The following is an article written for TODAY PARENTING by DILF Creator + Host, Kevin Seldon. I fell into a deep depression a few years back as my wife and I struggled to fulfill a lifelong dream of starting a family. It took five years. Five long years of suffering in silence — which unfortunately …
Have you ever felt like you spend the majority of your energy just fighting to get to the end of your day? You are not alone… the real question is if this is the best way for us to be living our lives? As parents, our focus is often firmly planted on our children while attempting to balance all of the responsibilities on our plate — so much so that many of us have not checked in with ourselves in quite some time in order to see how happy we actually are. In DILF’s Season Two Finale, Host Kevin Seldon revisits the five items on his “Happiness Checklist” to explore opportunities for each of us to get back on the road… to HAPPY.
How can we, as parents, raise bold humans who aren’t afraid to let down their armor and show what’s in their hearts? Maybe the best way to start is leading by example. Kevin welcomes Dave Callaham (writer of Hollywood favorites like “Zombieland: Double Tap,” the sequel to Oscar-Winning, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and Marvel’s groundbreaking “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”) covering topics from the importance of fighting outdated stereotypes regarding masculinity and setting personal boundaries with work to what it felt like to create Marvel’s first Asian superhero for the big screen and write a lead character that he actually recognized in the mirror.
Let’s face it, we’re all tired. We’re all burnt out. And for most of us, self-care has been nowhere near the top of our list. In today’s episode, we dive deep — behind the polite smiles and perfect Instagram feeds — for a very honest conversation with the dad behind Beleaf in Fatherhood. Join us as we take a step beyond all those dated ideals that are no longer serving us or our families, in order to carve out a new path that can benefit each and every one of us… because sometimes, it’s okay to not be okay.
One of life’s greatest conundrums is how to avoid losing our own sense of self on this journey we call parenthood? As parents, each of us, at some point or another, has felt utterly lost. So, how the heck do we get back to a place of joy while keeping up with the laundry list of life’s responsibilities? Maybe the easiest path back is Re-Prioritizing SELF (or possibly, for many, prioritizing yourself for the first time in your life).
In the premiere episode of DILF’s second season, host Kevin Seldon shares his journey back to the center of his own universe – a place EVERY parent deserves to tap into.
If the chaos of our present world has taught us anything, it’s that STRESS is as contagious as any virus. In this episode, we delve into the brain science behind stress, ways to combat anxieties surrounding the Coronavirus in our homes, and strategies to NOT pass on that anxiety to our children and instead SPREAD CALM.