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Podcast by Veterans for people who want to live better lives, including transitioning from military experience or traumatic events to reconnecting to mind, body, and spirit.

Podcast by Veterans for people who want to live better lives, including transitioning from military experience or traumatic events to reconnecting to mind, body, and spirit.
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United States

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Podcast by Veterans for people who want to live better lives, including transitioning from military experience or traumatic events to reconnecting to mind, body, and spirit.

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English

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831869495


Episodes

42 The Return of Rich Dreyling and notes on the Ketogenic Diet

1/15/2019
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Original co-host, Rich Dreyling, returns to the show to share an update on his life in Estonia. Mike and Rich talk nutrition and the ins and outs of Mike's new ketogenic approach to eating. ================================ Transitions from War After his service in the United States Marines Corps, Mike Ergo started the Transitions from War blog and Podcast to talk about his struggles returning from combat in Iraq. From PTSD and addiction to finding endurance sports, Mike has found a...

Duration:01:02:08

41 James Rolin and Cowboy Crickets

12/31/2018
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James and Kathy Rolin are Coast Guard veterans and James continues to serve in the Montana National Guard. After their time in the Coast Guard they founded Cowboy Crickets - a cricket farm and kitchen to produce crickets for people to eat. Wait, what? Yes, you read that right. In this episode we interview James and hear more about why you need to start eating bugs, the trials and tribulations of starting a small business, and their plans for 2019 and the future of cricket...

Duration:00:34:35

40 Captain Stephanie Lincoln and Fire Team Whiskey

12/24/2018
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Captain Stephanie Lincoln spent 10 years in the US Army before transitioning out and starting her career in nutrition and fitness. Fire Team Whiskey came about after Steph saw how many soldiers were overweight and afflicted with so many health conditions like high blood pressure, injuries, etc. This trend isn't unique to the Army ( as much as we Marines would like to believe). All branches of the military have gotten fatter, following the trend of the US population in general. When...

Duration:01:23:47

39 Tom Voss - Almost Sunrise and Moral Injury

12/18/2018
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Tom Voss is an Army Veteran who served in Iraq as an infantryman in 2004-2005. After struggling to reconcile his experiences in war, Tom knew he had to do something drastic or suicide would become a real option. Tom and fellow Army grunt Anthony Anderson decided to walk across the country to spread awareness about moral injury, a lesser known phenomenon that describes the experience of witnessing or participating in something that goes against deeply held morals or values. Tom starred...

Duration:01:17:13

38 Ken Swan - Finding his stride with Team RWB Chicago

12/3/2018
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Today we get to know Ken Swan, Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan. Ken returned home to Chicago and found the transition to civilian life challenging, like many of us do. Luckily, Ken found Team RWB, an organization dedicated to helping veterans readjust and connect to their communities after they leave the military. Enjoy listening to Ken recount how a warm welcome from Team RWB Eagles brought him new purpose, identity as a veteran, and a love for endurance sports including...

Duration:00:55:41

37 Robbie Fusco: Sweat Equity, Doing the Work, and Inspiring Others

11/25/2018
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Robbie Fusco is an Air Force veteran from Long Island, New York. While in the military, he served as an Air Traffic Controller for the 27th special operations support squadron in Clovis, New Mexico. His job consisted in supporting special forces for real world missions by controlling aircraft and airspace. Robbie separated voluntarily to take a position in Kandahar, Afghanistan as a private contractor for 12 months. Although he was an athlete his whole life, the military helped him find...

Duration:01:10:56

36 Doc Springer and Defining the Warrior Spirit

11/19/2018
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Shauna Springer, Ph.D., is the Senior Director of Suicide Prevention and Post-vention Initiatives at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (aka TAPS). We have been friends for many years. She is a psychologist who has embedded her life within the military and veteran community. More than any other civilian, Shauna “gets it." She has built a deep trust with hundreds of veterans, and has been permitted, with their blessing, to attend extremely private and sacred ceremonies as the only...

Duration:01:55:59

35 Eric Beach of Project Echelon

10/12/2018
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Eric Beach and I have been running parallel for a couple years now. He is a combat veteran, Ironman triathlete, father, and has overcome a lot from his time in the Army and deployment to Iraq. We talk about the rude awakening that is reentry to civilian life and his journey through addiction and chaos to being featured on Ironman's Quest for Kona television show, leading Project Echelon and hosting his podcast, The Art of Endurance. Prepare to dive deep as Eric describes going from the...

Duration:01:08:06

34 Chris Albert of Warrior Soul Agoge

9/22/2018
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In this episode we hear from Chris Albert, fellow Marine and founder of Warrior Soul Agoge and host of the popular Warrior Soul Podcast. Chris goes into depth about his struggle with addiction, depression, a debilitating bout of ulcerative colitis the search for meaning and purpose. Chris decided to take a hard look in the mirror and take responsibility for his circumstances. Along the way he balanced his hormones, fixed his nutrition and found his calling helping veterans to master their...

Duration:01:15:16

32 Shannon Yount - The Power of Community

9/6/2018
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Today we talk with Shannon Yount, a Marine Corps veteran who served as a combat correspondent from 2006-2014. Shannon talks about the importance of mentorship and community and the role it plays in her life today. Besides her schoolwork and responsibilities at home raising her kids, Shannon helps run the US Veterans Foundation, a nonprofit in southern Illinois that helps vets engage with each other in outdoor activities like ruck marches, fishing trips, and socials. Mike started the...

Duration:00:51:45

31 Kyle Hartman - From Rock Bottom to Rock Solid

8/30/2018
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In this week's episode we catch up with Kyle Hartman of The Veteran Growth Podcast. Kyle joined the Army and attended the Defensive Language Institute to learn Mandarin. He ultimately landed a career in logistics before his time in the military took a downward spiral. Kyle opens up and shares the uncomfortable experiences with drug addiction, self-doubt and failure to finding his way out of the pit of self-pity and drug dependance and into the role of loving father, entrepreneur, and...

Duration:01:02:20

30 Slowing down to go faster

8/23/2018
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We have a new sponsor!! Thanks to Primal Kitchen, where you can get healthy options for condiments, salad dressings, protein powders, and more. Check it out and use promo code "PRIMALVETERAN" to get 10% off your order and directly support this show. It's a win-win. Mike explains the Maffetone Method, how going slower and honoring the 180-minus-your-age formula to determine your maximum aerobic heart rate will improve aerobic fitness and allow you to absorb the most out of your training....

Duration:00:32:14

29 Review of 12 Rules for Life by Jordan Peterson

8/9/2018
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Mike and Rich discuss the book "12 Rules for Life" and go through four of the principles while talking life, goals, and transitions. "Let him that would move the world first move himself" - Socrates Link to the Book being discussed: https://jordanbpeterson.com/12-rules-for-life/ ----- Mike started the Transitions from War blog to talk about his struggles getting home, PTSD, and addiction and then finding endurance sports to really begin feeling whole again. Breaking the...

Duration:00:48:14

28 - Santa Rosa 70.3 Race Weekend Recap

8/2/2018
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Mike and Rich join each other to recap race weekend of the Santa Rosa Half-Ironman. ----- Mike started the Transitions from War blog to talk about his struggles getting home, PTSD, and addiction and then finding endurance sports to really begin feeling whole again. Breaking the stereotype of illiterate Marines, Mike and Rich met up in college at UC Berkeley. A few years after graduation they teamed up again, this time to discuss and promote a topic blatantly absent from their...

Duration:01:05:57

Episode 27- Aikido for Veterans

7/26/2018
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Mike sits down with David Lukoff and Dave Drake to discuss the power of Aikido to make peace with the demons in our minds, tone down the symptoms of PTSD, and reconnect with ourselves and others. David Lukoff's work in co-authoring the DSM-IV diagnostic category Religious or Spiritual Problem has contributed to the recent opening of the mental health field to serious consideration of spiritual issues in clinical practice. He is now working with a DSM-V Workgroup on Religious and Spiritual...

Duration:01:26:45

Habits, Egocentricity, and Dealing with Life

7/19/2018
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Rich returns from Minnesota with some news and some introspection. He discusses habits, egocentricity and large changes in life. Mike started the Transitions from War blog to talk about his struggles getting home, PTSD, and addiction and then finding endurance sports to really begin feeling whole again. Breaking the stereotype of illiterate Marines, Mike and Rich met up in college at UC Berkeley. A few years after graduation they teamed up again, this time to discuss and promote a topic...

Duration:00:46:02

Episode 25 - Why Meditate?

7/12/2018
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What's the big hype about meditation? Is it just for dudes with pony tails and yoga pants? Hell no. Mike breaks down some of the tangible benefits of meditation, referencing a powerful Youtube clip of Dr. Joe Dispenza talking about the connection between thoughts, feelings, belief, health, and how you ACTUALLY make big changes in your life. Stop being a little bitch and go meditate. Joe Dispenza interview - short clip / extended clip Try this ---> Meditation on Self-Compassion Mike...

Duration:00:36:28

Episode 24 - Riding the Lows

7/6/2018
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Mike solos this one to talk about what we can learn when are experiencing the lows that follow the highs, sometimes lasting much longer than we hope for. ---------------------------------------- Mike started the Transitions from War blog to talk about his struggles getting home, PTSD, and addiction and then finding endurance sports to really begin feeling whole again. Breaking the stereotype of illiterate Marines, Mike and Rich met up in college at UC Berkeley. A few years after...

Duration:00:28:24

Episode 23 - Stepping Back: A Short Meditation

6/28/2018
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Mike leads a short meditation and talks about the value of stepping back amidst noise and stress. In this moment, there are no problems. =========================================== Mike started the Transitions from War blog to talk about his struggles getting home, PTSD, and addiction and then finding endurance sports to really begin feeling whole again. Breaking the stereotype of illiterate Marines, Mike and Rich met up in college at UC Berkeley. A few years after graduation they...

Duration:00:15:55

Episode 22- The Heart of the Storm

6/21/2018
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Rich disembarks solo on a talk about his journey toward the heart of the storm and his holding pattern. —————————————————————————— Mike started the Transitions from War blog to talk about his struggles getting home, PTSD, and addiction and then finding endurance sports to really begin feeling whole again. Breaking the stereotype of illiterate Marines, Mike and Rich met up in college at UC Berkeley. A few years after graduation they teamed up again, this time to discuss and promote a...

Duration:00:46:02