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Emotional Toolbox

Dark Days: A Bipolar Man’s Guide to Making It Through Depression and Anxiety

Categories: Learn

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It doesn’t have to be this way.

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You’re Not Socially Awkward, Everyone Else Is

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Live, New Here?

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Has it ever occurred to you that maybe it’s them, not you?

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No One Can Make You Feel Shitty Except You.

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Live, New Here?

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No matter what anyone says, or what unforeseen events happen, how you feel is up to only one thing: How you respond.

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Motivation Monday: Hard Times Strengthen Soft Souls (Free wallpaper: mobile, desktop, art print)

Categories: Live

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Every time you’re feeling down, pick up your phone.

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Happy Today: The Lost Habit of Staying Present

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Live, New Here?

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Focus on being happy, just for today. Then do it again tomorrow.

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Why Your Life is a Broken Record (And How to Fix It)

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Live, New Here?

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Having a routine can help make your life easy. It can also make you very, very unhappy.

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Brain Training: Why Mindfulness Matters

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn, Live, New Here?

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When we don’t train for the surprisingly strenuous task of controlling our own thoughts and emotions, we can’t enforce any control over our attention, our reactions, and how we perceive our lives.

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Don’t Be a Dick: The False Virtues of the Classic Alpha Male

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Earn, Learn, Live, New Here?

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Many guys don’t think they can be an “alpha male” because they’re not arrogant jerks. There is another way.

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10 Things You Won’t Understand About Being an Adult — Until You Grow Up

Categories: Live

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Life isn’t a test, it’s a lesson.

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The Importance of Learning to Say No & The Power of Learning to Say Yes

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Live, New Here?

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We find ourselves in a funny situation these days: We say “yes” to all the annoying schedule stretching requests, but say “no” to all the things that will help us grow as individuals.

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Motivational Monday: Fear Not and You Shall Not Be Afraid [Wallpaper]

Categories: Live

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Your life is as you perceive it. Don’t choose fear.

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From the Psychotherapist: What Time Taught Me About Love

Categories: Love

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Relationships, especially at this time in our life, can be a mess. Psychotherapist Steven Bernstein reflects on what he’s learned.

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How to Dump a Friend: Ending a Friendship Like an Adult

Categories: Learn, Live

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Sometimes friendships, even long-lasting important ones, can sour. Many guys opt for the “pretend they don’t exist, and they’ll get the hint” approach. We say you’re more of a man that that.

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“This Too Shall Pass” on Art of Manliness

Categories: The Field Manual

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The older we get, the more hard, and emotional experiences we encounter. This may seem obvious, but the weight of these experiences often becomes so heavy that even the smallest setback can feel like the worst failure…

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Existential Regret: What It is, Why It Bogs You Down, and How to Eliminate It

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Live, New Here?

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Do you find yourself lying awake at night, fretting over things like the like kid you made fun of at recess 18 years ago or that stupid thing you said in the elevator yesterday? We all do it, and it’s holding us back.

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Why Your Lazy Ass is Making You Depressed

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn, New Here?

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Feeling down in the dumps? In a rut? Worthless and self-loathing? You’re in luck, because the doctor is in and he’s got just the prescription for you: get off your flabby ass and move.

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My So-Called (Quarter) Life (Crisis)

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Live, New Here?

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Your mid-20′s can be a rough time. Our man’s got the 6 stages every quarter-lifer goes through. Here’s to making it out on top.

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Soapbox Therapy: Jealousy and Feeling Like a Teenage Girl

Categories: Love

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How early in a relationship can you ask if the other person is dating other people? It can be an honest and nagging feeling we can’t control, but it can have disappointing consequences if not handled properly. Brooke has how to deal.

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3 Visual Tricks That Will Instantly Make People Think You’re More Confident

Categories: Did You Miss These?, Learn, New Here?

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The funny thing about confidence is that it’s only a feeling — meaning people only know that you’re not feeling confident if you SHOW them you’re not feeling confident. Take control of these three visual cues and people will think you’re the most confident guy in the room. As they say, “Fake it till you make it.”

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The Anger Handbook: On How To Deal With Anger Effectively

Categories: Live

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Everyone gets angry sometimes, but there’s a difference between spitting a few curses and Hulking your fist through a door. Use these 9 techniques to keep your conscience, and your knuckles, blood free.

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The Lowdown on Stress Management + Ten Strategies That Work

Categories: Live

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Stress sucks. From headaches, bad moods, hair loss and health problems, stress can ruin more than just your day, it can ruin your life. Learn to manage it right out of your life with these easy habits.

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Brooke on Boys: Sexy Self-esteem 101…and a Little Oprah

Categories: Love

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You’ve been hearing all your life that women love confident men. But many guys fail to distinguish confident from cocky asshole. Brooke gives the lowdown on how a guy can have sexy self-esteem, without being full of himself.

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Even The Lone Ranger Had Tonto: What is a Men’s Group and Why Should You Care?

Categories: Live

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Too often in the pursuit of being macho we men think we must stand solitary against the challenges of life, only making things more difficult and proving ourselves fools. Don’t go it alone, build your team and become the best you can be.

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Passive Aggression: How to Deal With It

Categories: Live

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Back-handed compliments and snide little notes left to be found later seem to be the only way people can communicate unhappy feelings these days. Whether with the family, at work, or online we’ve got the techniques for dealing with those people in your life unable to just say it to your face.

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