How to beat stress and boost happiness

Here’s a great visual chart on beating stress and boosting happiness that’s a quick read. (It’ll take you just two or three minutes, most likely.)

How to beat stress and boost happiness.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.

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“Little Man, and the Dixon County War” earns a sweet write-up/review

Western Fiction Review wrote up a sweet review of Little Man, and the Dixon County War.

The website wrote:

“If it’s action you want in a western then this book should be on your too read list. Descriptions of places and people are kept to a minimum so the story moves swiftly from one fight to the next. With the hero Paul, Little Man, Zachary going up against one hundred adversaries you don’t need me to tell you that this book contains an impressive death toll.

“… taking on such a large number of gunhands does force him to round up a very small number of men to ride with him and these men are great characters in themselves.

“The story is gritty and held my attention well and on reaching the end I was left hoping Stan R. Mitchell will write a sequel soon.”

You can read the full review here: Western Fiction Review’s of Little Man and the Dixon County War.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.

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U.S. Special Forces struggle with record number of suicides

I wasn’t happy to see this story come across my radar.

U.S. Special Forces struggle with record number of suicides.

The U.S. has almost 60,000 service members across the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps special operations commands and the article lists two primary reasons the suicides are so high:

  • “Members of the closely knit special operations community often fear that disclosing their symptoms will end their careers.”
  • “Additionally, the shrinking size of the U.S. armed forces has put additional pressure on soldiers, whose sense of community and self-identity is often closely tied to their military service.”

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.

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Need some motivation? Take some motivation.

You guys know I’m always trying to share motivational stuff. Probably a few of you have become cynical. Frankly, I fight that feeling at least once a week.

But I’m here to tell you that I strongly believe we must exercise our minds (and our belief systems) as much as we should exercise our bodies.

So, if you need some motivation? Take some motivation. If you don’t need any motivation. Or think it’s not worth believing all things are possible, then pass on taking some motivation.

I just finished watching this, and it helped. I have it saved and I’ve watched it at least a dozen times (along with many others).

And every, single, time, it, helps.

Motivation. Faith. Belief systems. These are like exercises that must be practiced. Watching this video is like doing a set. You need to do sets and just like when you exercise in the gym, you don’t just do bench press one time in your life. You revisit it. Often.

So, watch the video. Often.

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.

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Epic Rap Battles: Special Forces vs MARSOC

Okay, if you’re a Marine or spent some time in the Army or military and care about the various special forces units, then you’ll love this video. It’s epic.

But if you’re a civilian and have no knowledge about the fierce competition between the elite units of our armed forces, and if you don’t know any of the hundreds of military acronyms, and if you’re easily offended by profanity or the fact that we still train amazingly talented killers, then just go ahead and skip this. Trust me. You’ll hate it or wonder what the big deal is.

With all the warnings out of the way, I present to you:

Epic Rap Battles: Army Special Forces vs MARSOC

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

Oak Ridge, Tenn.

P.S. If you enjoy fast-paced books, you just might like my works. “Sold Out” tracks the life of a legendary Marine Sniper after a CIA unit decides to kill him for reasons of national security. “Little Man, and the Dixon County War” tells the uphill fight a young deputy faces after surviving three years of war only to find himself in the sights of a mighty cattle baron. And “Soldier On,” a short novel, follows the lives of several German soldiers in a depleted infantry company trying to make it through the final, miserable months of World War II.

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