Though something of an iconoclast himself, Fr. Richard Rohr argues that ‘it is much easier to begin [life] rather conservative or traditional‘ than it is to be raised without structure and limits. This observation is true not just of life itself, but every area within it. No matter the habit, project, or pursuit, it‘s best  The post Sunday Firesides: Know the Rules, to Better Break Them appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Below you‘ll find some of my favorite recent offerings from Huckberry. Enter the giveaway to win any of these items, or anything else available in their store (up to a value of 500). My Picks This Month 1. Bellroy Hide Seek Wallet. Premium leather, sturdy build, and slim design. It sits perfectly in your  The post The Monthly Huckberry Giveaway: August 2019 appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
If you struggle with procrastination, goal-setting, and generally moving ahead in life, the heart of your struggles may be your view oftime. More specifically, that you look at it too linearly. That‘s the argument my guest today makes. His name is Steve Chandler, he‘s a success and business coach, and the author of many books,  The post Podcast #533: How to Be a Time Warrior appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Why does it sting so severely when we embarrass ourselves in front of others? Anthropologists would likely say it‘s a carry-over reflex from our primitive days; we feel anxious about being ostracized from the protections of the tribe. Maybe so, but it probably also has something to do with the fact that it‘s a little  The post Sunday Firesides: Your Awkward Moment is Going, Going . . . Gone appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Is there anything you can‘t make out of PVC? We‘ve already shown you how to make a bow and a potato cannon out of PVC, so it‘s only natural that we continue adding to your plumbing-sourced arsenal with a PVC blowgun. Blowguns have been around for thousands of years. Indigenous peoples in South America  The post How to Make a PVC Blowgun appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
When most men buy clothes, they keep it simple by going with solid colors and eschewing patterns. It‘s not a bad strategy. Mixing and matching solid colors is easier and less risky than mixing and matching patterns. But when used properly, patterns can add variety to an otherwise ho-hum wardrobe and some nice texture and  The post A Visual Primer on 10 Common Menswear Patterns appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
If you‘re like most people these days, you probably rely on the turn-by-turn directions given by a smartphone app to navigate to where you want to go. While Google Maps has certainly made getting around a lot more convenient, my guest today makes the case that by relying on GPS to navigate, we‘re turning our  The post Podcast #534: How Navigation Makes Us Human appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
In a classic scene from the 1993 movie The Fugitive, Richard Kimble (Harrison Ford) appears to be trapped in a drainage tunnel; Deputy Samuel Gerard (Tommy Lee Jones) is approaching and a dangerous waterfall looms behind. Gerard of course believes that the fugitive is trapped; a plunge down that waterfall is surely a death wish.  The post How to Survive a Plunge Down a Waterfall appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
When you start lifting weights, your body undergoes a lot of adaptations. Muscles get bigger, tendons get stronger, and fat tissues decrease. Your skin also adapts to the stress of barbell training by forming rough, tough calluses on your hands where you grip the barbell. Calluses aren‘t just dermatological badges of honor. They help protect  The post How to Take Care of Your Calluses appeared first on The Art of Manliness.
Much has been said as to how a technology-driven reduction in our face-to-face interactions may be negatively impacting our physical health and mental happiness. In the absence of strong relationships, anxiety, depression, and likely certain diseases as well, have been on the upswing. While the negative psychological and physiological effects which result from the loss  The post How Conversation Builds Character appeared first on The Art of Man
Listen as you drive through most neighborhoods in America these days and you might notice something missing: the shrieks and laughter of kids playing outside. When my guest today had kids, he decided he wasn‘t going to let them grow up in another quiet, morgue-like neighborhood. Instead, he was going to figure out why kids  The post Podcast #532: How to Create a Neighborhood Where Kids Play Outside appeared first on The Art of Manliness.