Are men emotionally resilient? That’s the question that The Wholehearted Men (WHM) Show explores. I have explored this for myself over the past seven years. In this period I lost my mother, moved to three different states, changed churches twice, was unemployed five times, had another child and lived through COVID-19. As you can imagine, all the emotions you could possibly cram into seven years, I have experienced.
Through all this, I discovered that I was emotionally ill-equipped to be vulnerable or gentle with myself. Unable to acknowledge my own feelings, I continued to push through the cultural and social expectation was that I provide, shelter, food, leadership, strength, direction, to my family to stay on mission regardless of my internal situation. There was no time for grief, sorrow, sadness, let alone take time out to cry for my mother or myself.
WHM Show is about exploring what truly constitutes wholesomeness and wholeheartedness in men. What are the cultural and societal expectations of manhood and are these norms fair, right or healthy? How do we develop shame resilience and a structured approach to being wholehearted without being viewed negatively in an often judgmental society? Join us for the WHM Show .