Golf Shoes Don’t Have to Be Nerdy

You may, or may not, have read my previous article about playing golf. It’s been great for me and what’s funny is I’ve been able to cross over some of my Army veteran experience into the world of golf. I’m a gear dork and have always appreciated the latest and greatest gear that can improve …

Negative vs Positive Talk

People respond best when they receive positive talk. A person feels shame, guilt, regret, sadness, fear, loneliness and physically weak when people who they love and admire most, who’ve they’ve made themselves vulnerable to, speak negative to them. It’s the ultimate way to crush someone’s spirit. On the contrary, speaking positive words to someone charges …

“Draft-era ‘shark attacks’ on Army infantry recruits are over”. The rebuttle.

I recently saw an article in the Army Times about the Army putting the Kibosh on the “Shark Attack” style of soldiering for Basic Training recruits. The premise, or bottom line, is that it’s just mean and that there are better ways, more constructive ways to motivate soldiers and prepare them for battle. Interesting. Most …

Does Your Suffering Have Meaning?

Viktor Frankl is my favorite author when it relates to choice, attitude, struggle. In a very small nutshell, he survived 4 concentration/death camps in 3 years during WWII. He lost everything. He lost his job, home, identity, wife, parents and purpose. He regained one of those things, however. His purpose. He found that his purpose …

The Forging of Man

How men, and women, are truly made is through adversity, pressure, extreme stress. After all these tests, a person’s level of perseverance, resilience, strength, character and beauty are found. As we go the way of life, we are presented with a number of opportunities to refine ourselves or to be forged. This starts at a …

Affordable Steps Can Help Veterans Sleep Better (and Get Healthier)

By Brad Krause, Self Caring Active military personnel don't always have a say in their sleep schedules. And you might have gotten used to early wake-up calls and running on more adrenaline than quality rest. But as a veteran, re-acclimating with civilian life involves a lot of changes—and that includes your wellness routine. Sleep is …

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