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June is Men’s Health Month! This month-long campaign celebrates with workshops, screenings, and other health education and outreach opportunities across the country, focused on educating men and their loved ones about preventable health issues. We love supporting our men in staying healthy, don’t we? I certainly do.

How do the men around you support other men in staying I’m incredibly appreciative for the Men In My Life. Many of them are pictured in this photo. When I look at this photo I am reminded of the experiences I’ve shared with them over the years. We’ve celebrated many life milestones together, such as weddings, the births of our children, new jobs and more. They have shared in my triumphs and some have been with me during my darkest days. A few have helped me at different stages of my business when I needed support or encouragement. Some have helped me heal childhood wounds. Each have supported my dreams and have been my biggest cheerleaders in life. Special recognition goes to my husband, Aaron, for being the one man who has been there through all of these experiences.

One of the many aspects that impresses me about the Men In My Life is how they each support the men in their lives. Yes, how they support one another. I attribute the way in which they support each other has a direct correlation to their good health.

Overall happiness is directly related to good health. These guys are happy when they spend time together.

It doesn’t happen as often as they’d like, but when they get together they make the most of their time! Studies have shown that happiness and health go hand-in-hand, and happiness also decreases stress and increases immunity.

Men like a good challenge. A few weeks ago, my husband and a few of his friends challenged each other to work out once a day. Rain or shine. Busy or free. After each workout, they text to maintain accountability with each other. These guys are getting in shape!

These guys have deep conversations with one another. When they spend time together, they allow themselves and also encourage each other to peel off the layers and truly share about what’s really going on in their lives. There’s minimal small talk. They lift each other up emotionally and spiritually and call each other out when they’re not living to the fullest.

Overall, great relationships between men build healthy men. Their strong relationships create a ripple effect that touches other members of their family, their work colleagues, and absolutely everyone they come into contact with throughout their day.

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About The Author

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Nikki Pava is the author of Green Wisdom: A Guide for Anyone to Start, Engage and Energize a Sustainability Team. She is also the founder of Alegria Partners, a consulting firm that specializes in sustainability engagement initiatives for mission-driven companies.

Prior to her work at Alegria Partners, Nikki founded EcoTuesday, a national networking forum that facilitated vital connections and essential change in the business community. EcoTuesday hosted more than 300 events in 12 cities across the country and brought together hundreds of sustainability professionals, making a positive impact in each city.

Nikki holds an MBA in sustainable management from Presidio Graduate School in San Francisco. She lives in an eco-community in Costa Rica and is currently writing a book about teams in businesses that focus on reaching their company’s climate change goals.

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