My Grooming Habits #MenWhoGroom Campaign #Ad

It still surprises me that in 2019 the concept of beauty is still heavily focused on women. This means that us men are left on the sidelines. The lack of inclusivity for men still staggers and actually offends me a little. I have my own grooming habits, like I’m sure a lot of men nowadays have. Gone are the days when all men would do is have a shave, slap on some aftershave and they were good to go. Nowadays men take a lot more thought and pride in their look. I know I certainly do. So when I was… [Read More]

Men Dads Depression PND And Suicide

The single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK is suicide. That is something that has to be a fundamental flaw in our society. In truth I actually wonder how little we have moved forward in enabling men to talk about problems they may be having in their lives. It’s estimated that around 84 men aged between 20-49 years old commit suicide, and out of all suicides recorded 75% of them will be men. Those by anybody’s standards are shocking. It is a problem that needs solving and solving quickly. How many other people have… [Read More]

Caring For Your Beard With Beard Buys #AD

In todays modern world a lot of men have beards. Some of them long, some bushy and some not so bushy, however would you believe that there was once a time when only certain men of particular professions such as men who spent their lives at sea had a beard. The remainder of us men were usually clean shaven. That was just the way it was. Of course times have dramatically changed and it’s just as common to have a beard as it is to be clean shaven nowadays. To see men walking around with full beards is very common… [Read More]

Curating Your Own Personal Style

Photo Source Men don’t tend to be targeted as much as women when it comes to fashion brand marketing campaigns. So, chances are that you do what most other guys do and head to the same old stores to pick up the same type of clothes you’ve been wearing for years from the shelves when you need a new outfit. This doesn’t have to be the case, though! Curating a personal style can give us the opportunity to express ourselves through what we wear. It can endow us with confidence. It can make us feel comfortable in ourselves. So, it’s… [Read More]

Domestic Abuse: Finally Society is Beginning To Accept Men Suffer Too

When we hear the phrases, domestic abuse or domestic violence, we naturally think that it is the female in the relationship that is being abused, and to some extent I can understand this. I mean after all, of all the cases of domestic violence or abuse that are reported to authorities, two thirds of them are women. This means that over a third are men, and in truth that is just the tip of the iceberg. That’s for the simple reason that men are unwilling to report domestic abuse/violence to the police, and they’re unlikely to seek help when they… [Read More]

The Importance Of World Mental Health Day October 10th 2018

Being a man that grew up in a society that was basically conditioned and taught that men are strong and must at all costs never show weakness or become emotional, meant that it was almost impossible for me to open up about suffering from depression in my twenties. The stigma that surrounded men and depression of twenty or so ago was truly incredible. Admitting that I was not well and simply wasn’t coping with life, and that I hadn’t coped with life very well since my teenage years was tough. Ok you couldn’t see my illness. It was not like… [Read More]

A Woman’s Work Is Never Done Or Should It Be A Mans Work As Well?

The other day I was decorating in a property and the client was a lady in her mid-sixties. I was just getting on with the work which was papering one wall in the bedroom. Meanwhile she was pottering around and as she walked past the bedroom door, she announced to me that a woman’s work is never done. I turned and think I must have had a face of disbelief, because she instantly said to me you don’t agree? I have to be honest I spoke up and said no! Actually I don’t agree with that. Well, it’s certainly not… [Read More]

Let’s Talk About Thrush Guys! #Ad

I have always found it fascinating how different men and women are when it comes to talking about the more intimate health problems that we all can have at different times during our lives. As such I have teamed up with Canesten for their ‘Let’s Talk Health’ campaign. Canesten is opening up the conversation of talking about intimate health issues, with Thrush being top of the list. There is still very much a stigma around that word thrush, and quite honestly there shouldn’t be. After all it’s a very common yeast infection that is found in the skin of healthy… [Read More]