Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them. Henry David Thoreau


Living in American culture in the 2000’s is a pressure-filled, daunting existence for most people. Many appear to thrive on the outside, while inwardly reeling with mounting anxiety about themselves, their loved ones, and their future.

The push to maintain the outer appearances of wealth, happiness and vitality is in direct conflict with the inner pull of insidious personal insecurity. This results in the employment of reactionary measures: resolving (again) to “grow up,” taking on a new hobby, buying more stuff, going to church more often, or seeking guidance from the latest and greatest “guru.”

Anxiety, fear, and disconnectedness are often treated with psychotherapy; in fact, so many men of the Baby Boomer generation are experiencing signs of “dis-ease” that an extensive line of products and services has emerged to address “Irritable Male Syndrome.”

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Does treatment for “Irritable Male Syndrome” address draining energies of anxiety, fear, and erosion of self confidence, or is it yet another short-term “fix” that results in people burying their underlying desire to transform?

Your story has never been told, because there is no quality American novel of the 60s. The gap between who you are and who you really want to be continues to widen and fester. Left unmanaged, these negative energies manifest with greater intensity, no matter what you do to tamp them down.

This Guide will show you, definitively, that it’s possible for our culture to move forward in a meaningful, healing and productive way. Hope, for those who actively seek it, lies in the simplest and most accessible of enjoyments.