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

Pursuing Your Life’s Work Requires…Work

June 24, 2016By Michael HowieSelf Improvement

Michael Howie

Director of Digital Content and Special Projects at Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals
Michael Howie is an award-winning journalist, editor, blogger and author. His passion for wildlife began when his desire for knowledge led him to question what was being published in the media about coyotes. Since then, he has given multiple lectures on media sensationalism, contributed to various environmental groups and won multiple awards for his coverage on wildlifecentric issues. In 2011, Michael was ranked as one of the top editorial writers in North America (Suburban Newspapers of America). He is the Director of Digital Content and Special Projects for the Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals.

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I’m a pretty good writer. I’ve made two versions of my career on that – first as a hard news guy at a newspaper for a decade, then as the fact-based blogger and podcaster for a non-profit. Freelance and contract work slid in between, and sometimes during, those two major paths. I’ve won over a … Read More

Being a Single Vegan Man Isn’t As Easy As You Might Think

January 17, 2016By Nick CoughlinRelationships, 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

That headline alone is likely to ruffle a few feathers. You see, nearly 80% of all vegans in the United States are women. You read that right. For every vegan guy there are four vegan women. If you’re like me and want to find a partner who shares your most fundamental values of kindness and … Read More

Are You Preaching Compassion, But Acting Like a Jerk?

December 18, 2015By Nick CoughlinActivism, 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

Shortly after I went vegan for ethical reasons in 2003, I was consumed with a burning passion to share what I had learned about the meat, dairy, and egg industries with the rest of the world. After all, I had only recently seen the undercover videos that exposed some of the most barbaric torture and … 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