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Welcome to Midlife On Earth, a blog of musings and nonsense for dads and middle-aged men everywhere. Covering everything from technology, parenting and food, to topical events, music and sport. Please comment, take part, send in suggestions and share in the struggle. Enjoy.

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  • Empowering men through coaching: The Brave Front Episode 11
    Discover practical insights into men’s mental health and personal growth with Andy Nathan on The Brave Front’s latest podcast episode. Join the conversation as Andy shares relatable stories and down-to-earth advice, challenging traditional notions of masculinity and advocating for vulnerability and community support.
  • Redefining modern masculinity: The Brave Front Ep. 10
    In Episode 10 of The Brave Front, Toni White, a men’s mental health consultant, breaks down societal expectations around masculinity. This episode challenges stereotypes, encourages genuine listening, and advocates for active listening.
  • The link between PTSD and creativity: The Brave Front Ep. 7
    I’ve always been a writer, but speaking to Pete White on Episode 7 of The Brave Front, it was fascinating to hear how creativity has helped him with his PTSD.
  • The Brave Front Episode 6 – Coping with a life-changing health diagnosis and Asperger’s – Dr Nicholas Peat
    After receiving a life-altering diagnosis of severe Crohn’s disease, Dr. Nicholas Peat found himself plunged into a new reality that tested his mental resilience like never before. Juggling the complexities of Asperger Syndrome alongside his role as a seasoned GP and a father of two, he encountered challenges that seemed insurmountable both professionally and personally. Straddling the precipice of despair, it required tapping into untouched reservoirs of inner strength and seeking assistance from dedicated professionals to reshape the course of his life. Today, having embraced audacious lifestyle adjustments and fortified by unwavering support from his family, Dr. Peat extends a supportive hand to those grappling with the intricate intersections of physical and mental health challenges. Listen to the show
  • The Brave Front Episode 5 – Living with autism and making it in the music industry
    Music Producer Andrew Kingslow joins us to discuss his journey with autism and how he hopes to change the music industry for other neurodivergent musicians.
  • The Brave Front Episode 4 – How Sleep Affects Mental Health
    How well do you sleep? Discover how sleep affects our mental health, both positively and negatively, with Professor of Neuroscience Matt Jones in the latest episode of The Brave Front.
  • The Brave Front Episode 3 – Wim Hof, breathing and the cold
    Is there a link between breathing, extreme cold and positive mental health? Wim Hof instructor Chris Ashworth believes there is and explains more in Episode 3, including how you can try it for yourself..
  • The Brave Front – Bonus – Andy’s Man Club
    All you need to know about this bonus episode of The Brave Front with Darren Edwards, from Andy’s Man Club. Includes a full show transcript and information on what to do if you are at a point of crisis.
  • The Brave Front Episode 2 – Francis Benali MBE
    Southampton FC legend Francis Benali MBE gives us an insight into the mental strength needed to achieve the seemingly impossible. From a 20-year career in football to ultra endurance challenges, Franny shares why we should all step outside of our comfort zones.
  • The Brave Front Episode 1 – Alex Staniforth
    The Brave Front Episode 1 is out now on all the usual podcast platforms, featuring an interview with the inspirational Alex Staniforth. Read the full show transcript here.

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