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A Pair of Boots

By Craig Weller / January 30, 2021 / 3 Comments

I was still 17 when I enlisted in the Navy. My parents had to sign the enlistment paperwork for me since I wasn’t of legal age. This wasn’t without some resistance. I could have become a doctor. Or a lawyer. These are the two jobs that are supposed to be in your future when you’re […]

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Secondary Emotions

By Craig Weller / October 21, 2020 / 2 Comments

Regardless of your occupation, self-regulation is a key component of resilience and performance under stress.    Self-regulation has an immediate effect, in that it helps you direct your cognitive function and make better decisions in difficult situations.  In the medium-term, it helps to modulate circadian rhythms, prevent burnout, and manage energy and recovery.  And, in […]

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Eustress Training

By Craig Weller / October 12, 2020 / 3 Comments

By: Jon Pope ‘How many more sets?’ I complained. ‘It doesn’t matter, you’re up’ came the voice to my right.  Fuck. This is awful. It was approaching 100 degrees IN THE GYM. Hotter inside than outside. Who in the hell had the great idea to paint this metal building black? I thought this to myself […]

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