MASSMEN BLOG

MASSMEN BLOG

The Challenges of Parenting Your Parents

Aug 18, 2017

You start to feel old when you take a more parent-like role with your parents. It happens slowly. Your dad can’t rake the yard anymore, or your mom doesn’t feel comfortable driving at night. So, you start helping them out with chores and rides, etc. A few years later it dawns on you. You’re parenting […]

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Baseball is Life and Life is Baseball

Jun 19, 2017

Several journalists,  philosophers, and authors have compared baseball to life, probably because it is such a compelling comparison. I can look at major moments in Red Sox history, learn from them, and apply them to significant points in my own life, and given what many men my age have been through, they probably can, too. The baseball season is […]

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Swiping left & right vs. meditation, sleep & laps: The fight to recreate myself

May 31, 2017

There have been a few crucial periods in my life when I have been forced to tackle new and existing challenges. It’s been these times, for good and for bad, that have made me the man that I am. Right now is one of those times, and it will will determine my path forward as […]

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How Ritz Crackers and Tommy Heinsohn Help You Remember the Lost

Apr 20, 2017

My father would have been 71 years old this year. He died 4 years ago on a cold Thursday in January, after a 2-year battle with cancer. As I’ve grappled with the challenges of being a father, a husband, a professional, and a man; I’ve missed his presence. I’ve needed him, and he has not been […]

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What a Retired Commercial Fishermen Taught Me About Therapy – Without Even Knowing It

Mar 23, 2017

I’m often asked by friends what happens during a therapy session. How does it work? My response: “Nothing and everything at the same time.” My experience in therapy is that insights slowly emerge over time and don’t always happen during a session. Sometimes you just sit and talk, but every once in a while, something comes […]

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Don’t forget to listen closely and shake your butt

Mar 06, 2017

How our brain processes sound and the effect it has on our mood (good, bad, or otherwise) is a mysterious thing. Without fail, a genuine giggle coming from the belly of my six-year-old daughter instantly puts me at ease and brings a smile to my face. What is truly amazing is the power of music […]

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