MASSMEN BLOG

MASSMEN BLOG

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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We all play a role in suicide prevention

Oct 07, 2016

Suicide is one of the top 10 causes of death for men in the United States, and men die by suicide four times more often than women. More than twice as many people die by suicide than homicide in the U.S. However, because so many people are uncomfortable with the topic of suicide, it remains […]

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Three Reasons you Need to take a Hike this Summer

Aug 04, 2016

There is something about being out among the grass and trees that feels good for our hearts and souls. People have known this for generations. There is even a name for it in Japanese culture where a walk in the woods is called “Shinrin-Roku,” which translates to “forest bathing,” and is believed to be a […]

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Making a Game-Changing Choice

Jun 15, 2016

Can you imagine the heated reaction if Bill Belichick refused to put Tom Brady in until the end of the game? How about if Big Papi was benched in a playoff game? You’d be surprised, upset, outraged even. But why then when it comes to physical and mental health do so many men wait until […]

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Man’s Internal Threat Detector

Jun 09, 2016

Anxiety is a health issue. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, and it definitely doesn’t just go away by “growing a pair” or “toughening up.” More than just feelings of stress, anxiety can be debilitating and can include both physical and psychological symptoms that interfere with work, school, or family. Symptoms of anxiety include: restlessness […]

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