How I Stopped Hating Her for Dumping Me

Author Jay Cradeur shares 5 steps for transforming heartache and anger to love and compassion. It starts with saying three words you don’t want to hear. — “That Fucking Bitch!” This is how it starts. It starts with the acknowledgement that I am pissed off! This may...

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Why Men Paid Me To Bury Them Alive

Author Jay Cradeur shares how a night buried in Mother Earth can change everything for a man. — Death is the greatest catalyst for change.   I invite you to think about that. The closer one feels death’s long spindly fingers beckoning you toward a new infinity, the...

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The Pearl by Rumi

I love this short poem. The Pearl   Everyone is so afraid of death, but the real Sufis just laugh: Nothing tyrannizes their hearts. What strikes the oyster shell doesn't damage the pearl.   Rumi Photo: flickr / Omar...

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5 Favorite Books that Influenced Me as a Man

Author Jay Cradeur shares how Ayn Rand, Carlos Castaneda, and the mystic poet Rumi influenced his masculinity. — Exuberance is defined as being full of energy, of being ebullient, of growing profusely. Feeling this way is a tell tale sign that I am on a path toward...

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9 Ways to Find the Confidence of a King in The Bedroom

Your partner can’t share vulnerability so intimately with anyone else. It’s sacred and one of one of the most powerful gifts a person can offer. — 2013 I decided I wanted to become much better at sex. Like many men, I suffered from the embarrassing and rarely admitted...

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10 Tips To Make That Weekend Getaway Unforgettable.

This article is featured on the Good Men Project.  Click here to visit the site. There is no doubt that a weekend getaway can provide excitement and adventure and intimacy for a relationship. I noticed, especially with children in the house, when my partner and I took...

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In Praise of Tim Ferriss

Many years ago, my good friend David, a very successful business owner, suggested I read a book with the crazy proposition that I could work four hours a week (rather than the forty I was expending) and be just as productive. The book was aptly titled “The 4 Hour...

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Out of Control

Yesterday, I thought I had a stroke. I was walking down a street in Chiang Mai, Thailand, having just gone to my local AIS cell phone office. I will be heading off to Vietnam in a few weeks, and I had questions about maintaining phone service while away. On my way...

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856 Days (Getting lost in your life)

You might ask yourself, how does a guy over stay his visa by 856 days? How does someone come to Thailand on a 60-day tourist visa, and then not leave for nearly 3 years? It is not as uncommon as you might think. As Anthony Bourdain said, “Asia ruined me!” I had to...

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