Category: Masculinity

Depression, Fatherhood, Masculinity, Psychology, Relationships

dad escapes from the nuthouseFrom Madness to Manhood: My Father Escapes from the Nuthouse

We were planning to celebrate my 13th birthday with a dinner at my special restaurant, The Pump Room, which served my favorite dessert, a strawberry short-cake with homemade whipped cream. But the celebration was interrupted with a phone call from my uncle, Harry. “Edith, Muni escaped from Camarillo today,” uncle Harry told her. I could hear his anxiety […]

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Depression, Family Issues, Masculinity, Stress

mental health and depressionFrom Madness to Manhood: Sunshine and Shame

Growing up in the San Fernando Valley was a delight. It seemed that summertime lasted forever and our little home in Sherman Oaks was the center of a wonderful universe from which I began to explore. The front yard was big and it was lined by trees, which I soon began climbing. I was a […]

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Fatherhood, Fertility, Fitness, Masculinity, Sex, Substance Abuse

life on steroidsToo Scared to Stop Steroids

He looked great. Ripped, tan and handsome, he appeared straight off the cover of Men’s Health magazine. But inside he wasn’t feeling as good as he looked. Something was missing…the desire to be a dad usurped his feeling for fine fettle. Muscle Juice “I was juicing by the book for years to bodybuild,” he started out. “I […]

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Fatherhood, Growing Up, Masculinity

real men play with dollsReal Men Play with Dolls

<em>Dear Mr. Dad: A few years ago, I read an article you wrote about why dads should play with their daughters. My husband is a pretty traditional guy and has a real problem playing with our four-year old the way she wants to play—meaning tea parties and dolls—not the way he does—meaning sports and superheroes. […]

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Advocacy, Aging, Cardio, Events, Family, Health, Health, Masculinity, Mental Health, Nutrition, Other Cancers, Prostate, Sex, testosterone, Well-being

June Is Men’s Health Month—Get Involved

Did you know there was a month entirely dedicated to raising awareness for issues impacting the health and wellness of men and boys? June will honor the 23rd annual Men’s Health Month. The month also coincides with Men’s Health Week (June 12-18), a special awareness period created by Congress, and the #ShowUsYourBlue campaign on June […]

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