Authentic Sharing

Authentic Sharing

Three of the many wellbeing topics we identified as common issues among the 40 warriors at recent Wounded Warrior Project workshop are… SELF-ISOLATION ANGER STRUGGLE WITH SLEEP It’s completely to be expected to feel this way! Trauma will do this to a person. Trauma can include combat zones, traumatic brain injury (TBI), post traumatic stress…

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The Power of Seeing People and Putting Fear in its Place.

Please meet retired pro-baseball player and now mental skills coach, RJ Hively! I appreciate him for his for positive attitude, encouraging others (including me!) and his heart-felt conversations, including this one we had on his podcast. Some highlights include: * Step out of your comfort zone* Show your face and speak your voice* Fear and…

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Together We Create Empathy and Healing!

Together We Create Empathy and Healing

What is your constructive response for wounded veterans when people say or leave a note “You can’t park here – you’re not handicapped!” In our Wounded Warrior Project workshop, this came up as an issue even with disabled veterans’ license plates. Wounded veterans reported this also happens inside stores and restaurants regarding their service dog and…

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Why, How, When and Where

Harassment

SITUATION = rise in harassment and sexual assault PROBLEM = same approach perpetuates the same dismal outcomes SOLUTION = innovative Preventing and Empowering Training Authenticity and Storytelling – This custom curriculum is based on real-life examples and self-reflection that authentically create self-awareness and cultural understanding of the root reasons WHY, HOW, WHEN and WHERE harassment…

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Coming Up This Saturday

Join us Saturday April 17th for our Healing and Empowerment Through Marksmanship Workshop We are honored and humbled to provide tools to improve the lives of warriors and those who love them. Co-taught with Paul Peng, an Army Military Police Veteran and security operations and shooting expert, this workshop is a new approach to building…

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Love of country. Love of family.

We are Truly All in This Together

On this evening … all I want to say is, from my home to yours … thank you for loving this wonderful country and our fabulous citizens! FYI, this photo taken by a Navy veteran from my living room waiting while I was on the phone helping a new Marine family whose child is leaving…

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Grazie to Italy!

Gorgeous homes in Europe

Thank you Italy! Over the past several months I’ve been honored and happy to work in Italy! Due to Covid it has all been remote but I am optimistic and looking forward to working in-person with my new Italian colleagues. All of this has been possible thanks to my stellar colleague and friend Richard Hotchner.…

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May you shine.

Sorry for the awful video quality! The message is more important than my ego wanting it to look perfect. 🙂 An impromptu 25 second talk at Martin Luther King Jr’s church when asked “What life message would you like to share with these school children?” Fun Fact – This is from Martin Luther King Jr’s…

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Podcasts, People and Updates!

You are important to me! I share the most recent podcasts, people and updates to be of value, encouragement and to create a community of leaders and inspirers.  I am confident you will find nuggets of insights and inspiration from people I’m lucky to call colleagues and friends.  Please meet RJ, Dr. Carlos, Jon, Chachi, Kristen, Jim…

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Air Force Academy

USAFA

I am honored to have taught RESILIENCY skills at the Air Force Academy! Four (4) in-person workshops of my “How to Climb Back Up the Adverse Spiral…and Stay Up!” The timing was perfect because it was right before they went into lock-down and virtual only learning. * It takes courage to look within and the…

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