254. Let’s have a Candid Conversation About Men’s Mental Health

254. Let’s have a Candid Conversation About Men’s Mental Health

The mistreatment of men within society is an often overlooked but significant issue that can have profound effects on men’s mental health. Men are more than 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than women. Societal expectations and stereotypes impose rigid standards on masculinity, discouraging vulnerability and emotional expression. Men may feel pressured to conform to notions of stoicism, suppressing their emotional struggles. This societal pressure to constantly appear invulnerable can lead to feelings of isolation and inadequacy, exacerbating mental health challenges. Additionally, issues such as the stigma surrounding men seeking help or discussing mental health openly further contribute to the silent suffering experienced by many men. Recognizing and addressing these harmful societal norms is crucial, fostering an environment that encourages emotional expression, empathy, and support for men to maintain their mental well-being.

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Effectively Communicating to Bring Health and Healing to Your Relationship

Mike and Ashley came to see me because they wanted their relationship to improve. There were no affairs, and there was no abuse. They just didn’t feel connected. Married for almost 12 years, they had four kids, two dogs, and a lovely house. Their cars were paid off, and they had very little debt. He worked…

Podcast Episode 253. Let’s Examine Ourselves to Create a Better Society.
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Podcast Episode 253. Let’s Examine Ourselves to Create a Better Society.

Recently, my daughters and I watched the newest Hunger Games movie, and it hit me. We are not far from the world depicted in the film in how we treat each other.The mindset that makes that world possible is an “us versus them” mindset that sets a person’s value based on what group they live…

252. Embracing Every Moment: A Guide to Making the Most of the Days Ahead.  (Podcast Episode)

252. Embracing Every Moment: A Guide to Making the Most of the Days Ahead. (Podcast Episode)

ind inspiration in the stories shared, gaining valuable insights on prioritizing what truly matters and creating a fulfilling journey through the days ahead. Whether it’s seizing opportunities, fostering meaningful connections, or pursuing passions, this episode serves as a catalyst for reflection and action, motivating everyone to live a life that resonates with significance.

251. Use this Often Forgotten Ingredient to Propel Yourself Toward Change

As the dawn of a new year emerges, it presents a unique opportunity for self-reflection and personal growth. The transition from one year to the next allows us to pause, contemplate our journey, and envision the path we aspire to tread in the future. It is a natural checkpoint for assessing the alignment between our…

Podcast 250. Is Regret the Most Transformative Tool We Have?

In the realm of personal and professional development, Daniel Pink’s insightful perspective on regret as our most transformative tool unveils a profound aspect of human experience. Regret, often perceived as a negative emotion, is a powerful catalyst for growth and change. When we reflect on the choices we’ve made and the paths we’ve taken, regret…

Things Healthy Couples Do (Part 2). Podcast Episode 248

This episode completes our two-part series on healthy relationships. This episode, combined with last week’s episode, creates a list of characteristics of healthy relationships.In the realm of healthy relationships, couples serve as the cornerstone of emotional well-being and mutual growth. A thriving partnership is marked by open communication, trust, and a shared commitment to each…