Category: Men and Stress

Jun 04
What Is a Wellness Group, and Do You Need One?

In the not-so-distant past, men were expected to be strong enough to overcome any mental health issue or weakness alone, or at least cover it up, and not complain about it. There was (and sometimes still is) a stigma when it comes to men and emotional support. As a result, many men experienced mental health […]

Apr 19
Why We Men Need Alone Time: Hint…It’s NOT You

Sometimes it feels like life is moving too fast, and I’m just trying to keep up. I’ve come to realize that to keep my sanity, alone time is essential for me, and probably for all humans. It’s not about pushing anyone away or escaping from the people we love. Alone time is about recharging, reflecting, […]

Mar 20
Stress Management Techniques for Men in High-Pressure Work Environments

High-pressure situations are challenging, especially at work. It can cause the strongest of men to break down. Take the story of the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster in 1986. I’ve heard this story thousands of times, sometimes from motivational speakers, other times from friends and family. Seems the story has many lessons. So, I’ll share one […]

Mar 08
Interdependence in Relationships: Maintaining Your Individuality in a Partnership

A romantic relationship with a codependent person is the epitome of the “old ball and chain adage.” I think it’s safe to say that most of us look for red flags in this area, as we don’t want to lose our autonomy. However, in romantic endeavors, we need to let our guard down a bit […]

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Feb 28
What I’ve Learned About Men’s Attachment Wounds As A Therapist

We all have an underlying core need for connection and intimacy. While fluid, the attachments we form early on with our caregivers affect our capacity for this, setting the stage for our adult relationships. Attachment Theory describes the adaptation of attachment patterns, based on our caregivers’ responses to our emotional needs in infancy and childhood. […]

Feb 21
Navigating Stress in Relationships: Tips for Men

When you are outside looking in, relationships often look like a fairytale. There are inside jokes, someone to go places with, someone you can laugh with– it’s intoxicating. Loving and having someone to love is a good thing. But relationships are more than just kisses and hugs. If there is one thing I could tell […]

Feb 16
Burnout to Bounty: Confessions of a De-Motivated Dad Struggling Amid Chaos

Motivation after overcoming burnout has been a real struggle for me this past year, and that’s not something I normally struggle with. Let me explain why. During the past year, COVID has affected my wife and seven children on two separate occasions, just as I was about to launch a new coaching course and scale […]

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Jan 13
5 Strategies for Men to Conquer Self-Doubt and Thrive

I have to ask, are you the type of guy who wakes up in the morning with a long list of goals to achieve that day? Do you love hitting your time goals so much that even if you miss one target, it feels like hell is freezing over? Maybe you have a yearly calendar […]

Dec 04
A Guide to Supporting Men Through Emotional Challenges

Sometimes, it feels like men have no idea how they are feeling and how it’s affecting them. Worse, they fail to understand how it affects people around them. But they are not entirely to blame for this! As if the differences between men and women are not enough, male and female brains are built differently, […]

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