Real Men Feel: Episode 57, Breaking The Vow of Male Silence with Nige Atkinson

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Breaking The Vow of Male Silence with Nige Atkinson Episode 57, April 25, 2017

This week on Real Men Feel, Andy Grant and Appio Hunter are joined by Odd Man Out author, Nige Atkinson, to explore the vow of silence among men, the toll it takes, and how we might break that vow.

Nige shares his story of feeling uncomfortable in his own skin from a very young age including sexual abuse, anxiety, anger, rage and the male vow of silence that kept it all building and terrifying. He was taught that tears and emotions were signs of weakness. The vow of male silence is “man up, shut up, and put up” and it is killing men. There is power and healing in breaking the silence and sharing your fears.

“When you break the vow of male silence, you don’t do it just once. You have to break it again and again and again.” ~Nige Atkinson

Nige’s path includes everything from The Incredible Hulk to A Course in Miracles. His upcoming book, Odd Man Out: Breaking The Vow of Male Silence, is for men who want to know more about themselves—especially those men who are quietly struggling and suffering in silence—and for women who are struggling to understand their men.

“Real men cry.” ~Nige Atkinson

To prove that sentiment, Nige and Appio pile praise onto Andy towards the end of this episode and move him to tears.

See the first chapter of Odd Man Out: Breaking The Vow of Male Silence.

This is the Step Class Video of mine that Nige mentions.

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Real Men Feel: Episode 56, Living LAF – Love, Appreciation and Forgiveness for ourselves and others, with James John

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How to Live with LAF – Love, Appreciation and Forgiveness for Ourselves and Others, with James John, Episode 56, April 18, 2017

This week on Real Men Feel, Andy Grant and Appio Hunter are joined by the co-founder of Love, Appreciate, Forgive (LAF), James John, to talk about filling our daily existence with more love and joy. James stresses there is only one thing to learn; self-love. He also shares some tips on the path to reaching it.

The LAF lifestyle is about living and vibrating the words of Love, Appreciation & Forgiveness into your daily life. It is about opening up to a life of inner peace and surrendering to everything in the present moment. It is about loving yourself and all things.

“Recognize you are already a miracle.” ~James John

There is some deep exploration of ego, energy, and forgiveness. Also what to do when negativity or bad thoughts come into your head, questions from the live audience, and discussion on the difference between judgement and discernment.

“Judgement is insulting God that things aren’t right.” ~James John

A very interesting show on energy, vibration, and loving it all.

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Real Men Feel: Episode 55, What’s the Story Behind Middle-Age Men and Suicide?

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What’s the Story Behind Middle-Age Men and Suicide? with Franklin Cook, Episode 55, April 11, 2017

This week on Real Men Feel, Andy Grant is joined by MassMen.org Outreach Director and Grief Coach, Franklin Cook, to discuss the implications of an expert report, “Preventing Suicide among Men in the Middle Years.”

Men in the middle years are defined as ages 35 – 64 and that group makes up 40% of the suicides in the United States. Andy and Franklin discuss some of the risk factors as well as some prevention techniques. Andy shares his personal experiences with suicidal thoughts and attempts.

“Feeling connected to one another is the most protective thing there is.” ~Franklin Cook

One challenge facing men is our very notion of masculinity. The traditional ideas of being independent, strong, and concealing our emotions can lead to men not seeking help for fear of seeming weak. Too many men are dying due to their belief of what being a man means. If your view of masculinity isn’t serving you, drop it and define a new one. It really is up to each of us.

“Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is ask for help.” ~Andy Grant

Andy’s wife, Lori, even joins us towards the end to share her take.

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See the SPRC’s full report – Preventing Suicide Among Men in the Middle Years.

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Real Men Feel: Episode 54, Male Rites of Passage with Journeymen Founder, Nicky Wilks

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Male Rites of Passage with Nicky Wilks, Episode 54, April 4, 2017

This week on Real Men Feel, Andy Grant and Appio Hunter are joined by the founder of Journeymen.us, Nicky Wilks, to talk about the need for rituals, ceremonies and rites of passage for creating better men. Nicky shares his man story, and there is a great discussion around mentorship and initiation.

Journeymen’s vision is to regenerate modern society through the inspiration of young men, and Nicky is indeed inspiring while sharing some of his goals for Journeymen and The Quest they offer teenage boys. A popular theme in Real Men Feel is authenticity, and it is oozing out of Nicky and all that Journeymen is up to.

If you think building compassionate and inspired men through nature-based rites of passage, long-term mentoring, and community engagement is something that is sorely needed, you are going to love this show, Nicky, and Journeymen.

“Mentorship is 95% showing up authentically and 5% choosing to do it again the next time.” ~Nicky Wilks

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