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Pain, discomfort and making a difference

I had been wanting to do a speech for a few years but I had always held back because it dealt with suicide and male suppressed emotions, a hard topic. There is still a bit of a taboo around the subject of suicide, no…

Beneath male anger there lies a whole lot of fear

“We are suspended, rudderless, between our long history of male privilege and the newer, more diverse masculinities emerging from decades of social and economic upheaval.” Mark Greene Over the past few weeks I have been talking to a lot of men about men’s issues….

Don’t measure me

Don’t measure me by the size of my dick Don’t measure me by the strength of my anger Don’t measure me by the ferocity of my own destruction Don’t measure me by the cost or power of the car I drive The size of…

I am 5 – vulnerability in the workplace

Its 5 years (23rd June) since I suffered a heart-attack. Described on my medical records as a ‘significant episode followed by a series of major complications’ over a 4 hour period my heart had to be restarted 3 times. My wife was told that…

This is all about those discussions that we wish we could have with our dad or that we wish we had had with him. Its about the discussions we are still to have with our sons. Its all about all of those things that…