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Are You Really Sorry?

Apologizing is hard. If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of an insincere apology, you know how demoralizing that …

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Sex Addiction: Gateway to an Authentic Masculinity?

Sex Addiction:  Gateway to an Authentic Masculinity? A sex addiction has absolutely nothing to do with sex.   Sex (in …

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Why Am I Uncomfortable Getting Close to People?

Many of us are hesitant to get emotionally close to others. Getting close means sharing feelings, thoughts, wishes and dreads …

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Gender Identity: Embracing My Masculinity

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a girl. Some of my earliest memories are of me praying …

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Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a remembrance of the love and value we feel for our significant others. As we raise awestruck …

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Why are Men Afraid of Healthy Women?

Why are Men Afraid of Healthy Women? Yes, the title may be slightly misleading in that not all men are afraid …

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The personal cost of Hypermasculinity

I am engaged in the conversation on masculinity and hypermasculinity since many years. Today I want to address the personal …

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5 Simple Steps to Reduce Stigma About Mental Illness

If you tune into any conversation about mental illness and addiction, it won’t be very long until the term “stigma” …

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Men’s movements

Citation: Flood, M. (1998). Men’s Movements. Community Quarterly, No. 46, June, pp. 62-71. —————————————– The men’s movement now has a …

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The Man Rules & The Water

Has it ever felt to you like you were following some set of unwritten rules on how to be a …

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7 New Rules for Men on Vacation

This post on men on vacation is originally written in the summer but everything applies excellent to Christmas season as …

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Free eMentalHealth Resources 2017

Here is a list of some completely free e-Mental Health Resources 2017. We just love this wonderful progress in this …

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The 10 best eMentalHealth resources 2017

There has been so much innovation and new launches of helpful applications in eMentalHealth during the last years. Here are …

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Entering The Lions Den

If you’ve ever wondered where courage comes from and you’ve considered all manner of things like stoicism, truth, justice, guts, …

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Hypermasculinity, War and Intergenerational Trauma

  Over the last century, there’s been a growing awareness that men return from war, not only with physical injuries …

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Why my junkie mother was the perfect parent

What’s your earliest memory? Your first day at school? Playing in the garden with a sibling? Mine was my junkie …

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Parenting our inner child from what we learned

Nov 15,16by Matt

 Inner Child work is without a doubt some of the most difficult work we can do in our healing journey. …

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Being (and not being) with pain

Nov 14,16by Rick Belden

I’ve been thinking a lot about pain lately, particularly pain of the emotional and psychological variety, and I’ve come to …

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Children and Self-Esteem: The True Test

Sup Boss,   Have you ever had that sinking feeling like your parenting wasn’t upto scratch or like no matter …

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A New Global Brotherhood

The biggest idea I was introduced to during the Men’s Research Weekend in Copenhagen last weekend was actually something I had …

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Leading with Integrity: Putting Your Best Foot Forward

I don’t know about anyone else, but I love self-tests; they feed my inquisitive soul. I’m always amazed by what …

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Coming to terms with an absence of elders | Rick Belden.

|I’ve been thinking recently about the deficiency of appropriate, effective male mentoring in my life and how it’s affected me. I’m …

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Self-Care: Take time to check in with yourself.

   On the topic of self-care. I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase before, Take Time to Check in with Yourself. …

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Connecting with my inner child in trauma recovery

Periodically in my inner child healing journey from trauma, I get these “light bulb” moments. Something that hits me, the …

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Infertility: Condemned as a ‘Typical’ Man?

A few moths ago, I attended a seminar on infertility treatment. The audience included those involved in infertility treatment, academics, …

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If you think men don’t care about having kids, listen to what these childless men have to say

Have you ever stopped to think what if feels like for men who don’t become fathers? Robin Hadley has, and …

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Childless-by-circumstance: Is it different for men?

The grief, and stereotypes, that childless-by-circumstance women experience were movingly described by Jody Day on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour …

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Two Sons Too Many

We have read the book TWO sons TOO many, written by Aidan Mc Nally. Aidan Mc Nally authors his first …

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The Healing Power of Hugs

One day several years ago, I spontaneously hugged a patient of mine, Gretchen. It was during a moment in which …

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What Mad Men Taught Us About Trauma, Shame and Recovery

Don Draper was a survivor of childhood trauma. But, when we first met Don, the protagonist of the acclaimed television …

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Europe needs a shared social identity, and fast!

Comparing the recent rise of populism in Europe (or really across the world) with the rise of fascism and Nazism …

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It’s Not Always Depression, Sometimes It’s Shame

How can it be that a seemingly depressed person, one who shows clinical symptoms, doesn’t respond to antidepressants or psychotherapy? …

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A Tale of Parental Alienation

This is my personal experience of parental alienation. Hanging in my dad’s (well, my step dad) office for many years …

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Whatever Happened to Conner MacBride?

Thoughts of peer pressure bring a parent’s worst fears to mind: sex; drugs; uncategorized acts of stupidity; the fact that …

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My Son Doesn’t Like Sports and That’s Okay With Me

My son doesn’t like to play sports. And I’m okay with that. I’m not so sure about the rest of …

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What can we do when ‘Father’s Day’ isn’t “happy” for us?

If thinking about your father does not feel joyful to you for any reason, it is extra important for you …

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Men and Intimacy: How Do Our Families Shape Us?

“The need for love and intimacy is a fundamental human need, as primal as the need for food, water, and …

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The Unattainable Standard For Men

Picture a twenty-four-year-old adorable, intelligent but anxious and insecure young man. Joe, as I will call him, often feels frightened. …

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What characteristics do you want in your brothers?

Hi, all wonderful men in my circles. I had the fortune to listen to the amazing speech from John Wineland …

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