New Mexico Men’s Wellness publishes the contributions of members of NMMW and any other men who wish to share their writing (stories, poems, essays, artwork and photography, etc.) with others.  
The Winter, 2019 edition of Man, Alive! is now accepting contributions/submissions through December 15, 2019. The theme of this edition will be Reflection.
Please consider submitting poetry, short prose (1500 word maximum), photography, art work for consideration. 
Contributions have been slowly diminishing, so please consider participating.  We were not able to publish a Fall, 2019 edition due to insufficient contributions.
Please follow submission requirements found on the NMMW website ( 
Thank you,
Hank Blackwell
Questions?  Contact Hank at


Feeding Our Third Body


NMMW Couples Retreat 2020

May 22-24

registration opens February 14, 2020 
Limit to 12 couples
Co-facilitated by 
Cindy and John McLeod, Michael Grodsky and Mara Lonner

Feeding Our Third Body is the theme of the NMMW annual couples’ retreat.  The weekend’s goal is to make evident, to awaken, to cherish and learn to feed the “third body,” an entity that is the relationship itself between partners.  Rooted in the arts, personal and group explorations, music and outdoor excursions, couples will be encouraged to deepen their caring and empathy for that which we grow together. 

Story Ranch, the home of John and Cindy McLeod, and 13 miles from Las Vegas, NM along the Tecolote River will be the retreat site.  Participants will stay and eat meals on site. Based at the McLeod farm/wilderness homesite, couples will be offered a variety of housing ranging from 80-year-old cabins, a treehouse, vintage trailer, casitas, camping sites, and kindly neighbors’ guest facilities.  

Please note, later May at 7,000 feet can be extraordinarily beautiful, but also can still have cold nights, variable weather, and winds.  



New Mexico Men’s Wellness is committed to nurturing wellness in body, mind, and spirit.

NMMW has brought men together in retreats and discussions for over 30 years. Please join us!

Free Monthly Presentations and Discussions For Men
First Tuesday of each month – 7 to 9 pm
Albuquerque Center for Spiritual Living
2801 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Bring-a-Buddy events have a couple of major purposes — one is to have short presentations on topics of interest to men and the other is to introduce new men to New Mexico Men’s Wellness and the kind of work that we do.  Please come and bring a buddy too.   

A printable flyer is included with this message.  Please share it with men you would like to invite.  

November 5

Living a Spiritual Life: with or without God

Spend an evening respectfully exploring ideas and approaches to living a spiritual life as men, whether we participate in a religious tradition (formally or informally) or whether we are agnostic or atheist.

Questions? Contact Jeff Gassaway @ or David Johnson @ davidmarcus505@q.comz

December 3

Shadow and Gold: a communication game

Michael Sheppard, leader of the 2018 Fall Conference, will guide groups through a fun, insightful communication game called “Shadow and Gold” that we used at the last conference to the delight of the attendees. Join us for an evening to “tap in” quickly and share fearlessly.

Questions? Contact Michael Sheppard @

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