Embracing Relationship Conflict—For Men Who Hate Conflict

November 5th, 2017|

A Conflict Resolution Expert Shares Tools to Help Men Successfully Deal with Relationship Conflict   I abhor conflict. It is the last thing in the world I want to experience. I have patterns of going to great lengths, great expense and heroic efforts to avoid it.  That is of course, one of the key reasons [...]

Culture Clash Wars: “Do You Play Polo?”

October 29th, 2017|

"From the Streets of L. A." meets British Aristocracy in a Clash of Social Class & Culture --- on Horseback. The other night at a fancy high end establishment restaurant, I met a dignified “Chap” who asked me a question I never conceived of ever hearing in my life.  The chances of someone in America [...]

“A Tale of Two Cities” —7 Reasons Why London Beats Los Angeles

October 22nd, 2017|

Frank Blaney, a life-long Angeleno points out how the radically different environments of London and Los Angeles compare for men’s health, sanity, and quality of life in this “Tale of Two Cities.” As a lifelong resident of Los Angeles (born, raised, and subjected to interminable internment) I have an intimate knowledge of “La La Land.” Yet, recently [...]

Are ‘Men’s Fitness’ Routines Damaging Your Health?

October 15th, 2017|

Author Frank Blaney challenges men’s popular conceptions what it means to be “healthy” and “fit.” Are we killing ourselves by imitating “men’s fitness” hype? American men of all ages are subjected to ‘body shaming.’  Not nearly to the degree that the women in our society are, but still enough to cause psychological and physical damage. [...]

Manhood is Not in Our Groin—It’s in Our Breath

October 8th, 2017|

"As I faced many crisis growing up, I always strove for my own ideal of manhood---to be calm as a rock in the storm." From an early age, American boys are brainwashed that their manhood lies between legs. The essence of a “masculine man” lies in what he is able to do with his penis. [...]

Why Men Desperately Need Old Friends

October 1st, 2017|

There is an extremely helpful antidote for men being eaten up by distrust of our fellow man---a long term friend.  Many of the men I have known and work with over the years bear the same general baggage I haul around---“trust issues.”  Guilty as charged, indeed, I do.  Having been burned in relationships with women [...]

A Woman Taught Me How to Be a Man—by Frank Blaney

September 24th, 2017|

“I saw the flesh and blood answer of how to be a real man---in the strength of a woman.” My mother taught me everything I know about how to be “a MAN.”  Early on in my training as a violence prevention educator, I went through a group training exercise called, “The Strongest Man You Know.”  [...]

“Why American Men Love Violence” by Frank Blaney

September 17th, 2017|

Why do American men love violence? American males, regardless of their ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class, etc. are “baptized” into violence. American males, regardless of their ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class, etc. are “baptized” into violence. Within our political, cultural, and historical context, it is the air we first breathe upon as we exit the [...]

A ‘Man’s Intuition’? 3 Tools to Deepen Your Intuition Skills.

September 10th, 2017|

“Most of precious knowledge we will need to survive in these cataclysmic times will not come from ‘Google.’ We draw it from the springs within our own heart---via intuition.”---Author Frank Blaney Among the hosts of stereotypes that abound in today’s rejuvenated gender wars in our culture, is the idea that women have superior intuition, above [...]