10 Sep A richer, fuller life
First, my relationship with my wife: there is much more warmth, affection and freedom between us than ever before in the 35 years we have been together. This is basically because I have dropped my angry, defensive reactions towards her, giving her a sense of being safe, protected and supported, instead of having to be wary or concerned.
I am much more confident, at ease and skilled in just about all areas of life. – Michael
Second, I have come to know and developed deep, cordial relationships with a wide range of men, or in simple terms close friendships. This was something I had never previously noticed was missing.
Finally, I find that I am much more confident, at ease and skilled in just about all areas of life. This includes my work as a facilitator and coach, my community engagement and several volunteering roles, and my personal and family life. I have invited more than a dozen men to participate – including my son, which has given the two of us some wonderful experiences and time together, and has positively impacted how we relate to the wider family.
The Mankind Project and the New Warrior Training have made my life richer and fuller, and I recommend them to many of the men I meet.
Michael Hollingworth, Taree, NSW