Traver Boehm is the author of Today I Rise, and Man UNcivilized. He’s a men’s coach and the founder of the UNcivilized Men’s Movement. Traver wants to redefine the way men experience their masculinity, by blending the primal elements of manhood with massive doses of consciousness.
In this episode, Traver joins me to discuss the challenges men are facing today: from mass depression and suicidality, to mass shootings, to fatherlessness and the lack of men’s initiation culture. Please share this episode with men who you think might need it.
In this episode we talk about:
What’s going on with men and humanity as a whole.
Mass shootings in the US and Canada.
The lockdown’s impact on outwardly expressing violence.
Addressing grief in men.
Appropriate anger towards men vs. men needing compassion.
Finding roots of behavior in adulthood linked to childhood.
Free will vs. life choices.
Privilege and the lack of understanding for those who struggle.
Social media: a double edged sword.
Shadows, wounding, and trauma.
Turning inward: looking at pain and grief.
Finding the root of a problem vs. attacking the branches.
Suicide vs. homicide & mental illness vs. addiction.
How do we deal with men feeling collectively lost?
Redefining the role of men in society.
Intentional men’s groups: support, accountability, and healing.
Pros and cons of finding like minded connections.
The magic of being seen.
The masculine’s desire to be challenged.
The lack of humanity in society.
The #MeToo movement and #NotAllMen.
Men and women doing “the work.”
What’s behind Traver’s mantra, “Let others be safer as I walk among them”?
Living by a code.
3 things men can do today to turn inward and start healing wounds.
The fulfillment of doing “the work.”
The challenges of being a policeman today. Shout out to the protectors.
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