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  • widowhood
1105, 2023

Widowhood is a Process, Not an Identity

By |May 11th, 2023|

Grief is like being “concussed, or slightly drunk”, C.S Lewis mused. It is, he added, an “invisible blanket between the world and me… her absence is like the sky, spread over everything”. Imagining marriage as one ship, C.S. Lewis wrote, “the starboard engine has gone. I, the port engine, must ...

805, 2023
  • pain

The Gift of Pain – Beyond Channel 9’s 60 Minutes Story

By |May 8th, 2023|

Imagine a life without pain. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? I just finished watching a story on 60 Minutes called ‘Pain-Free’. Far from being a utopic experience, it played out more like a horror story. Witnessing the journey of two little girls through a life without pain ...

604, 2023
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How to Respond to New Dad Disorientation

By |April 6th, 2023|

New dad disorientation tends to affect most men faced with the daunting task of finding their fatherhood feet. Thrust into the dad-life, first-time fathers, like their newborns, have a period of adjusting to new routines, and a new identity. The technical term is ‘post-partum disorientation’. Although similar, PPD is not ...

304, 2023
  • masculinity

The Illusion of Toxic Masculinity

By |April 3rd, 2023|

By Jerome Teelucksingh. ABSTRACT The various theories, models and terms associated with anti-social actions of boys and men need to be questioned. Some are unscientific, and others promote a false and negative image of masculinity. This negativity creates a confused generation of boys and men who are reluctant to express ...

112, 2022
  • men

New Book Offers Hope for Men in a Post-Feminist World

By |December 1st, 2022|

A new book from Richard V. Reeves is winning widespread applause for offering hope to men in a post-feminist world. Released in September, ‘Of Boys and Men: Why the modern male is struggling, why it matters, and what to do about it, the father, author, and British-American expat argues for ...

2511, 2022
  • International Men’s Day

Millions Support Men and Boys

By |November 25th, 2022|

International Men’s Day 2022 was marked by people all over the world on 19 November, demonstrating their support for men and boys everywhere. “I'd like to say a massive thank you and give my support to all the men who do their best each and every single day for their ...

2111, 2022
  • breakfast

Skip Something This Morning?

By |November 21st, 2022|

'Fess up -- did you skip breakfast this morning? If so (whether it was a pure mistake and your cereal’s still sitting on your bench going soggy, or you make a point of skipping what’s been hailed the most important meal of the day), you’re not alone. More than half ...

1911, 2022
  • zero male suicide

Zero Male Suicide

By |November 19th, 2022|

Over the last 20 years, I have seen a lot of people come into the men’s movement with big promises and even bigger egos. Mostly they blow in, blow up and then blow out. Sadly, they often hurt other men in the process. I don’t believe Paul Withall from Zero ...

1111, 2022
  • Helping Men and Boys

International Men’s Day – Helping Men and Boys

By |November 11th, 2022|

Launched in 1999, and now celebrated in more than 90 countries worldwide, International Men’s Day is going from strength to strength. International Men’s Day celebrates positive male role models and the loving strength that men bring to their families and communities. We highlight the need to address the male suicide ...

3009, 2022
  • living

10 Secrets of Long-Living People

By |September 30th, 2022|

Laughter, Sex, Vegetables and Fish -- 10 Secrets of Long-Living People is definitely a book title that is going to grab your attention. Many years ago, I was standing in a bookshop in Tasmania, trying to find my credit card so that I could invest in a book on how ...

3009, 2022
  • fatigue

Seven Signs of Fatherhood Fatigue

By |September 30th, 2022|

Fatigue can be fatal. Like grief, it hits every one of us in different ways. The best we can do is work the process by way of exercise, rest, and diet, in order to manage a way through it. While maintaining a healthy lifestyle adds another chore to the dad-list, ...

1309, 2022
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Get the Fast Food Facts

By |September 13th, 2022|

It might seem harmless -- a quick drive-through on the run home to pick up a cheap meal that satisfies hordes of hungry tummies and delays dirty dishes for another night. Yes, it might be fast and convenient -- but the truth is, takeaway food can come at a huge ...

209, 2022
  • Father's Day food

5 Fantastic Father’s Day Food Ideas

By |September 2nd, 2022|

Dads set the tone and build the context for relationships in their home. Father’s Day is a good opportunity to reflect this tone back by making the day one for food, family, and festivity. Report after report, study after study, and testimony after testimony, repeatedly tell society that dads live ...

706, 2022
  • stress

Stress Signals

By |June 7th, 2022|

Life is full of situations that cause stress! However, stress isn’t always a bad thing. It can be the motivation to get us moving -- to write that report, make the ballet costume, perform in the play or make that important speech, etc. But when you are constantly functioning with ...

2805, 2022
  • family meal

Dads Forging Family Fun around the Dining Table

By |May 28th, 2022|

Making the time and effort to establish regular healthy eating patterns for your family will go a long way in creating quality bonding time and a lifetime of nourishing habits for your children. Food is fundamental in forging a healthy family. There’s something to be said about making the effort ...

1902, 2022
  • I survived COVID

I Survived COVID

By |February 19th, 2022|

I survived COVID, and so will 99.98% of Australians. These are my predictions based on the Australian COVID death rates for the last two years and current projections. Believe me, Australia’s 0.02% death rate is better than most of the world. We have a lot to thank God for. We ...

801, 2022
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12 Ways to Beat Covid-19

By |January 8th, 2022|

Coronavirus is sweeping across Australia. Here are some tips to boost your immune system -- and your loved ones' immunity -- so that you will be prepared if you catch it. Your body is your best friend. You live in your body, so it is important you take care of ...

701, 2022
  • chores

Men & Chores: Why We Do Them

By |January 7th, 2022|

Research shows that religious men tend to do more chores than non-religious, progressive men. What is the reason behind this? And what other reasons might men have to delve into the thick of housework? While housework is not the most glamorous of duties, research from the University of Utah suggests ...

2512, 2021
  • New Year's resolutions

Top Ten New Year Resolutions

By |December 25th, 2021|

Every New Year is a fresh opportunity to start anew. Take this chance to assess your life and implement achievable steps to practise good habits and prioritise what matters most. We each have only so many years on this earth -- make this year a great one! Only six more ...

2611, 2021

10 Ways to Defeat Depression

By |November 26th, 2021|

When it comes to mental health, prevention is always better than cure. Here are ten natural ways to defeat depression. Even if you don't suffer from depression, you will improve your life by implementing these ten simple strategies. C.S. Lewis wrote that "Mental pain is less dramatic than physical pain, ...

2011, 2021

International Men’s Day is Making a Difference!

By |November 20th, 2021|

The celebration of International Men's Day is saving men's lives by the tens of thousands every year that it is celebrated. Read about some of the awesome events that took place this year. International Men's Day is exploding around the world. So firstly, thank you for your support for Internationals ...

1811, 2021
  • healthy habits

5 Habits of Healthy and Happy People

By |November 18th, 2021|

Healthy habits are important when life is busy and stressful. These five simple strategies are almost guaranteed to improve your life and make you a happier person. Are you able to ‘shake it off’ when faced with the stress of looming deadlines, relationship conflicts, family pressures, long work hours and ...

911, 2021
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Insomnomore: Six Tips to Sleep Well and Stay Happy

By |November 9th, 2021|

Can't sleep? You're not alone, and you're also not without hope. Consider these simple, practical strategies to get your sleep habits back on track. Whether it’s your late afternoon latte, noisy neighbours, or just too much on your mind, daytime mayhem often means bedtime bedlam. We work hard to meet ...

1110, 2021
  • epidemic

Suicide: The Unspoken Epidemic Destroying Our Nation

By |October 11th, 2021|

Men are killing themselves in record numbers, yet we refuse to talk about it. Men achieve all that they are told will satisfy them, and yet they can not see enough joy and hope in life to keep going. It is time to speak up and stop this silent epidemic ...


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