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Dad Squad: Any Ear Will Do - The Benefits of Opening Up

G'day Dads. Last week I was lucky enough to speak with Garry of the Beans Podcast. He is a top bloke who gets it, having lived his own unique journey as a Dad of a child with a disability. Speaking with Garry felt like a therapy session, not because he was intrusive and it was uncomfortable (quite the opposite actually) but because it gave me an outlet to think about my feelings and express them again. I left the chat feeling refreshed, revitalised and also very proud! Through my journey I have come to realise that anytime you have an ear that is genuinely happy to listen and engage then you have an opportunity to reflect and express. There is no doubt this can be a very uncomfortable experience especially if it's your first time. However instead of thinking yourself weak I challenge you to think of yourself as strong and brave. Think of yourself as taking steps to grow personally like you would any other kind of journey which doesn't have the associated stigma like men's mental health does. When we challenge ourselves in any kind of way it is hard but continual commitment sees results. And what can be better than challenging ourselves to be the kind of person we know we can be, to feel the happiness again that we once felt and to show our family that we are prepared to try and heal within even if it scares us? Dad Squad unite and let's go back to living the whole life that we are secretly aching so badly for 🤜
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20 days ago

Dad Squad: Any Ear Will Do - The Benefits of Opening Up
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