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A Man’s Community – EP 38

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Question of the week Read Bryan Goodwin's answer to Are all emotions bad, and how do you live with them? on Quora Main Topic So now we have made it to the final pillar of a Relaxed Male. That pillar is the man’s community. There is the saying that no man is an island. This has a few different meanings yet as a whole it is to mean that a man cant simply “do it all” by himself. Look at how men who are left in solitary confinement act. The act of being without people have a mental impact …

Start Mending Your Family Fences

Reading Time: 10 minutes We are hot and heavy in the middle of the holiday season. These days can be full of joy and wonder or they can be days of despair and loneliness. This latter part is what I want to address. There are many people who feel that they don’t have anybody they can go to for the holidays. Sadly, the holidays are the most common time for us to lose men to loneliness. Most often the separation is because of pride. Yet it also is out of fear and embarrassment. There may be somebody who we hold in high regard that …

You can have a strange family but these folks are still important to your world

Survive The Difficult Family Members

Reading Time: 8 minutes Hey, it’s Christmas time, If you haven’t’ noticed yet! You had thanksgiving fly by and it reminded you exactly why you hate family functions. Yeah, something happens each year. You have subjected to the blatant back handed complements from the drunk aunt who has the self-delusional thoughts that she is in charge of everything. Then your odd uncle who believes you are still 8 and wants to wrestle after drinking a 12 pack. While you have great aunts who come by and her dementia seems to get just a little worse each year. The Family is such an interesting dynamic. …

Grieving in silence isn't a good way to deal with your grief

Dont Grieve in Silence

Reading Time: < 1 minute Ok, This week we are getting back on track but to do that there is a grieving process. This process is a natural part of coping with the loss of a loved one. Yet many people especially us guy we like to go at it alone and in silence. This Stoic approach may help us feel noble and strong when we are faced with a moment of weakness. Yet Rachel takes the approach to share your grief. Talk about what you are going through. She poses a very good position on why staying silent isn’t good for you nor those …

Need a place to camp but cant travel? Use your backyard.

Camping In the Backyard

Reading Time: < 1 minute There is something about camping out in the backyard that makes you smile. Grown men camping in the back instantly feel like they are 12 years old once more. The reason for sleeping out in the backyard can range from its fun too I was more fresh air. Often it is a time for you to be able to introduce the kids to camping while not having to worry about bringing all your creature comforts with you. I thought I would share with you a great example of how YouTuber Todd Toven spent used the fun of a backyard camping …

this is the relaxed male

Becoming a Relaxed Male

Reading Time: 4 minutes Who am I? man if there was ever an existential question that little Three-word sentence is it. How does someone answer that question? I remember from my childhood the best way to start a story is… Once upon a time… Yeah, that is a good start. Let’s roll with that. Once upon a time, there was a child. Who was told that he was good at listening? People would start talking and they would air out some of the more interesting things that would go one in their world. Sometimes there would be secrets or maybe it was just someone …

have gratitude in your heart when giving thanks

And Happy Thanksgiving to You

Reading Time: 2 minutes With all that is happening this year, it is important for us to stop, at least for a short while, and look around and be grateful for all the good that has happened in your life. Gratitude is important for the all-around health of a man. Ways to find gratitude Finding gratitude is often like working a muscle. It takes time patients practice and persistence. So If you start trying to find topics to be grateful about don’t worry if you have a hard time coming up with a lot. When you start to open the door to what you’re …