Rick Birdwell, Life Coach of the Mankind Project

Today Diane brings a very special guest to Balanced Living for Busy Professionals, Rick Birdwell, Life Coach of the Mankind Project. This amazing group for men flies in the face of rigid stereotypes about the “Sensitive New Age Man” AND the “Macho Man”. We ask men to go right up to the edge – and beyond – in a culture that seems to be comfortable with mediocrity and passivity from men. We ask men to stop living a vicarious adventure through their TV’s and step into a real time adventure to win back their passion for life. We ask men to confront the real issues, to get 100% honest about who they are.

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Setting And Maintaining Healthy Boundaries

What exactly does it mean to set and communicate healthy boundaries? Well, ask yourself what will you accept from others by way of the demands they make on your time and emotional energy. For most people, when someone asks something of them, their first response is to give in, to set that other person’s needs ahead of their own. Many of us have been taught from a young age to be “people pleasers.” One of the shortest, yet most difficult words for many people to say is “no.”

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The Concept Of Wellness

The concept of wellness covers a broad range–with different definitions depending on where you look. But for starters, let’s use the following–wellness is the belief that improvement is possible throughout our lives. We’re continuously seeking information on how we can improve. We’re choosing options and making decisions that support our best interests. Everything we think, feel and believe impacts our whole being.

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