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Manly Mentors

Do you mentor? Have an interest in doing so? Want to connect with others who are making a positive difference in the lives of younger men? Mentoring is not for every man, but if you've felt the call... this is definitely YOUR group!

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Definition of Mentor, Plus helpful Resource Links

mentor |ˈmenˌtôr; -tər|
noun
• an experienced and trusted adviser : he was her friend and mentor until his death.
• an experienced person in a company, college, or school who trains and counsels new employees or students.
verb [ trans. ]
• to advise or train (someone, esp. a younger colleague).

LINKS AND RESOURCES:
DigitalMentor
Mentoring Resources
MENTOR

Mentorship on Wikipedia
Who Mentored You?
National Mentoring Center

Discussion Forum

Never to old to need a mentor?

Started by Malcolm Jon. Last reply by J. D. Mar 10. 1 Reply

Growing up my dad was never really around, I didn't have any brothers, only a few close friends. I have been mentoring to kids and young men for most of my adult life. However I am 43 and I wish I…Continue

Mentor characteristics

Started by Persona non Grata. Last reply by J. D. Jan 21. 2 Replies

What would you say are the qualities of a good mentor (aside from formal knowledge and experience); e.x. not everyone who is "good at a skill" is necessarily good at mentoring others.What qualities…Continue

Looking for a Mentor

Started by Max Z. Last reply by Cole F Nov 27, 2015. 3 Replies

I'm Max 21, with anxiety and panic attacks. Family excluded, and non active life...I just wanna reach the top and I can't do it by myselfContinue

Time Travel Advice

Started by Paul MacAlindin. Last reply by Paul MacAlindin Aug 12, 2015. 1 Reply

If you could time travel back to when you were 20, or maybe younger, what advice would you give yourself? How would you mentor the younger you?Continue

Searching for a Mentor

Started by Matt Howard. Last reply by Paul MacAlindin Aug 12, 2015. 5 Replies

Hello Gentlemen,My name is Matt and I am trying to find a mentor. I did not have the male role model that I needed when I was growing up, So i thought I would look here, in a group dedicated to manly…Continue

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Comment by J. D. on May 20, 2016 at 5:58am

Vin:  I lost my Dad just a month ago.  We all saw it coming, perhaps myself more than any of the others in my immediate family.  He was 75 and had battled Diabetes for 45 years.  He did well compared with most other Diabetics that have long-term bouts with the disease, but in the end, it was his heart that finally gave out.  I miss him a great deal, but I am glad he is free of a body that gave him nothing but trouble and difficulty in his final years.  He could barely stand and walk, and my Mom was a full-time nurse and caretaker for him.  He passed away in the middle of the night with my Mom right next to him, peacefully, in his own home.  Perhaps the saddest part of his passing is that he loved my little girl so very much, and now he won't get to watch her grow up.  In a time like this, I take great comfort and solace in the teachings of my religion, which I whole-heartedly believe in and follow.  We believe that families are eternal and forever, and that we will be reunited with our deceased family members and friends when we too leave this mortal life.  Our existence on this Earth is temporary, but the spirit of man is eternal.  I firmly believe this, and look forward to seeing him again one day.  This is how I and my family are dealing with the loss of my Dad.  To us, he is not gone.  He still exists.  It's as though he walked into another room where we cannot yet follow.  Perhaps it is because I myself have a disability and understand well the frustrations of physical limitations that I find it a bit easier to let him go, because I know he's not dealing with that any more.  Beyond this, I don't know how else I can help you cope with your loss.  All I can tell you is how my family and I are handling it.  I hope this helps you in some way.

Comment by Vin Flanagan on May 20, 2016 at 5:11am

This is tough to write. I lost my dad three years ago and it feels like yesterday. I'm 46 but strongly feel the need for male advice and guidance from an older figure. Has anyone else felt like this and what have you done about it?

Comment by thementorshq on November 12, 2015 at 5:41am

@thementorshq 

Comment by Michael J. K. on November 6, 2015 at 4:29pm

one of the hardest things with an online group like this is many of us never meet.   It may be good to meet in an inline group somewhere.  Where we can talk or find a way to communicate long distance that is cheap or free.

Comment by Michael J. K. on October 15, 2015 at 10:36am

I have some mentees and it is going well

hope all is well with you all

Comment by thementorshq on October 15, 2015 at 1:36am

Check me out on instagram @thementorshq 

Comment by Paul MacAlindin on August 16, 2015 at 2:17am

NY Times published about a Harvard non credit course called  Reflecting on your life

Comment by Max Z on July 2, 2015 at 8:15am

Thanks Michael! :)

Comment by Michael J. K. on July 1, 2015 at 10:08pm

welcome Max to the group

hope all is well with everyone

Comment by Dark Mockery on May 9, 2015 at 7:19pm

Thank you, Michael.

 

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