A soldier’s letter to his wife

Sullivan Ballou (March 28, 1829 – July 28, 1861) was a lawyer, politician, and major in the United States Army. He is best remembered for the eloquent letter he wrote to his wife a week before he fought and was mortally wounded alongside his Rhode Island Volunteers in the First Battle of Bull Run. The letter may never have been mailed; it was found in Ballou’s trunk after he died.

Willpower Part II: How Your Willpower Is Depleted

by Brett & Kate McKay | ArtOfManliness.com In the first post of this three-part series, we offered a general outline of the nature of willpower, noting that it is a real mental energy which regulates your thoughts, emotions, impulses, and performance control by keeping in check desires and behaviors at odds with your values and […]

Willpower Part I: The Force of Greatness

by Brett & Kate McKay | ArtOfManliness.com   What are your regrets from last year? Failing to stick with an exercise program? Losing a girlfriend because you strayed? Failing a class? Hurting a loved one with your temper? What resolutions have you made for the new year? Losing 20 pounds? Getting up earlier in the […]