Movember 5 – Know your Bro

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Things are starting to take shape… there is a subtle shape taking place on my upper lip, kind of like a ancient caveman drawing – I can see it, I know what it represents but I can’t quite make it out yet. Pretty soon my Natural will be sitting proudly on my upper lip like a caterpillar emerging from it’s cocoon to welcome the world. 

Jess seems to be coming around to my smoooove new look and I am not sure, but I think I was ID’d at the movies last night!

Today I saw a poster of Ron Jeremy and it reminded me of what Movember is all for: Men’s Health…. The key men’s health causes for Movember 2008 in New Zealand are: Men’s Depression, Prostate Cancer and Testicular Cancer.

From the Movember website:
( http://nz.movember.com/malehealth/content/Male-Health )
DEPRESSION AFFECTS 1 IN 10 KIWI MEN.

Depression affects all ages, races and economic groups and both men and women. It is thought that men experience depression just as often as women, but they are less likely to ask for help.
Most people who experience depression make a full recovery. The first step is seeking help.
Depression is common – 1 in 5 women and 1 in 10 men will experience it. The term depression is used to describe a range of feelings from ‘having the blues’ or ‘feeling a bit down’ to acute and ongoing unhappiness. It can start anytime – from childhood through to old age – and can disrupt our ability to enjoy everyday activities.

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So, us Bro’s are as vunerable as our smoother, sexier, softer Sistas – but less likely to talk about it. It’s not cool to be depressed unless your wardrobe consists of everything black ever made and you listen to “EMO”, who wants to bring it up at the pub over a few beers and a game of pool? (maaaaate)

Facing up to the fact that we aren’t as tough as we let on is not seen as a strong point amongst us boys but admitting a weakness and actioning it is something we should be proud of – not shy away from. We should watch out for our Bros as well.. if you see your mate isn’t as fun or social as he used to be.. is going through a hard time with work, lover or family let him know that you ‘are there for him’ (but in a much more manly way, over a beer and a game of pool) so look out for yourself and look out for your bros, bro.

Instead of a MoQuote, I’ll leave you with a question today
(and it seems fitting as most ladies don’t like the mo-we-grow)

“Why is the King of Hearts the only one that hasn’t a moustache?”
James Branch Cabell (1879 – 1958)

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