Often it takes a literal crisis for many men to recognize that there is something wrong with a situation. At these times if asked how are you the answer will more than likely be "I am fine', even though beneath the surface there may be a crisis brewing. There are of course exceptions to the rule though the analogy is strong nevertheless

This in many ways is the essential problem many men face. The recognition that there are tides of feeling beneath the surface of everyone which quietly motivate and inspire us to action.  These feelings when either internalised or out of control can precipitate a range of physical and psychological health affects both good and bad. When men are younger and driven by  unconscious testosterone drives, feelings of invincability are strong and little seems to trouble them, unless there are unique and personal circumstances and events that overshadow a situation. As men get older they face a number of possible health issues relating to their aging process.

Men's health issues - while they often overlap with women's concerns - have unique aspects that the concerned male needs to understand. Although prostate disease is uniquely a men's health problem, a wide range of other conditions including heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, and some cancers also affect men in certain ways. For example, men may experience different symptoms than women and some treatments and preventive strategies affect men differently than women.

Men's health problems can range from chronic ailments like diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, certain lung diseases, and Alzheimer's, to wellness issues like exercise and fitness, nutrition, weight control and emotional health. As men mature they may become more concerned with the effects of aging, prostate health, and changes in sexuality.

The 21st Century is an era of greater knowledge and self-awareness especially for men. It is becoming more and more important for men to practically understand their bodies and the changes that happen physically, psychologically, emotionally, rationally and spiritually throughout  life. With more freedom for both sexes comes more room for personal self-expression for men. No longer does the man need to hold onto the idea that he is the provider alone or that his role in society is so defined to restrict his self expression.

A man can now if he chooses embrace more authenticity in his sense of self and explore emotions and feelings more readily without the cultural expectations of a generation that defeats sensitivity. Men have the opportunity to see greater possibilities in themselves and to recognize a deeper potential of his own nature without conflict to his madsculinity.

Men can now engage with and recognize the power of their own emotional/feeling intelligence as well as rational intellect and physical prowess. Through greater openness and transperancy of feeling he can find the necessary courage to live a more complete life that brings better health, greater creative self expression and a broader sense of wholeness.