Self Love Podcast

SLP 221: Grab Life By The Balls – Honouring Men’s Mental Health with Sam Parker

Episode 221
11, Oct, 2022
}89 Minutes

Show Notes

‘We pretend, or maybe we just don’t know how to feel those other ‘bad emotions’. We don’t want to feel them, we don’t know how to feel them, we don’t know what we’re feeling, and it’s a real challenge. And we do say, ‘Yeah I’m good’, ‘Yeah I’m ok’, but in my experience everyone’s got something there on their chest that they need to get off. Everyone’s got some guilt and shame they’re carrying around that they don’t need to. Everyone’s got some sort of unworthiness issue, some element of being alone, and I could see that really clearly coming out the other side of that time when Jacko was 18 months. And I was like, we need to do something about this.’ ~ Sam Parker

Please note this podcast does talk about suicide. Please call Lifeline on 131114 if you need support or help.

Sam Parker is a loving father and husband. And, he is the accidental founder of the men’s health charity: ‘Grab Life By The Balls’.Sam is a passionate men’s health advocate, hell bent on bringing positive and proactive change to the health and well-being of males across the world. Don’t be fooled by Sam’s laidback, barefoot demeanour, he has a big heart, a big vision and the balls to match.

In honour of World Mental Health Day 2022 you will hear a remarkable man’s story from growing up in the country, to heading to a city boarding school to wanting to be a professional cricket player. Sam Parker has learned to trust the power of his journey, the highs and the lows, and through an amazing chiropractic community, deep personal growth work and constantly embodying his coaching and mentoring he has found himself running a not for profit charity called Grab Life By The Balls.

You will hear his passion and drive to support men to live their best life. This is a must-listen for all the men in our lives.

This podcast does talk a lot about suicide so please note if you need support or help please reach out to Lifeline on 131114.

His definition of Self Love is doing what you love. Finding your purpose and living your best life.

His favourite quote is from BJ Palmer:

“You never know how far reaching something you may say, think, or do today will affect the lives of millions tomorrow”.

Links to follow:

I am constantly evolving and growing
I had an acute knowledge of who I was and who I wanted to be
It is important to be ok with who you are
Treat everyone equally no matter where you are from
Life is full of learning experiences
There are so many lessons and learnings if you are open to them
Sport is key
Maintain a vibe and focus on what you want to become
The chiropractic community is helpful, inspirational, optimistic, caring and different to the norm!
Life is about evolving and growing
I was a bit evangelical at times
If you have a problem learn to face it head on
Team comradery and mateship is imperative
It’s about the simple things
Think about who you have to BE, what you need to Do and how you can HAVE it
It is about stepping into being a better version of yourself
I needed to learn to speak from the heart
Mateship is everything
I can’t get comfortable
Let’s keep moving forward
Be a great mate
Let’s turn those stats around
Give men a voice and the space to be who they are born to be
Grab life by the balls

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