It’s hard enough to navigate life’s challenges when you received a strong foundation of love and care growing up.
When you didn’t receive that, everything from ordinary situations to stressful situations can be more challenging and painful.
Most of the men I meet and work with have experienced some degree of being misunderstood, scolded, teased or bullied as a child.
It may not be considered “abuse” but being told to suck it up, or to “be a man” is traumatic to our young selves, and lives on in your nervous system, into adulthood.
Being teased or having a family where you have to “be good to be loved” is also a kind of trauma.
Today’s Man Alive podcast guest, Lucas Mack, grew up in an abusive home and has overcome an incredible amount of pain. Lucas is an inspirational speaker and author who is helping men heal. He and I had a conversation about how he healed and how healing is possible for everyone.
In this conversation we discussed:
- How to start healing from past abuse and trauma
- The importance of having people in your life who won’t judge you
- What facing your deepest fears can free you from and make possible
- The truth about what LOVE is
- Lucas’ story of healing and his hope for you and everyone
Lucas is a stellar human being and a powerful example of a man who found hope and love as a result of ensuring serious pain. We know you can too.
Even men at the top of their game find themselves wanting more from life. Man Alive is the resource for men who want more meaning, a bigger impact, unshakable confidence, a hotter sex life, more money, deeper love, solid friendships or a powerful legacy.
A version of this post was originally posted on ShanaJamesCoaching.com and is republished here with permission from the author.
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