Duct Tape Won’t Fix This? Communication Can!

Duct Tape Won’t Fix This? Communication Can! March 2, 2016


It is with great pleasure that I introduce to you my guest blogger Russ Illes, Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod™ radio show host, author, and father extraordinaire, who until his child became critically ill, believed Duct Tape could fix anything. By accessing inner guidance, which can take him above and beyond his five senses through dreams, prayers, and meditations, Russ now helps other husbands, brothers and fathers who are on the same difficult path he once traveled learn why Duct Tape may not fix a broken heart, but other people can. Communication is a key.

Kat Kanavos


Play Date: Tuesday March 1, 2016

Link To Replay The Show:


Russ Illes: Wicked Duct Tape: Communication


I have been having more and more conversations with men and getting their perspective. I have had 15 years of therapy of some sort of another and still, I have never felt heard. In conversations with other Dads is where I feel heard and validated.

My feelings are not unique. There is, however, a need for us men to create a language in order to discuss how to better deal with crises within the family.

We must be able to communicate without feeling like it would cost us our masculinity.



There is a need for us to create a language to discuss these things without feeling like we have lost the fight-for-life, often our families, before we have even begun to plan.


One of the biggest problem is we often don’t have a plan and are reluctant to ask for help because, after all, are we not the strong protector of the family who can fix anything with a little Duct Tape and determination?


One way to do this is to use my book Duct Tape Won’t Fix This, to start the conversation with your wife and family. Read aloud some part that resonates with you and just start there.


Please join the conversation, because you are not alone.


About The Show Host: Russ Illes is the Author of Duct Tape Won’t Fix This and an 8-year cancer hospice volunteer. He is co-founder and leader of a men’s support group that has been together for 26 years. His goal is to create a safe and supportive place for fathers of children with life-threatening illnesses begin a conversation. His book is available on Amazon.

Please visit his website: www.DuctTapeWontFixThis.com , his Facebook Page at The Magic Hat Project, and his past radio shows @ https://www.facebook.com/Wicked-Housewives-On-Cape-Cod-Radio-Network-324926874345798/?ref=hl

Contact: Russell Illes / 617-827-0225 / Email: ssur1@verizon.net


Blog Host: Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos is a TV/Radio Producer/Host of Wicked Housewives On Cape Cod™ and Author/Lecturer of the International award winning bestseller, Surviving Cancerland: Intuitive Aspects of Healing which promotes patient advocacy and connecting with inner guidance for success in health, wealth, and love, contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Soul: Dreams & Premonitions, PATHEOS Blogger and Columnist to Women Voices Magazine: SOUL and HOME, Kat taught Special Education and Psychology. She has been featured in newspapers, on CBS News, in American Express Open, and published in medical journals. Learn more @ www.AccessYourInnerGuide.com



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