The NMMW Fall Conference online registration is now available.  The first step, registering with NMMW, is to complete the registration form below and submit is with your online payment (you’ll need a credit card or access to Paypal).  For those choosing to participate only virtually from home, this is all that is needed.  For those choosing to travel and stay at Ghost Ranch, the main Conference web page will link directly to Ghost Ranch which is doing its own registration directly with participants.  

Please remember that the conference starts on Friday, October 23 in the late afternoon and concludes close to Noon, October 25.  On Thursday, October 22 there will be a “virtual” orientation for all participants (in-person or “virtual”)  We will update the Conference page at   

Please complete the form below.  When you click on the “Submit” button at the bottom, you will be directed to our payment site to complete.  When done, you should two Email confirmations — one showing all of your entries and a second confirming the total payment to be charged to your credit card. 

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Please make sure you have filled out the registration completely.  When you click on the “Submit Registration” button at left, you will be taken to a payment page where you can pay via credit card or PayPal.  The payment will be for for the total of all amounts that you selected.  When your payment is complete, you will receive two Emails — one confirming your amount paid and a second confirming all the items you entered on the registration form.   

If you have problems with completing your payment, please contact Jim Connolly via Email at and leave me your name and phone number should I need to call you.  

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 (

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- 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.


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 ( 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:

Thank you!

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!


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


The Spring 2020 retreat has been canceled because of concern about the spread of COVID-19 in New Mexico.  When you click on the “Submit” button at the bottom of the form, you will be taken to a payment page where you can enter your credit card information.  After your registration and payment have been completed, you will receive two Emails, one from NMMW indicating your choices made and another from our payment agency (PayPal) that you payment has been received. 

The Spring Retreat has been canceled because of safety concerns around the spread of COVID-19 in New Mexico.  

Hope to see you next time!

Bob Bern, 2020 Spring Retreat Leder


After you have completed your “Reservation” for the Couples Retreat, you will receive the link to this page to complete your payment for the retreat.  If you have NOT completed your reservation, please click here and do that BEFORE completing your payment

If you are paying by check, please do the following:

  1. The cost for the weekend is $250.00 per couple.  If you have indicated that you will donate something to the NMMW scholarship fund, that amount should be added to your payment. 
  2. Write your check, payable to “New Mexico Men’s Wellness” for the total amount.  Include “Couples 2020” in the “Memo” field on your check. 
  3. Include a note with the following information and enclose it with your check: Your name and the name of the parson you are attending with, your telephone number and your Email address.
  4. Mail your check and note to:
    Michael Grodsky
    1 Sierra Lejana
    Santa Fe, NM 87508

Receipt of your check will be confirmed by Email. 

If you are paying for the retreat online (with Credit Card or PayPal), please complete the following payment form.  When the form is completed and submitted, you will be taken to our payment page to complete your payment. 

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Entering the Security code (above) and clicking on the “Submit” button (at left) will save your payment information and take you to the payment link where you complete your online payment.  When completed you will receive email confirmation your information from NMMW and payment confirmation from PayPal.