MASSMEN BLOG

MASSMEN BLOG

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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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’re Strong, But Not Infallible

Nov 17, 2016

Here in Massachusetts we pride ourselves on our toughness. We’re Boston Strong. We run marathons for fun. When there’s nine feet of snow surrounding our house we tunnel out of it. That very attitude is what makes us so unique, but it doesn’t mean we’re infallible. We’re all prone to bad days, feelings of stress, […]

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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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Recognizing and Responding to a Friend Who May Be Suicidal

Sep 15, 2016

This week you’ve probably talked to your friends about the Red Sox being ahead in their race to the playoffs and how the Patriots can still win without Tom Brady. But what if a friend needs you to talk about something more? If you are concerned about a friend and notice they are struggling, would […]

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