Stephanie Domet: Hello, and welcome to Real Mindful. This is where we speak mindfully about things that matter.
We’ll meet here twice a month to introduce you to some of the teachers, thinkers, writers, and researchers who are engaged in the mindfulness movement. You’ll hear all kinds of conversations here about the science of mindfulness, the practice of mindfulness—and the heart of it.
I’m Stephanie Domet. I’m the managing editor at Mindful magazine and Mindful.org. And this is Real Mindful.
Ed Adams: I remember going to the Philadelphia Zoo and watching a lion just pacing back and forth in this small cage and in how it evoked in me a sense of dread or anger or something. It’s like, “poor thing,” you know, it can’t go anywhere. There’s nothing of interest and it’s so limiting.
SD: That’s Ed Adams. He’s a psychologist and the founder of Men Mentoring Men, or M3, a not for profit organization that provides peer coaching for men. He’s also the co-author of Reinventing Masculinity: The Liberating Power of Compassion and…