Men need to chill out.
Over 80 percent of you reading this are women, and about the same breakdown exists for those who actually make it to our shores.
Most, but not all, retreat, workshop, and wellness experiences are comprised of women.
Sure, families and couples often make up our guests, but in about equal amounts are the girlfriends getting away, sisters on a road trip, and single women on a solo trip.
And yet, for all the men who make it here, and you know who you are, the benefits of slow days, digital detoxing, lawn yoga, meditative mornings, and quiet, sober evenings are just as powerful.
There is a universally potent magic when a human mind, body, and soul sits within nature to do exactly one thing...
Nothing. To just be.
Of all the unhelpful tactics society has oriented men to wear as a badge of honor, the need to be DOING something is perhaps the most deceptive and exhausting. The need to fix, perform, provide, instruct, inform, achieve, accomplish, accumulate, and oh so much more isn't really working.
The act of doing often gets in the way of artfully being. And while there is a time for both, and our sense is, society is pretty confused when men lean into the latter.
And we need to change that.
If you are feeling tired of doing and could benefit from learning how to simply be, try showing up somewhere still—no plan, no activity, no list, no company.
You might just be surprised by what doesn't happen.
Our families, communities, and planet would probably look and feel different if equal parts men and women took time to be first and do second.
Our mission is to Be Well as a community, and that won't happen until a lot more men start showing up in these waters.