Support For Guys

Support For Guys

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Host Lucas Catton encourages guys to have deeper connections and more meaningful conversations about life and support each other in things that matter most.


20 - Pursuing Connection
Feb 17 • 22 min
A decades long ongoing study by Harvard University on health and happiness, often referred to as the Grant Study, has found that relationships are the greatest factor in overall health in life. This boils down to the quality of connection. Establishing…
19 - Staying Above the Mendoza Line in Life
Feb 10 • 18 min
Mendoza line is a baseball term for the lowest acceptable batting average, generally considered to be .200. In life, this can be the equivalent of keeping our heads above water. Rather than trying to make big moves, sometimes the small changes or…
18 - Creating Balance in Life
Jan 30 • 20 min
Sometimes it is easy to get caught up doing something in one area of life, and we all do it. But when this goes on for too long, other areas of our lives suffer as a result. Part of creating a fulfilling life is to maintain a sense of balance. Here we…
17 - Reconnection
Jan 23 • 26 min
I just released a memoir that covers parts of the last ten years of my life or so, and it is called Reconnection. It’s about digging out from a hole of despair and rebuilding a beautiful life with love and meaning. It’s not about the particulars of my…
16 - Therapy & Other Outlets with Matt Wagner, LPC
Jan 16 • 29 min
Although traditionally men are less likely to seek therapy help, that trend is starting to improve. Join us as we chat with Matt Wagner, who is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor who specializes in areas including men’s…
Support For Guys Podcast Episode 15 - Spirituality, Religion & Metaphysics with Mayer Harris
Jan 7 • 34 min
I first met Mayer Harris a little over two years ago and was intrigued by his knowledge of the Bible and its history as well as how it relates to other spiritual practices. He is one of the nicest and most caring people I’ve ever met, and embodies the…
14 - Flawed Leaders and Personalities
Dec 17, 2019 • 16 min
There have been many flawed leaders, sports heroes and other famous people in history. What makes them flawed? Who or what do we have more of a tendency to forgive, and why? Do money, power and fame cause more people to become corrupt, or is it just…
13 - 10% Happier Instead of 10X Growth
Dec 6, 2019 • 20 min
I’ll admit it. I am a dreamer and I often make lofty goals and set idealistic expectations that are likely out of reach. In my mind I gravitate toward huge success stories of self-made billionaires. I’m sure I’m not alone in that. There is a whole…
12 - Finding Meaning
Nov 14, 2019 • 19 min
What meaning can be derived from past experiences? How can we use them to move forward in life? Doing this can be a powerful exercise. Similarly, how can we assess our purpose for actions in the future?
11 - Identity and the Labels We Assume
Oct 31, 2019 • 22 min
From the time we were kids through today, we are constantly receiving messages from external sources of how we’re supposed to look, what we’re supposed to like and who we’re supposed to be. Maybe it’s time to look within ourselves to examine our values of…
10 - Detaching Ourselves from Specific Outcomes
Oct 23, 2019 • 21 min
Too often in life we fall into the trap of placing our happiness on the attainment of a specific goal, object or result. We attach our self worth to specific outcomes and if it doesn’t turn out exactly that way, we allow ourselves to feel down, rather…
9 - The True Power of Forgiveness
Oct 16, 2019 • 20 min
Real forgiveness is liberating, and sometimes people have misconceptions about what it means. A great resource that has helped me is the book by Desmond Tutu called The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and Our World. Are there…
8 - The Two Party Political System Needs an Update
Oct 4, 2019 • 24 min
Our wonderful county needs an upgrade to our two party political system. It is not an accurate representation of Americans. The us vs. them attitude isn’t helping us and a lot of time, money and attention is wasted on battling each other rather than…
7 - Kindness Isn’t Just Fluff
Sep 26, 2019 • 16 min
We all could benefit from more kindness in the world. The givers and receivers are both rewarded, and there is even some great scientific research to support the benefits. In short, kindness isn’t just fluff. How can you be kinder today?
6 - Self Confessed Introvert
Sep 18, 2019 • 17 min
Susan Cain’s book “Quiet - The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking” was a revelation for me when it came out a few years ago. As a self confessed introvert, it helped me to understand more about myself as well as others, especially…
5 - Recovery Month
Sep 12, 2019 • 17 min
September is National Recovery Month, which is now in its 30th year celebrating those in recovery and people working in the treatment and recovery fields. We’re all in recovery from something at some point in our lives, and this is important to remember…
4 - Judgment vs. Love in Religion
Sep 6, 2019 • 19 min
Rather than pointing out what is wrong with religions, maybe we should celebrate what is right about them and question why ours are telling people that other human beings aren’t as deserving of love. Instead of criticizing beliefs, I think we can isolate…
Support For Guys Podcast Episode 3 - Formal Education vs. Specialized Training
Aug 23, 2019 • 19 min
With the rising student loan debt, I think it is worth a conversation about the social and economic results of traditional four-year degrees vs. specialized job training and certification.
2 - When Your Back is Against the Wall
Aug 16, 2019 • 23 min
In Episode 2 of the Support For Guys podcast, we take a look at what to do when you feel like your back is against the wall. We talk about grit, resilience, awareness and much more. Thanks for listening!
Support For Guys Podcast Episode 1
Aug 8, 2019 • 16 min
This is the inaugural “Support for Guys” podcast by Lucas Catton. There aren’t enough resources where guys can talk about things on a deeper level with more meaning and less judgment. This is an attempt to open up more conversations about living and to…