Do I have a friend?

What are we reading this week?

The following is a piece from the Men’s Journal about friendship between heterosexual men. It focuses on how vital friendship is to the mental health of men and how more recent decades are kinder to the “bromance” experience than previous times.

We at I Am Here think this is significant. The article highlights that men are no different from women in benefitting from “multiple kinds of relationships to provide happiness and different perspectives.”

Read Why Bromances Are Flourishing (3-minute read)

What are we listening to this week?

This week, we are listening to the Being Well Podcast with Forrest Hanson. In this episode, he talks about How to Claim Your Anger.

It is an interesting and in-depth conversation that covers the costs of anger to our body, mind, relationships, and the greater outside world. It also discusses some of the positive aspects associated with anger.

Forrest and his guest, Dr Rick Hanson, explore how we can utilize our anger positively as opposed to our anger utilizing us negatively.

Listen to How to Claim Your Anger (52-minute listen)

Who are we quoting this week?

“How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.”

– Marcus Aurelius

We often become angry because of a negative event or interaction. This quote suggests that, if we’re not careful, our anger can go on to inflict even more harm.

We can break the cycle of anger and destruction by recognizing when we’re angry and responding appropriately.