Writers Who Save Lives: Helping Men, Women, and Children Survive and Thrive in the Post-Covid World
I started writing to make sense of my own life when it seemed like everything was going from bad to worse. It was 1979 and for me it was not a good year. My...

I started writing to make sense of my own life when it seemed like everything was going from bad to worse. It was 1979 and for me it was not a good year. My marriage had collapsed after ten years. The courts gave my ex-wife custody of our two children and now I was a part-time dad and felt like a failure full-time. I was angry, stressed and depressed and although I never seriously thought about killing myself, there were times when I just wanted to sleep forever and never wake up.

In my anguish and despair, I began to keep a journal. Friends told me that I should write a book, but I insisted that I was not a writer. Still, I knew I had to keep writing to save my own life. What started as a personal journal turned into a complete book, Inside Out: Become my own man. Psychologist Herb Goldberg, author of The dangers of being a man, said, "To me this is the best type of 'Men's Liberation' book - a personal, honest and expressive account of the inner life of a man in search and change."

Psychotherapist Natalie Rogers, author of Emerging woman, said: “We know that the personal is political - feminists have proven it - but few (if any) men have had the courage to be as vulnerable as Jed Diamond. Women and men will find this book provocative and enlightening.

The responses I received from the average person told me that my book has helped them. “Thank you, Dr Diamond,” wrote one woman. "Your book helped me understand my husband and I believe it made a difference and saved our marriage." A man wrote to me saying, “I was depressed, lonely and suicidal. Your book literally saved my life. "

I was moved and moved to know how powerful writing can be in helping people. I know that reading other people's books has helped me. I still remember reading Kay Redfield Jamison's book, A restless mind: memory of moods and madness. She shared her own challenges with depression and mania and helped me see that I was not alone. When I read her words describing her own depression, I collapsed and cried:

“You are irritable and paranoid and humorless and lifeless and critical and demanding and no assurance is ever enough. You are afraid, you are afraid, and you "are not at all like you but will be soon", but you know that you will not.

It was absolutely my own experience. His words offered hope. If she can get over that and write about it, maybe I can too.

Since writing Upside down, I wrote sixteen other books, including international bestsellers Looking for love in all the wrong places, male menopause, irritable man syndrome, and my most recent book, 12 rules for good men. I have also written over 1000 articles including: Why is my husband so angry?, The 5 stages of love and why too many stop at stage 3, and The only thing men want more than sex.

Like many writers, including my fellow writers who appear on The Good Men project, Way, and The Huffington Post, my writing is all over the web. I didn't even know where all my articles had been posted until I joined Authory. It's a wonderful site where readers can easily find all the articles that a favorite author has written and get notified when a new article is published. I found out that my articles had been published in over fifty places, websites that I didn't even know had published one of my articles.

Now you can easily find all of my articles and read everything I have written about men, women, sex and love, as well as articles on how to survive and thrive in these tough times. Just look at my author's page on Authory. It's free and easy.

If you are a writer who wants to make it easy for your readers to find all of your work, you can join Authory free for one month. It's easy to get started. You just let them know where your work appears. They search for sites where you have one per line and within 48 hours you can see all of your articles in one place.

But that's just the start of what you get. Authory helps you take control of your articles, build your own audience, and advance your career no matter where you post. In a world where you never know when a website might go down, Authory automatically backs up all of your articles.

It also allows you to turn your readers into subscribers. I love Authory because it makes it easy for my readers to find me, discover new articles, and read the ones they want right away. And here is a really useful feature of Authory. They let me know how my posts are going on social media. I can quickly see which articles are widely shared.

For example, I just read my article, "The One Thing Men Want More than Sex". I found it had been shared on Facebook over 120,000 times. This is clearly my most popular, most read, and most widely shared article. And Authory gives me the data to prove it.

One last feature that I love is that I can create collections of articles on various topics. I have created collections of the different places where my articles appear. I have created other collections based on topics such as Male anger, stages of love, how to survive in the post-Covid world. I can share them with my readers or keep them private so that I can organize my writing and create new ebooks and articles.

Bottom Line: Authory is a great resource for readers and writers.

If you are a writer and want to check out Authory, you can do so here. If you want to visit my home site, it's www.MenAlive.com.


About six months before I turned 50, a friend tried to convince me to enter a physique contest. He had just turned 40, and was thrilled to be in the over-40 category because there were fewer guys for him to compete against. He said to me, “Kirk, you can win the over-50 category. There are only a few guys who enter. But, you have no lats or traps—most older dudes don’t. Work on your back and you got it in the bag ! ” I wasn’t too excited to enter a competition with “no competition, ” but I was pretty peeved to hear him say I had no lats or traps. My back was better than that. Although I had no intention to enter the competition, I started doing more single-arm dumbbell rows to work my back. Now, a few years later, it’s one of my favorite dumbbell exercises. Importantly, I’m not trying to break any records when it comes to weight here, like I might have in my younger days. Quality reps at low weight is the bigger focus.

There are versions of the exercise where you see guys use a bench for support, using a hand or even placing a knee on the bench. These have their merits ( although MH sport director Ebenezer Samuel, C. S. C. S. would rather you not put a knee up ). However, I mostly do the version with no aide from the bench with both feet on the ground as points of contact. This version works your traps, rhomboids, rear delts and rotator cuff zones musculaires, but you also get some core work, something you greatly need as you get older. Remember, though, that the way do the exercise is subjective to your own abilities. If you need some extra support for balance, don’t hesitate to put a hand down.

to set up for my preferred variation, pick up a light dumbbell, especially to start. Stand with your feet in a parallel stance about shoulder-width apart. Hold the dumbbell in a neutral place at your side, as if you would for a hammer curl. Place your free hand behind you, with the back of your hand on the small of your back ( you can also extend your off arm out to balance ). Next, bend over by pushing your butt back and hinging at your waist, with your knees slightly bent. There should be no rounding of the spine, and you should keep your gaze down at the floor in a neutral neck position. Lastly, as you’re hanging onto the dumbbell with your arm pointing to the floor, squeeze your shoulder blades together so your shoulders lock in place and don’t slump.

From this starting place, use your back to pull the dumbbell up without twisting your spine. Pull up as high as you can, pause for a moment at the top and squeeze your shoulder blades together even more. Then release by lowering the dumbbell back to the starting position. to control my pace, I usually pull up for 2 seconds, squeeze at the top for 2 seconds, then release back to the starting position in 2 seconds.

By doing the dumbbell row unilaterally ( one arm at a time ), you’ll feel yourself being pulled off balance. You must fight with your abs and obliques to maintain balance and stability, which is why I love this exercise so much. Although you won’t be able to load up with as much weight as you would using the bench for stabilization, the extra core work you’ll get makes this version well worth putting in your arsenal of exercises. Try 4 sets of 8 to 10 reps during upper body workouts to get started.

We all know that it’s common for men to skip the doctor until they become sick, injure themselves or are faced with a serious health problem. And a majority of men will postpone seeking care for a few days to see whether they feel any better. It’s the whole ' if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it ' line of thinking.

But there are steps the men in your life can take today to improve their vitality and help prevent health problems down the road. Of course, there are some things that can’t be changed, such as family history and age, but every day choices can have a big impact on their current and future health.

Eating a diet that’s low in fat ( less than 7 percent of calories should come from saturated fats ), cholesterol, and salt, and packed with fresh fruits and vegetables ( two cups of fruit per day; three cups of vegetables per day for men up to age 50 and two and a half cups for men aged 51 and over ), whole grains and fiber can help improve your health, prevent heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers.

Try to get 30 minutes of moderate physical activity on most days of the week. Taking a walk, jogging, swimming and mowing the lawn all count. But don’t be a weekend sports warrior. Start slowly if you aren’t normally active and gradually build up. No time ? Research shows that even bermuda bursts of physical activity—as few as 10 minutes of soutenu activity several times a day—can help men improve their health. Talk to your doctor about the right exercise program for you.

It’s important to maintain a healthy weight. Excess weight, especially around the waist, can be hard on your body. Carrying too much body fat forces your heart to work harder and increases your probabilités of heart disease and stroke, even if you have no other risk factors ! So, try to curb weight gain as you age.

Tobacco smoke contains more than 4, 000 chemicals and is a known cause of cancer. Smoking also increases the likelihood of high blood pressure, heart disease, lung problems and other health problems. And if you think chewing tobacco is safer, think again. Not only is chewing tobacco a known cause of cancer ( carcinogen ), it also contributes to gum disease and tooth loss and may be linked to fertility problems. And, few could argue that chewing and spitting is attractive to a partner. If you smoke or chew, talk to your health care professional about ways to quit. Consider nicotine replacement therapy products that include self-help programs, if appropriate.

Whether it’s pulling out the weed whacker, going for a bike ride or grilling with the neighbors, safety is key. Here are just a few examples : Take care when moving heavy objects. It’s easy to strain yourself when lifting boxes, furniture and other heavy items. Use your knees and legs and not your back for leverage. And ask for help, if you need it. Wear appropriate protective gear for your eyes and ears when using leaf blowers, lawn mowers and other machines at home or work. Excessive exposure to noise is the most common cause of hearing loss. Wear a helmet when you ride a bike or ski and throw on reflective clothing if you go for a run after dark. When grilling, never leave the grill unattended, especially when small children and pets are around, and keep a fire extinguisher handy. The grill should be at least 10 feet from your house or any building. tera protect your skin, avoid prolonged exposure to the sun and apply ( and reapply ) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or greater that provides protection against UVA and UVB rays.

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