We have power in every moment. Will you react or respond?

Facing off with HEAVY issues like shame, overwhelm, and anxiety is a normal part of life – BUT getting stuck there is not. By sharing, expressing, and taking ownership, we can move through those tough energies and GROW. Shems Heartwell is a qi gong practitioner, acupuncturist, land steward, husband, and men’s work leader who is deeply committed to serving humanity. We hit home on the common areas that men struggle mightily with – including the lone wolf mentality, habitual excuse making, and emotional suppression via substance abuse. Listen in for Shem’s roadmap to embodying masculine presence and authentic confidence!!


  • How men can hold greater responsibility and serve more than themselves.
  • Why lone wolf mode will only get you so far.
  • “When we share our pain and put it in the light, its power over us wanes.” – Shems Heartwell
  • Why true teachers lead students to connect with their OWN inner knowledge.
  • How Shems emotionally and spiritually confronted his CV-19 infection.
  • Why is alcoholism and technology addiction on the rise?
  • Do people struggle when they get more money than they’ve ever had before?
  • Can we completely transcend our childhood programming?
  • “My will alone isn’t gonna make everything happen” – Shems Heartwell
  • Why ANGER is natural and must be worked through, not suppressed.


Connect with Shems Heartwell:

Instagram || @shemsheart

Vacation Cottage || Sacred Space in Hawaii!!

Website || shemsheartwell.com – Retreats, courses, coaching, and more!


Rising Man Links:

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DOJO || A 4 day, carefully crafted sequence of rigorous exercises that will challenge the limits of your mental, physical, and emotional fortitude.

Men’s Circles || Are you ready to join other men JUST LIKE YOU who have found a way to RISE ABOVE life’s challenges and create a life of purpose and fulfillment? Join our online FIRE CIRCLE! 

Online Course || IGNITE is a 12 week online program designed to ignite your purpose and propel you into freedom. Features weekly calls, online modules, growth assignments, and community support! 

Initiation – Vision Fast || Compass is a 4 day 4 night Vision Fast in the wilderness, with preparation and incorporation calls in the months before and after. 

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Dancing Bee Memorial Scholarship Fund || Supports our mission to provide young men with access to the medicine of nature, brotherhood, and transformational experiences.