How To Thrive And Live Your Best Life

I've been thinking about it a lot lately. Why we do what we do. Why we struggle or why we thrive. What urges our pursuits, and navigates our ambition? Everything (and I am beginning to believe everything) boils down to two driving or lacking factors in each of us: an individual's sense of purpose and belonging. Isn't it true we all want to know why we exist, and for whom we exist? 

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Why The Words Matter More Than The Numbers Ever Could

(This was originally posted exclusively for those on the emailing list.) When I first started Dadding Depressed, I was encouraged by readers’ excitement. The topic seemed to resonate with people, and many expressed their interest in joining the dialogue of mental illness in men, grateful I created the platform. I raked in clicks, visits, and…

Your Thought Collection

I’m a collector. Neatly arranged on a bookshelf in my living room is a hardcover book collection. On another shelf? My vinyl records. My favorite collection, however, is the one hardest to organize: my growing compilation of thoughts and ideas. I gather them by thinking, reading, writing, perusing quotes, and sifting through Twitter in search…

Quick Tip: 10 Minutes Of Fun

“Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.” - Hans Christian Andersen In 2008, movie-goers shuddered in the haunting echoes of The Dark Knight’s most famous line. With a painted smile and an iconic wardrobe eerily matured, the deranged Joker (Heath Ledger), surged dreadful words into our nightmares. “Why so serious?” Couldn’t such a character be a…

Are We Just Talking About Talking About Mental Illness?

It’s certainly easier to have these tough conversations behind a computer screen. I’ve been called brave for sharing my story through Dadding Depressed, but I don’t feel brave. If I can’t use this project to inspire (even in myself) face-to-face conversation about men with mental illness, then what is this blog even for?

Featured Resource: HeadsUpGuys

Guys, pick up your heads from the darkness of depression, and lean into the light of your computer screen. Please, check out HeadsUpGuys.org. Of all the resources I’ve come across for men experiencing mental illness (as a man experiencing mental illness), Canadian-based website, HeadsUpGuys, is an absolute favorite. It is sleek, easy to navigate, relatable,…