Happiness Is…..

Happiness Is…..

When I was a young man, I spent nine months living in the Philippines. One day, I stood on a hill above a slum in Mindanao in the south of the country and looked out at abject poverty, spread out as far as the eye could see. I recall being overwhelmed with sadness...
Invisible Means of Support

Invisible Means of Support

While driving around a frosty New Zealand landscape last year, I listened to a podcast interview with Richard Rohr. He said that he fears we are on the verge of a tsunami of baby boomer men who will contemplate suicide as their performance-driven, individualistic...
Christmas Appeal

Christmas Appeal

As you may be aware, Christmas is an especially difficult time for men who are isolated from their communities.  This isolation can occur through separation or divorce, where fathers do not have access to their children.  it also occurs with men who are struggling...
Reversal Learning

Reversal Learning

What’s reversal learning? I hear you ask. It’s a pretty important mechanism that I need to work in my brain, as I discovered a couple of night’s ago. I arrived home at 10.30pm after a very long day, which was preceded by an even longer day (it ended...