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Can Men REALLY get Postpartum Depression?

Can Men REALLY get Postpartum Depression?

Are men REALLY affected by postpartum depression? This is the question that I am either asked or perceive others to be thinking when I tell them about my specialty. Really? Postpartum… in men? I am frequently met with enthusiasm and intrigue when I discuss this...
5 Ways to Increase Joy Through Thankfulness

5 Ways to Increase Joy Through Thankfulness

Last week, I wrote about how looking to the future for your happiness will be wrought with disappointment. This week, I wanted to talk about ways to increase your joy today. The true path to happiness lies in the present, and practicing gratitude and thankfulness are...
Men and Depression

Men and Depression

Let’s start off with some statistics, shall we? 1 in 10– the number of men who experience daily feelings of depression or anxiety. 1 in 3– the number of those men who took medication to address their depression or anxiety. 1 in 4– the number of...
Why is Anger So EASY?

Why is Anger So EASY?

Why do I feel so Angry all the time? For many men, it can seem like they are either angry or feel nothing at all. This is a problem, not only for them, but also for their relationships and their health. Men who only communicate through aggression will eventually...
Use Single-Tasking to Improve Productivity

Use Single-Tasking to Improve Productivity

I just killed 6 of my tabs. When I launched this browser and began writing this post I had just this one tab open. Then I wanted to do a little research and see what others are saying about the issue. That one browser tab then doubled to two then three then...
How to Be a Dad

How to Be a Dad

Becoming a dad is easy. Unless it’s not, then the whole thing is just hard. But most of the time, becoming a dad is easy… and fun. BEING a dad, on the other hand, is hard. Being at my wife’s side through her pregnancy was easy. I would rub her feet...
Why I Fear for My Daughters’ Futures

Why I Fear for My Daughters’ Futures

Two Words: Division and Derision We appear to be living in an ‘Us vs Them’ society I fear for this country’s future, and it’s not why you might think. But rather because everywhere you look, there is division: Democrats vs Republicans...
3 (More) Myths about Mindfulness

3 (More) Myths about Mindfulness

Mindfulness has been around for ages, and it certainly isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it is becoming more popular here in the West year over year. As mindfulness becomes more prominent and more people are talking about it, there are sure to develop certain myths...
Dealing with Stress During the Holidays

Dealing with Stress During the Holidays

Ah, the holidays- the carols, the gatherings, the festivities… For many, it really is the most wonderful time of the year. But with the hustle and bustle of every holiday season, there can be more pressure and more stress. Stress is an unfortunate byproduct of...