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Retired U.S. Army General Gregg Martin joins host Devin Thorpe on the Superpowers for Good Show to discuss his book and advocacy for mental health awareness.
Gregg was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which led to his retirement from the military, and he has since become an advocate for mental health.
His book, Bipolar General, tells the story of his military career, mental health crisis, and recovery, providing lessons and insights.
Gregg believes that purpose is important in overcoming mental health challenges, as it provides motivation and a sense of meaning.
He suggests reflecting on experiences and passions to determine how they can be used to contribute to society and help others.
Gregg also emphasizes the importance of positive self-talk, exercise, and finding spiritual inspiration in building self-confidence and motivation.
While the priority of mind, body, and spirit may change depending on the situation, all three aspects play a role in managing mental health.
Martin's book, published by the Naval Institute Press, is available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other platforms.
He can be hired as a speaker through his website, generalgreggmartin.com, or via email at GreggMartin79@gmail.com.
Martin expresses gratitude for the work being done by Thorpe and the Superpowers for Good Show in helping people and saving lives.
On Wednesday, I hosted the monthly SuperCrowdHour webinar, presenting “How to Make Money With Impact Crowdfunding.” Watch the entire event right here in the video player above.
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Celeste Mergens founded the nonprofit organization Days for Girls 15 years ago to address the lack of access to feminine hygiene products and education in impoverished regions.
The organization has reached over 3 million women and girls in 145 countries through the efforts of volunteers and local leaders.
Celeste's new book, The Power of Days, tells the story of how Days for Girls started and highlights the power of gratitude and listening in creating positive change.
Gratitude is Celeste's superpower, enabling her to see the good in the world and overcome challenges.
She believes that focusing on what unites us rather than our differences can foster collaboration and create positive impact.
Celeste shares an example of how she used inclusive dialogue to engage with female genital cutters in Kenya and successfully reduce the prevalence of the practice.
She emphasizes the importance of recognizing that circumstances do not define us and that we have the power to make new choices.
Celebrating achievements and expressing gratitude as a team can energize and motivate people to tackle new challenges.
Celeste believes that gratitude and a focus on what's possible can help address current issues and bring about positive change in the world.
She encourages readers to embrace gratitude and inclusive conversations to make the impossible possible and create a more united and compassionate society.
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