open Men's BIPOC Circle : Brotherhood of King's Collective (Saturdays 12pm - 1:30pm eastern / Zoom info below•Want to take a deeper dive into men's work? https://mkpusa.org/crossroads/Contact Jermaine to find out how to become part of the Brothahood of MKP: jermainejohnson@mkp.orgZoom Link for the Brothahood of Kings Collectivehttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/84664291491?pwd=bjBnU0RYNHZxSE9wUVc5SUhQVUhMQT09Meeting ID: 846 6429 1491Access Code: 220293Mobile Touch+13017158592,,84664291491#,,,,*220293# United States (Washington DC)+13126266799,,84664291491#,,,,*220293# United States (Chicago)Share Your Feedback: brandon@brandonclift.comPlease Leave an iTunes Rating & Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
75:50 03/31/2022
How To Address Addiction | Alex Castro Croy | Ep #062
Counselor and founder of Life Recovery Center, Alex Castro Croy, joins Brandon for a deep and meaningful conversation on how we must change how we address addiction in those who suffer from the illness. Key takeaways from this episode: We have been treating addiction/addicts all wrong. We must start to address the earlier life experiences and traumas that lead to addiction.How we can heal and bless ourselves and others by honoring our humanity.Alex's story of being raised in a religiously oppressive home and how that impacted him coming out as a gay man. Loved Alex? You Can Find Out More Here:Life Recovery CenterAlex's Ted TalkShare Your Feedback: brandon@brandonclift.comPlease Leave an iTunes Rating & Review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐: >>>HERE
79:23 03/23/2022