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Meet @NigeAtkinson and @ElloaAtkinson a husband and wife team & co-authors of the groundbreaking book @oddmanoutbook 🖤
Amongst other pursuits, they coach individuals, couples and groups, and facilitate workshops to support men around the world to understand more about themselves and women to understand more about men. Nige and Elloa are known for their ability to shake up the status quo, their honesty and their playfulness.
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Warning, this episode comes with a lot of giggles!!
Fav quotes from this episode: “You always get a chance to do it again, even if you do a huge fuck-up”
“Being an adult is very much about taking responsibility for my thoughts and actions”
“It’s all shit and sunshine!”
“I really wish that I still had those plastic high heels I had when I was 5 years old”
“I am an adult but sometimes I just want to sit and download music!” 🖤
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In this episode we talk about:
❣️ Communication as an exercise in learning to listen and getting under the skin of what the other person is saying
❣️ Conversing as an art
❣️ How anxiety can induce terrible 80s haircuts
❣️ The importance of playful and creative communication
❣️ The openness of dialogue and not having to be right, or clever, or perfect
❣️ The role of fun, playfulness and silliness in being yourself and communicating your message
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Plus join us for a whole bunch of giggles whilst chatting about feeling tongue tied on your own podcast, lost property announcements, poodles with dodgy haircuts and overcoming stage fright at TEDx!

#Repost @oddmanoutbook (@get_repost)
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To buy a copy of the powerful new book Odd Man Out: Breaking the Vow of Male Silence visit breakthevow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It's time to break the vow of male silence.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #mask#archetype #book #reading#mindfulness #wakeup #positivity#suicideawareness #brotherhood #omerta#omertá #mentalillness #calmzone#mensmentalhealth #maledepression#anxiety #vulnerability #realmencry#allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk#headstogether #divinemasculine#beaman#acim#acol

To buy a copy of the powerful new book Odd Man Out: Breaking the Vow of Male Silence visit breakthevow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It's time to break the vow of male silence.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Spread the word. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #mask#archetype #book #reading#mindfulness #wakeup #positivity#suicideawareness #brotherhood #omerta#omertá #mentalillness #calmzone#mensmentalhealth #maledepression#anxiety #vulnerability #realmencry#allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk#headstogether #divinemasculine#beaman#acim#acol

As much as we've been sold the idea of the "rugged individual", the truth is that relationship is the central part of the fabric of our lives.⠀

We cannot break the vow of male silence alone.⠀

True brotherhood is the only way we will overcome the loneliness that plagues us. ⠀
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To buy a copy of the powerful book Odd Man Out: Breaking the Vow of Male Silence head over to breakthevow.com⠀⠀⠀
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It's time to break the vow of male silence.⠀⠀⠀
Join the movement.⠀⠀⠀
Spread the word. ⠀⠀⠀
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#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #mask#archetype #book #reading#mindfulness #wakeup #positivity#suicideawareness #brotherhood #omerta#omertá #mentalillness #beingmankind #calmzone#mensmentalhealth #maledepression#anxiety #vulnerability #realmencry#allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk#headstogether #divinemasculine#beaman#acim#acol

Head over to breakthevow.com to grab a copy of the groundbreaking book Odd Man Out: Breaking the Vow of Male Silence. ⠀
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It's time to break the vow of male silence.⠀
Join the movement.⠀
Spread the word. ⠀
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#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #mask#archetype #book #reading#mindfulness #wakeup #positivity#suicideawareness #brotherhood #omerta#omertá #mentalillness #calmzone#mensmentalhealth #maledepression#anxiety #vulnerability #realmencry#allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk#headstogether #divinemasculine#beaman#acim#acol

When you choose comfort over courage, you unconsciously agree to go about your day like your heart doesn't matter. ⠀

Breaking the vow of male silence means mustering up the courage to say fuck it to staying comfortable. It means allowing ourselves to get messy. It means reclaiming your right to be fully human in every sense of the word.⠀
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It’s time to break the vow of male silence.⠀⠀
Join the movement.⠀⠀⠀
Spread the word.⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #mask#archetype #book #reading #mindfulness #wakeup #positivity#suicideawareness #brotherhood #omerta#omertá #mentalillness #calmzone#mensmentalhealth #maledepression#anxiety #vulnerability #realmencry#allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk#headstogether #divinemasculine#beaman

When a boy is indoctrinated into the vow of male silence he is expected to erase any and all emotions that convey vulnerability. ⠀⠀
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He is bullied and brainwashed into believing that he has toughen up. That any emotions other than anger are a sign of weakness - a threat to the status quo. ⠀ ⠀⠀
Men are taught that "might is right," often with devastating consequences. ⠀⠀
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There is another way, one that goes against the current thinking of the world. ⠀⠀
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Every man is now being called to find a new definition of manhood. To break the vow of male silence in his own life and reclaim those parts of himself that he erased in an attempt to fit in. ⠀⠀
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Only then will he be able to express his right to be FULLY human- to open up and feel - to cry without having to apologise. To be fully alive in every area of his life. To be a living, breathing, expression of love. ⠀
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Contrary to popular belief that is what being a REAL man is all about.⠀⠀
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It’s time to break the vow of male silence.⠀⠀
Join the movement.⠀⠀
Spread the word. ⠀⠀
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#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #mask#archetype #book #reading #mindfulness #wakeup #positivity#suicideawareness #brotherhood #omerta#omertá #mentalillness #calmzone#mensmentalhealth #maledepression#anxiety #vulnerability #realmencry#allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk#headstogether #divinemasculine#beaman#feminism #feminist

To grab a copy of this powerful book head over to breakthevow.com⠀
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It's time to break the vow of male silence.⠀
Join the movement.⠀
Spread the word. ⠀
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#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #mask#archetype #book #reading#mindfulness #wakeup #positivity#suicideawareness #brotherhood #omerta#omertá #mentalillness #calmzone#mensmentalhealth #maledepression#anxiety #vulnerability #realmencry#allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk#headstogether #brenebrown

In a man’s world feelings are the enemy – a thing to be avoided at all costs. A bloke may spend his entire life defending, strategizing and posturing against ever being truly seen.⠀⠀
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Over time he becomes a human pressure cooker of pent up emotion, and unless he finds a healthy way to release it will either implode or explode. It is only ever our resistance to our feelings that causes us to experience pain.⠀⠀
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Once you stop resisting and start feeling you reclaim your true power. And there is nothing more powerful than a man on the other side of omerta.⠀⠀
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It’s time to break the vow of male silence.⠀
Join the movement. ⠀⠀
Spread the word.⠀⠀
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#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #mask#archetype #book #reading #mindfulness #wakeup #positivity#suicideawareness #brotherhood #omerta#omertá #mentalillness #calmzone#mensmentalhealth #maledepression#anxiety #vulnerability #realmencry#allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk#headstogether #divinemasculine#beaman

"Everyone is fighting a hard internal battle. In a world where we are drowning in the relentless need to portray our picture perfect lives on social media, very few of us are disclosing this battle, but that doesn't mean it's not happening." - Excerpt from chapter 5 of Odd Man Out.⠀
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To read the first chapter entirely free head over to breakthevow.com⠀
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It's time to break the vow of male silence.⠀
Join the movement.⠀
Spread the word.⠀
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#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #mask#archetype #book #reading#mindfulness #wakeup #positivity#suicideawareness #brotherhood #omerta#omertá #mentalillness #calmzone#mensmentalhealth #maledepression#anxiety #vulnerability #realmencry#allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk#headstogether #beaman#acim#acol

To buy a copy of the groundbreaking new book Odd Man Out: Breaking the Vow of Male Silence head over to breakthevow.com⠀⠀
--⠀⠀
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It's time to break the vow of male silence.⠀⠀
Join the movement.⠀⠀
Spread the word. ⠀⠀
--⠀⠀
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#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #mask#archetype #book #reading#mindfulness #wakeup #positivity#suicideawareness #brotherhood #omerta#omertá #mentalillness #beingmankind #calmzone#mensmentalhealth #maledepression#anxiety #vulnerability #realmencry#allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk#headstogether #divinemasculine#beaman#acim#acol

To buy a copy of the groundbreaking book Odd Man Out: Breaking the Vow of Male Silence head over to breakthevow.com⠀⠀
--⠀⠀
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It's time to break the vow of male silence.⠀⠀
Join the movement.⠀⠀
Spread the word.⠀⠀
--⠀⠀
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#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #awakening #wakeup #getreal #risebrotherrise #acim #angermanagement #brotherhood #omerta #strong #mensmentalhealth #strongertogether #mentalhealthawareness #maledepression #anxiety #vulnerable #realmencry #allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk #headstogether #divinemasculine #men #masculine #beaman#brenebrown

Here's what Sherrill had to say about Odd Man Out:⠀

"If you resonate with Brene Browns work on shame and vulnerability, this is a must read. If you are parenting a boy or young man, this is a must read. If you have men in your life, this is a must read."⠀
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To grab a copy of this groundbreaking book, head over to breakthevow.com⠀
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It's time to break the vow of male silence. ⠀
Join the movement. ⠀
Spread the word. ⠀

#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #mask#archetype #book #reading #mindfulness #wakeup #positivity#suicideawareness #brotherhood #omerta#omertá #mentalillness #calmzone#mensmentalhealth #maledepression#anxiety #vulnerability #realmencry#allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk#headstogether #brenebrown #beaman

To buy a copy of the powerful new book Odd Man Out: Breaking the Vow of Male Silence visit breakthevow.com⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It's time to break the vow of male silence.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Spread the word. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #mask#archetype #book #reading#mindfulness #wakeup #positivity#suicideawareness #brotherhood #omerta#omertá #mentalillness #calmzone#mensmentalhealth #maledepression#anxiety #vulnerability #realmencry#allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk#headstogether #divinemasculine#beaman#acim#acol

Culture is essentially "the way we do things around here" — and it affects everything.⠀

Feminist marketing consultant Kelly Diels is a powerful thought leader who supports people to dare to be a deliberate culture maker, to reject all those unconscious biases that are deeply entrenched in our psyches — racism, ageism, ableism and so on.⠀

We (Nige and Ell) see ourselves as culture makers — and you are too. Anytime you declare that you do not buy into the 'man up' culture, you are asserting yourself as a culture maker. ⠀

As Kelly says: Let's make a better one.⠀

It's time to break the vow of male silence.⠀⠀
Join the movement.⠀⠀
Spread the word. ⠀⠀
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#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #mask#archetype #book #reading#mindfulness #wakeup #positivity#suicideawareness #brotherhood #omerta#omertá #mentalillness #calmzone#mensmentalhealth #maledepression#anxiety #vulnerability #realmencry#allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk#headstogether #divinemasculine#beaman#sexism#culture

The vow of silence is a secret code of conduct – a set of rules and expectations that men all over the world are initiated into when they are boys: Don’t feel. Don’t cry. Don’t talk about it. Compete. Conquer. Be the best. Shut up! Put up! Don’t mess up. Man up!⠀⠀
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The vow of silence is a conspiracy of silence whose sole aim is to repress a man’s emotional truth. ⠀⠀
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He is expected to erase all emotion other than pissed off, shut down.. and sport. He is expected to become solid as a rock in a crisis, a man of steel who can deal with the hardships of life, rationally, logically and without emotion. ⠀⠀
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The price of the vow of silence is colossal.⠀ ⠀⠀
It leaves men feeling frightened, isolated, confused and alone unable to connect with themselves and the people in their lives. ⠀⠀
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It's time to break the vow of male silence.⠀⠀
Join the movement.⠀⠀
Spread the word. ⠀⠀
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#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #mask#archetype #book #reading#mindfulness #wakeup #positivity#suicideawareness #brotherhood #omerta#omertá #mentalillness #calmzone#mensmentalhealth #maledepression#anxiety #vulnerability #realmencry#allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk#headstogether #divinemasculine#beaman⠀⠀

To buy a copy of the groundbreaking book Odd Man Out: Breaking the Vow of Male Silence head over to breakthevow.com⠀⠀⠀
--⠀⠀⠀
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It's time to break the vow of male silence.⠀⠀⠀
Join the movement.⠀⠀⠀
Spread the word.⠀⠀⠀
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#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #awakening #wakeup #getreal #risebrotherrise #acim #angermanagement #brotherhood #omerta #strong #mensmentalhealth #strongertogether #mentalhealthawareness #maledepression #anxiety #vulnerable #realmencry #allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk #headstogether #divinemasculine #men #masculine #beaman#brenebrown

‘Everyone is fighting a hard internal battle. In a world where we are drowning in the relentless need to portray our picture perfect lives on social media, very few of us are disclosing this battle, but that doesn’t mean it’s not happening.’⠀
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We commissioned the amazing Georgia Flowers to create this amazing image @georgia_foxglove. ⠀
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It was inspired by a drawing I was given years ago of a self-pointing pistol. We went through multiple drafts of this before arriving at the image of the 9mm gun and really feel that Georgia captured the grittiness and horror of the impact that the vow of male silence has on men everywhere.⠀⠀

Please feel free to share this image as we attempt to raise awareness around the true impact of the vow of male silence.⠀⠀
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It's time to break the vow of male silence.⠀⠀
Join the movement.⠀
Spread the word.⠀⠀
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#oddmanoutbook #breakthevow #mask#archetype #book #reading #mindfulness #wakeup #positivity#suicideawareness #brotherhood #omerta#omertá #mentalillness #calmzone#mensmentalhealth #maledepression#anxiety #vulnerability #realmencry#allman #authenticity #honesty #timetotalk#headstogether #divinemasculine#beaman

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