Football as a map of the inner life for men

Since so many men share my love for the game, it seems appropriate to use it as a guide or metaphor for the inner life in a blog intended for men. The image of the club is like your image in the world around you. Whatever your present reality, the glories or otherwise...

Do you really want me to be vulnerable?

Growing up I’d learnt that it wasn’t OK for me to be in touch with my emotions. It wasn’t OK for me to be vulnerable. As a boy and young man I’d had years of conditioning that had made me believe that I would be seen ‘as less than’ or not a real man if I showed what I...

“My second life”: Matisse

“My Second Life”   “Only what I created after my illness constitutes my real self: free, liberated.” At the end of the Second War – in his 70’s, weak from major surgery, ill and dying with cancer, confined to a wheel chair, separated from his wife, his daughter...

Could YOU run a Mens’ Group?

We want to grow the conversation and expand our Groups to include more men in more communities, but we can’t do it all ourselves.. Could you spare a couple of hours a month to facilitate a Group? Do you have some time to help set it up, promote it and do some...

Preview of The Gospel According to Josh

We are immensely pleased to support Josh Rivedal in his forthcoming book launch in the UK. Josh’s personal story of suicide (his fathers, and his own near attempt) are told in a frank and honest way with some light hearted moments of humour. November is always a...

Adrian Mole – The prostrate Years

  MB50 is very doubtful that at 39+ Adrian Mole is dead (or that he’s really been having prostate problems).  Or put another way  we are confident that, after a breath spell in the Bardo and long and tender goodbyes to ST, he ‘ll be back in good time...