Straight Talk Support Group

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Here is the story of a group of individuals that saw a need in our community and are making a difference for the families of individuals that are incarcerated and those that have served their time and are being released. …

Dad’s matter in the lives of young children

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Dad’s matter in the lives of young children and our culture is beginning to acknowledge that reality. Mark Zuckerberg, FaceBook’s CEO, will take two months of paternity leave when his daughter is born.http://www.wired.com/…/mark-zuckerberg-will-take-two-month…/

Can you balance…

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Last weekend at the Men’s Spirit Gathering in Blowing Rock the topic came up can you hold hope and sadness at the same time?   Let me know what you think in our comments section.  I will share what we …

real men

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” Ain’t it  good  to  be  a  (real)  man !   Creating  my  own  authentic  role  model  was  not  working.    Found  it  among  a  company  of  mature  men.   Finally !” Gaines  Steer

privilege

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“The privilege of a lifetime is being who  you are. “ Joseph Campbell Campbell  reminds  us  that  letting  go  of  external  expectations  can  guide  us  in  being  true  to  ourselves.

thought…

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“What doesn’t get finished in youth comes back again stronger in mid-life.” – Michael Meade

Men sitting along looking at city scape over water

… wounds and healing…

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“When our wounds cease to be a source of shame and become a source of healing, we have become wounded healers…. Our own experience with loneliness, depression, and fear can become a gift…. Our own bandaged wounds will allow us …

Maybe I Over Reacted

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Have you ever react to something at work, with your partner, on Facebook or in your neighborhood when your reaction was “WAY OUT THERE” and you embarrassed yourself?  You came off as overly angry or aggressive and were blindsided by …