Well, it happened. My son doesn’t like me. I knew the day would come. My jokes were destined to get stale, my fatherly opinion would turn overbearing, and classic dad-son disagreements would ensue. I understand that it’s normal for there to be an ebb and flow to every relationship as two grow apart and back…
Mental illness often acts as an anchor keeping us at bay in the comforts of our houses. The winds in our heads, having no place to turn, circulate mini tornados of anxiety while depression corrodes the shore and rots our foundation. Getting out becomes vital for survival although the prospect of leaving often overwhelms the mentally ill.
It's a great idea, really. I know that. Since Bill and I exchanged words, I have been mulling it over, and while it is still ruminating, the idea is evolving into a reality. I do not know much about the details, but here is what I do know for the sake of a teaser and proactive promotion:
As I work throughout the week, I stumble upon many valuable resources that don't always find a home in a blog post. So, here are a few of my favorite ones that I've found lately:
As the summer rocks on into August, here are the top five most clicked-on Dadding Depressed articles of July.
Stop thinking of yourself as a man but rather as a human. Forget the deeply rooted societal rules that are intended for men/gender roles. Instead look at yourself as a human dealing with life and think of yourself in terms of your personality and character traits. Embrace who you are.
Progressive steps against depression are often so reactionary, and therefore less helpful. Try being proactive against the threats of depression instead, and start by seizing the day.
Those lifted high without real support fall the hardest because they are dehumanized by being idolized. It's vital to remember that celebrities are people too--leaders are people too. Whether they are the manager at a grocery store or filling auditoriums with fans, they're people.
In a time when a Mom Blog is as easy to find as your nose, Dad Bloggers is an online community of over 1,000 writing fathers. Don’t fret if articles filled with dad jokes and poop stories aren’t your thing. Not all of the writers focus on dad blogging in its truest sense. The criteria…
This is Tim. I’m incredibly grateful for his story as well as his willingness to participate in 31U. Tim is a corporate pilot for a private company out of Grand Rapids, Michigan. On ground, he likes playing Ingress (a GPS based phone game), gardening, and weather watching.