Do you struggle with a fear of commitment?

February 21, 2017By Nick CoughlinOvercoming Fear, Relationships, Self Improvement

Nick Coughlin

Nick Coughlin is the founder and publisher of Compassionate Man. He lives in South Minneapolis with his two dogs, Onyx and Boli. You can reach him by emailing nick@compassionateman.com

People with a fear of commitment tend to gravitate toward one another. After all, when your partner is afraid to commit, you can love with abandon without fear of becoming trapped. These people are very often unaware of their tendency to choose partners who share their reluctance to settle down with one person. In fact, … Read More

Compassionate Man Magazine to Shift Format

June 17, 2016By Nick CoughlinCM News, Overcoming Fear, Relationships

Nick Coughlin

Nick Coughlin is the founder and publisher of Compassionate Man. He lives in South Minneapolis with his two dogs, Onyx and Boli. You can reach him by emailing nick@compassionateman.com

I’ve been afraid of writing this blog for weeks, but I can’t put it off any longer. Allow me to dive right in. After publishing only six issues, I’ve decided to transition Compassionate Man from a digital magazine to a blog. I’ve churned through my savings, and then some, to get the business off the … Read More

Baby Step Activism; How Little Conversations Can Help the World

February 24, 2016By Kathy CoughlinActivism, Overcoming Fear

Speaking up in the face of adversity can be downright scary at times. Even so, we should never shy away from standing up for vulnerable beings in our world, even if others think our subject is insignificant, or if we’re afraid our audience is too small. Finding opportunity in everyday situations What do Girl Scout cookies have … Read More

The Importance of Speaking Up

October 22, 2015By Nick CoughlinOvercoming Fear

Nick Coughlin

Nick Coughlin is the founder and publisher of Compassionate Man. He lives in South Minneapolis with his two dogs, Onyx and Boli. You can reach him by emailing nick@compassionateman.com

When I was about 9 years old, I walked down to the Crosby Nature Preserve with four or five other boys to look for snakes. Like many kids, I was fascinated by animals. I found myself daydreaming in school about birds, and remember begging my parents to get one, of course, in addition to a … Read More

Is Fear Holding You Back?

October 15, 2015By Nick CoughlinOvercoming Fear, Self Improvement

Nick Coughlin

Nick Coughlin is the founder and publisher of Compassionate Man. He lives in South Minneapolis with his two dogs, Onyx and Boli. You can reach him by emailing nick@compassionateman.com

The strangest little things from childhood stick with us, don’t they? There I sat, staring at the piano in front of me. I was one of probably 7 or 8 boys and girls waiting my turn to perform a piece I’d been practicing for the past few months in front of a room full of bright-eyed … Read More