Splendid Isolation: Shackleton & Antarctica, Learned Optimism, and Deep Survival.
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10 minutes or so on perspective, inspiration, what you can control, and decisions.

I wanted to share a story of extreme isolation, survival and inspiration from Earnest Shackleton.  In January 1915, his ship and 27 men were stuck in the ice near Antarctica.  What they did to not only survive - and thrive is amazing.

Next is Learned Optimism, by Martin Seligman.  I've talked about this many times, but control, or even the illusion of control over your situation has incredible mental and physical benefits.

Lastly in Deep Survival, Lawrence Gonzales talks about survivors staying in the moment, and making the next most critical decision they face.

Details on these books and movies at thewarmfront.com/podcast, and please reach out with your ideas on these topics at podcast@thewarmfront.com.
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