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Mark Divine BLOG: Cracking Open Your Inner Warrior

Last week I introduced the concept of Kokoro Yoga, which loosely translates as “Heart-Mind Integration.” It is a practice of cultivating a Warrior’s spirit and is the internal developmental practice Catherine Divine and I have developed to train SEAL and other warrior-athletes through my business SEALFIT. In this blog post, I would like to delve […]

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The Mark Divine BLOG: Kokoro Yoga for Warriors

The disarming sound and the smell of fuel coming from the Armored Fighting Vehicles spooling up was modestly distracting. I was leading a contingent of 40 warriors from the 1st Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery through their first session of Kokoro Yoga. These men and women, such hardy soldiers, didn’t seem to notice given their […]

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The Mark Divine BLOG: Accelerate Your Path to Excellence

In his excellent book, Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, Malcolm Gladwell discusses intuition. In Gladwell’s model, intuition is a mental skill that is achieved by gaining deep expertise in a discipline through thousands of hours of practice. A minimum of 10,000 hours is required according to Gladwell. This intense engagement focused on one […]

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The UNBEATABLE BLOG: Breaking Bias

I wish I had a dollar for every time I have jumped to a false conclusion driven by some hidden mental bias. Consider how often you, too, have taken a position in a conversation, even arguing for it ferociously, only later to reflect back and wonder “What the heck was I thinking?” This situation comes […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: The Love of Training

This week’s blog is two parts: The first part is this week’s blog (below). At the end of the blog, enjoy part 2 and find out what moves and lifts your SEALFIT coaches and staff have fallen in LOVE with and why! SEALFIT BLOG: The Crucial First Step To Mental Control and Defeating Information Overload […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: Way of the SEAL Tools…

I am releasing a paperback version of my book The Way of the SEAL on February 2nd. I continue to be humbled and blown away by the response to this book. The “Way” is the path to self-mastery in service to your team, tribe and country and is the externally focused application of my Unbeatable […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: DRIVE ON!

When you train in The Way of the SEAL you will amp your performance, lock onto the right targets and ensure you get to where you want to go in life. But on your journey, you will no doubt have moments where you lose focus and see your motivation wane. This blog post is about […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: Are You Working Out at the Right Time?

I talk a lot about integration in my teaching—about the inter-relationships between the Five Mountains of training, which are the framework of our Unbeatable Mind philosophy. Considering the demands on our time in this day and age, an ideal training session is one where we are able to touch on each of the Five Mountains: […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: Focusing in the Age of Distraction

My family and I went abroad this past holiday season and something unexpected happened: The house we rented had recently weathered a tropical storm, and the WiFi connection was non-existent. As you can imagine, the kids (especially my 16-year-old son Devon) were the most perturbed. The better part of me knew this was a true gift, […]

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SEALFIT BLOG: Opening Up Your Box of Gold

We’re nearing the end of the year, at a time when we traditionally reconnect ourselves with gratitude, family and community. If you are practicing your morning ritual consistently, you know that reflecting on what you are most grateful for is a part of each day, year-round. If not, then now is an especially good time […]

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