Intellect and cognition is yang, whereas intuition is yin. I truly honor the way you show up and really talk about what’s going on for you. We live in a highly yang-centric world (particularly in the US), so it’s not surprising that it feels uncomfortable to consider becoming more balanced. The main requirement of the “man box” is to never show weakness. And there’s nothing inherently wrong with being very, very yang — if that’s truly who you actually are. The issue is if you are striving to make yourself be that or only allowing yourself to be that because you are a male.

Dispelling cultural myths with research-driven stories. My favorite word is “specious.” Not fragile like a flower; fragile like a bomb! Twitter @ElleBeau

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