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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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Episodes

54 Shannon Yount and Riding to Fight Kids' Cancer

6/19/2019
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Fellow Marine, Shannon Yount, returns to the show to talk about The Great Cycling Challenge: Riding to Fight Kids Cancer. Shannon is taking on the challenge of riding 100 miles for her fundraiser. We talk about cycling, yoga, and the benefits of trying new things to see what you like. Moving your body doesn't have to be miserable and Shannon breaks down how you can find what you love to do. Support Shannon's fundraiser here! =========================== Transitions from War After...

Duration:00:41:27

53 David Lucier and MakeTheConnection.net

6/13/2019
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Today's guest is Vietnam Vet and Green Beret, David Lucier. David shares his experiences of going from service in Vietnam and coming home, how he finally connected with the VA and is now part of the VA's "Make the Connection." David and other veterans realize that seeking help is difficult and navigating the VA system can be confusing and intimidating. MakeTheConnection.net is an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with...

Duration:01:06:29

52 Ironman Santa Rosa 2019 Race Recap

5/29/2019
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Mike sits down to talk all things Ironman Santa Rosa with first-time Ironman finisher Sebastian Hernandez. Sebastian is a Marine Corps veteran who served in the "Old Corps" during the 1990's and calls Santa Rosa home. It's fitting that he chose this as his first full Ironman. Both Mike and Sebastian go over the training and race day, including what went according to plan and the inevitable moments where one needs to improvise, adapt, and overcome. This episode is brought to you by...

Duration:01:21:52

51 Tattered Beans Coffee with owner Jake Jean

5/21/2019
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On Episode 51we talk with Jason "Jake" Jean, owner of Tattered Beans Coffee. Tattered Beans launched as a mission to sell good coffee and directly support veterans and first responders with every sale. Their unique model of having vets and first responders as envoys gives customers the ability to choose who they want to support with each purpose, knowing that $4 of each bag of coffee sold will go directly to that individual. No middleman, no restrictions. Simple and effective. Jake and I...

Duration:00:56:19

50 Facing our Demons as a Squad with Dr. Shauna Springer

4/11/2019
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Dr. Shauna Springer returns to the show and talks about how we can understand suicide and how to prevent our friends and loved ones from attempting or completing a suicide by taking on this enemy using the same principles of the Marine Rifle Squad. Many times the topic of suicide is discussed with a helpless and morose tone, but this conversation is not that. Doc Springer fills us in on how we can empower ourselves and our friends. Dr. Springer discusses some of the concepts from her...

Duration:00:34:49

49 Why you need to Start Meditating, with Chris Albert of Warrior Soul Podcast

4/3/2019
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Chris Albert returns to cohost as we talk about the practicalities and personal experiences with meditation. Is this something just for dudes with grey ponytails and dream catchers or is there something for the rest of us? Will it turn you into a complete panoche? We get into what people can gain from a breathing practice, how it changes our moods, and gives us more choice in how we react to situations. Resources to get started: The M21 Meditation Challenge Hardwiring Happiness The...

Duration:00:55:59

48 War Horses for Veterans with Patrick Benson

3/26/2019
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In today's episode we speak with Patrick Benson of War Horses for Veterans. Patrick is an Army Vet who struggled to readjust to civilian life after returning from Iraq. He tells us about the highs and lows and what lead him to found War Horses for Veterans. As Patrick explains on his website: "War Horses for Veterans is the premier horsemanship, networking and personal growth program in the U.S. We are a Kansas City based nonprofit that brings combat veterans from across the country...

Duration:01:00:04

47 Back from the Dead with Josh Mantz of Asymmetric Mind

3/19/2019
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In today's episode of Transitions from War, we talk with Major (ret.) Joshua Mantz. Josh is the author of The Beauty of a Darker Soul, a book dedicated to helping people overcome emotionally traumatic experiences. A graduate of West Point, Josh served as an Infantry Officer in the US Army for nearly a decade, and is the recipient of the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Valor. He is a highly sought after speaker on the topic of emotional trauma, having shared his message at TEDx, Got Your...

Duration:00:57:09

46 Dr. David Lunow Part 2

3/12/2019
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This is part two of our talk with Dr. David Lunow, a practicing MD and avid Spartan Racer. Dr. Lunow is passionate about helping male veterans and first responders with common hormonal imbalances caused by many things, including chronic stress, PTSD, and lack of sleep. Today we get into more about sleep and nutrition. David was born in Minnesota and raised in Indonesia to missionary parents. He completed college degrees in Biblical Theology and Biology before entering Medical School. He...

Duration:00:59:23

45 Men's Health with Dr. Lunow of Apex Health Part 1

3/6/2019
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We sit down today and chat with Dr. David Lunow, a practicing MD and avid Spartan Racer. Dr. Lunow is passionate about helping male veterans and first responders with common hormonal imbalances caused by many things, including chronic stress, PTSD, and lack of sleep. David was born in Minnesota and raised in Indonesia to missionary parents. He completed college degrees in Biblical Theology and Biology before entering Medical School. He moved to Fort Worth, Texas in 2002 for residency in...

Duration:00:55:46

44 Mike's Keto thirty day check in with Stephanie Lincoln of Fire Team Whiskey

2/26/2019
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Mike checks in with Stephanie Lincoln of Fire Team Whiskey after one full month into eating from a ketogenic template. They talk about the good parts, challenging parts, and dive into the science of ketosis and how the body converts from burning sugar to burning fat as a primary fuel. ================================ 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...

Duration:01:10:11

43 Teaming Up with the Warrior Soul's Chris Albert and Reviewing "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins

1/25/2019
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Today Chris Albert of the Warrior Soul Podcast joins me to review "Can't Hurt Me" by David Goggins. For new listeners, check out episode 34 where I interview Chris about his life and finding purpose after his time in the Marine Corps. Chris and I will be teaming up each week, recording episodes between his show and Transitions from War to review inspirational books, talk physical training, nutrition, and more. ================================ Transitions from War After his service in...

Duration:00:51:49

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 power. Connect...

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 in...

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 a...

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