Real Men Feel: Ep. 112, Faces of Fortitude

Faces of Fortitude with Mariangela Abeo Episode 112, September 25, 2018

1-800-273-8255This week Andy Grant is joined by photographer, producer, and mental health advocate, Mariangela “M” Abeo, to talk about suicide, depression and her portrait project, Faces of Fortitude, which is tackling the stigma around discussing mental health by giving people affected by suicide a safe space to share their stories.

“Suicide is a hot coal we don’t know what to do with, and we can’t hold for too long.” ~M

M’s Faces of Fortitude projected has interviewed and photographed 100 people impacted by suicide and mental illness in some way and has a simple, yet powerful goal, of turning trauma into something else and making a space for healing.

Topics Covered Include:

  • What is Faces of Fortitude?
  • What prompted it’s creation?
  • What sort of feedback have you gotten with this project?
  • Tell me how your sessions work?
  • What is your vetting process?
  • Do people see this as glamorizing suicide?
  • What’s been your reaction to some of the stories people share with you?
  • How do the men differ from women?
  • What are you proudest about regarding Faces of Fortitude?
  • What are your plans for this project?
  • What helped you the most?
  • How can people get involved or support this?

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“People laughing through their tears are my favorite pictures.” ~M Abeo

Learn more at FacesOfFortitude.com

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See Andy’s book: Still Here: How to Succeed in Life After Failing at Suicide.

Get help: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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Real Men Feel: Ep. 110, Preventing Workplace Violence

Preventing Workplace Violence Episode 110, September 11, 2018

This week Andy Grant is joined by attorney, Stuart Silverman, to discuss workplace and school violence. Stuart is a founding member of the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, and he believes mass shootings can be reverse engineered and prevented.

“Reverse engineer the events, and you’ll see warning signs – and they are preventable.” ~Stuart Silverman

Stuart Silverman has been practicing law in South Florida for over twenty-five years. His practice focuses on labor & employment, litigation and business, and corporate law. His extensive litigation experience includes claims involving underage, race, and sex discrimination, wage and hour claims, ADA, and FMLA claims, whistleblower claims, and much more.

Stuart is also one of the founding members of the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute, which is a resource/Think Tank for preventing violence in schools and companies.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Is this a 2nd Amendment issue?
  • How did a labor attorney get involved with workplace violence prevention?
  • What can be done to prevent school shootings?
  • Are companies and schools being more proactive these days?
  • When there is an active shooter going on, there is a failed policy.
  • A few ways companies can prevent workplace violence.
  • What can be done to prevent school shootings?
  • What are some of the warning signs?
  • Have you heard of a shooting that didn’t have any warning signs?
  • Do you find that more metal detectors or weapons at schools make them safer?
  • Any suggestions for students to feel more safe and empowered?
  • What is the Workplace Violence Prevention Institute?
  • How would you know prevention is working?

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“Workplace violence costs employers more than $120 billion each year. Almost 46% of all active shooter situations occur at businesses.” ~WPVI

Read more: The Killer in the Next Cubicle-The tragedy of workplace violence in America and 161 recent employee-on-employee homicides.

WVPI site: WorkplaceViolencePreventionInstitute.org

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Real Men Feel: Ep. 109, Self-Love for Men

Self-Love for Men Episode 109, September 4, 2018

This week Andy Grant is joined by septuagenarian, Fuzzy Manning, to discuss the core issue behind so many challenges men face; a lack of self-love. No, this isn’t a show about masturbation.

Fuzzy is active with the Mankind Project, has been involved in men’s work for 40 years, and is a student of Ayurvedic and Aboriginal medicine.

“All personal growth work is a return to love.” ~Fuzzy Manning

Soak up some of Fuzzy’s wisdom around missions, purpose, living a life of significance and much, much more.

Topics Covered Include:

  • How do you describe self-love?
  • Cries for love, and offerings for love
  • Conditional love
  • How might parents teach children self-love?
  • The impact of gratitude.
  • The power of vulnerability.
  • The toll of growing up in competition
  • The mission all men have
  • The most significant causes of suicide among men.
  • The ManKind Project
  • What are some practices or steps to experience more self-love?

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“My mission on this planet is to help others live a life of significance.” ~Fuzzy Manning

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Real Men Feel: Ep. 108, Success Journeys with Donnie Boivin

Success Journeys Episode 108, August 28, 2018

This week Andy Grant is joined by coach, writer, podcaster, and badass, Donnie Boivin, to talk purpose, passion and getting out of your own way. If there’s one thing everyone would like to feel more of, it’s success.

According to the dictionary:
Success is
(1) the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.
(2) the attainment of popularity or profit.
(3) a person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity.

“I spent years living someone else’s dreams.” ~Donnie Boivin

Donnie Boivin had a lucrative sales career and all the traditional measures of success, but one day he realized these were all someone else’s dreams, not his. Tune in and unleash your inner badass.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Donnie’s journey: including Marines, sales career, and entrepreneurship.
  • All the incorrect ways we define success.
  • How do you define success now?
  • The power of telling your story.
  • Have you learned more from your successes or your failures?
  • Donnie’s most significant lesson from being an entrepreneur.
  • Can you define “inner badass”?
  • Are there things people assume are essential for their success that aren’t?
  • What’s the main thing keeping most people from success?
  • What’s your future look like?

 


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“My entire sales career was a series of masks.” ~Donnie Boivin

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Real Men Feel: Ep. 111, Losing Your Father to Suicide

Losing Your Father to Suicide with Zak Williams Episode 111, September 18, 2018

1-800-273-8255This week Andy Grant is joined by mental health advocate, Zak Williams, for an open talk about depression, mental health and losing his dad to suicide four years ago.

“His pathos was seeking to entertain and please. He felt when he wasn’t doing that; he was not succeeding as a person. …but he was the most successful person I knew.” ~Zak Williams

As part of National Suicide Prevention Month, Andy and Zak discuss being a survivor of suicide, the impact of losing a family member to suicide, and the masks that too many men hide behind when it comes to their mental health.

Topics Covered Include:

  • Was your father’s suicide that something you were concerned about happening or was it a complete shock?
  • Did you have a close relationship with your dad when you were growing up?
  • At what age did you realize your father’s job and lifestyle was different than most other people?
  • Much of your dad’s challenges with addiction was pretty public. How was that for you?
  • The recent documentary, Robin Williams: Come Inside My Head.
  • Did you define success in a different way than your dad did?
  • Did his celebrity make dealing with his death more difficult?
  • Zak’s challenges with depression and anxiety.
  • Have those “what else could I have done thoughts” faded away?
  • Tell us about BringChange2Mind.org
  • What has helped you the most in dealing with depression and anxiety?

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“I think the dynamic is changing for the better in terms of people feeling more comfortable in opening up, but it needs to be a continuous sustained effort.” ~Zak Williams

Learn more at: BringChange2Mind.org

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Get help: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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