In this week's podcast guest, Samir Janjua describes the positive impact men's circles can have in helping men get in touch with their masculinity as well as express vulnerability. Samir and Sophie discuss the biggest challenges in the lives of modern men, and how to dance the line of challenging yourself to become better vs beating yourself up.
02:40 Who is Samir Janua
06:24 Why don’t men naturally express vulnerability
10:36 How is it to have “elders” in men’s circles?
14:39 How to honor your fathers and ancestors
15:40 What makes men feel safe to express themselves
19:58 How do we get men to participate in men’s circles
23:18 What are men’s biggest pains and challenges?
26:30 How can a man start asking for help?
28:10 Advice for young men
32:40 The importance of accepting your family members for who they are
38:20 Challenging yourself vs beating yourself up
42:30 What is the tendency of men to disappear when doing personal development circles
47:24 What Samir appreciates about the masculine
49:15 Where to find more of Samir’s work and groups
Samir Janjua is a co-founder of The Men's Circle & a commercial & personal brand photographer located in Los Angeles, CA
You can learn more about his Men's Circles at https://linktr.ee/themenscircle and instagram page at www.instagram.com/themenscircle/
For more on Sophie Josephina, check out her work on instagram @sophie.josephina or www.sophiejosephina.com