Healthy blokes have healthy conversations
Nick Sutherland is back this week and is writing from the heart. When we talk about keeping it real, Sutho is ticking the box in a big way. Read about how we came to be mates, what Nick is hoping to achieve with TradeMutt, and a few personal insights and realisations that he's had.Read more
Is it time to redefine success?
Our mate Nick Sutherland is back this week to spark up a conversation around the word "success" and what that actually means to us. Success at work, success in relationships and with family, personal success and so on. Nick takes a look at the whole lot and how overall success is actually finding the right balance rather than trying to keep up with the Joneses. Well worth a read...Read more
What does it mean to 'Bare All'?
What does it mean to 'Bare All'? This was theme of the inaugural Comet Charity Ball that Ed and I spoke at, and although we considered taking the theme seriously and rocking up naked, we went with our better judgement and chose to interpret the event to be about making ourselves vulnerable, something we have to do when opening up about mental health challenges.Read more
Don't be a d**k head - Get your skin checked!
Ed and I were lucky enough to be a part of The Naked Gardiners for this years Melanoma March around Brisbane. We were there supporting and celebrating the fact that our dear friend Kathy Gardiner is healthy and thriving beyond her terminal melanoma prognosis in 2014. Read more here!Read more
What's the real cost of "working hard"
Following on from his first blog post "Burnout or balance - your choice", where Nick Sutherland explored the signs of a breakdown and why it's important to find balance, this week, Sutho explores the potential reasons why some blokes get them selves into strife.Read more
Thanks for a cracker of a year!
This weeks blog is a bit of a reflection on what has been a whirlwind year for TradeMutt. We're so grateful for the support that we've had and the family that we have a created by something as simple as a crazy work shirt. We could never have imagined the response we've had. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you! We are more driven than ever to continue this mission and change the way the way that Australians perceive mental health, and we're going to have a bloody good time doing it!Read more
MAKE TIME FOR YOUR MATES
As life happens to us all, our situations change and we as people change too. As we navigate our way through it all, we often find that we slowly drift away from old mates and often we find we gravitate towards new mates. Through it all however, the importance of maintaining close relationships with your friends can't be understated, and it goes far beyond just going out and having a good time. Find out more here..Read more
Burnout or Balance - Your Choice!
This week we handed over the reigns to our good mate and psychological therapist Nick Sutherland aka Mr Myndfit. He writes about why men at the age of 40 are most at risk of burnout or breakdown, the importance of finding a healthy balance, and signs to look out for that you might be heading for a burnout.Read more