The reality is that most men have a problem expressing emotion, long considered a "girlie" trait. The amazing irony is that as I am literally in the midst of writing this post (which has been planned for more than a day) I flip the TV channel and catch the end of Charlie Rose interviewing David Brooks about his book The Social Animal. Charlie, who is clearly an exception to the rule, admits how important it is for people to have the "power to express yourself and have emotional intelligence." David comments on how he, and most men, struggle with this and how he admires Bruce Springsteen as someone who is a 'manly working class guy who can be emotional in a respectable way.'  (Thanks fellas for validating this as I type it!)

Most men will never know What It Feels Like For a Girl, so since this year the day also falls on Mardi Gras, what better excuse is there than to "dress" in metaphorical drag and try your womanlike alter ego on for size.  I don't mean a full-on Tootsie or Mrs. Doubtfire, but more like the guys in I Love You, Man or The Boss in all his glory; allow yourself to be just a little more sensitive, intuitive, creative, and expressive of what it is you're feeling. 

Whether your birth announcement was pink or blue, we all need to balance our Mickey with our Minnie, so give me a buzz and I'll give you an opportunity and show you the way to make the most of all of who you are, without having to shave your legs, put on a fake moustache or become like SNL's Pat

P.S. For related thoughts on this topic check out my posts: You've Come a Long Way, Baby?, Girl Power, I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar, Are You Gonna Go My Way?,Rage Against the Machine