Emotion Regulation of Others and Self

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Emotion regulation in sport and polar exploration.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

No More Bad Days
Look on the bright side—and up your game.
“Two months into her grueling 2007 Arctic expedition, well past the point a normal person would have collapsed in tears, Rosie Stancer was still gung ho. The British adventurer, now 49, was hauling sleds that bore almost twice her body weight in an attempt to become the first woman to travel solo to the North Pole. Temperatures were dipping to minus 60°F, she’d lost two toes to frostbite, and the 478-mile route was littered with boulder-size ice chunks and gaps of open water. “I had a few tearful hissy fits,” Stancer admits. “What kept me going was my fool’s optimism.”

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