The rediscovery and renewal of masculinity begins with you.
You Are The Renaissance
What does it mean to be a man? Men worldwide are asking today and finding powerful answers. Do you know yours?
It’s my mission, my “Why” — to pass this gift on to other men.
Eight years ago, my life was a mess. I was overweight, filled with grief and shame, and pursuing the wrong goals for the wrong reasons. Then I found strong men who held a mirror up to me and helped me see, “You can’t get there from here.”
Two years later, I had turned my life around. I even liberated myself to pursue my personal Hero’s Journey: solo backpacking around the world, which I fulfilled to wild success.
Along the way I discovered my mission, my “Why”: to pass on what I’ve learned about what it means to be a man. Now I create transformation in my brothers, guiding them to Purpose, Passion, and a Place of honor in their lives, just as I found mine.
In my podcast, I connect with men pushing boundaries. Then I read poetry.
Excellence is all around us. For every man publicly acknowledged for doing something great, there are dozens of unsung heroes blazing trails and forging creative synergies. In my podcast, I get to the heart of who these men are and find out what drives them.
I also host a series called Poetry for Men. In these weekly episodes I read and interpret a poem. I hope to introduce men to an under-appreciated art form that has much to teach us about who we are.
My interviews look into the hearts of accomplished men, and the poems I read help us to look into our own.
As iron sharpens iron, men push each other to be the best versions of ourselves.
The world says masculinity is "toxic." Everything the world say is backwards.
Therefore, masculinity is medicine.
But we're not made to be carbon copies of other successful men. We're made to be ourselves, with our lives, hopes, and dreams.
Through my Renaissance Mentorship program, I help you become the man YOU want to be, not made in any other man's image but your own.
Good writing is about thinking clearly. And putting pen to paper.
I come from a family of writers. My mother, father, and sister have all written unpublished novels. I prefer to use non-fiction to reflect on matters of life, meaning, and personal growth, as they relate to masculinity.
Writing lets me refine my ideas and express them in ways that facilitate my readers’ understanding. I take apart ideas that shape our lives, and by looking at the pieces I can put them back together with empowering effects.
For 40 years, the Renaissance of Men has been fueled by thinkers, and leaders, and creators around the globe. This is an introduction to their work.
I didn’t start the Renaissance of Men. Far from it. This movement began in the 1980’s with men exploring ancient mythology in the hopes of restoring Purpose, Passion, and a sense of Place to their alienated modern lives.
They didn’t know it at the time, but they started something historic. Those men were like an undersea earthquake that triggered a tidal wave of speculations and investigations into masculinity. That wave then propagated through private forums on the Internet, onto social media, and now is beginning to emerge into the mainstream.
The Library of Alexandria documents the four decades of books, leaders, and communities that comprise the Renaissance of Men. I’m just one participant of thousands, or even millions, and one blazing flame in a growing global crowd.
Any one of us can light your lamp.