Spartan Up! - A Spartan Race for the Mind!

Is it possible to develop a surfing culture without an ocean? What would that mean? Keno Knieriem left the navy and to developing surf parks on man made lakes that simulate Hawaiian waves with his company Honokea. It is either the best thing or worst thing to happen to surfing. Will it nurture a whole new generation of surfers who would not experience the sport otherwise? Will introducing the sport to the masses allow for the proper amount of respect to grow around it? The company hopes to spread not only surfing but the traditional values that com with it.

Lessons:

1. In the spirit of aloha, give all that you can.
      

2. Start at zero, carrying no expectations, everyday.      

3. You must go through a rite of passage to appreciate what you have.

Honokea Surf Parks http://honokea.com/

CREDITS Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc. Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, Dr. Delle & David Deluca Synopsis – Matt Baatz © 2017 Spartan

Direct download: 136_SUP_Keno_Knieriem-LIBSYN.mp3
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You excel in ANY situation. Director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Cornell University Dr. Greg Eells explains how. In this interview describes how Viktor Frankl created meaning out of senseless and horrific circumstances. Frankl was imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp and not only maintained his wits but retained the wherewithal to help the other prisoners. This shows the vital role that an imperturbable set of values can have in directing a productive life. Eels discusses some easy to follow guidelines to build this same sense of resilience. They may not be as easy to execute and incorporate into a routine, but that’s on you,

Lessons:

1. To be resilient remember SAVES: Social connections, Attitude, Values, Emotional Acceptance, and Silliness.

2. We are not punished for our attitudes we are punished by them.

3. You can make meaning out of even the most trying circumstances and in so doing persist. 


CREDITS
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, Dr. Delle & David Deluca
Synopsis – Matt Baatz
© 2017 Spartan

Direct download: 135_SUP_Dr_Greg_Eells-LIBSYN.mp3
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His doctor forbade world champion power lifter Robert Herbst to lift anything when he was a child with scoliosis. Eighteen world championships and twenty one consecutive national championships later, what compelled him to rebel? Herbst believes in managing risk but errs on the side of throwing caution to the wind. It’s paid off spectacularly. His MO in all his successes, including his Clark Kentian day job as a lawyer, is that as soon as he identifies a challenge, he burns his ships. He makes an irrevocable commitment. Period.


Lessons:
1. Better to fail on the stage, than fail by staying home.

2. Make an irrevocable commitment to your goal.

3. Be physically active enough that it becomes a need. 



Links:
Make America Fit Again (TM). http://w8lifterusa.com
Robert Herbst on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIT0iclJGOGQ68uKvFgJu1uvYjo50amBu


CREDITS
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, Dr. Delle & David Deluca
Synopsis – Matt Baatz
© 2017 Spartan

Direct download: 134_SUP_Edit_Robert_Herbst-LIBSYN.mp3
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Demali Elliott mentors young women in challenging situations through creative and introspective activities to redirect their stories onto a positive trajectory with her program Petals-N-Belles. It is a rigorous program designed to help those ready to receive that help, sixty- eight young women at last count. The organization, largely staffed by volunteers, utilizes physical and mental challenges like rock climbing, trapeze and yoga to build emotional wellness and resilience. In this podcast Elliott describes three qualities she’s seen in the girls that have most inspired her own success.

Lessons:


1. Model energy that will energize those around you.

2. Bounce back. Be inspired by the ability of children, they fall and get up every day.

3. Dream big, you can fill in the details later.


Link:
Petals-N-Belles http://petalsnbelles.org/


CREDITS
Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, Dr. Delle & David Deluca
Synopsis – Matt Baatz
© 2017 Spartan


Direct download: 133_SUP_Damali_ELLIOTT_LIBSYN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:30am EST

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