Emotional vulnerability does not equate to softness.

Poseidon in Sint-Veerleplein, Ghent, Belgium by Kedar Gadge — Unsplash

In this post, I am returning to an idea explored in a previous post on mentoring from Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. But this time, I’m sharing what I’ve learned about male vulnerability from Homer’s beautiful 8BC epopee.

Here’s a refresher of some relevant…

Mental health problems can affect every aspect of our lives and can be experienced by anyone at any point in their life.

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Let’s say your girlfriend has an accident, she breaks her hand while playing football. She calls you and you meet her at the A&E at your nearest hospital. You might have to wait for a little (or a few hours), but she’s seen and gets her hand put in plaster…

My guest blog is Dr. Andrew Parnham covering the topic of wellbeing.

What does the word “wellbeing” bring to mind? You might think immediately of such things as aromatherapy, massages, spas, special diets or even off-centre, touchy-feely techniques to “bring body and mind together.” …

Telemachus and Mentor

Mentoring is another buzzword that many people talk about in relation to their personal or professional lives nowadays. One of the first mentoring encounters I came across is in Homer’s Odyssey. …

The relationship between sleep and mental health is complex, but here are four tips to better manage your sleep.

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There is a lot of talk about mental health these days, and one aspect we find fascinating is the close relationship between sleep and mental health.

Sleep deprivation affects your psychological state and mental health. And those with mental health problems are more likely to suffer from sleep disorders.

The…

Lau Ciocan

Founder of Mentoring Advocacy Network, a project that campaigns for healthy masculinity and positive male role models. Find out more at manmentoring.org.uk

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