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Real Men Feel

By Andy Grant
Real Men Feel was founded to encourage men to allow for and express all of their emotions. We remind men that they are human beings. Producer and host, Andy Grant is an author, speaker, transformation coach, healer, and suicide attempt survivor. See show notes at realmenfeel.org. Learn more about Andy at TheAndyGrant.com.
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No Lucks Given | Mental Health In The Kitchen
Real Men Feel ep273 No Lucks Given | Mental Health In The Kitchen Today Real Men Feel ventures into the kitchen to talk with Chef Brother Luck. Brother is an award-winning chef, entrepreneur, and advocate for the pursuit of self-discovery. He is on a mission to prove to others that while our past is forever a part of who we are, it does not determine the people we become. Brother has appeared on Chopped, Beat Bobby Flay, and Top Chef. He also owns two restaurants, Four by Brother Luck, and Lucky Dumpling, located in his home, Colorado Springs. And he has just released his memoir, No Lucks Given. We discuss courage, vulnerability, mentorship, and the freedom of tears. TRIGGER WARNING: We also talk about suicide attempts and the death of Anthony Bordain. Sometimes the bravest thing a man can do is ask for help. Topics and Questions 1:05 - What first got you interested in cooking? 2:54 - Before chefs, was there anyone in your life who told you, "good job"? 3:25 - What told you that you were following the wrong people? 4:05 - Traditionally, women predominantly do cooking, yet most famous chefs are men. Where does that discrepancy comes from? 5:57 - Is it difficult to leap from chef to celebrity chef? 7:05 - Your memoir is titled, No Lucks Given; what does that mean? 8:51 - Was perseverance natural for you? 9:27 - What was your childhood like? 10:11 - Hitting his breaking point? 11:54 - Who is the worst judge of Brother Luck? 12:49 - ls a professional kitchen supportive of mental health? 15:39 - Do you still find time to enjoy cooking? 16:22 - If you're one thing. Be vulnerable. 18:23 - Do you come across 16-year-olds who remind you of yourself? 21:11 - How did Anthony Bourdain's death by suicide affect you? 23:30 - After your attempt, what was your next step? 25:20 - What worked well for you that you would recommend to others? 30:00 - Tell me about your advocacy work for mental health. 30:37 - What's the best way to learn more about you and everything you are up to? 31:13 - What is one thing you wish more men knew? Links Brother Luck -- https://chefbrotherluck.com/ Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Interested in a Clarity Call with Andy? - visit theandygrant.com/talk Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast-related! YouTube | Real Men Feel
32:41
September 30, 2022
What About Trans Men? | Who Is Real Men Feel For?
Real Men Feel reminds you that men are human beings and are entitled to feel and express the full range of emotions. I'm going to emphasize that more today, thanks to an email I received last week. "About 3-4 years ago, I came out as a trans man. I deal with a lot of imposter syndrome when it comes to my identity. Whenever I hear the name of your podcast, it makes me cringe a little because I don't see myself as a "real" man. It makes me feel like this is advice that isn't for me. ...does the advice you give count for trans men as well as cis men?" Nobody has asked me this question, but I have wondered. If you don't know, cis is short for cisgender, which means a person whose gender identity corresponds to their sex assigned at birth. For the first couple of years, I co-hosted Real Men Feel with Appio Hunter, a gay male friend. I thought that would cover more ground, but there was rarely different advice, issues, or topics for gay vs. straight men. I don't recall any episode specifically about trans men, but I have often said that if you consider yourself a man, anything you do is, by definition, manly. If you see yourself as a man, Real Men do whatever you do. I know guys with ED, others who have been paralyzed below the waist, and others who battled testicular cancer and had one of their balls removed. I don't consider any of them to be less than, or non-men, or people who can no longer listen to this podcast. I talk to so many men dealing with imposter syndrome that I'd say having it is more proof of your manliness, not less. It took me years to be comfortable with the title, even though I named the show. There are so many sayings, memes, etc. about Real Men this, Real Men that... ALL of them pissed me off. So the title is a play on that. But also, the "real" of Real Men Feel means genuine, authentic, and true to yourself. All of that is up to you. No committee, organization, or individual decides whether you are a man or not, except for you. So, is the advice I give only for cis men? From my perspective, no. I would suggest more critical than "is the advice meant for this group or that group," ask, "Do I resonate with this?" If you are a trans man and want to share a bit of your experience on Real Men Feel, I'd be honored to have you. Reach out to me at realmenfeel@gmail.com. Wherever you are discovering the Real Men Feel - I invite you to subscribe, follow, like, share, post a comment, and all that fun stuff. If you want to explore what life might be like for you with more authenticity and vulnerability, book a free Clarify Call with me - visit theandygrant.com/talk Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast-related! YouTube | youtube.com/realmenfeel
07:13
September 24, 2022
Rules For Men | Where Do Yours Come From?
Real Men Feel exists to remind you that men are human beings entitled to feel and express the full range of emotions. I look forward to the day when a man can cry in public, and people notice and say to themselves, "Now, that's a man." Not sarcastically, not ironically, but because they recognize that publicly expressing emotions could be the bravest, most courageous thing a man can do. Recently I got an email and the title was The Laws for Manhood. I rolled my eyes and marked it to follow. Anytime someone makes a list of any rules, laws, or vows that all men must follow in order to be men... I want to puke. I had the time to go back and read that article earlier today. There are rules and laws that society teaches us that are meant to create a better community. Some rules are passed down from parents and schools intended to make us behave and be quiet. There are unconscious rules often tied to our gender and social roles; Those sorts of things we pick up as kids that our parents model in their actions or words.  Any unconscious rule can get you into trouble. Since it is unconscious, you don't realize you are abiding by it and don't realize where it came from to begin with.  The oldest rules I could think of our the 10 Commandments. I don't know anybody who's never broken some of those. Back to the original email, I got. It linked to an article called What Are Your 10 Laws of Manhood? That's a little better than the email - at least it's "your laws" not saying this is a must for all mankind. That all reminded me of some rules I do agree with. Friend and frequent guest of this show, Jed Diamond, wrote a book called 12 Rules of Good Men. Rule #1: Join a Men's Group. Rule #2: Break Free From the Man Box. Rule #3: Accept the Gift of Maleness. Rule #4: Embrace Your Billion Year Male History. Rule #5: Recognize Your Anger and Fear of Women. Rule #6: Learn the Secrets of Real, Lasting, Love. Rule #7: Undergo Meaningful Rites of Passage. Rule #8: Celebrate Your True Warrior Spirit and Learn Why Male Duel and Females Duet. Rule #9: Understand and Heal Your Adverse Childhood Experiences. Rule #10: Heal Your Father Wound and Become the Father You Were Meant to Be. Rule #11: Treat the Irritable Male Syndrome and Male-Type Depression. Rule #12: Find Your Mission in Life and Do Your Part to Save Humanity. I believe the best rules to live by are ones you've proven from your own experience. They can undoubtedly originate from someone else, but if any rule, law, guideline, or vow about being a man doesn't bring more joy to your life - I strongly suggest questioning it. If you have a rule to live by that you think works great, share it. Wherever you are listening to this, post a comment or email me at realmenfeel@gmail.com. Links See what other guys think https://www.quora.com/What-are-your-10-laws-of-manhood Jed Diamond's The 12 Rules for Good Men https://amzn.to/3BgofS4 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast-related! YouTube | youtube.com/realmenfeel
09:59
September 17, 2022
Preventing Suicide By Talking About Suicide | World Suicide Prevention Day
Real Men Feel is about reminding men that they are human and entitled to feel and express the full range of emotions. Some of those emotions can you have feeling like absolute shit, but that never means that you are shit. If you've read any of my books, seen me speak live, listened to many Real Men Feel episodes, perhaps heard me as a guest on other shows, or even know me as an actual, physical, human being, you are aware that I don't hide the fact that I've tried to end my life multiple times. September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day, and I don't make a big thing about this day because, frankly, it pisses me off. Every day should be suicide prevention day for all of us. But I get that plenty of people still experience a stigma around any discussions of mental health or suicide. And I have long believed that one of the best ways to prevent suicide is to talk about it. So I shall. Men account for three-quarters of deaths by suicide in many countries. While the pathway to suicide for each individual is unique, some common risk factors have been shown to contribute to the higher suicide rate among men. These risk factors include using more lethal means, reduced help-seeking, harmful substance use, social disconnection, conformity to some masculine norms, and stressful life events such as unemployment and relationship breakdown. The theme for World Suicide Prevention Day this year is "Creating hope through action." My talking to you right now is an action. You listening right now is an action. You checking with a dear friend and asking how they are? is an action. Working with a therapist, a coach, or a men's group is a positive action you might take. By the way, those are all things I've been doing this summer. I invite you to show support for those struggling with suicidal attempts or ideation and to remember loved ones who died of suicide. Links Check out the ManKind Project - https://mankindproject.org/ Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast-related! YouTube | Real Men Feel
07:39
September 10, 2022
Men's Fears of Women
This episode could be titled Real Men Fear. Today's guest is Dr. Avrum Weiss, a psychotherapist, an award-winning author, and teacher. His decade-long work on understanding men's internal lives culminated with his recently published bestseller "Hidden in Plain Sight: How Men's Fears of Women Shape Their Intimate Relationships." Avrum is a regular contributor to the Psychology Today website and offers workshops nationally about psychotherapy with men and helping men and women understand each other. He practices psychotherapy online from his home on an island in Midcoast Maine, specializing in psychotherapy groups for men and psychotherapy consultation. We discuss the hierarchy of fears men have of women, the repercussions of those fears, and what men can do about them. Listen in to learn about men's unacknowledged dependencies on their partners and the underlying issue of gender role conflict. Did you know loneliness is as significant a health risk for men as smoking? Let's do something about that. Topics and Questions 1:21 Starting with the premise that men are human. 1:50 Is there a particular fear that men have of women, or are there lots of them? 3:49 Have men long been afraid of women, or is this a modern age problem? 4:55 Fear of conflict with women 5:38 Are men fearful of being controlled and of conflict from anyone, or is something different regarding women? 7:00 Are you afraid of women? 10:27 Does saying men are fearful of anything make you anti-man? 12:17 What do you say to a bitter man who says all women are narcissists who use men and throw them away? 15:24 What are some repercussions of men afraid of women? 16:48 Can men change or overcome these fears? 22:41 - what women are taught about men by their moms 23:49 Who was "Hidden in Plain Sight: How Men's Fears of Women Shape Their Intimate Relationships" written for? 25:36 What did your dad teach you about women? 29:26 Growing up and growing old. 31:17 What is the best way for people to learn more about your work? 33:21 Is there one thing you wish more men knew? Links Avrum Weiss PhD -- https://www.avrumweissphd.com/ Hidden in Plain Sight: How Men's Fears of Women Shape Their Intimate Relationships -- On Amazon Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Interested in a Clarity Call with Andy? - visit theandygrant.com/talk Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast-related! YouTube | Real Men Feel
34:57
September 02, 2022
Not Allowed to Die | Paws For Patrick
Real Men Feel #268 Not Allowed to Die | Paws For Patrick My guest, Dan Maigler, shares his journey from politics to lobbying, to counseling, always knowing he wanted to help people. The kids that Dan works with reminded me of myself a lot. Some of the things they express resonated deeply with me. Fair Warning: This is an open conversation on suicidal thoughts and attempts. If you are in crisis, call or chat 988 right now. Dan is the mental health director for Paws for Patrick, a non-profit organization that connects young people with mental health issues to emotional support animals. He is also a school social worker, a therapist in private practice, and the host of the podcast Not Allowed to Die, where he explores the dilemmas he sees clients facing in his work. We discuss topics such as contracting for safety, assessing the risk of depressed clients, and being manipulative to keep people alive. Our conversation also touches on the difference between wanting to die and wanting the pain to stop. Paws For Patrick matters because no therapist can be there at 3 in the morning, but your dog or cat can be. Topics and Questions 1:18 What age range of kids do you work with as a school social worker? 1:59 What got you interested in mental health work? 3:11 Did you meet politicians out to help people, but they got jaded? 4:23 You have a podcast called, Not Allowed to Die, which is one of my all-time favorite titles -- tell me the significance of that name. 6:28 Have you had kids that couldn't make that commitment? That they aren't allowed to die? 8:16 So glad kids today can openly discuss suicidal thoughts. 9:55 Do you ever talk to teens on Not Allowed to Die? 10:31 What prompted you to start the podcast? 12:13 Do you worry about your family's mental health history impacting your two sons? 15:50 What is contracting for safety? 18:06 Andy's experiences with promising to live. 19:30 Why Dan wants you to stay alive. 21:09 Parasuicide attempts. An attempt that would not be lethal. 23:11 The diminishing of people's feelings, especially men. 27:15 What does life promise us? 28:24 What is Paws for Patrick? 31:27 Dan, what's the best way to find out more about you, Not Allowed to Die and Paws for Patrick? 32:40 Is there one thing you wish more men knew? Links Paws for Patrick -- pawsforpatrick.org Not Allowed to Die Podcast -- On Apple Podcasts Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Interested in a Clarity Call with Andy? - visit theandygrant.com/talk Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast-related! YouTube | Real Men Feel
34:29
August 26, 2022
Receiving Praise | Being Worthy Men
Real Men Feel #267 8/19/22 Receiving Praise | Being Worthy Men One of the goals of this podcast, my books, and my coaching... is to be inspiring. But whenever someone tells me I'm inspiring, I'll try to deflect it. Some of that is humility, but at times I can also notice strong resistance, an outright rejection of the praise. I might even want to argue about it. -- which is ridiculous. This sort of experience showed up big time in my first guest appearance in about a year when I was on the In The Blood Podcast with AC Fischer and Jason Moore recently. In the actual show, AC surprised me by saying that I was "a personal inspiration" to him. He went on to say, "Thank you so much for showing that it's okay for us to have emotions, that it doesn't detract from our masculinity, telling us that it's okay to cry, it's okay to experience the full realm of emotions. It's just okay to be us. I don't know if you really grasp how big of a thing it is that you're doing for your fellow man, Andy. I need you to know right now that you are one of my personal heroes, and I am so thrilled to have you with us today." I'm not trying to toot my own horn here. This isn't a "look at me!" show! Real Men Feel is about having conversations most men aren't having but that we can all benefit from. Even if it's me talking to you without being with you. If we can't fully accept our worthiness as men... if we can't own our "maleness," to quote Jed Diamond - receiving any praise is very uncomfortable. It makes us feel like a fraud or that we have imposter syndrome. You have value and worth simply in being. So be you. You're the best you the world could possibly have. Let's Talk - visit theandygrant.com/talk Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast-related! YouTube | Real Men Feel
07:22
August 19, 2022
Moonshot Mission for Mankind & Humanity
Real Men Feel #266 Moonshot Mission for Mankind & Humanity Research shows that men live sicker and die sooner than women. Dr. Jed Diamond is on a mission to change that. His moonshot mission focusing on men's mental health could save 375,000 lives each year in the United States alone. My Guest, Jed Diamond, is one of the world's leading experts in Gender Medicine and Men's Health. He has written sixteen books, including international best-sellers Surviving Male Menopause and The Irritable Male Syndrome. Most importantly, Jed is a teacher, mentor, and friend, and I am thrilled to connect with him again. When looking at risk factors for disease and early death, the number one risk factor is being male. Saving males is a worthy goal. Topics and Questions 1:50 Is challenge constant? 3:20: What is the purpose of your Moonshot Mission? 4:56 If we could help men live as healthy and long as women, we would save 375K men's lives per year in the United States. 9:20 You've said that healing men will do more good than curing cancer. Can you explain that? 11:30 Is this about only extending men's lives or also improving them? 13:24 What makes being male so deadly? 15:50 Men die sooner and live sicker due to our behaviors. 17:40 Many of these improved behaviors are well known. What keeps us from making these positive changes? 22:42 What does this African proverb mean to you? "The child who is not embraced by the village will burn it down to feel its warmth." 25:00 The rise of authoritarianism. 25:53 The ease of going into blame mode. 29:26 Tell me about the book you are working on. 31:35 Jed, what's the best way to learn more about you and this moonshot mission? 32:37: Is there one habit, practice, or program you want to share? Links Connect with Jed Diamond menalive.com Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Interested in a Clarity Call with Andy? - visit theandygrant.com/talk Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast-related! YouTube | Real Men Feel
36:04
August 12, 2022
Don't Always Push : 3 Life Lessons
Real Men Feel #265 8/6/22 Don't Always Push | 3 Life Lessons Over the past two weeks, I've done a lot of clutter clearing and overall cleanup. My home can get pretty nasty after ignoring it for over half a year, but I attacked the basement and garage today. I started with the basement, liberated the world's most ignored furnace filter, and then on to the garage - clearing trash, cobwebs, and random garage shit. I was sweeping the floor with a push broom — I pushed so hard that I snapped the handle. I could have gotten pissed, angry, stormed off to buy another one, or started throwing shit around… but I laughed. I said, nice one, Universe — maybe I've been pushing too hard. So operation garage cleanup is left at about 75% complete, and I'm fine with that. One of my favorite books is The Four Agreements. Get your copy at https://amzn.to/3BMeBbL The agreements are. Be Impeccable with Your Word Don't Take Anything Personally Don't Make Assumptions Always Do Your Best Now, if you just have them memorized or know them from a magnet, you could run into challenges. In the book, the nuances are explained more. Always Do Your Best, for example, sounds lovely, but the truth is your best will change from day to day, from moment to moment. Your best when you are tired, hungry, or sick is nothing close to your best when you are healthy, vibrant, and loving life. Your best is not some static setting; it varies. Some days my best is walking away from a broken broom handle. When I publicly came out of 8 months of withdrawal and darkness last month, one type of comment struck me at how often it was stated. "I've been feeling the same way" and "You are not alone." Why do we hide our pain from each other? Every human being has challenges, wounds, and struggles. Yet we often believe nobody is supposed to know that. WHATEVER you are going through, other people feel like you do, other people are dealing with that same thing -- but they keep it to themselves. Let it out. We are here to support each other. I don't believe life is a competition. Let's Talk - visit theandygrant.com/talk Links Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast-related! YouTube | Real Men Feel
06:31
August 06, 2022
Love You, Bro
Real Men Feel #264 7/29/22 Love You, Bro I could not always tell people I loved them, especially male friends. Love you, dude. Love ya, mean it. I love you, man -- are just some of the ways I've said and heard men expressing affection for other men. Recently, I've been talking with and getting messages from many friends I haven't spoken to in many months or years. I've noticed many signing off with -- Love you, bro. I've never been a fan of that phrase. I get that it is short for brother. I adore it when my brothers from the ManKind Project or the Modern Mystery School say I love you, brother. Totally cool with that sentiment and phrase. But "bro" changes it for me somehow. Can't we just say, I love you? Period. Links Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast-related! YouTube | Real Men Feel
07:04
July 30, 2022
Reaching Out & Being Ignored
Real Men Feel 263 7/22/22 Reaching Out -- Being Ignored One thing that struck me after my 8-month-long withdrawal from life was how many told me that they noticed I was quiet and wondered what was up. Some said I'd been on their mind, yet they didn't reach out. Some said they energetically reached out but were quickly shut down. When I did finally speak up and share, the number of people who said that I'd been on their mind or that they considered reaching out but didn't… made me wonder why that is. I think part of it is the way that polite society tells us not to feel - that negative emotions are bad, keep your shit to yourself, and suck it up. Never take being ignored personally. A response, or lack thereof, is entirely upon the mindset and energy level of the individual. You may want them to feel better, connected, and alive more than they do at that moment. Perhaps we are all responsible for keeping each other going. Let that be the point of social media. We are all in this together. So trust those little hunches and give the people that pop into your head a quick check-in. You might find yourself feeling good. Support this podcast → https://anchor.fm/realmenfeel/support Book a call with Andy → https://theandygrant.com/talk #RealMenFeel Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel
09:00
July 23, 2022
Thinking I Want to Die
Real Men Feel #262 7/15/22 Thinking I Want to Die WARNING: This episode discusses suicidal thoughts and attempts. If you are in a crisis, do not listen to this. Please call or text 988 to be connected to trained counselors that are part of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network. If you are outside of the US, please search for suicide prevention in your country. You matter! Please choose life. In recent years, I've become more careful in referring to my suicidal thoughts and actions. Instead of saying I wanted to die, I say I believed I wanted to die, or I thought I wanted to die. Because what I really wanted was to feel good. To not feel broken, hopeless, and helpless. I wanted my misery to end, not my life, but at times I saw them both as the same thing. I have to choose the light, joy, and life multiple times a day. I used to think that was horrible, but maybe it's just life. There are many times that life isn't easy, but that never means it isn't worth living. Links Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast-related! YouTube | Real Men Feel
15:22
July 15, 2022
WTF Happened? Where Is Andy?
Real Men Feel #261 7/6/22 WTF Happened? Where Is Andy? This is the first episode of Real Men Feel since October of 2021. Such a long break was not my plan. Today I attempt to explain what happened and open up about my dark night of the soul and all the underlying shame that had me withdraw from everything. I've spent months living in complete apathy. I've only recently gotten to a place of genuinely wanting that to change. You can't help anyone who doesn't want to be helped. I did not want to be helped. I ignored everyone who offered support or even just asked if I was okay. Only in the past month have I been willing to feel better. Part of my process is authentically sharing what I've been going through. I'm not sure that I make much sense, which is probably true for anyone in the midst of depression and an existential crisis. I apologize for vanishing on you, and I hope something resonates with you. Be well. Links Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel
19:02
July 07, 2022
Emotions Are a Superpower for Men
“So many of us grew up with male emotion just being an explosion rather than an expression,” says Charles Matheus, author and Mankind Project facilitator. In today's episode, Charles describes how men’s emotions are frequently neglected and explains how a different approach to emotions can give men powerful spaces to be fully authentic. Charles dives deep into a common masculinity trope: men who rarely express their emotions sober. Instead, men wait until they are inebriated and let their emotions out in unhealthy and unproductive ways. Charles is working to break down this cultural trope and teach men how to deal with emotions in everyday life. His goal is to make a full range of emotional expressions in men the norm, instead of occasional, unhealthy outbursts. Tune into this week's episode of Real Men Feel for a conversation with Charles Matheus about creating powerful spaces and healthy emotional outlets for men. Learn how to look at emotions like a superpower, why vulnerability is a crucial mental GPS, and what the definition of Man Box culture is. Quotes • "I'm not actually interested in creating safe spaces anymore, but creating powerful spaces." (02:05-02:08 | Charles Matheus) • “Men have this opportunity now to get together with other men in particular, I think that's the place on this podcast, in their own men's groups, reading groups, whatever it is, to make some mistakes with one another, as we figure out a way to create those inclusive, powerful spaces at work, at home, at church, you know, wherever it is, but we got to talk about it.” (05:19-05:40 | Charles Matheus) • “So many of us grew up with the male expressions of emotion just being an explosion rather than an expression.” (09:54-10:03 | Charles Matheus) • “When we can be clean and clear with one another, it creates connection.” (16:23-16:27 | Charles Matheus) • “Testosterone is not a dominance chemical. That's the main problem with that biological explanation. It is a fierceness chemical. But we can be fierce together, and we can be fierce authentically, and we can be fierce in community.” (30:36-30:53 | Charles Matheus) • “There's no equality on a ladder.” (32:32-32:33 | Charles Matheus) • “Let's be authentic, full and powerful in ways that don't take power away from other people.” (33:03-33:05 | Charles Matheus) • "The universe is expanding, we must too." (42:25-42:28 | Andy Grant) Links Connect with Charles Matheus: www.charlesmatheus.com Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Podcast production and show notes provided by HiveCast.fm
45:33
October 26, 2021
Building a Resilient Culture
“What is resiliency?” Andy Grant asks Resilient Culture Specialist, Jodi Woelkerling. Jodi is a coach and author who works with individuals and business leaders to help them build resilient cultures and individuals. In today’s episode, Jodi and Andy have a topical discussion about the importance of stress management and how it goes hand in hand with resilience training. Jodi explains her three-level process to helping her clients build resilience skills. She begins with level one, which highlights your body's natural reaction to stress, also known as fight or flight. Jodi explains the importance of recognition in this step, specifically through diverting your body away from physiological responses. She then explains level two: staying in a state of calm. Instead of being constantly on edge, Jodi encourages clients to practice staying in a state of calmness to prevent stressful outbursts. Lastly, Jodi dives into level three, which is recognizing that 95% of our behavior stems from the subconscious mind and we must dig into our traumas to reach full resilience. Tune into this week's episode of Real Men Feel for a conversation with Jodi Woelkerling about welcoming resilience into our lives. Learn about the differences between how men and women deal with stress, how resilience has shown its face in the pandemic in both negative and positive ways, and what the actual definition of resilience really is! Quotes • “The starting point is always recognizing in yourself when you are being affected by stress.” (7:55-8:02) • “In terms of lifestyle, the three basics are sleep, diet and exercise….People really underestimate the effects of those on our ability to deal with the stressors in our life.”  (13:22-13:28) • “Find ways that you can process and move through [a negative emotion] rather than suppressing it, so that it doesn’t become blocked in you and it doesn’t become an underlying bubbling away under the surface.” (14:45-15:04) • “95% of our behavior is from the subconscious mind.” (17:15-17:20) • “There might have been a message that people picked up when they were a child that said ‘If I ask for help, it shows I'm weak.’ This is a common one that men experience.” (19:35-19:55) • “From a cultural perspective, resilience is norms and leadership.” (26:55-27:01) • “Some people are triggered more than others by stressors because of underlying beliefs and perceptions.” (28:58-29:05) • “When I am working with foundations and leaders, the first step is always developing their own resilience.” (30:30-30:35) Links Connect with Jodi Woelkerling: Website | www.jodiwoelkerling.com LinkedIn | https://www.linkedin.com/in/resilient-culture-consultant/ Youtube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCK33Zq1qaMAjqzVhgXiKORQ Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/JodiWoelkerlingEnterprises Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Podcast production and show notes provided by HiveCast.fm
38:10
October 19, 2021
Men Connecting With Men
“Men are fixers. We think we need to know how to fix everything. I tell the men pretty much every week that we are not here to fix each other,” explains Alan Cantor, Spiritual Guide, Transformational Coach, and Founder of The Surround Men’s Group. Alan Cantor has dedicated his life to creating a vision for children to live in a better world, and that starts with men. He believes there are three core concepts to improving a man’s life – connection, trust and listening. Alan opens up about his father dying when he was young and the effect it had on his understanding of manliness. Alan’s father was in many fraternal groups and seeing his father so passionate about connecting with other men made Alan want to connect on that same level. Alan looks at the wisdom his father gave him before passing as a gift that allows him to communicate, listen and understand men effectively. Now, Alan runs a very successful men’s group, The Surround, where men come together to better each other and themselves by listening, connecting and trusting one another. Tune into this week's episode of Real Men Feel for a conversation with Alan Cantor about embracing the positives of being a man. Learn what is appropriate to say to younger boys about manliness, how to accept that your emotions make you stronger, and how to take opportunities to become a better man. Plus, check out Alan’s recommended video The Nail in your Forehead linked below! Quotes • “We are all interconnected.” (12:56-12:59) • “It’s really one energy that we are representing and living out.” (13:15-13:18) • “Fear is the basic emotion of men, the basic feeling. It’s where men drive their lives from.” (16:47-16:54) • “The most terrible words you can say to a boy is, ‘Be a man.’” (18:07-18:12) • “We don’t just walk up to another man and go, ‘Hey! Let me tell you about my marriage.’” (23:05-23:12) • “Men are fixers. We think we need to know how to fix everything. I tell the men pretty much every week that we are not here to fix each other. There is no way we can fix each other. I am not qualified to fix anybody. You’re not qualified. We just cannot do it.” (23:30-23:50) • “Commitment before ego.” (27:00-27:04) • “We who lead men, it's on us to get what we need from other men.” (32:15-32:20) Links Connect with Alan Cantor: Website | thesurround.org Email | alancontr@gmail.com Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/TheSurround/ Check out Alan’s video recommendation: The Nail in Your Forehead | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4EDhdAHrOg Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Episode 258, October 12, 2021 Support this podcast → https://anchor.fm/realmenfeel/support Book a call with Andy → https://theandygrant.com/talk #RealMenFeel realmenfeel.org YouTube | Real Men Feel Podcast production and show notes provided by HiveCast.fm
35:01
October 12, 2021
Positive Change in a Socially Distant World
“Change is a good thing,” says Rick Ornelas, Positive Change Expert, Author and Founder of I Spark Change. On this episode of Real Men Feel, guest Rick Ornelas explains the importance of maintaining a positive attitude, looking at life with a glass-half-full mentality, and acknowledging that change is not always a negative thing. Rick introduces the positive mindset of learning to adapt, grow and overcome obstacles, even if they are uncontrollables. He preaches about the insignificance of “being right” if it means sacrificing your happiness and the happiness of those around you. Rick also opens up about the inspiration behind his book 12 hours of Heaven, in which he tells the story of a terrifying car accident and the touching miracle that accompanied it. Tune into this week's episode of Real Men Feel for a conversation with Rick Ornelas about embracing positive change. Learn about the importance of allowing change into your life, accepting your emotional side and the balance between being right and being happy. Plus, check out Rick Ornelas’s book 12 Hours of Heaven linked below! Quotes • “We learn to adapt. We learn to become better in many situations. We learn to grow and overcome obstacles. Change is a good thing.” (03:56-04:09 | Rick Ornelas) • “We are designed to respond to negative stimulus far quicker than to positive stimulus.” (07:40-07:50 | Rick Ornelas) • “If [life] was flat, it’d be boring. Like, who wants to go on a flat rollercoaster? It’d be so slow and there wouldn’t be any excitement.” (17:06-17:15) | Rick Ornelas) • “All men were wearing the thickest, fakest mask long before the pandemic.” (28:45-29:55 | Andy Grant) • “There are people that are working to make the world better.” (39:08-39:11 | Rick Ornelas) • “Men can be vulnerable and they can be authentic”. (46:00-46:05 | Rick Ornelas) Connect with Rick Ornelas: Website: https://isparkchange.com/ Check out Rick's book, 12 Hours of Heaven: Lessons for a Better World https://amzn.to/3FkbVBN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/isparkchange/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/i_spark_change/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/isparkchange/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVxszC0wtIG4XxUOiFrHUqQ Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Podcast production and show notes provided by HiveCast.fm
53:05
October 05, 2021
Navigating The Messy World of Dating
“The truth is a lot of people just need to be heard,” says Kimberly Hill, Dating and Relationship Coach. Kimberly explains her not-so direct path to her current position. She started out her career overseas in the world of finance and was one of two women on a floor of 100 men. Kimberly explains how being around men, observing their lives and being their point person with relationship and life issues introduced her to her current career path. Kimberly describes the complex emotions that men often grapple with when dating and explains the two relationship coaching styles that she uses with men who are looking for support. Kimberly also opens up about her past with male partners and how patience, affirmations and allowing for vulnerability are extremely important when it comes to maintaining a healthy relationship, especially with a male partner. Tune into this week's episode of Real Men Feel for a conversation with Kimberly Hill about listening to your male partner's needs. Learn about the importance of embracing your authentic self, how to overcome an anxious attachment style in relationships, and why the word “soulmate” might prevent someone from knowing if their partner is actually right for them. Quotes • “The truth is a lot of people just need to be heard.” (6:55-6:57) • “I believe that everybody wants to feel loved and connected.” (7:38-7:43) • “What is authenticity to you and why does it matter in dating?” “What is it to me? It's not supposed to be complicated. It’s just being yourself. If there is something you like or don't like, it’s being brave enough to share that, even if it goes against the crowd. And that leads into vulnerability. Vulnerability isn't just about sharing your emotions. Vulnerability is also walking up to a woman and asking her out knowing you could be rejected. Vulnerability is also disagreeing with your partner. Vulnerability means so many things, so it’s essential that not only are you being yourself, but you are acting yourself too and I think that’s where vulnerability comes in.” (14:05- 14:52) • “Learning to be yourself and be okay with it is what's gonna get you success and the right relationship.” (15:20-15:26) • “I wish more men knew they were awesome and they should really value themselves!” (35:54-36:00) Links Connect with Kimberly Hill: http://www.kimberlyninahill.com/ https://instagram.com/kimberlyninahill Download the Dating Handbook For Men and get access to Kimberly’s best dating secrets:  https://kimberlyninahill.kartra.com/page/datewithconfidence Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Podcast production and show notes provided by HiveCast.fm
44:05
September 28, 2021
Regular Guy Chat with Billy
“Value family over everything, over everything,” says Billy Potter, the Zen Plumber. On today’s episode, host Andy Grant and special guest Billy dive into the intricacies of families and how unconditional love trumps all. They dive deep on the many ways a father’s role during childhood can dramatically impact our perception of the world. Billy opens up about his father’s drug problems and how substance abuse may test a family, but does not prevent them from coming out stronger in the end. He explains that the strongest and toughest men will always maintain a soft spot for their children, which he relates to today, having three children of his own. Billy shares the most important lessons he has learned from his father and how he has grown as a person because of them. He now refers to his father as the best man he has ever known. Tune into this week's episode of Real Men Feel for a conversation with Billy Potter about seeing the best in your father, understanding the importance of feeling safe and loved in your family unit, and why valuing family over everything is the motto so many people live by. Quotes • “People are more valuable than stuff and things.” (4:10-4:13) • “Are there some specific things you can name that you learned from your father?” “To value family over everything, over everything, you know, money and stuff and that kind of junk. When I say family, there are many friends that are right in that circle I'd drop anything for.” (12:59-13:24) • “My dad, for the tough guy that he was, he hugged us all the time.” (20:55-20:58) • “It was true unconditional love going both ways.” (21:45-21:50) • “We were drowned in Disney movies, my dad was a fanatic. Pollyanna is an old classic Disney, if you've ever seen it. I mean it's an old one. Before my time even, I think. But I remember watching that time and time again, and maybe the whole positive thing comes from… There is a thing called the Glad Game in that movie. Alright, and whenever things are bad, you just gotta find a reason, gotta find the good in it. You gotta find a reason to be glad you are in whatever situation you are in. And I always think of that whenever… Cuz people say that to me all the time.” (23:20-24:03) • “I wish more men knew that there was more value in them than just working.” (35:43-35:46) Links Connect with Billy Potter: https://www.facebook.com/billy.potter.33671 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Podcast production and show notes provided by HiveCast.fm
45:18
September 21, 2021
Ensuring Men Have a Voice
“I think the really beautiful thing about me partnering in these groups of men is for them to see what a healthy role model is for dialogue with a woman.” Elysia Jane Buss is a coach, speaker, equine connector, massage therapist, and men's group facilitator. We discuss her passion of advocating for men's rights. Episode 254, Aug 31, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Elysia: Website: GlobalEquineAffiliates.com Instagram: Elysiabuss Facebook: Facebook.com/Elysia.Buss Facebook Men’s Group: Facebook.com/groups/Globalresourcesformen Facebook Women’s Group: Facebook.com/groups/Phoenixrisingwomensgroup
43:48
August 31, 2021
The Importance of Listening to Your Dog
“There's something greater out there that we can’t comprehend that is helping guide us and I think certain animals are brought to certain people for certain reasons.” Michael Overlie is an energy healer, life-purpose coach, and dog fanatic. Michael's purpose is to help men awaken to their path by letting their dogs lead. We discuss how men can live a fulfilled life. Episode 253, Aug 24, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Michael Overlie: Website | DogsandMen.com
35:18
August 24, 2021
Men's Code + Women's Code = New Business Code
“What we assume that ‘all’ men are this and ‘all’ women are that, is not true.” Beate Chelette is an author, speaker, and Growth Architect who joins us to discuss the men’s code in business, the women’s code, and the need to bring them together. Episode 252, Aug 17, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Beate Chelette: Website | BeateChelette.com LinkedIn |  Linkedin.com/in/beatechelette Twitter |  Twitter.com/BeateChelette Facebook | Facebook.com/GrowthArchitecture Womens Code Website | TheWomensCode.com
47:07
August 17, 2021
The Power of Traumatic Stories
“I’ve always had this thirst for understanding more, instead of going out to play I’d rather read a book.” Nathaniel Brown is a speaker, coach, author, and survivor of childhood sexual abuse who believes we can all learn to "re-see" our traumatic experiences with a new perspective, allowing us to engage with life differently. When you change your perspective, you change your story, and you change your life. Episode 251, Aug 10, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Nathaniel Brown: Website: Theperspectivecoach.us Instagram: TheRealNathanielBrown LinkedIn: ThePerspectiveCoach Facebook:  ThePerspectiveCoach
48:27
August 10, 2021
Regular Guy Chat with Tony
“Telling myself I’m a good guy is probably the hardest thing I’ve had to do.” Tony Novello is an artist who makes things, from slate mountainscapes to fused glass wind chimes. He joins us to speak about his mission to serve others and help mend the fabric of the world. When he's not doing art, he serves as an Air Force senior consultant and servant-leader for the Department of Defense. Episode 250, Aug 3, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Tony Novello: Facebook | Tony.Novello.963
37:11
August 03, 2021
Listening To Your Calling
“By living in purpose, we fulfill something greater.”  Demetri Albizu is a husband, dad, entrepreneur, and a higher-level initiate of the Modern Mystery School who is focused on knowing himself and creating a better world. We discuss the importance of hearing and taking action on your calling.  Episode 249, July 27, 2021  Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant  Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info!  Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related!  YouTube | Real Men Feel  Connect with Demetri Albizu:  Facebook | Demetri Albizu  Instagram | @demetri.albizu
29:42
July 27, 2021
Men Supporting Men
“Men's groups are an amazing forum and vehicle to train us in how to communicate with others.” Brett Churnin is an Australian dad, husband, and passionate champion of men’s well-being and the potential for men to support each other in a safe and constructive space. He started his first Men’s Group in 2005, a group that still runs today and inspired him to create the free Men’s Group Field Guide in 2011. We talk about the power of being witnessed, the benefits of authentically sharing, and ways for you to get involved today! Episode 248, July 20, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Brett Churnin: Website | MensGroup.info - Get involved, access the “Men’s Group Field Guide”, and more! Facebook Group | Men’s Group Find a Local Men’s Group | MensGroupDirectory.com
39:01
July 20, 2021
Challenging Masculine Stereotypes
“A man recognizes the reality of the situation and finds a way to powerfully move through it.” Adam Hommey is a speaker, author, consultant and podcaster who helps people grow their businesses at the junction of brilliance and passions. He joins us to discuss how to find your own empowering version of manhood, why challenging questions are the antidote to conflict, and how a willingness to be wrong leads to growth. Episode 247, July 13, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Adam Hommey: Book | TheGroundhogBook.com Website | AdamHommey.com Facebook Group | Everything Podcasting
35:12
July 13, 2021
The Impact of a Sociopath
“Every mistake is recoverable, as long as you’ve got breath you’ve got a chance.” Mike Shereck returns to the show to share a story of forbidden love and sociopathic dysfunction. As an executive coach, speaker, and author, Mike holds potent wisdom for men seeking to understand women and find harmony with the feminine. We examine his long-lasting relationship with a sociopath, share wisdom around love, and bust the victimhood narrative. Episode 246, July 6, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect With Mike Shereck: Book | “Manhood Manifesto” - Pre-order now! Website | MikeShereck.com LinkedIn | Mike Shereck, PCC Email | MikeShereck@gmail.com
32:45
July 06, 2021
Women Can Stop Being Abusive
“In order to forgive myself, I had to actually trust myself that I had changed.” Entrepreneur, coach, author, and advocate for a violence-free world, Andrea J. Lee, shares how she stopped perpetuating abusive cycles. We talk about the power of forgiveness, the importance of authentic communication, and examine the causes of abuse. Episode 245, June 29, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Andrea J. Lee: Website | AndreaJLee.com - for her books, writing, coaching info! Instagram | @andrea_jennifer_lee
39:34
June 29, 2021
Breaking Addictive Cycles
“I can embrace the fact that this sucks, because I know that I'm going to be better.”   Author, business owner, and podcast host, Justin Long, shares his roadmap for breaking free of unconscious behavioral patterns and addictions. We discuss the issues with modern masculinity, methods to help handle heavy emotions, and the key mindsets that will lead to sustainable fulfillment.   Episode 244, June 22, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Justin: Website | jboydlong.com - for all his content! Check out his book at https://amzn.to/2SMIiWo
49:12
June 22, 2021
Creating Sexual Intimacy
“I want men to understand what it takes to have a connected, fulfilling, and heartfelt sexual experience.” Speaker, author, podcaster, and coach, Leah Carey, joins us for an open exploration of sexuality, intimacy, and the questions men most often ask her about sex. Episode 243, June 15, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Leah Carey: Website | 3 Intimacy Coaching Spots for Real Men Feel Listeners! Instagram | @goodgirlstalk
49:06
June 15, 2021
Moving Through Fear
“How much permission are you going to give yourself to actually go after what you really want?” Michael Challenger is a coach, motivational speaker, best-selling author, and award-winning filmmaker on a mission to help men take charge of their lives. In today’s episode, Michael shares inspiring wisdom around cultivating courage, celebrating challenge, and transcending fear. Episode 242, June 8, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Michael Challenger: Instagram | @michael.challenger Website | MichaelChallenger.com - Download his free mini success work book!
44:33
June 08, 2021
Discover Ancient Spiritual Technologies
“If we're able to consciously pay attention to our breath we can remain in a state of ease, flow, and health.” Nate Zeleznick is the founder and CEO of Vibravision®️, the only licensed academy in North or South America authorized to teach the Merpati Putih martial arts, breathwork, health, meditation, and sensory expansion system from the royal family of Java, Indonesia. Episode 241, June 1, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Nate Zeleznick: Website | Vibravision.com - In-person events in Utah or join the online course! Linktree | For the full set of links to all social media accounts!
46:57
June 01, 2021
Orthorexia: When Trying To Be Healthy Becomes Unhealthy
“Instead of feeling insecure, I felt self-compassion and that’s when everything changed.” Jason Wood is turning his own battle with orthorexia, anxiety, and OCD into a mission to raise awareness and confront the stigmas and stereotypes that exist around men and mental health. Episode 240, May 25, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel How to Connect with Jason: Website | OrthorexiaBites.com Facebook | Orthorexia Bites Instagram | @orthorexiabites Twitter | @OrthorexiaB
39:48
May 25, 2021
Unleash Your Conscious Cock
“Conscious cock is about embodying our sexual power and masculinity in a positive way.” Sex educator, couples counselor & author, Kristopher Lovestone, joins us for a straightforward exploration of sexuality, relationships, understanding women, and much more. Episode 239, May 18, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Kristopher Lovestone: Website | ConsciousCock.com - Free resources including audio recordings and worksheets! Book | “Conscious Cock: The Empowered Sexuality Manual For Men” Kristopher recommends the audiobook but it’s also available in print!
43:10
May 18, 2021
How Men Must Lead
“We’re all responsible for leading our own lives.” Mike Shereck is an executive coach, speaker, and author of the upcoming book, "Manhood Manifesto: How Men Must Lead at Home, at Work, and In the Public Sphere". We discuss the keys to authentic leadership, including why there is freedom in responsibility, how to utilize men’s natural competitiveness, and why enrollment is critical to success. Episode 238, May 11, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Mike Shereck: Website | rideoyl.com - Find out how to work with Mike! Email | mikeshereck@gmail.com LinkedIn | Mike Shereck, PCC Pre-order The Book | Manhood Manifesto: How Men Must Lead at Home, at Work, and In the Public Sphere
35:33
May 11, 2021
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00:34
May 08, 2021
Creating Wealth On Any Income
“Treat yourself like you deserve to own the money you’re earning.” Rennie Gabriel is an author, speaker, master financial coach, and founder of Wealth On Any Income. Rennie is out to get more people on the path to wealth, while saving the lives of dogs and veterans along the way. Episode 237, May 4, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Rennie Gabriel: WealthOnAnyIncome.com | Watch his TEDx presentation, get his “Road Map to Complete Financial Choice”, and listen to his podcast! Shelter to Soldier | A charitable organization providing veterans with rescued support dogs.
36:08
May 04, 2021
Your Sensitivity is a Gift
“If you allow life, you can actually feel emotion and nothing gets stuck within you.” Author, entrepreneur, and change manager, Thomas Anderson, joins us to share the benefits of vulnerability and sensitivity. These characteristics are often perceived as a weakness, but we bust that myth today. We also discuss why material possessions won’t lead to happiness, how fear reduces choice, and what emotional mastery looks like. Episode 236, April 27, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Thomas Anderson: Book | The Vulnerable Man: Break your patterns. Master your emotions. Reclaim your life. Website | ThomasAnderson.se Instagram | @thomasanderson.se Facebook | Thomas Anderson - Author, life coach & inspirational speaker LinkedIn | Thomas Anderson
46:39
April 27, 2021
The 3 Pillars of Masculinity
“The success or failure of my story is only equal to the level of impact that it has on other people.” Masculinity coach, marketing expert, and former Division I football player, Kyree Oliver, joins us to share his 3 pillars of masculinity. Kyree interviewed thousands of people from all walks of life, and delivers his findings with us today. He also reveals how he discovered his passion for service, why there is safety in authenticity, and how an unbalanced man can reach equilibrium. Episode 235, April 20, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Kyree Oliver: Instagram | @kyree Facebook | Kyree Oliver
37:04
April 20, 2021
Release Stress and Welcome Flow
“The art of happiness is in the pause.” Intuitive coach and author, Marla Williams, shares her method for preventing burnout. Stress and tension are slow, silent killers that destroy wellbeing if continually suppressed. Marla knows this pattern firsthand and offers transformative practices, mindsets, and an energy healing to assist us in ending our addiction to hyperactivity. Episode 234, April 13, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Marla Williams: Website | MarlaWilliams.net - find info on her Burnout Prevention Formula course, private coaching info, book links, and free resources!
39:05
April 13, 2021
Transcend Your Trauma
“If you are blaming other people for your calamities, chances are, there’s some underlying trauma that you're just not willing to look at.” New York Times best-selling author, speaker, filmmaker, and co-founder of whole.tv, Pedram Shojai, joins us to discuss trauma. He masterfully explains how unexamined trauma will control our lives and offers a detailed, practical plan for healing. We also cover why men are so resistant to self-care, how to increase our emotional resiliency, and why service is the primary pathway to joy. Episode 233, April 6, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related! YouTube | Real Men Feel Connect with Pedram Shojai: Check out whole.tv for Pedram’s film and TV content and TheUrbanMonk.com for books and personal development content! You can find Pedram on LinkedIn, Instagram, and Medium!
36:43
April 06, 2021
Emotional Freedom Through Creative Expression
“Underneath all that perfectionism and judgment, is the emotion you are not feeling.” Artist, author, and coach Sheila Darcey joins us to discuss using art to heal and transform our lives. She shares her wisdom around emotional expression, including how to use the shadow for growth, why suppression will always backfire, and how to overcome subconscious self-sabotaging tendencies.  Episode 232, March 30, 2021  Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast:  Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant  Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info!  Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related!  YouTube | Real Men Feel  Connect with Sheila Darcey:  Website | sketchpoetic.com  Pre-order Sheila’s book | Sketch by Sketch: The Creative Path to Emotional Healing and Transformation  Instagram |  @sketchpoetic   Facebook | @sketchpoetic   Twitter | @sheiladarcey 
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March 30, 2021
Dropping The Armor in Your 30's
“Life’s too short to not go after the things that make us truly happy.”  Men’s coach, Joe Bernstein, discusses the concrete benefits of authentic and vulnerable living. We also cover why you should embrace the “Jesus Age”, how to live with an open heart, and why playing it safe will ensure an unfulfilled life.  Episode 231, March 23, 2021  Highlights: (1:40) How do you become aware of what armor you are wearing?  (2:00) How armor blocks our emotions and numbs sensitivities.  (6:20) What are the distinct benefits to dropping our armor?  (6:35) How to take responsibility without shaming and blaming ourselves?  (8:00) Why are so many men unhappy and unexcited by life?  (10:45) Is vulnerability an under-utilized superpower?  (14:00) “Only the bravest of people can be vulnerable, it’s the opposite of weakness” - Andy.  (15:40) Why the biggest changes often begin with making small choices differently.  (16:00) What is the “Jesus Age” and how can you use it to your advantage?  (17:10) Why it’s easier to transform your life in your 20s and 30s.  (17:30) “Get a clear head, open heart, and solid gut… and align those three” - Joe Bernstein.  (20:30) Why do so many men have a distorted view of masculinity?  (25:10) “The definition of masculinity that matters is yours - no matter what - and you can always change it” - Andy.  (25:35) Why wanting to change doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with the present.  (25:50) How to move from being a consumer to a creator.  (27:30) “If your life had no obstacles, you wouldn’t be here, there’d be no point” - Andy.  (28:00) How Joe has used pain and grief to gain a greater understanding of joy.  (31:45) What is an open-hearted badass?  (33:30) Why playing it safe will ensure an unfulfilled life.  (37:00) “You want to be around other people who are committed to choosing love over fear, courage over comfort” - Joe Bernstein.  Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast:  Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant  Personal Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info!  Podcast Website | realmenfeel.org for all things podcast related!  YouTube | Real Men Feel  Connect with Joe Bernstein: Drop the Armor Dojo | https://www.facebook.com/groups/DropTheArmorDojo  Website | https://www.joebernsteincoaching.com/  Instagram | @dropthearmorjoe  Linkedin | https://www.linkedin.com/in/joebernsteincepc/ 
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March 23, 2021
Regular Guy Chat with Sean
“Nobody talks to anybody as horribly as they talk to themselves, and until you’re aware of that you can’t change that”. Father of two, Sean, discusses finding himself after divorce and the benefits of the ManKind Project. He has made radical, life altering shifts by utilizing intentional men’s work, and shares his breakthroughs on transforming behavioral patterns and facing fear with an open heart.
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March 16, 2021
Why Unresolved Trauma Perpetuates Toxicity
“Choose emotional sobriety and calm your inner a$$hole” As a coach, mother, and podcaster, Jennifer Lovely is the ideal guest for this conversation on raising conscious young men. Topics covered include how healthy emotional expression releases toxicity, why pain is part of finding joy, and how to find meaning in grief. #RealMenFeel Episode 229, March 9, 2021 Connect with Andy and the Real Men Feel Podcast: Instagram | @realmenfeelshow & @andy_grant Website | theandygrant.com for coaching, healing, and book info! Connect with Jennifer: Website | Jenniferlovelycoaching.com for coaching, podcast links, and more! Instagram | @jenniferllovely Facebook | Jennifer Lovely
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March 09, 2021
NLP Uses For Dating & Confidence With Women
“We have programs going on inside our head that dictate our behavior." Dating coach and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner, Mark Sing, joins us to share how guys can rewire their brains and thoughts to eliminate negativity, boost confidence and self-esteem and increase masculinity. #RealMenFeel Episode 228, March 2, 2021
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March 02, 2021
What Men Can Learn From Elephants
"There are so many amazing parallels between male elephant society and male humans." Scientist, author, and storyteller, Dr. Caitlin O'Connell, joins us to discuss male elephant society and what humans can learn about rituals from animals with lessons learned from her new book Wild Rituals. #RealMenFeel Episode 227, February 23, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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February 23, 2021
The Abuse of Men By Women
"Abuse isn't always just one direction with a man being mean and a woman being victimized." Counselor, coach, and author, Ann Silvers, joins us to shine some light on the rarely discussed relationships which involve women abusing men. Domestic violence and emotional abuse don't care about gender. #RealMenFeel Episode 226, February 16, 2021
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February 16, 2021
Regular Guy Chat With Rob
"It is not a feminine thing to display feminine energy. You need those qualities like compassion and empathy."Co-host of The Psyche-Delic Podcast, Rob Trimpert, stops by to discuss how men's expectations in relationships and marriage neglect their true emotions and activate the pain-body. #RealMenFeel Episode 225, February 9, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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February 09, 2021
What's Wrong With Being A Nice Guy?
"If I'm a nice guy, then everyone will like me and love me." Dr. Robert Glover, the author of No More Mr. Nice Guy, joins us to discuss nice guy syndrome, covert contracts, relationships, and boundaries. Plus, he’ll answer questions I’ve received from men who’ve read the book. #RealMenFeel Episode 224, February 2, 2021
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February 02, 2021
Everything You Never Learned About Sex
"How you do sex is how you do anything." Author, mentor, and speaker, Michael McPherson is on a mission to powerfully upgrade men and women’s relationship to sex, especially millennials. We explore topics of sex energy, sexual desire, masculine power, and sacred sexual union. #RealMenFeel Episode 223, January 26, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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January 26, 2021
Why Care About Purpose?
"Purpose is never done. It is always being done." Man has long sought meaning and purpose, but why? Aren't you already too busy to worry about that sort of stuff? Author, speaker, and coach, Dr. Ken Keis, joins us to discuss the importance of purpose for men. #RealMenFeel Episode 222, January 19, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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January 19, 2021
Dudes, We Need to Play
"Play is feeling curious about what is possible." Positive Play Coach, Jeff Harry, joins us to share how play can help men tap back into their emotions and embrace both their masculine and feminine power. Too many men see play as silly and unproductive, but it's just what they need. #RealMenFeel Episode 221, January 12, 2021 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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January 12, 2021
What Is Success For A Man?
"Maybe the results in my life are because of me." Joseph DiRoma is a Newfield Certified Coach trained in ontology, somatic dispositions, and emotional intelligence, who specializes in personal development and leadership. He’s bringing The Successful Male movement to the United States to awaken as many men as possible. #RealMenFeel Episode 220, January 5, 2021.  Brought to you by http://mensgroup.com/rmf See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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January 05, 2021
Mental Health & Emotional Freedom
"I thought I could think my way out of any problem." Mental health advocate, Martin Fretwell, join us to share his journey through depression, erectile dysfunction, and how he uses that to fuel his service to other men with his Men’s Mental Health Virtual Summit. #RealMenFeel Episode 219, December 22, 2020. Brought to you by http://mensgroup.com/rmf See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43:59
December 22, 2020
Once a Cheater, Always a Cheater?
"Anything that diminishes your role in the relationship is infidelity." 40% of divorces report cheating as a primary reason for the relationship ending. How can you move on when the one person you love cheated on you with someone else? Is that even possible after the trust between you is broken? Marriage coach and author Mike Darcey says it is. Join us for an open discussion on infidelity and how to make your next relationship your best relationship. #RealMenFeel Episode 218, December 15, 2020. Brought to you by http://mensgroup.com/rmf See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47:29
December 15, 2020
How Gender Issues Can Screw Us Up
"How should I behave in order to get treated the way I want to be treated?" Coach and writer, MaLe Corona, shares how growing up in a traditional Mexican family with a submissive mother and a dominating father affected her and her vow not to be either of them. #RealMenFeel Episode 217, December 8, 2020  Brought to you by http://mensgroup.com/rmf See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
53:16
December 08, 2020
Is There A Place For Emotions In Business?
"Storytelling triggers every part of the brain. We remember stories." Online video storyteller, Ian Garlic, encourages businesses to be emotionally attached to their customers. He is a personal development veteran and loves bringing his emotional side to his work and using the power of stories. #RealMenFeel Episode 215, December 1, 2020  Brought to you by http://mensgroup.com/rmf See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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December 01, 2020
Lessons Learned from Near-Death Experiences
Author, coach, and resiliency expert, Erez Avramov, talks about the life lessons he's learned from three near-death experiences. Plus, the importance of goals, seeing the gifts in our challenges, and the gap between the medical system and what men really need. #RealMenFeel Episode 214, November 24, 2020  Brought to you by http://mensgroup.com/rmf See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48:32
November 24, 2020
International Men's Day
"There seems to be a lot of silence around gender discrimination towards men." Dannie Snyder is an interdisciplinary artivist (artist + activist), educator, and a world traveler. She joins us to discuss International Men’s Day as an opportunity for feminists to engage in positive dialogue with men on the “crisis of masculinity.” #RealMenFeel Episode 213, November 19, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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November 19, 2020
Confessions of a Sensitive Man
"Allow the free expression of the emotion that's within you." Author and Highly Sensitive Person, William Allen, discusses the challenges and gifts of sensitive men. Sensitive men are often told they aren't masculine enough because they feel, sense, and experience a fuller range of emotions. #RealMenFeel Episode 212, November 17, 2020  Brought to you by http://mensgroup.com/rmf See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47:38
November 17, 2020
The Global Community of Evryman
"The conduit for connection is vulnerability." Owen Marcus, a co-founder of Evryman, joins us to discuss how men can create a happier, more connected world by using emotions and physiology as tools to create fulfilling relationships and purposeful lives. #RealMenFeel Episode 211, November 10, 2020  Brought to you by http://mensgroup.com/rmf See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49:06
November 10, 2020
Is Happiness A Choice?
"Many of us don't know what happiness truly is." Happiness consultant, Kris Ali, knows that the ultimate state of being is joy. He joins us to discuss what holds us back from choosing to be happy and how we can boost our happiness set point. #RealMenFeel Episode 210, November 3, 2020 Brought to you by http://mensgroup.com/rmf See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
44:10
November 03, 2020
The Alcoholic Brain
"The problem is not our drinking, it is our thinking."Dr. Robb Kelly, Ph.D., is a world-renowned addiction expert who believes in treating the problem, not the symptoms. He has overcome homelessness, alcohol dependency, trauma, and a whirlwind of events to be the “Gordon Ramsay” of the addiction treatment world. #RealMenFeel brought to you by https://mensgroup.com/rmf Episode 209, October 27, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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October 27, 2020
The Pain and Shame of Suicide Loss
"People don't reach out to get help because they are afraid to be judged and afraid to open up, especially men." Retired PA State Trooper, author, and suicide prevention advocate, Govan Martin, joins us to share his experience related to loss and stigma regarding suicide and what can help more men choose life. #RealMenFeel Sponsored by https://mensgroup.com/rmf Episode 208, October 20, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:12:27
October 20, 2020
The Evolution of A Man
"It all comes down to love. For a long time, I didn't know how to love." Coach, trainer, and speaker, Bob Minhas, joins us to discuss losing your identity and redefining masculinity in the aftermath of divorce and business loss. #RealMenFeel Episode 207, October 13, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:05:03
October 13, 2020
Guts, Grit & The Grind of Being a Man
"After losing a brother to suicide, I don't want anyone to die in isolation and despair." Psychologist, author, speaker, entrepreneur, and suicide loss survivor, Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas, joins us to discuss broadening the framework of suicide prevention and what we can all do to keep men alive. #RealMenFeel Episode 206, October 6, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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October 06, 2020
The Curiosity to Explore Masculinity
"We all want the same thing, and men experience the entire spectrum of feelings as much as women." Speaker, writer, and storyteller, Vika Viktoria, is insatiably curious about men. She joins us to discuss intersectional masculinity, what it means to be a man these days, and what success and freedom for a man look like. #RealMenFeel Episode 205, September 29, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:04:55
September 29, 2020
The Power of Men Helping Men
"We all have that same desire to feel connected, to be able to talk through things in our life."Founder and facilitator of MensGroup.com, Sean Galla, joins us to talk about the importance of male companionship and meaningful conversation. Men's groups save lives.#RealMenFeelEpisode 204, September 22, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:06:46
September 22, 2020
Is Weight Lifting a Waste of Time?
"Cardio is the worst approach to losing body fat."Scientist, inventor, and author of "Weight Lifting Is a Waste of Time: So Is Cardio, and There’s a Better Way to Have the Body You Want," Dr. John Jaquish visits to discuss his book, the science of variable resistance training, and the X3 Bar.#RealMenFeelEpisode 203, September 15, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:05:47
September 15, 2020
Moving Beyond Being Your Own Worst Enemy
"I could have easily been a hashtag."Author of My Own Worst Enemy: A Black Man's American Story, Ismael Brown, joins us to discuss emotions, pandemics, race, seeking help, and much more.#RealMenFeelEpisode 202, September 8, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
52:46
September 08, 2020
Integrity for Chameleons
Speaker, writer, entrepreneur and community builder, Raman Frey, visits to explore ideas of adaptive masculinity, identity, and more.#RealMenFeelEpisode 201, September 1, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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September 01, 2020
Making Peace With Porn
Mindfulness counselor, Matt Sinkovitz, joins us to discuss how to cultivate healthy masculinity and free ourselves from a compulsive relationship with porn.#RealMenFeelEpisode 200, August 25, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
51:44
August 25, 2020
What Can White People Do About Racism?
The liberation and humanity of white people is intimately connected to the liberation of people of color.The founder and CEO of Diversity Matters, Chris Miller, joins us to discuss the implications and costs of racism for white people and what they can do about it.#RealMenFeelEpisode 199, August 18, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:00:47
August 18, 2020
Behind The Scenes of Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment
The dangers of teachers and leaders who don't walk their talk.Investigate journalist, author, editor and podcaster, Matt Stroud, discusses his series on James Arthur Ray, Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment and Andy's part in it.#RealMenFeelEpisode 198, August 11, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:05:59
August 11, 2020
I've Sat With My Emotions; Now What?
"Where do you get your energy from?"Coach and author, Stephanie Thoma, joins us to share ways to decrease anxiety and demystify our feelings.#RealMenFeelEpisode 197, August 4, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
56:53
August 04, 2020
Overcoming Depression and Suicidal Thoughts
"I'd rather be angry and frustrated with God than without him."Husband, father, entrepreneur, and mindset coach, Lawrence Washington Jr, discusses his experience with mental health, optimism, loss, and faith.#RealMenFeelEpisode 196, July 28, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:06:13
July 28, 2020
The Courage To Be Yourself
"Have the courage to be you, but also invite others to join you."Martin Stark is a Courage Champion and an Inclusion Practitioner who through personal experience has learned the importance of believing in yourself and unapologetically being who you are. He is also out to make boxing the most inclusive sport in the world.#RealMenFeelEpisode 195, July 7, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
53:58
July 07, 2020
The Power of The Heart
"The bigger your heart is, the more expansion you can have."Martial artist, healer, and massage therapist, Akeem Sami, joins us to share how the power of our heart can supersede issues such as racism and manipulation. He'll also discuss the importance for men to connect to their feminine energy.#RealMenFeelEpisode 194, June 30, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:06:50
June 30, 2020
Laid Bare with Enton Barefoot
"I thought of going to get help, but then thought I'd feel worthless if I did."Enton Barefoot shares his inspiring story out of homelessness and addiction to show that something decent can come out of the depths of depravity. You can always start from now and make a brand new ending.#RealMenFeelEpisode 193, June 23, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
58:16
June 23, 2020
Life After COVID-19
"We need to tell each other how we are feeling."My returning guest today is a psychotherapist and author of 16 books who's been helping men and the women who love them for over 40 years, Jed Diamond. We discuss the big lessons of COVID-19 for all of us.#RealMenFeelEpisode 192, June 16, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:03:56
June 16, 2020
Finding Your Path
"Curiosity and willingness started opening doors."Author, healer, and podcaster, Kerri Hummingbird, joins us to discuss the urgency of taking the inner journey to uncover your purpose, and learning to trust in your divinity.#RealMenFeelEpisode 191, June 9, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:21:33
June 09, 2020
Coping With Life
"This world will hurt you enough."Entrepreneur, musician, suicide attempt survivor, and founder of CopeNotes.com, Johnny Crowder, joins us to share his journey and how's he serving people on theirs.Episode 190, June 2, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:00:13
June 02, 2020
WTF!?
"I feel helpless and I think that's probably one of the toughest emotions I'm feeling."Author and podcaster, Blake Johnson, of Diary of a Mad Black Man joins me to talk about racism; raw and unedited. Peace and healing will only come by us talking to each other.Episode 189, May 29, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:04:48
May 29, 2020
Walking Through The Fire
"Firewalking is about everything except walking on fire."Hypnotherapist, coach & master firewalk instructor, Barry Collins, joins us to discuss how firewalking is not about firewalking. It is a metaphor for all the changes and challenges we face in life. Listen in to discover how you might find that more is possible.Episode 188, May 26, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:05:42
May 26, 2020
Emotions and Sex
"Deep down, every human has feelings of inadequacy."Author and coach, AJ (Big Al) Alfaro, visits to discuss that many men attempt to divorce their emotions from sex, thinking that will improve their sex life. In actuality, integrating emotions and sex will lead to the best experience for you and your partner.Episode 187, May 19, 20209q3zdu4q See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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May 19, 2020
Men Fully Owning Their Power
"Every man has the potential to become a king. Unfortunately not all men willing to go to the length to develop what it takes."Artist and coach, Maeve Swan, joins us to discuss how men can own and best use their masculine energy to unleash the kings they were born to be.Episode 186, May 12, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
52:47
May 12, 2020
Being Black in America
"Everyday, I have to interact with people who want to kill me."An open discussion about race among three prior Real Men Feel guests, Al Flemming, Will Moore, and Dr. Lulu amid the aftermath of another killing of an unarmed black male in America, Ahmaud Arbery.Episode 185, May 9, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:07:22
May 09, 2020
Before I Leave You
"Only the pages knew my words, and only the words knew how I felt."Author, Robert Imbeault, shares his journey from childhood trauma to addiction and suicide attempts to living a life filled with gratitude as a loving husband and father.Episode 184, May 5, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:05:27
May 05, 2020
Famous Faces Decoded
"We are all emotional decision makers. We have to navigate them, recognize them, and respect them."Speaker, author, and emotions expert, Dan Hill PhD, visits to discuss emotional intelligence, facial coding, and the emotions that men display more often than women.Episode 183, April 28, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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April 28, 2020
The Proper Mindset to Succeed
"A lot of people are still run by their past experiences."Coach, Colin Dingelstad, knows how to set goals and achieve them, but it comes from years of study plus trial and error. Now he shares his best strategies for creating the ideal mindset for success.Episode 182, April 24, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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April 24, 2020
Call to Calm with Panache Desai
"Transformation doesn't happen at the level of the mind."Mentor, coach, bestselling author, and energetic catalyst, Panache Desai, discusses remaining calm in uncertain times, knowing that we are good enough, and experiencing our true nature. #RealMenFeelEpisode 181, April 21, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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April 22, 2020
Mindfulness & Yoga to Overcome Life's Challenges
"Awareness is the first foundational step, without that you've got nowhere to go."Author, Coach, and Marine Veteran, Rishi Eric Infanti, shares how practices of mindfulness and yoga have optimized his life and helped him overcome chronic illness. #RealMenFeelEpisode 180, April 14, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:00:39
April 14, 2020
Feeling Through the Pandemic
"If we don't come out of this as better people... I think we all failed."Kevin Fitzmaurice returns for an Easter special to discuss the emotions that can rise up in this time of fear and isolation, our resistance to feeling them, and how to dive in. We all have the opportunity to choose who we are going forward. What will you do with this gift of time? #RealMenFeelEpisode 179, April 12, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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April 12, 2020
The Depression Files
"There is a lot of power in sharing our stories and the more people share, the more likely others are to share and to reach out for help."Mental Health Advocate, Podcaster, NAMI Speaker, Blogger & Coach, Al Levin, stops by to talk about his experiences and podcast regarding depression.TRIGGER WARNING: Talk of suicidal thoughts and attempts.#RealMenFeelEpisode 178, April 7, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:00:35
April 07, 2020
Beyond Sobriety
"The addictive feeling to me, was not giving a crap about what other people thought."Coach, speaker, and recovering addict, Jacob Evans, talks about surviving and thriving at the epicenter of the opioid addictions crisis and how getting clean is only half the battle. #RealMenFeelEpisode 177, March 31, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:14:38
March 31, 2020
Thoughtful Entrepreneurship
"I had to realize I'm an entrepreneur, but that is only a small part of who I am."Coach and international businessman, Stu Minshew, joins us to talk about the mental health challenges that can hit entrepreneurs, including fear, anxiety, and burnout. #RealMenFeelEpisode 176, March 24, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
59:31
March 24, 2020
Mental Health & Humor During COVID-19
"I am the most positive suicidal person you will ever meet."Speaker, Writer, Comedian, Mental Illness Stigma Fighter, and someone at the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, Frank King, joins us for a very timely show. Frank discusses his adventures in the spotlight, being funny, being suicidal, and much more. #RealMenFeelEpisode 175, March 19, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:08:21
March 20, 2020
The Masculine in Relationship
"Most men's common responses are to withdraw and shut down, and worst of all, we get defensive."Coach and author, GS Youngblood, joins us to discuss men, women, relationships, and the keys to developing your masculine core. We explore what men do that leads to women feeling abandoned, how we can tame our anxiety, get in touch with our emotions and our masculine core. #RealMenFeelEpisode 174, March 17, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
57:03
March 17, 2020
The Art of Persuasion On Yourself
"You cannot stay the same and expect different results."Professional copywriter and expert on persuasion, Andrés Roaro, joins us to talk about the psychology of persuasion, especially how to persuade that most difficult person in your life - you. #RealMenFeelEpisode 173, March 10, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:02:44
March 11, 2020
Music, Masculinity, & Meaning
"We can be powerful guys and also very expressive with our emotions."Award-Winning Music Producer and Spiritual Guide, Philipp Schardt, joins us to discuss the power of sound to heal and re-write our inner scripts to live an authentic & sacred masculinity. #RealMenFeelEpisode 172, March 3, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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March 03, 2020
Regular Guy Chat with Kevin
"Getting things off your chest, releasing them, is so healthy."Kevin Fitzmaurice is an extraordinary regular guy who is out to inspire the world by sharing his life-long struggle with depression and anxiety. We discuss what strength, weakness, and breakdowns mean and how they can change depending on context. #RealMenFeelEpisode 171, February 25, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:04:37
February 25, 2020
Leadership Breakdown
"Conscious leadership is an unrelenting commitment to results and an unyielding regard for spirit."Executive Coach, Consultant, Speaker, and Author, Eric Kaufmann, joins us to discuss his new book, "Leadership Breakdown: The Symptoms, Solutions And Resources To Lead Beyond The Breakdown.” Eric has mentored hundreds of CEOs and high-powered executives to move through even the most catastrophic breakdowns with ease and grace, to reveal a vast well of greatness just hiding underneath, waiting to be unleashed. #RealMenFeelEpisode 170, February 18, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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February 18, 2020
Be the Man the World Needs
"We shame the feminine in other men, and most importantly within ourselves."Author of The Evolved Masculine, Destin Gerek, returns to the show to discuss his new book, masculinity, growth, fatherhood and more. Healthy masculinity requires balance with the feminine. #RealMenFeelEpisode 169, February 11, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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February 11, 2020
Being A Strong Man
"A strong man is confident in themselves and can deal with life's difficulties."Men’s Health & Performance Coach and podcaster, Anthony Treas, is on a mission to radically improve men's health and mental well-being. Men need to place more importance on their own health; physically, mentally, and spiritually. #RealMenFeelEpisode 168, February 4, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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February 04, 2020
Taking Personal Responsibility
"It is possible to move beyond the baggage, the hurt, and the tears."Author and speaker, Brad Richard, joins us to discuss co-dependency and lessons learned while living his autobiography, "Man at 50, a Journey of Crisis, Revelation and Survival!" #RealMenFeelEpisode 167, January 28, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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January 28, 2020
Real Men DO Feel!
"Men who are authentic are in touch with their feelings and not covering things up, hiding things, and pretending."Life, Business, and Recovery Coach, Vince Bellitto, joins us to discuss cutting the cord from a life of crime and violence, and recognizing the value of feeling. This is one of the most openly and deeply spiritual conversations we've had. #RealMenFeelEpisode 166, January 21, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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January 21, 2020
Healing The Inner Child
"When we really do the work and heal on the inside, then we can share."Healer, coach, and suicide attempt survivor, Jeffrey Saunders, stops by to discuss growth, healing, and service following trauma and depression. It is never too late to heal that scared little boy inside. #RealMenFeelEpisode 165, January 14, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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January 14, 2020
Eliminating Anxiety
"Anxiety is a liar. It's going to try to tell you things that are not true."Too many men with anxiety suffer in silence. There is no need to. Counselor, speaker, author, and neurotherapist, David Phelan, joins us to discuss mental and emotional wellness, the perils of anxiety, and how it can be resolved. #RealMenFeelEpisode 164, January 7, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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January 07, 2020
What's In A Name?
"As a man, whatever you do is what a 'real' man does."Andy Grant discusses the significance and meaning of "Real Men," as if any man can be anything but real.  #RealMenFeelEpisode 163, January 5, 2020 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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January 06, 2020
Regular Guy Chat with Tim
"Connecting with my kids in any way fuels me."Husband, father of two, and Chiropractor, Timothy Murzycki, joins us to discuss the importance and challenges of family and fatherhood. #RealMenFeelEpisode 162, December 17, 2019 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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December 17, 2019
What The Heck is Self-Love?
"For most men, that word - love - is foreign in their daily lives."Mid-life dating and relationship coach, speaker and author, Jonathon Aslay, joins us to discuss self-love; what it can do for us, how we might achieve it, and why so many men are resistant to it. Jonathon is the author of, "What The Heck Is Self-Love Anyway?" #RealMenFeelEpisode 161, December 10, 2019 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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December 10, 2019
Talking Modern Manhood with Cleo Stiller
"This is a crowdsourced document. This is what our country is saying about what a good man is today."Cleo Stiller, award winning journalist and author of, Modern Manhood: Conversations About The Complicated World of Being a Good Man Today, joins us to talk about…. you guessed it: Modern Manhood. #RealMenFeelEpisode 160, December 3, 2019 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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December 03, 2019
Ever Been Ashamed of Being a Man?
"Men do their part, but they don't do more than their part."Real estate developer and author, Alan Collenette, is passionate about helping men help women to thrive in business and life. #RealMenFeelEpisode 159, November 26, 2019 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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November 26, 2019
The Coolest Part about Trauma
"I was too afraid to share my emotions with anyone."Attorney and coach, Stephen Sainato, joins us to share his journey through trauma and addiction into freedom, as well as the importance of vulnerability and being willing to feel all of your emotions. #RealMenFeelEpisode 158, November 19, 2019 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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November 19, 2019
What's The Deal with Male Enhancement?
"The penis does not function well with negative emotions."Author and coach, AJ "Big Al" Alfaro, helps men in an area that they are often most uncomfortable seeking help; their penis. AJ joins us to share some of his 20 years of experience in male enhancement. #RealMenFeelEpisode 157, November 12, 2019 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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November 12, 2019
Regular Guy Chat with Anthony Long
"It is a gift to be dual in nature."Meditation teacher, carpenter and regular guy, Anthony Long, shares his thoughts on growth, learning, resistance, living in the post #metoo world, masculinity, and his experiences studying Kabbalah. #RealMenFeelEpisode 156, November 5, 2019 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
01:00:21
November 05, 2019
Real Men Feel Discuses the Movie: Joker
Andy Grant and Anthony Simeone talk about what the Joker says about men, mental illness, and more. Spoilers Galore - don't watch if you haven't seen it. #RealMenFeelEpisode 155, October 31, 2019 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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November 01, 2019
Men In Support of Breast Cancer
Leadership & Communications Consultant, Darren Horne, returns to Real Men Feel to share his experience through his ex-wife's battle with breast cancer. In the midst of a separation from his wife, Emily, she was diagnosed with a rare form of breast cancer.#RealMenFeelEpisode 154, October 29, 2019 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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October 29, 2019
Panel Discussion on Pharrell and New Masculinity
Five men gather to discuss Pharrell's interview in GQ magazine focusing on evolving masculinity. Is there a new masculinity? What does that mean about traditional masculinity? #RealMenFeelEpisode 153, October 22, 2019 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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October 22, 2019
Suicide Risk Factors with Dr. Lulu
Momatrician, Author, Speaker, and Activist, Dr. Lulu, joins us to talk about depression, suicide, stigma, and the challenges African American men and boys face. #RealMenFeelEpisode 152, October 15, 2019 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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October 15, 2019