Movember is aiming to reduce the rate of male suicide by 25% by 2030, and I want to help them get there. Help me stop men dying too young. This month I am “moving for Movember” by running 60k for 60 men who die of suicide every hour.
Mental Health conditions are often ignored by men, feelings shoved under the carpet. Men are taught from a young age that showing emotion is showing weakness and would rather die than admit they need help. As a woman, I do appreciate that society lately has equipped me with tools and opportunities to feel, to share. I know that when times are tough, I have an army of inspiring women behind me, and I have sought help from therapist, coaches and healers.
I want to use this month to raise awareness around mental health conditions in men. I want to find ways for the men in my life or in my friends’ lives to truly believe that it is OK to speak about their fears, to share and show their feelings, to be vulnerable and continuously work with themselves.
Men should have the opportunity to be emotional and sensitive just as much as women need the opportunity to be strong and fierce. And let’s face it, there is nothing more sexy than a man who owns his emotions, shows them, reveals his sensitivity, vulnerability and empathy, at the risk of being “judged” by a few men who are themselves just waiting for one to take the leap before themselves.
Day 1: Find out my motivation https://movember.com/m/copinemarvels
Day 2: Yin & Yang https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/02/yin-yang/
Day 3: The multiple facets of mental health https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/03/the-multiple-facets-of-mental-health/
Day 4: The black dog & it’s owners https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/04/the-black-dog-its-owners/
Day 5: Our 2nd Brain https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/05/our-second-brain/
Day 6: Who to talk to? https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/06/who-to-talk-to/
Day 7: From thoughts to words, talk those demons out. https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/07/from-thoughts-to-words/
Day 8: Depression, an Autumn ailment https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/08/depression-an-autumn-ailment/
Day 9: The power of Sleep with a big Z https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/10/the-power-of-sleep/
Day 10: The sweet salts https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/10/the-sweet-salts/
Day 11: Expectations are the source of our deception https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/11/expectations-are-the-source-of-our-deception/
Day 13: The light is in the tunnel https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/13/the-light-within-the-tunnel/
Day 14: Living seasonally https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/15/living-seasonally/
Day 15: Dark Winter Waters https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/15/the-dark-winter-waters/
Day 16: Movement https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/16/movement/
Day 17: Glass half full of worries https://thelittlemarvels.wordpress.com/2020/11/17/glass-half-full-of-worries/
Day 18: Gratitude https://thelittlemarvels.wordpress.com/2020/11/18/exercising-gratitude/?preview=true
Day 19: Letting go of my ego https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/19/let-go-of-my-ego/
Day 20: Helping our men https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/20/helping-our-men/
Day 21: The hole https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/21/the-hole/
Day 22: Honour the scared child who exists within you https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/22/honour-the-inner-child/
Day 23: SAD https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/24/sad/
Day 24: Downtime https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/24/downtime/
Day 25: Which Archetype are you? https://thelittlemarvels.com/2020/11/25/archetypes/
Day 26: Lemon morning rituals https://thelittlemarvels.wordpress.com/2020/11/27/lemon-rituals/?preview=true
Day 27: Yoga Nidra https://thelittlemarvels.wordpress.com/2020/11/28/yoga-nidra/?preview=true
Day 28: Morning Pages https://thelittlemarvels.wordpress.com/2020/11/30/morning-pages/?preview=true