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Release a Man to Fight at Sea

Release a Man to Fight at Sea

During WWII, the US Coast Guard created the Women’s Reserve known as the SPARS, an acronym for, "Semper Paratus Always Ready." By December 7th of 1942, the United States was at war and all men between the ages of 21 and 45 were required to register for the draft....

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Beating Insomnia with the Nerd Yogi, Episode 71

Beating Insomnia with the Nerd Yogi, Episode 71

Being offshore and falling asleep when you need to can be so tough. The noise, short changes, and stress can all contribute to insomnia. Virginie Ferguson at Wellness Offshore is back again. She is taking over the podcast with her snippet from her own podcast....

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Managing Stress with Wellness Offshore, Episode 70

Managing Stress with Wellness Offshore, Episode 70

Being offshore can be so stressful. Meet Virginie Ferguson of Wellness Offshore. Virginie is a yoga teacher, science lover, and mum of two. She helps the overwhelmed, anxious and exhausted overcome their struggles with an unruly mind, aching and fatigued body, using...

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Working Out Offshore, Episode 69

Working Out Offshore, Episode 69

Are you an avid weightlifter? Gym addict? Fitness fanatic? If you work out a lot when you are on land, how does that change when you are offshore? For many, keeping up with their fitness journey offshore can be quite difficult and feel nearly impossible. This episode...

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Slow Down for Right Whales, Episode 68

Slow Down for Right Whales, Episode 68

The North Atlantic Right Whale needs your help. North Atlantic right whales were often found near shore, swimming slowly, and tended to float when killed, making them the "right" whale to kill. They were aggressively hunted, and their population dropped from peak...

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In Need of an Energy Boost?

In Need of an Energy Boost?

As your hitch offshore goes on your energy level slowly depletes. The shifts, the demands of your job, the socializing aspects, and the lack of days off duty, they all take their toll on your sleep. It’s hard to stay focused and energized. Thankfully, there are ways...

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A Technique to Fall Asleep Offshore

A Technique to Fall Asleep Offshore

How to fall asleep and stay asleep - a yogic hack. When you’re offshore, your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep is dramatically impacted. The 12 hour shifts, the night shifts, the changes of shifts half-way through your hitch, can play havoc with your circadian...

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Let’s Talk About Self Confidence

Let’s Talk About Self Confidence

Let’s talk about self confidence to achieve your goals. Think of your life as the vessel, and you have “the conn,” meaning you are in control of your vessel. What you’re not in control of are the adverse effects on the vessel; winds, currents, shallow depths, etc. You...

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Assault, Forgiveness, & Lessons Learned

Assault, Forgiveness, & Lessons Learned

Early in my career at sea, I joined an old feeder vessel in Jordan. I was on one of the smallest and oldest vessels in my company’s fleet. Due to its size, it traded in the Red Sea only between Jordan, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. I was a bit nervous before joining because...

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Little Red Boat on the Equator

Little Red Boat on the Equator

My career at sea started a few years ago when I was working as a pool deck supervisor on a cruise ship off the coast of Australia. During my time on board, I was inspired by the bridge officers to return to school to study navigation with the goal of one day becoming...

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