I’m Retired Navy Capt. J Charles (Charlie) Plumb, former POW in Vietnam for nearly 6 years (expert in “social isolation”), author, and motivational speaker. Here to answer your questions about navigating isolation and thriving in challenging times...
I’m Capt. Charlie Plumb. I was a POW in Vietnam for nearly 6 years. I have since made a life of educating and inspiring others with the lessons learned there. I have had a decent amount of experience with social isolation. Believe it or not, there are some tried and tested methods, skills, and ways of approaching life which can greatly affect your mental and physical state during these challenging times.
I have been putting out a short video series recently of some of the tools for your mental toolbox:
A POW TRALKS ABOUT:
Prison Thinking: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-k4EOwJgT3/
If you would like to hear more of my story I was interviewed on the Jocko Willink Podcast #76: https://youtu.be/2XgwpDnalZE
I would love to answer any questions you may have about experiences of being isolated, how to thrive in challenging times, and most importantly, your element of control even when you feel powerless to forces bigger than you.
EDIT: I am headed out for now everyone. I was really impressed by the depth of all your questions and thank you very much for the conversation. Please feel free to follow my continuing "A POW TALKS" series on my instagram at https://www.instagram.com/plumbtalk/?hl=en
If you'd like to reach out you can find all my info at my website: https://charlieplumb.com/
Great being with you.