........ I feel inspired when I see the powerless gain power, when those without privilege gain rights they should have always had, and those in distress feel peace and relief. ........ Derrick A. Paladino, Ph.D., LMHC 40 years old Department of Graduate Studies in Counseling – Rollins College, … [Read more...] about Meet Derrick A. Paladino, A Man Making a Difference
The STANDcast is for men who give a damn about being better men, and features unscripted discussions & reflections on manhood, masculinity, fatherhood, marriage, and much more. In episode 13 of the STANDcast Dwayne Hayes, editor in chief of STAND magazine, is joined by Mitch Nobis and Jeff … [Read more...] about The STANDcast 13 — Talking About Men and the D-Word
Anyone who has even the slightest interest in popular culture is likely to be aware of the AMC Television program Mad Men that aired from 2007-2015. The main character of the Peabody, multiple award winning, critically acclaimed series was a conflicted, tormented, womanizing, chain smoking, … [Read more...] about Are You a Don Draper?
The path to a healthy lifestyle does not always form a straight line, but it’s a line nonetheless and completely up to us whether we choose to walk it or not. I wasn’t born into this belief. In fact, my path to discovering what constitutes a healthy lifestyle was anything but a straight … [Read more...] about Train for Life Instead of Six-Pack Abs
Suicide. It can be statement, an act of despair, of defiance, or a plea for help. If you are a millennial man, broadly defined as having been born between 1978 and 1998, the rate at which you and your friends kill yourselves has risen 39% since 1999. Suicide knows no boundaries. Men, women, … [Read more...] about “The Background Music of My Life”: Men and Suicide
In one of my favorite photos of me as a toddler I’m sitting on a pony in some sort of cowboy get-up. I’m not holding a gun but it’s not difficult to imagine one there in the holster I’m wearing. It wouldn’t take long before much of my play involved guns and shooting. I had what seems to be a … [Read more...] about Men & Depression (and Why I’ll Never Own a Gun)