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Mr. Perfect on Booze

This blog post appeared originally at the Hello Sunday Morning website here.   Terry Cornick, a.k.a. ‘Mr. Perfect‘, talks about his dad, being a dad and how drinking and mental health tie into the whole story. That sweet amber nectar. It can taste like “liquid gold,” I tell my wife after my first sip of a cold ale. I chime in with trademark sarcasm, such as, “I don’t normally drink, but go on, then.” The perfect accompaniment to a celebration, a new birth, birthday, marriage, religious celebration (some), promotion, divorce (?!) and sporting victory. On the flip side, it is also seen as the perfect tonic for tragic news and disappointments, deaths and funerals, divorces (again), losing your job and many...

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How to talk about your emotions: A guide for men

Appeared originally at Medium.com here: https://medium.com/hellosundaymorning/how-to-talk-about-your-emotions-67b1e5f3fff8 *** Hello Sunday Morning is a movement towards a better drinking culture. Our vision is a world where drinking is an individual choice, not a cultural expectation. How do you feel about your relationship with alcohol? We interview Mr. Perfect about the generational shift around male communication and why having a society that’s open to emotional freedom for men is so important.   ***     You’re told to suck it up, to be strong, to not cry because crying is for wimps. Men don’t often open up about how they are really feeling to friends and family. Showing emotion and vulnerability has long been stigmatised as a sign of weakness. It is the stereotype...

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