A Circle Of Men

By Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D. Why Men’s Groups? It appears that men today are just as cut off and stuck as their predecessors. Our culture is faster and more demanding than ever before. Men find themselves caught in the rat race, struggling to keep up, and challenged to balance their lives against the demands of

Anatomy of a Control Freak*

Is he power-mad, or simply a good leader? by Sylvia Cary Reprinted with permission from Joe Weider’s Men’s Fitness May 1993 Are you now, or have you ever been, a control freak? Ever worked for one? Lived with one? Thirty years ago, the term hadn’t even been coined. Today men are routinely accused of trying

Bridges To Brotherhood

Taking Action with the Homeless By Stephen Johnson Whole Life Times – August 1996 I got home the other night, flipped on the TV and caught the lead segment on the news. My heart sank as I listened: Two skinheads took a machete to an African-American boy in Lancaster…. if it were not for the

Dealing With Ordeals

What’s the Gift? By Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D. On Monday, February 12th, I logged onto my Online banking and noticed that one of my accounts was down by $2,000. When I pulled it up to view I became aware that $2,000 in traveler’s checks had been withdrawn. By Tuesday morning it became clear that over

Farewell To A Young Spiritual Warrior

A Tribute to a Playful Poet and Peacemaker By Stephen J. Johnson, Ph.D. Last week, Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek left his body.  He was a mere 13 years of age and yet he lived a whole lifetime. In some ways, it was more than many will experience if they are fortunate to live well into

Four Words that Seduce Any Man… Anytime*

by Bethany Heitman from Cosmopolitan Magazine, October 2011 This single sexy phrase makes him drop everything (pants included) and start drooling over you. But you need to work it carefully. Whispering almost any naughty line to a guy is the sexual equivalent of 3-D glasses – it heightens the entire experience for him. But after

Going Through The Change*

Is There Such a Thing as Male Menopause? By Diana Lundin Daily News, August 21, 1995 Jerry Magazine imagined his 50’s would be a time of relaxation, a time to savor thethings he had worked so hard for over the past three decades. But the rug was pulled out from under the Glendale manufacturing representative

Healing The Masculine Wound

An Interview with Stephen Johnson, PH.D. by Larry Triveri Whole Life Times, August 1992, pp.22-23 What does it mean to be male? Throughout the country, men are participating in workshops to try to come to terms with this question and, in the process, renew their commitment to themselves, their community and planetary stewardship. Psychotherapist Stephen