Author Archives: Men's Work

About Men's Work

Keith Ashford. Men's counsellor, private practice, Kingston, Ontario. Graduate of Queen's University (M.Div). Former journalist, minister. No religious affiliation.

The unwanted advantage

Anything that draws us out of the mainstream is a good thing. The mainstream is a near-total state of identification with work, relationships, politics, religion, sex, dogs, cats, money, cars, boats, travel plans, dogs, money markets—even furniture! Sickness takes us out of the mainstream. So does rejection, loss, crisis, sexual confusion, left-handedness and loneliness. We can also step out of the mainstream in silence. In silence we don’t know who we are.