As we wrap up 2020 and prepare for the new year we’ve invited persons connected with MenHealing to share messages of hope, healing and inspiration. Each day we will feature a new message or thought for the day. If you’d like to offer your own message for men on the healing journey email them to me at Also be sure to comment below if you find this helpful or have responses to the day’ message.



As 2020 moves toward conclusion, many of us may be reflecting on how to make sense of such a tumultuous year. We are challenged to acknowledge the social divisions that have grown, the polarizations that have hardened, the proliferation of denial, and the disguised reality of loss and trauma. It is true that 2020 may aptly be remembered as a time of “erosion.”  However, with erosion comes opportunities to plant new possibilities in the unexpected spaces that are now available in our world.  

I am reminded of a inspiring quote by the Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hahn:

In our consciousness, there are many negative seeds and also many positive seeds. The practice is to avoid watering the negative seeds, and to identify and water the positive seeds every day.

Jim Struve

Executive Director, MenHealing/ Weekends of Recovery

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