I am excited to be a SameHere Global Hero https://samehereglobal.org/blog/05-22-20-samehere-hero-jack-riggins/ Eric Kussin the founder of SameHere Global a Mental Health Awareness 501c wrote this nice intro and was recently on the podcast.  I also sat down to write about my history with Abuse, Addiction and Mental Health for his audience.  It wouldn’t be fair not to…

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Today I sail away to get a new set of tires on my hips.  The old tires have done very well over the last 45 years.  They held up in every sport one can imagine in my early years, and took plenty of extra abuse as I drove this hot rod hard.   They even…

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I started “The DarkSide of Elite” Podcast, because I want to educate and help others learn and grow.   I would like to share my life experience thus far and as I move forward to help others accomplish whatever their hopes and dreams are by sharing my story and that of my guests.  I WAS a United States Naval Officer, and I WAS and Navy SEAL.   I am not those anymore, it was a job and it was awesome.  I don’t believe all that BS about “Once a something something, always a something something.”   Yes, if the enemy comes over the walls I will have some training and experience to handle that situation better than most people, however the people that I was around and the Teams I led have given me a wealth of knowledge and experience to help others.  This is what we try to do on “The DarkSide of Elite” Podcast and associated digital materials.   The United States Navy and SEAL Team are epic organizations and I am very proud to have been a small part of them, and to have served my country and the people of the United States.   Frankly, in my time or “The Global War on Terror” years, we served the entire world and I hope history will show we “did good”.  The SEAL Teams gave me more than I ever gave them, and my teammates and mentors shaped me into a much better version of myself 20 years later after signing up, and everyday.   As I move forward in life, I feel just as passionate to share my story from my time in the Navy, but also the lessons I have learned outside the Navy.  Stories from my childhood, marriage, fatherhood, and all the F^ck ups along the way.   WHY?  Cause I don’t know another way to help others, other than to share experience, strength and hope.   That is why Scott and I are here.  Stay Calm, and Stay Classy DSOE Crew.

Word of the Week: HOPE
05/25/20

Word of the Week: HOPE

HOPE 1:  to cherish a desire with anticipation : to want something to happen or be true 2: archaic: TRUST 3: to desire with expectation of obtainment or fulfillment 4: to expect with confidence

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05/25/20

SameHere Global Mental Health Awareness Alliance Hero #SameHere

I am excited to be a SameHere Global Hero https://samehereglobal.org/blog/05-22-20-samehere-hero-jack-riggins/ Eric Kussin the founder of SameHere Global a Mental Health Awareness 501c wrote this nice intro and was recently on the podcast.  I also sat down to write about my history with Abuse, Addiction and Mental Health for his audience.  It wouldn’t be fair not to...

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A new set of tires
05/07/20

A new set of tires

Today I sail away to get a new set of tires on my hips.  The old tires have done very well over the last 45 years.  They held up in every sport one can imagine in my early years, and took plenty of extra abuse as I drove this hot rod hard.   They even...

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Word of the Week: MEDICINE
05/07/20

Word of the Week: MEDICINE

med·i·cine /ˈmedəsən/ noun 1. the science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease (in technical use often taken to exclude surgery). 2. a compound or preparation used for the treatment or prevention of disease, especially a drug or drugs taken by mouth....

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Word of the Week: FEAR
04/28/20

Word of the Week: FEAR

FEAR (Fir) 1 a: an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger  b: (1) an instance of this emotion     (2) a state marked by this emotion 2: anxious concern : SOLICITUDE 3: profound reverence and awe especially toward God 4: reason for alarm : DANGER...

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It is not what you think, but it is damn good stuff and better people. (Expanded)
04/27/20

It is not what you think, but it is damn good stuff and better people. (Expanded)

I started “The DarkSide of Elite” Podcast, because I want to educate and help others learn and grow.   I would like to share my life experience thus far and as I move forward to help others accomplish whatever their hopes and dreams are by sharing my story and that of my guests.  I WAS […]

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Word of the Week: Jackassery
04/20/20

Word of the Week: Jackassery

Jack-ass-er/ry  1: a person named Jack, that talks continuously about topics. a: a state of severe mental confusion that randomly pontificates.  b: behavior or thinking that makes lots of sense to others and no sense to many. c: intense passion towards a subject. ...

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Simplifying – Jackassery
04/08/20

Simplifying – Jackassery

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Body breaks down Jackassery
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Body breaks down Jackassery

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