The latest edition of NMMW’s “Man, Alive!” for Fall, 2020 is now available for reading online or downloading (so you can print your own copy).  The Autumn is our time of harvest when the nights grow cooler and the summer growing season yields its bounty.  Click here to read and/or download the latest issue.  Autumn is a rich time: memories, gratitued, reflection, change and harvest.  We hope this this fall edition will stir edition will stir up or underscore some of these emotions.  May we all strive to contribute, to share our harvest, to welcome one another’s means of sensing the seasons. 

NMMW is a volunteer organization and we need YOUR input to make Man, Alive! and all of the other activities of New Mexico Men’s Wellness a success.  Our editor is Hank Blackwell (hbfire88@gmail.com).  Please contact Hank with any questions you may have about submissions.  There is also information about how to submit material on our website at this link

We have completed compilation of as many issues of Man, Alive! as we have been able to locate in the Man, Alive! section of this web site. You can go to the appropriate section of the pull-down menu above, or just click on this link

An important note: Man, Alive! is distributed as an Adobe PDF.  Viewing PDF files with any web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.).  Printing PDF files from your web browser, however, can result in illegible garbled text.  To print the Man, Alive! issues, it is suggested that you download and install the Acrobat PDF Reader from Adobe.  It is is free and will take a little time to install, but should produce good, readable printed copies.  The download link is below: 

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The dates and locations for major events in the future are listed below! Details, including themes, leader contacts, details and links to event web pages, and other information posted and linked here as they become available. All NMMW events are open to and inclusive of all men regardless of age, ethnicity, race and sexual orientation.  Check back as we add details as they become available.  This page will be revised as information comes in and now will not be restricted to a particular calendar year.

Bring a Buddy Events – Monthly; Check Website or your Email

“Bring a Buddy” events are short activities held approximately monthly in Santa Fe or Albuquerque that are designed to introduce new Men to the kind of work that we do to develop strong, healthy male relationships and introduce issues of interest to men in our modern changing world.  These events are always free. Details about location, time and topic will be posted on our main web page as they are available.

Winter Gathering 2020

  • Dates: In February 20 – 24, 2020
  • Location: Lawrence Cook’s Cabin in the Colorado
  • Theme: 20/20 Vision (details to follow)
  • Contact: Lawrence Cook (lrcook44@msn.com) and/or Uwe Schroeter (uweschroeter@comcast.net)

Spring Retreat 2020

Because of the COVID 19 public health concerns, the NMMW Spring Retreat for 2020 has been canceled, and all registrations refunded.

  • Dates: April 17-19, 2020
  • Location: Hummingbird Music Camp (near Jemez, NM)
  • Theme: Mindfulness: Mining the Majesty of our Minds
  • Contact: Robert Bern (robertbern678@gmail.com)

Couple’s Gathering 2020

Because of the COVID 19 public health concerns, the NMMW Couple’s Gathering for 2020 has been canceled, and all registrations refunded.  We are currently planning to hold the retreat in the Spring of 2021.

  • Dates: May 22 – to May 24, 2020
  • Location: Story Ranch, the home of John and Cindy McLeod, near Las Vegas, NM
  • Theme: Feeding Our Third Body
  • Contact: Leaders Cindy & John McLeod (resistclimatechange@gmail.com; 505-231-1914) and Mara Loner (mara@maraloner.com; 310-869-3570) & Michael Grodsky

Summer Gathering 2020

Because the COVID 19 pandemic is not sufficiently under control, the National Forests are closed to ovenight camping at least through through the end of July and probably through the end of September.  This has forced us to cancel the Summer gathering until 2021.  We expect to reschedule for about the same time next year and expect to continue with the same leadership team.

public health emergency, we are planning to modify the event to be less of a formal gathering and more of an informal outdoor gathering, taking the appropriate social distancing measures.  More information will be forthcoming in July.

  • Dates: We are forced to CANCEL for July 24 – 26, 2020
  • Location: Jack’s Creek Group Campground near Pecos, NM
  • Theme: To be announced
  • Contact: John Bishop (johnbishop@abqadr.com)

Fall Conference 2020

  • Dates: October 23 – 25, 2020
  • Location: Hybrid: Ghost Ranch Conference Center, Abquiu, NM and/or online with Zoom.
  • Theme: Wholeness and Vulnerability
  • Contact: Mark Ayers (mayersabq@gmail.com)

Anyone having changes, additions, or corrections to this page, please contact webmaster Jim Connolly via Email to webmaster@nmmw.org.

The latest edition of NMMW’s “Man, Alive!” for Summer, 2020 is now available for reading online or downloading (so you can print your own copy).  Summer is the time of Growth and this is the focus of our Summer edition.    Click here to read and/or download this latest issue.  We think you will find some interesting and challenging pieces to stimulate thoughts on the growth we are experiencing in these times of significant change.  

NMMW is a volunteer organization and we need YOUR input to make Man, Alive! and all of the other activities of New Mexico Men’s Wellness a success.  Our editor is Hank Blackwell (hbfire88@gmail.com).  Please contact Hank with any questions you may have about submissions.  There is also information about how to submit material on our website at this link

We have completed compilation of as many issues of Man, Alive! as we have been able to locate in the Man, Alive! section of this web site. You can go to the appropriate section of the pull-down menu above, or just click on this link

An important note: Man, Alive! is distributed as an Adobe PDF.  Viewing PDF files with any web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, etc.).  Printing PDF files from your web browser, however, can result in illegible garbled text.  To print the Man, Alive! issues, it is suggested that you download and install the Acrobat PDF Reader from Adobe.  It is is free and will take a little time to install, but should produce good, readable printed copies.  The download link is below: 

Click to Download Adobe Acrobat Reader

 

 

We hope this finds you safe, healthy and engaged in meaningful inner explorations, and outer creative play.

The summer gathering has been postponed. Since we still have the reservation for the space at Jack’s Creek, there may be an informal opportunity for folks to gather there, depending on fire closures & state issued rules concerning size of gatherings. Stay tuned for more info! Thanks to John Bishop and team for their efforts to figure this out.

The Fall Conference planning is underway with an active leadership team. At this point we hope Ghost Ranch will be open and functioning for our October 22-25 meeting. If you want to help out, please contact Mark Ayers (mayersabq@gmail.com)

Albuquerque Bring a Buddy continues on ZOOM.

Tuesday, June 2nd at 6:45 to 8:30 hosted by Barry Cooney.

The topic of this Zoom Meeting: will focus on “Kindness and Unkindness”  The word kindness has many aspects: generosity, sympathy, tenderness, compassion, and support;  While being unkind may be characterized by hostility, selfishness, cruelty or indifference. In what ways do you demonstrate kindness to yourself and others?; and by contrast, are there ways in which you’re acting unkindly to yourself, your loved ones, friends or the society in general?   
Please join us for this evening and PLEASE NOTE: we will limit attendance due to the use of Zoom to 18 men on a first come basis.

 You can use my email address- ryounger@galves.com to register.

If there is an overflow of men wanting to attend, Barry has graciously offered to repeat the same meeting on Tuesday June 16th at the same time.

Thanks and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday evening.


MONDAY ZOOM MEETINGS:

Johnny Olesen and Robert Younger are doing Monday afternoon zoom meetings (next is June 1st)  focused on: How are you doing during these challenging times? Our lives are being affected in so many big and small ways, but we have an opportunity to gather and support each other. Let’s meet online in a safe space: to check in with each other and to share how this past month has been for us. We will use the large group and small group format to talk about the changes in our lives, our levels of support, our needs and ways to build connection.

 Please contact Robert Younger with any questions or to be added to our email list for Monday zoom meetings.

Santa Fe Bring A Buddy on Zoom Wednesday June 10, 6:30 to 8pm.

THORNS and BUDS  These days! What’s convenient? What’s inconvenient?

Wholeheartedness is a precious gift…Let’s spend the evening sharing our thorns and buds that we hold in this time of our lives.

Hosted by Glenn Dickter, a retired small business owner certified as a Compassionate Listening facilitator. He works with men in prison as part of the Alternatives to Violence Project, and has been involved for 25 years with The Mankind Project. Glenn has been a frequent attendee at Santa Fe Bring a Buddy events. To register/receive the Zoom access code, please email Victor LaCerva (heartsongsvittorio@gmail.com) no later than June 8, with BRING A BUDDY in subject line. Limited to 18 men. Look forward to seeing you!


Man, Alive! can only stay alive with your participation…please consider!

The deadline for submissions for the summer edition of Man, Alive! is Sunday, June 14. The theme is “Growth”. Relative to that theme, Covid-19 related submissions will also be considered. Remember we need poetry, prose no longer than 1500 words, illustrations and photography. You may send submissions directly to the editor at: hbfire88@gmail.com

Thank you!
Hank


Work is progressing really well on our new website. We’ll let you see it in all its glory with the July newsletter. Thanks to Mark Pugsley & team for all their hard work. And to Jim Connoly for years of service keeping the current one going!

THANKS FOR YOUR ONGOING SUPPORT OF NM MEN’S WELLNESS. Hope to see you soon!

Hugs from our NMMW Board: Mark Ayers, Barry Cooney, Jon Driscoll, Roger Harmon, Marc Kolman, Victor La Cerva, Mark Pugsley and Dave Robertson.