Discussing “Habits” and how they affect our lives both positively and negatively with Dr. Tamsin Astor and host award-winning author G. Brian Benson.
In this week’s episode host G. Brian Benson and guest author/coach Sherry Richert Belul discuss pandemic depression,
its effects and ways to overcome it.
It’s been 3 weeks now since I got the diagnosis. A few short days before Christmas to be exact. It still feels quite surreal. After revolving between being strong, self-deprecating and emotional with my son, father and a dear friend via phone calls, I tried to let it sink in. The news was numbing and I sensed it was going to take a while to land. Two days later, I traveled to Oregon to visit the rest of my family for the holidays having decided to share the news with my Mom, brother and sister in person. Normally a bit of a lone wolf working and living in Los Angeles, I was looking forward to being surrounded by family.
To be a man in today’s society means being open with oneself
A lot of men were taught at an early age to “suck it up,” that crying is unacceptable and expressing how one felt could be viewed as weak or whining. Men weren’t given a platform to share how they felt but instead were quickly told to move past it and “stay strong.”
This led to a lot of men only knowing how to act tough or hide their feelings in silence. Not a healthy or enjoyable away to go through life. Hiding feelings and not being able to express oneself is a recipe for future health issues, poor communication in relationships, and depression.
Every morning when I drive my car to the gym, although my destination is to the left, I have to actually turn right first because traffic is so busy on that road it’s virtually impossible to cross the lanes to get into the proper direction that I want to head. So, I turn right and about 500 yards later when traffic gets lighter, I turn left into a side street and then head back in the proper direction to get to my destination at the gym.
Why am I telling you about my morning commute to the gym? I kind of feel that life can be like this as well. Sometimes we have to take side steps and even head in the wrong direction temporarily before we can get our bearings and head in the direction that we want to go.
I wanted to share with you some really exciting news that I received recently about my new book "Habits For Success - Inspired Ideas to Help You Soar." I have always been very proud of how this book turned out and to find out that it was recognized as well brings me a...