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Compassion is the Answer

I recently listened to one of the most freeing podcasts I’ve ever heard. It’s called ‘Man Enough’ and it’s hosted by Justin Baldoni, Liz Plank, & Jamey Heath. This particular episode featured an interview with Alok Vaid-Menon. A...

How a Shame Identity is Harmful

Our self-esteem can be strongly connected to how well we can separate what we do from who we are. Getting to be comfortable with distinguishing between feeling guilty and feeling shame is key to this. We need to learn to hold ourselves accountable for harmful things...
Feeling Trapped by Fatherhood

Feeling Trapped by Fatherhood

There are basically two acceptable feelings regarding children: 1. “I am ecstatically happy! This is the greatest thing that has ever happened to me! What a blessing!” and 2. “It’s so hard, so hard. I never sleep anymore. This is the most difficult job ever!” Well,...