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How To Complain Well

How To Complain Well

There are times in life when, instead of complaining, you do something about your complaints. Complaining, when done properly, can be beneficial to your mental and physical health. See here, here, and here. But, when done wrong it can make matters worse. It can make a...

5 Apps To Teach You How To Stop Complaining

5 Apps To Teach You How To Stop Complaining

What’s great about complaining is that most of us do it, which means it’s a problem worth solving. We are a society of chronic complainers. Misery loves company, eh? Startups, tech companies are spending millions of dollars trying to help all of us break bad habits...

5 Best Planners For Dads 2020

5 Best Planners For Dads 2020

Dads are busy. I’m busy. You are busy. We need every hack, every tool, every method to make the most of our days. I’m a planner junkie. I’ve gone through thousands of dollars finding and curating the best of the best when it comes to day planners. I’ve looked at the...

How to Teach Resilience To Your Kids

How to Teach Resilience To Your Kids

I love my kids but sometimes they can be a bit, well, a little bit lazy. I know, I can too. How do we teach our kids to be resilient? I also like the word grit. How do we instill grit in our kids?So let's start off with a definition. It's the capacity to recover...

3 Tools to Bring Gratitude into Your Life

3 Tools to Bring Gratitude into Your Life

It's easy to talk about the things going wrong in our lives. Looking at the things you are thankful for can help you focus on the positive. Below are three tools to help you show gratitude. What's up, healthy dads? In today's podcast, I'm going to give you three tools...

7 Parenting Strategies I Learned From Fighting

7 Parenting Strategies I Learned From Fighting

Recently I had my first fight. Like a real fight. Like two guys in the ring duking it out. Yeah, it was as crazy as that sounded. I’m 39, run my own freelancer business, I’m a part-time stay-at-home dad (with four kids), enrolled in seminary for my master’s degree,...

Yes I Wrestled An Alligator to Prove a Point to My Kid

Yes I Wrestled An Alligator to Prove a Point to My Kid

If you listen to the Healthy Dads Podcast you'll hear me introduced as: Mike 'I once wrestled an alligator to prove a point to my kid' Ruman That is 100% true. Here's the video, and the why is below. Why would I wrestle an alligator? I have a few reasons why but for...

Building (and Implementing) Your Own Miracle Morning

Building (and Implementing) Your Own Miracle Morning

If you want to change someone's life start by changing their day. - Pat Flynn Having a consistent morning routine will transform your life. It will help make sure your day gets started correctly and consistently. At HealthyDads.com we don't go into the 'why' of things...

Why I’m Fighting

Why I’m Fighting

I'm 39-years old and training for my first fight. When I tell people that they usually have this weird look on their face and respond with one of these choices: "What the ...???" "Why???" "Are you having a mid-life crisis?" "Have you talked to a therapist???" "Are you...