Warriors Unmasked

Chuck Thuss and Clint Malarchuk

Warriors Unmasked is a show that will take a deep dive into the life journeys of athletes, both professional and amateur, coaches, military personnel as well as first responders and the people next door. You will hear many stories of tremendous courage and perseverance. Some of these stories will also have an element of dealing with mental illness while overcoming the odds. Your hosts and mental health advocates, Clint Malarchuk and Chuck Thuss, will incorporate their own personal journeys/ experiences as they speak to their guests on a very intimate level. read less
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154. How to Overcome Stress: Chuck Thuss' Top Tips
Jun 25 2024
154. How to Overcome Stress: Chuck Thuss' Top Tips
In this insightful episode of Warriors Unmasked, Chuck Thuss takes the solo seat to dive deep into a subject that affects us all: stress. As a former professional hockey goaltender, Chuck knows firsthand the pressures and challenges that life can throw at us. Drawing from his rich experiences on and off the ice, Chuck shares his personal journey and the stress-reducing strategies that have helped him maintain balance and well-being. From his early days playing in the International Hockey League to building and selling a successful business, Chuck's life has been filled with high-stress situations. Today, as the founder and CEO of Compassionate Connection, a professional speaker, and a certified Life, Relationship, and Spiritual Coach, Chuck dedicates his time to helping others navigate their own stress and achieve mental clarity. In this episode, Chuck encourages listeners to shift from a victim mentality to a victor mentality, emphasizing the power we all have to control our own lives and stress levels. He shares practical tips and tools that can help anyone manage stress more effectively, from practicing gratitude and meditation to setting boundaries and disconnecting from technology. Listeners will appreciate Chuck’s candid discussion about his own stressors, including the challenges of balancing a busy family life, dealing with the loss of loved ones, and managing the pressures of his work with retired athletes. Through it all, Chuck’s message is clear: with the right mindset and tools, we can all find ways to reduce stress and live more fulfilling lives. For those looking to learn more about managing stress and improving their mental health, this episode offers valuable insights and actionable advice. Chuck’s story is a powerful reminder that no matter where we are on our journey, we have the ability to change our perspective and take control of our stress. To dive deeper into Chuck Thuss’ approach to stress management and to connect with him for coaching or speaking engagements, visit [Compassionate Connection] and listen to the full episode for an enriching experience that promises growth, understanding, and a renewed sense of purpose. For more on Chuck Thuss’ work and insights into stress management, follow the links below and hit play to listen to the full episode for an inspiring guide to achieving personal and professional well-being.   LINKS: www.thecompassionateconnection.comwww.warriorsunmasked.com Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966Follow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe To Our YouTubeMy Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 0:02 How Chuck approaches stress management. Thank you to our sponsors! 03:03 Chuck’s personal journey and the origins of his interest in stress management.08:44 The impact of stress on our lives and the importance of shifting from a victim to a victor mentality.14:32 Practical tips for managing stress: gratitude, meditation, exercise, and more.20:10 Chuck’s personal experiences with stress and the strategies he uses to cope.27:29 The importance of kindness and how small acts can reduce stress for ourselves and others.33:10 Encouragement to disconnect and take time for self-care.
153. Overcoming OCD: Sina Tadayon's Journey of Hope and Advocacy
Jun 18 2024
153. Overcoming OCD: Sina Tadayon's Journey of Hope and Advocacy
In this heartfelt episode of Warriors Unmasked, Chuck Thuss sits down with Sina Tadayon, a passionate advocate for those suffering from OCD and anxiety-related disorders. Sina's journey into OCD advocacy is deeply rooted in his personal experiences and a firm belief in the power of education to illuminate the realities of living with OCD. As a storyteller, Sina understands the profound impact that narratives can have on our lives. Through his work, he aims to share the complex story of OCD, shedding light on the challenges faced by many and offering hope through understanding. Sina's story begins in the fourth grade when he had his first experience with OCD after watching a movie. This moment marked the beginning of a long struggle with various forms of OCD, leading to anxiety and even suicidal thoughts. However, being diagnosed before college brought a sense of relief and clarity, allowing him to channel his experiences into advocacy and support for others. Listeners will find inspiration in Sina's dedication to making the world a better place by educating others about OCD and mental health. He shares his journey from feeling overwhelmed and misunderstood to becoming a beacon of hope for those facing similar challenges. Sina's insights into managing OCD, the importance of storytelling, and the impact of mental health education are invaluable for anyone looking to better understand these conditions. This episode is a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit and the importance of sharing our stories. Sina's openness about his struggles and triumphs offers a message of hope and compassion, encouraging listeners to seek help, share their own stories, and support one another in their mental health journeys. For those interested in learning more about Sina Tadayon's work and the importance of mental health advocacy, this episode is a must-listen. Sina's journey is a powerful reminder that by facing our struggles and sharing our stories, we can create a more understanding and compassionate world. To hear Sina Tadayon's full story and to discover more about Warriors Unmasked, including how to connect with Chuck Thuss for support and coaching, follow the links provided below. Your path to understanding, support, and hope begins with this transformative episode. GUEST LINKS: Exploring Core Fears in OCD Treatment Through Movie Ratings   LINKS: www.thecompassionateconnection.comwww.warriorsunmasked.com Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966Follow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe To Our YouTubeMy Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 0:02 Welcome to episode 153! Here’s what’s inside…03:03 Sina's first experience with OCD and its impact on his life.08:44 Discussion on the importance of education and storytelling in mental health advocacy.14:32 Sina's journey through various forms of OCD and finding relief through diagnosis.20:10 The role of therapy and support in managing OCD and anxiety.27:29 Real-life success stories and the importance of sharing personal narratives.33:10 Sina's vision for the future: spreading awareness and providing support through education and storytelling.
152. Unlocking Peak Performance: Nathan Biddulph's Revolutionary Neuro Skills and Subconscious Training
Jun 11 2024
152. Unlocking Peak Performance: Nathan Biddulph's Revolutionary Neuro Skills and Subconscious Training
In this compelling episode of Warriors Unmasked, Chuck Thuss sits down with Nathan Biddulph, the pioneer behind Neuro Skills Coaching. Known as “The Original Neuro Skills Coach,” Nathan has developed an innovative program from scratch, drawing from his extensive experience as a Neuro Program Director and board-certified occupational therapist. He has worked with high-profile clients, including superstar athletes, CEOs, business owners, and executives, providing them with tools to enhance their performance and well-being. Nathan's journey is a testament to the transformative power of neuro skills training. Starting in the neuro world in 2002, he has since dedicated his career to helping people improve their mental and physical performance through non-electronic, cutting-edge neuro skills training. His approach is designed to be accessible and applicable to everyone, from athletes to business professionals, focusing on enhancing pattern recognition, processing speed, impulse control, and decision-making. Listeners will be inspired by Nathan's dedication to helping others achieve their full potential by rewiring their brains for success. He shares insights into the benefits of neuro skills training, from improving sports performance to enhancing business acumen and mental health. Nathan's work emphasizes the importance of continuous self-improvement and the power of a well-trained mind in overcoming life's challenges. For those interested in learning more about Nathan's innovative neuro skills program or seeking personal coaching, this episode is a must-listen. Nathan's story is a powerful reminder of the potential we all have to transform our lives through dedicated mental training and self-awareness. To discover more about Nathan Biddulph's work and the groundbreaking neuro skills training program, visit [NeuroSkillsCoach.com] and listen to the full episode for an in-depth exploration of how neuro skills can change your life. This episode is a beacon of hope and a guide to achieving personal and professional excellence. GUEST LINKS: https://www.neuroskillscoach.comlinkedin.com/in/nathan-biddulph-b3727659https://www.instagram.com/neuroskills.coach LINKS: www.thecompassionateconnection.comwww.warriorsunmasked.com Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966Follow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe To Our YouTubeMy Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 03:03 Nathan shares his journey from occupational therapy to becoming a neuro-skills coach.08:44 Discussion on the difference between mental skills and neuro skills training.14:32 How neuro skills training can benefit business professionals and everyday life.20:10 Nathan explains the concept of rewiring the subconscious mind for better performance.27:29 Real-life success stories from Nathan's clients in sports and business.33:10 The future of neuro skills training and its potential impact on mental health and overall well-being.
151. Transforming Pain into Purpose: Don Young’s Journey from Corporate Success to Spiritual Awakening
Jun 4 2024
151. Transforming Pain into Purpose: Don Young’s Journey from Corporate Success to Spiritual Awakening
In this heartfelt episode of Warriors Unmasked, Chuck Thuss welcomes Don Young, a former pharmaceutical marketing executive whose life transformation is a profound tale of rediscovery and spiritual awakening. Don shares his journey from achieving material success and seemingly living the American dream to facing an emptiness that wealth and status could not fill. His story is a vivid illustration of the profound impact that a shift in values from materialism to spirituality can have on personal well-being and happiness. Don's candid discussion about his struggles with identity, the pressures of corporate life, and his subsequent spiritual awakening offers listeners a window into the transformative power of faith and the quest for authenticity. He talks about his upcoming memoir, "Finding God in Vegas," his website where he shares daily devotions and personal insights, and how these platforms have become a conduit for expressing his newfound purpose. Listeners will find inspiration in Don's narrative, from his challenging moments to his ultimate realization of what truly matters—love, authenticity, and spiritual fulfillment. This episode is not just Don's story; it's a call to anyone feeling lost or disconnected from their true selves to reconsider what brings genuine contentment and joy to their lives. Join Chuck and Don as they explore a journey from the superficial highs of success to the deeper, more sustaining joys of spiritual and emotional rebirth. For those moved by Don's story and interested in learning more about his writings or seeking guidance on embracing their own spiritual journeys, visit his website and follow his contributions to personal and spiritual growth. This episode is a powerful reminder of the enduring human capacity for change and the infinite possibilities that open up when we align our lives with our deepest values and beliefs. Hit play now! GUEST LINKS: https://donaldharoldyoung.comdonaldharoldyoung.com | Substack: https://donaldharoldyoungcom.substack.com LINKS: www.thecompassionateconnection.comwww.warriorsunmasked.com Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966Follow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe To Our YouTubeMy Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 0:03 - Introduction and welcome to Don Young, former pharmaceutical marketing executive turned spiritual mentor.3:08 - Don discusses his successful yet unfulfilling career in pharmaceutical marketing and the luxurious yet empty lifestyle it afforded.7:04 - Exploring the deep void and unhappiness behind the facade of success and the high cost of living the "American Dream."10:17 - Don shares the turning point at age 55, leading to his profound spiritual awakening and the dramatic shift in his life’s focus.18:20 - Discussion on the impact of societal expectations on personal identity and the struggle with coming out as gay in a conservative environment. 22:34 - How a career loss at 52 and personal losses transformed Don’s perspective on life, leading to rejection of materialism.27:49 - Don describes the significant moments of realization during the COVID-19 pandemic and reassessing his life’s work in pharma marketing.34:16 - The role of Johnny Cash’s music in catalyzing Don’s spiritual reawakening and embracing a life centered on love and authenticity.37:49 - Insights into the daily practices that nurture self-love, connection with others, and spiritual fulfillment.42:14 - Don reflects on how volunteering and writing helped him reconnect with his true self and the community.47:48 - Closing thoughts on living a love-centered life free from fear and filled with gratitude and joy.51:13 - Don answers questions on living authentically and the continuous journey towards self-discovery and creating love in the world.
150. Turn Setbacks into Comebacks: Olympic Dreams to Corporate Success with Nina Sossamon-Pogue
May 28 2024
150. Turn Setbacks into Comebacks: Olympic Dreams to Corporate Success with Nina Sossamon-Pogue
In this powerful episode of Warriors Unmasked, Chuck Thuss sits down with Nina Sossamon-Pogue, a former USA gymnast, Emmy-winning journalist, and a beacon of resilience and empowerment. Nina shares her extraordinary journey from leaving home at 13 to train for gymnastics with dreams of the Olympics, to overcoming a career-ending injury and reshaping her life multiple times across different high-impact roles.  Nina delves into the highs and lows of her life, emphasizing the strength and lessons learned through each setback. From the glamour of media attention to the personal battles behind the scenes, she uncovers the raw truths about resilience, the importance of mental health, and the power of reinvention. Nina's story is a testament to the fact that while life can throw the most challenging curveballs, it's how we respond that defines our path forward. Listeners will gain insights into Nina's approach to overcoming adversity, including her framework for resilience which has helped many navigate their toughest times. Her discussion on the importance of self-talk, the power of a supportive community, and the ability to rewrite one's narrative provides valuable tools for anyone looking to foster resilience in their own lives. For those moved by Nina's journey and looking to learn more about transforming life's challenges into stepping stones for success, this episode is a must-listen. Nina's life lessons are not just stories but powerful testimonies to the strength every individual holds within. By the end of this conversation, listeners will feel more equipped to face their own challenges with a renewed sense of hope and empowerment. To explore deeper into Nina Sossamon-Pogue's work, check out her books and follow her continued journey in reshaping how we think about adversity and success. Whether you're navigating personal struggles or looking to inspire resilience in others, Nina's insights offer a roadmap to a more fulfilling and resilient life. Follow the links below to learn more!  GUEST LINKS: Website: https://www.ninasossamonpogue.comLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ninasossamonpogueFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/NinaTheAuthorInstagram: Instagram (@nina_sp.eaks)   LINKS: www.thecompassionateconnection.comwww.warriorsunmasked.com Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966Follow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe To Our YouTubeMy Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 0:02 - Introduction and welcome to Nina Sossamon-Pogue, former USA gymnast and resilience leader.3:12 - Nina shares her early start in gymnastics and training for the Olympics.5:02 - Discussing the transition from gymnastics to an Emmy-winning journalism career.10:21 - Nina’s experience with injury and identity loss, and the start of her corporate journey.16:46 - Insights into overcoming adversity and the importance of mental health.22:33 - Nina talks about the role of resilience in personal and professional life.27:49 - Discussion on the impact of public failures and personal recovery.34:16 - Exploring the power of positive self-talk and rebuilding after setbacks.37:49 - Nina’s approach to helping others through her books and speaking engagements.42:14 - Closing thoughts on resilience, mental health, and personal growth.47:48 - Nina reflects on the collective impact of her career and personal challenges.51:13 - Q&A: Nina answers listener questions about resilience strategies and life lessons.
149. The Healing Power of Psychedelics: Addiction to Awakening with Ryan Graves
May 21 2024
149. The Healing Power of Psychedelics: Addiction to Awakening with Ryan Graves
In this powerful episode of Warriors Unmasked, Chuck Thuss sits with Ryan Graves, an author, psychedelic integration coach, and a fervent advocate for the healing powers of sacred plant medicines. Ryan's personal battle with alcohol addiction and his profound journey towards healing and purpose through the use of psychedelics like Ayahuasca and Iboga, form the core of our discussion. Ryan's approach to healing is deeply rooted in his personal experiences with trauma and recovery, using his knowledge to assist others on similar paths. Having faced significant personal loss and battles with addiction, he shares insights into the transformative impact of plant medicines in his life. His story is not just about overcoming, but about transforming pain into a catalyst for spiritual and personal growth. Listeners will get an intimate look into Ryan's transformative experiences that led him from the depths of despair to a life enriched with purpose and healing. He also touches on the broader implications of trauma, from childhood experiences to the losses that have shaped him. Ryan emphasizes the importance of facing our inner pain, advocating for the use of psychedelics as tools for deep psychological healing and personal insight. For anyone moved by Ryan’s journey or interested in the intersection of psychedelics and mental health, this episode is a must-listen. It’s not only a tale of personal redemption but a call to consider alternative paths to healing that challenge conventional medical approaches. Ryan’s story is a powerful reminder of the resilience of the human spirit and the profound healing that can occur when we open ourselves to new methods of healing and self-discovery. To delve deeper into Ryan Graves' journey and learn about his books "Miraculous" and "The Mushroom Chronicles," or to explore the world of psychedelic healing further, be sure to follow the links below! GUEST LINKS:   LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-graves-1942722b0Facebook: Ryan Graves https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1000716468230Instagram (@journeyguyryan)Books: https://journeyguyryan.com/books   LINKS: www.thecompassionateconnection.comwww.warriorsunmasked.com Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966Follow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe To Our YouTubeMy Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 0:02 - Introduction to Ryan Graves, author and psychedelic integration coach.2:45 - Ryan's mission to help clients release trauma through plant medicine.4:02 - Beginning of Ryan's healing journey, starting with overcoming alcohol addiction.16:46 - Discussion on Ryan’s experiences with psychedelics and their role in his recovery.22:10 - Ryan’s first encounter with ayahuasca and its transformative impact.30:19 - Exploring the misconceptions around psychedelics and their legal aspects.33:54 - The potential of psychedelics in healing and personal growth.38:11 - Ryan discusses his books "Miraculous" and "The Mushroom Chronicles"
148. Navigating Bipolar Disorder: Steve Wilson's Lifelong Journey of Triumph and Advocacy
May 14 2024
148. Navigating Bipolar Disorder: Steve Wilson's Lifelong Journey of Triumph and Advocacy
In this moving episode of Warriors Unmasked, Chuck Thuss is joined by Steve Wilson, a courageous survivor, author, and mental health advocate, who shares his lifelong battle with bipolar disorder. At the tender age of nine, a traumatic event altered Steve’s life, leading to decades of struggle with deep depression and bipolar disorder. Despite these challenges, Steve has not only managed his condition with effective treatment since 2000 but has also used his experience to help others through his book, "Teetering On A Tightrope: My Bipolar Journey," and by facilitating mental health support groups. Steve's story is not just about personal triumph; it's a stark reminder of the ongoing struggles faced by those with mental health issues, especially in navigating the healthcare system. His advocacy shines a light on the deficiencies within government programs and the healthcare insurance industry, emphasizing the need for more supportive policies and accessible care for everyone. Listeners will be taken on a journey from heartbreak to hope, as Steve discusses how early life trauma can lead to lifelong mental health challenges. He underscores the importance of support systems, appropriate medical interventions, and community resources that have been instrumental in his recovery and stability. This episode is a call to action for better understanding and support for mental health in our communities. It’s an invitation to listen, learn, and engage with mental health discussions openly and supportively. Steve’s resilience and dedication to helping others provide hope and inspiration to all who hear his story, making this a must-listen episode for anyone touched by mental health issues or involved in mental health advocacy. For those inspired by Steve’s journey and looking to understand more about bipolar disorder, or anyone looking to contribute to improving mental health care, Steve's insights and experiences are invaluable. Tune into this profound episode of Warriors Unmasked to hear more about how Steve Wilson has turned his struggles into a beacon of hope for others. GUEST LINKS: Website: https://authorstevewwilson.comInstagram: Instagram (@stevewilson4990)Guestio profile: Guestio.com     LINKS: www.thecompassionateconnection.comwww.warriorsunmasked.com Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966Follow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe To Our YouTubeMy Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 0:55 Introduction to Steve Wilson, author and bipolar disorder conqueror.3:25 Steve recounts the childhood trauma that triggered his lifelong mental health battle.4:07 Diagnosis journey: From misdiagnosis to finding the right treatment.7:00 The impact of childhood trauma on mental health and subsequent depression episodes.10:19 Breakthrough with new medication in 2000 and its life-changing effects.14:00 The ongoing struggle with mental health and the effectiveness of current medication.16:28 Steve discusses the common misconceptions about bipolar disorder and its varieties.20:27 The daily management of bipolar disorder and strategies that help maintain stability.23:44 Steve’s advocacy work: Facilitating support groups and helping others.27:53 Critique of healthcare and insurance systems' failures in supporting mental health.32:10 Importance of affordable mental health care and the obstacles faced by many.35:00 Steve's personal insights into living with bipolar disorder and managing its challenges.38:27 Encouragement for listeners dealing with mental health issues: You're not alone.
147. Integrating Work and Wellness: Dr. Karen Doll on Building Psychological Fitness
May 7 2024
147. Integrating Work and Wellness: Dr. Karen Doll on Building Psychological Fitness
In this impactful episode of Warriors Unmasked, Chuck Thuss welcomes Dr. Karen Doll, a psychologist and coach who champions mental health in the workplace and personal well-being. Dr. Doll, who chairs the Harvard University Flourishing at Work Network and is an acclaimed author, dives deep into her philosophy of integrating personal and professional development to enhance overall mental health. Dr. Doll's approach, deeply rooted in creating environments where individuals can thrive, highlights the significant benefits to both personal satisfaction and business success. Her discussion ranges from the vital need to address mental health openly in corporate settings to practical strategies for individuals to manage stress and foster psychological fitness. Listeners will gain from Dr. Doll's expertise on navigating the challenges of maintaining mental health in high-pressure environments and her unique insights into building resilience through holistic self-care. This conversation is not just about identifying problems but actively pursuing solutions that encourage a healthier, more balanced life. For those inspired by Dr. Doll's dedication to improving workplace well-being and interested in deeper insights, her book, "Building Psychological Fitness," is a resource-rich guide that empowers individuals to achieve personal growth and greater efficacy in their professional lives. This episode of Warriors Unmasked is a call to action for everyone from corporate leaders to everyday professionals to prioritize mental health just as they would physical health, recognizing that the strength of a business lies in the well-being of its people. Discover more about Dr. Karen Doll’s transformative work and her practical approaches to psychological wellness by following the links provided below, and join us in advancing a more mindful, compassionate approach to both personal and professional life. GUEST LINKS: Book: https://tinyurl.com/23z8tcneLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/karendecesaredoll/LinkedIn Learning course: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/improving-your-mental-health-at-workWebsite: drkarendoll.com   LINKS: www.thecompassionateconnection.comwww.warriorsunmasked.com Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966Follow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe To Our YouTubeMy Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 0:34 Introduction to Dr. Karen Doll and the importance of mental health in the workplace.3:32: Discussing the intersection of personal well-being and professional development.7:03: The impact of 2020 on blending personal and work life.10:12: Benefits of addressing mental health openly in corporate settings.15:01: Shared responsibilities in workplace mental health.19:30: Addressing chronic stress and burnout with proactive strategies.23:01: Changing the narrative around mental health and the importance of self-care.28:00: Empowering individuals to prioritize their mental health.31:45: The role of leadership in fostering a healthy work environment.35:00: Dr. Karen’s personal strategies for maintaining mental health.39:00: Encouraging open discussions about mental health challenges.42:00: Dr. Karen shares insights from her book on psychological fitness.
146. From Combat to Compassion: Dan Zia Joseph's Journey of Resilience and Leadership
Apr 30 2024
146. From Combat to Compassion: Dan Zia Joseph's Journey of Resilience and Leadership
In this episode of Warriors Unmasked, Chuck Thuss is joined by Dan Zia Joseph, a former U.S. Army Combat Engineer turned author and mental health advocate. Dan shares his transition from the military to becoming a voice in mental health, resilience, and leadership through his platform, CombatPsych.com, and his influential writings. Dan’s military background deeply informs his approach, bringing a unique perspective to the challenges of psychological wellness in high-stress environments. His book, "Backpack to Rucksack: Insight Into Leadership and Resilience By Military Experts," is based on his experiences and the lessons he learned about the importance of mental health and community support, especially following a transformative event involving a soldier’s suicide attempt in his platoon. Listeners will find Dan’s discussions on leadership, the psychological impact of military service, and his own strategies for personal well-being to be both enlightening and inspiring. His story is not just about overcoming adversity but also about how proactive measures in mental health can significantly improve leadership and resilience. For those interested in exploring deeper into Dan’s work or seeking guidance on enhancing mental health and leadership skills, visit CombatPsych.com. Here you can access Dan's writings and resources designed to support both veterans and civilians alike in their journeys toward mental wellness and effective leadership. This episode of Warriors Unmasked is a compelling dive into the power of resilience, the importance of mental health awareness, and the transformative influence of strong, empathetic leadership. Whether you're a veteran, a leader in your community, or someone interested in personal development, Dan’s insights offer valuable lessons in perseverance, understanding, and growth. GUEST LINKS: Backpack to Rucksack: Insight Into Leadership & Resilience By Military Experts: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BRQT4ZGChttps://combatpsych.com   LINKS: www.thecompassionateconnection.comwww.warriorsunmasked.com Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966Follow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe To Our YouTubeMy Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 0:30 Introduction to Dan Zia Joseph and his transition from military to mental health advocacy. 3:09 Dan reflects on his service and the importance of acknowledging the contributions of fellow soldiers.5:48 Exploring the shared experiences and transitions of veterans and athletes.7:52 The impact of military life on mental health and the challenges of adjustment.10:18 Insights into the high operational tempo and its psychological effects on soldiers.14:05 Discussing the evolving conversation around mental health in the military.17:25 The importance of vulnerability in achieving optimal life outcomes.20:58 The role of new generations in reshaping perceptions of mental health in the military.23:32 Dan's transformative event leading to a focus on mental health and resilience.26:00 Insights from Dan's book, "Backpack to Rucksack," on leadership and resilience.28:53 Dan's daily practices for maintaining mental health and personal growth.33:19 Dan emphasizes the simplicity and power of gratitude in everyday life.
145. Transforming Pain into Purpose: Mike Oglesbee's Journey from Despair to Empowerment
Apr 23 2024
145. Transforming Pain into Purpose: Mike Oglesbee's Journey from Despair to Empowerment
In this compelling episode of Warriors Unmasked, Chuck Thuss sits down with Mike Oglesbee, author, coach, and the founder of Maximized Mind. Mike shares his remarkable journey of overcoming profound mental health struggles and transforming pain into purpose. From writing his first suicide note as a young teenager to finding solace and power in understanding the mind, his story is a profound testament to the resilience of the human spirit. Mike's insights into the power of choice and self-awareness offer listeners valuable lessons on navigating life's challenges. He delves into his personal battles with addiction, the discovery of his inner strength through neurolinguistic programming (NLP), and his life-changing realizations about the power of the subconscious mind. Listeners will explore how to harness the transformative power of understanding their inner selves, making conscious choices, and the importance of facing life's challenges head-on. Mike emphasizes that true change comes from within and that each individual has the power to reshape their life through awareness, choice, and purposeful living.   Join Chuck and Mike in a discussion that moves from deep personal struggle to empowerment and enlightenment. For anyone feeling stuck or searching for a path to a more fulfilling life, Mike's journey and insights offer hope and guidance on turning adversity into opportunity. For more on Mike's transformative techniques and to connect with his work at Maximized Mind, visit his website or check out the links below This episode is not just a conversation; it's an invitation to start a journey towards a better, more empowered self.   GUEST LINKS: Author Mike Oglesbee: http://www.mikeoglesbee.comhttps://facebook.com/authormikeoglesbeeMike Oglesbee: https://youtube.com/@mike_oglesbeehttps://tiktok.com/@thementalshifthttps://instagram.com/authormikeoglesbeeMike Oglesbee (@MikeOglesbee123) on Xhttps://linkedin.com/in/mikeoglesbee   LINKS: www.thecompassionateconnection.comwww.warriorsunmasked.com Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966Follow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe To Our YouTubeMy Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 0:02 Introduction to Mike Oglesbee and his transformative journey from deep personal struggles to founding Maximized Mind.3:16 Mike's mission and vision for empowering others through understanding the divinity within and harnessing the power of dreams.7:00 The origin of Mike’s challenges, from childhood unhappiness to severe anxiety and the turning point with his first awakening in 2011.13:05 The impact of learning about choice, recognizing personal power, and the pivotal role of the subconscious mind in shaping reality.18:03 How embracing pain and adversity can reveal hidden gifts and opportunities for personal growth and advancement.24:22 Mike shares practical steps for making better choices and escaping the cycle of pain through self-awareness and introspection.30:15 Discussion on the role of anxiety and depression in personal development, and how these can be overcome by changing thought patterns.35:00 The importance of facing fears and challenges directly to dissolve them, and embracing the reality that personal change is an inside job.40:01 Mike's encouragement to own one's life choices, reject victim mentality, and realize the potential for transformation through personal responsibility.45:00 Confronting and overcoming societal and familial rejection, and the power of being authentically oneself regardless of external opinions.50:09 Closing thoughts and a call to action for listeners to engage with Mike's work and continue their journeys toward self-empowerment.
144. Pain into Purpose: Dr. Robb Kelly's Secrets to a 98% Addiction Recovery Rate
Apr 16 2024
144. Pain into Purpose: Dr. Robb Kelly's Secrets to a 98% Addiction Recovery Rate
In this moving episode of Warriors Unmasked, Chuck Thuss sits down with Dr. Robb Kelly, a renowned recovery expert whose life and work are nothing short of miraculous. With a remarkable journey from a troubled childhood marked by early alcohol use to profound losses due to addiction, Dr. Kelly's story is a testament to the transformative power of spiritual awakening and recovery. Dr. Kelly, a celebrated speaker and author, recounts his first drink at age nine, which set him on a path of both musical success and devastating alcoholism. Despite reaching impressive heights as a musician and academic, his life spiraled out of control, leading him to lose everything, including his family and home. But at his lowest point, a miraculous encounter changed his trajectory, leading him to not only recover but also to dedicate his life to helping others overcome addiction. Listeners will be captivated as Dr. Kelly shares insights from his professional life, where he leverages his personal experiences to fuel his work at the Robb Kelly Recovery Group. He discusses the DVD series "Let’s Get Back to 98% Recovery," used widely in prisons and recovery centers, and dives deep into his methods that blend neuroscience with spiritual practices to achieve remarkable recovery rates. This episode is a powerful exploration of the underlying causes of addiction, the importance of addressing emotional and structural issues in recovery, and the role of divine intervention in Dr. Kelly's philosophy. His story is not just one of overcoming personal adversity but also about how transformative personal healing can be when combined with professional and spiritual insights. For anyone struggling with addiction or knows someone who is, or for those interested in the interplay between science and spirituality in healing, this conversation with Dr. Robb Kelly is an essential listen. It offers hope, guidance, and proof that change is possible, no matter how dire the circumstances. To learn more about Dr. Robb Kelly's work, explore his methods, or connect with his recovery programs, follow the links provided below. Whether you are seeking help for yourself or someone else, Dr. Kelly's approach provides a unique and highly effective pathway to recovery and personal growth. GUEST LINKS: dr-robb-kelly-phd-new - Robb Kelly Recovery group: http://www.robbkelly.comThe Addiction Doctor (@RobbKellyGroup) on Xhttps://www.facebook.com/DrRewirehttps://www.linkedin.com/in/the-addiction-doctor-749718210/https://www.instagram.com/addiction_doctor   LINKS: www.thecompassionateconnection.comwww.warriorsunmasked.com Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966Follow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe To Our YouTubeMy Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 0:02 Introduction to Dr. Robb Kelly's journey from addiction to recovery.3:15: Dr. Kelly's early experiences with alcohol and its impact from age nine.8:00: The profound spiritual awakening that led to his recovery journey.16:00: Insights into the neuroscience behind addiction and recovery processes.23:00: The role of gratitude and spiritual practices in maintaining recovery.27:00: How Dr. Kelly's personal recovery influences his professional approach.32:00: Discussion on the Robb Kelly Recovery Group's methods and successes.37:00: Dr. Kelly's advice on utilizing every life experience for personal growth.41:00: The importance of community and connection in overcoming addiction.45:00: Dr. Kelly shares how reconnecting with his daughters shaped his outlook.
143. Wisdom Beyond Years: Adarsh Senthilnathan's Guide to Growth
Apr 9 2024
143. Wisdom Beyond Years: Adarsh Senthilnathan's Guide to Growth
In the latest episode of Warriors Unmasked, Chuck Thuss welcomes a young yet profoundly insightful motivational speaker, Adarsh Senthilnathan. Despite being just 16, Adarsh embodies wisdom far beyond his years, sharing lessons learned from a lifetime filled with both triumphs and trials. His journey is a testament to the power of resilience, listening, and the relentless pursuit of personal growth. Adarsh's story is one of overcoming adversity, embracing life's dualities, and discovering the incredible strength that lies in self-awareness and control. From an early age, he recognized that we all lead two lives: the one before we realize we have only one life to live, and the life that begins once we seize control of our destiny. His insights on the importance of listening, the transformative potential of social media when used wisely, and the profound impact of speaking one's truth are not only inspiring but a call to action for listeners to engage actively in shaping their futures. Listeners will journey with Adarsh through heartbreak and triumph, emerging on the other side filled with hope, inspiration, and a renewed sense of purpose. His story is a powerful reminder that adversity doesn't define us; rather, our responses to life's challenges reveal our true character and potential. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking motivation to overcome personal challenges, understand the value of each life experience, and learn the importance of finding one's voice and purpose. Adarsh's wisdom, despite his young age, offers valuable lessons on perseverance, the power of self-reflection, and the endless possibilities that open up when we truly listen to ourselves and the world around us. For those inspired by Adarsh's journey and looking to delve deeper into his insights or connect with him for guidance on embracing life's challenges with courage and optimism, tune into this transformative episode of Warriors Unmasked. Adarsh's path to discovering his purpose and passion, coupled with his dedication to sharing his lessons with the world, makes this conversation a beacon of light for all who listen. GUEST LINKS: adarshsenthilnathan@gmail.com LINKS: malarchuk.com/book malarchuk.com www.thecompassionateconnection.comwww.warriorsunmasked.com Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966Follow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe To Our YouTubeMy Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 0:22 Get to know Adarsh Senthilnathan and Realizing the Two Lives We Lead3:23 Discovering the Power of Listening and Making an Impact4:01 Leveraging Instagram for Positive Influence and Wisdom7:00 The Importance of Speaking to God and Preparation for Life10:19 Overcoming Foster Care Challenges and Embracing Maturity14:00 Learning from Failures and Building Confidence Through God16:28 The Shift from Praying to Speaking with God for Guidance20:27 Finding Passion and Purpose in Public Speaking and Making a Difference23:44 Adarsh's Vision for the Future: Impacting Lives on a National Level27:53 The Constant Evolution of Purpose and the Drive for Change32:10 Persevering Through Rejection and the Value of Consistency35:00 Reuniting and Reconciling with Family After Foster Care38:27 The Importance of Learning from Others' Mistakes and Experiences41:56 Adarsh's Message of Hope and Encouragement for Listeners
142. From Depression to Empowerment: Maggie Maris' Journey to Self-Love
Apr 2 2024
142. From Depression to Empowerment: Maggie Maris' Journey to Self-Love
In this episode of Warriors Unmasked, Chuck Thuss welcomes Maggie Maris, a writer, life coach, and the brain behind Maggie's Way. Maggie shares her heart-touching story, from facing undiagnosed learning challenges and a demanding home life to the painful loss of her father, sparking years of depression, anxiety, and a journey through darkness. Her path was not straightforward, marked by struggles, misdiagnoses, and a relentless search for happiness.   Maggie's turning point came from a transformative journey of self-discovery, where she learned the power of self-advocacy and began to peel away the labels that had defined her. She found that our thoughts significantly influence our emotions and, ultimately, our happiness. This realization led her to develop Maggie's Way, a methodology aimed at helping adults under immense societal pressure find their path to mental well-being.   In this deeply moving episode, Maggie opens up about her personal journey, shedding light on the internal battles that many face but seldom discuss. She talks about the pressures of people-pleasing, perfectionism, and the journey to rediscovering her true self. This conversation is not just a story of overcoming; it's a beacon of hope for anyone feeling lost, showcasing the power of inner strength and the importance of self-love.   Listeners will be inspired by Maggie's resilience and her commitment to helping others through her book, "MY JOURNAL." Set for release in 2024, the book promises tools and inspiration for creating a personal roadmap to self-awareness and happiness. Maggie's story is a testament to the idea that it's never too late to change your life's course and find joy in being true to yourself.   Join us on Warriors Unmasked for a journey through sadness, compassion, self-love, and empowerment with Maggie Maris. Discover how embracing your struggles can lead to a fulfilling life, and learn how Maggie's Way can guide you to mental well-being and happiness. This episode is a reminder that through darkness, there is light, and within every one of us lies the key to our own happiness. GUEST LINKS: Book Avalible Now: https://pge.me/myjournalmaggiemaris www.maggiesway.nlInstagram: @maggieswayhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/maggie-maris-277b66211/Maggie Maris | Substack: https://substack.com/@maggiesway   LINKS: malarchuk.com/book malarchuk.com www.thecompassionateconnection.comwww.warriorsunmasked.com Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966Follow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe To Our YouTubeMy Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute:   03:17 Maggie Maris' Unique Connection to Chuck and Her Dutch Heritage04:25 Growing Up in the Netherlands: Overcoming Learning Disabilities and Low Self-Esteem06:22 The Turning Point: A Life-Altering Trip to India and The Start of Healing07:09 Maggie's Deep Dive into Self-Discovery and Health Research08:00 Creating Maggie's Way: Transforming Personal Struggles into a Methodology for Others09:01 The Impact of Early Life Challenges and Coping Mechanisms on Maggie's Journey10:33 Discovering the Power of Positive Self-Talk and Growth Mindset17:28 The Importance of Self-Love, Self-Care, and Me Time in Achieving Balance22:20 Embracing the Beauty of Life and the Role of Gratitude in Transformation26:24 Maggie's Daily Rituals for Well-being and The Essence of Her Book, "My Journal"34:18 The Genius Behind Maggie's Four-Step Framework for Lasting Happiness37:00 Maggie's Message of Hope and Encouragement for Those Feeling Lost44:22 Where to Find Maggie Maris' Book and the Power of Personal Transformation
141. Innovating Leadership: Mark Phillips' Strategies for Integrating Mental Well-being and Business
Mar 26 2024
141. Innovating Leadership: Mark Phillips' Strategies for Integrating Mental Well-being and Business
In this heartwarming episode of Warriors Unmasked, Chuck Thuss has an enlightening conversation with Mark Phillips, the innovative mind behind HireEducation. From the highs of his early athletic ambitions to the lows of a devastating accident and battles with addiction, Mark's story is one of true resilience and transformation. He shares how these experiences led him to embrace quantum energy research, founding QE Strong to offer natural solutions for health, marking a stark move away from conventional dependency on pharmaceuticals.   Mark's openness about his personal journey through therapy, his commitment to sobriety, and how these choices reshaped his life and work ethos, offer invaluable lessons on the significance of mental health. His narrative is a beacon of hope for anyone grappling with their own challenges, highlighting the strength found in vulnerability and the importance of seeking support.   Listeners will gain insight into creating a nurturing business environment that prioritizes the emotional and mental well-being of its team, alongside achieving business goals. Mark's emphasis on sustainability, emotional health, and community as central pillars of his business model is inspiring for current and aspiring leaders alike.   For those moved by Mark's journey and interested in exploring the intersections of health, leadership, and personal growth, QE Strong represents a gateway to innovative health solutions. Mark's experience underscores the profound impact personal well-being can have on professional success and the broader community.   Dive into this episode of Warriors Unmasked to discover more about Mark Phillips' inspiring journey from adversity to innovation. His story is a powerful testament to the potential for transformation that lies within each challenge we face. Whether you're seeking guidance on enhancing mental health in the workplace or looking for ways to incorporate holistic well-being into your life, Mark's insights offer a roadmap to a more fulfilling and balanced existence. GUEST LINKS: https://hireedu.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/hireedu   LINKS: malarchuk.com/book malarchuk.com www.thecompassionateconnection.comwww.warriorsunmasked.com Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966Follow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe To Our YouTubeMy Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 00:02 Get to know Mark Phillips, founder of HireEducation and QE Strong.03:19 Mark and his excitement for joining the conversation on mental health for leaders.04:27 The stigma around mental health in sports and leadership and how to overcome it. 16:38 Mark's personal story of resilience, from near-death experience to overcoming addiction.22:33 The founding of QE Strong and the focus on quantum energy for healing.34:16 How Mark's personal experiences influenced his approach to business and well-being.42:14 Mark talks about the importance of presence and "just being" for personal balance.47:48 Reflecting on hitting rock bottom and the pivotal moments leading to recovery.51:13 Closing thoughts on positive affirmations, self-care, and the journey of personal development.
140. Quantum Healing: Rob René's Journey from Athlete to Innovator
Mar 19 2024
140. Quantum Healing: Rob René's Journey from Athlete to Innovator
In this enlightening episode of Warriors Unmasked, Chuck Thuss sits down with Rob René, a man whose journey from gifted athlete to health innovator encapsulates the essence of resilience, faith, and the quest for natural healing. After a life-altering accident ended his dream of becoming a professional runner, Rob faced years of struggle with addiction and directionlessness. Guided by divine intervention, he delved into the realms of quantum energy, discovering revolutionary solutions that challenge the conventional medical system and offer natural alternatives to pharmaceutical dependencies.   Through founding QE Strong and hosting the I Am Pain Free podcast, Rob is at the forefront of a movement advocating for a holistic approach to health, emphasizing the significance of quantum energy and the body's natural healing capabilities. His work not only provides practical solutions for those seeking relief from physical ailments but also serves as a testament to the power of faith and the transformative potential of aligning one's purpose with higher calling.   Listeners will journey through Rob's personal and professional evolution, gaining insights into overcoming adversity, the importance of nurturing one's health through natural means, and the profound impact of aligning with one's true purpose. This episode is not just a narrative of personal triumph but a clarion call to explore the depths of what is possible when science and spirituality converge in the service of humanity's wellbeing.   Join us on Warriors Unmasked as we explore Rob René's inspiring story, his groundbreaking work in quantum energy solutions, and how embracing our natural ability to heal can lead to a life of fulfillment, health, and purpose. For anyone touched by Rob's dedication to creating a healthier world, free from the grasp of Big Pharma, this conversation is a beacon of hope and a guidepost for those on their journey towards holistic health and spiritual awakening.   To delve deeper into Rob René's work, discover QE Strong's innovative solutions, and connect with a community passionate about natural health and quantum healing, follow the links provided below. Your path to empowerment, health, and enlightenment starts with this transformative episode. GUEST LINKS: https://www.linkedin.com/in/robrenehttps://quantumrob.com/https://www.facebook.com/rob.reneQuantum Energy Strong | Quantum Energy Health Solutions: Use discount code ‘Compassion’ for 15% off   LINKS: malarchuk.com/book malarchuk.com www.thecompassionateconnection.comwww.warriorsunmasked.com Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966Follow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe To Our YouTubeMy Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 03:22 Rob's early aspirations and life-changing accident08:44 The devastating impact of losing his dream and the dark path that followed16:38 Overcoming addiction and discovering a new purpose in health and faith22:33 The genesis of QE Strong and the exploration of quantum energy for healing33:07 How quantum energy solutions offer a natural alternative to conventional medicine42:14 Rob's vision for the future: spreading awareness and empowering others through natural healing
139. Unlocking Inner Strength: Nathan Gillies on Overcoming Adversity and Advocating Mental Health
Mar 12 2024
139. Unlocking Inner Strength: Nathan Gillies on Overcoming Adversity and Advocating Mental Health
In this profound episode of Warriors Unmasked, Chuck Thuss welcomes Nathan M. Gillies, a true warrior whose life story embodies resilience, transformation, and dedication to bettering the lives of others. Nathan, a former professional hockey player, shares his transition into a devoted firefighter, husband, and father, underlining the crucial pivot from seeking personal success to nurturing his community and family.  His narrative is a heartfelt exploration of confronting and overcoming mental health struggles, the relentless pursuit of personal growth, and the significance of sobriety and support systems in forging resilience and fortitude. Nathan's journey is a testament to the power of vulnerability, acceptance, and the continuous quest for self-improvement. He delves into the transformative moments that reshaped his understanding of success, highlighting the importance of self-reflection, gratitude, and the small, meaningful moments with loved ones. His experiences underscore the challenges and rewards of a life dedicated to service, both on the ice and in the firehouse, and the profound realization of his purpose beyond professional achievements. Listeners are invited to engage with Nathan's compelling narrative, as he and Chuck discuss the nuanced battles first responders and athletes face, the critical role of mental health awareness in high-stress professions, and the unyielding hope that guides individuals through darkness. Nathan's story is not just a call to action for those grappling with their own battles but a reminder of the immeasurable impact compassion, empathy, and community support can have on individuals and society as a whole. This episode of Warriors Unmasked is a beacon of inspiration, offering invaluable insights into the strength found in surrender, the courage to seek help, and the undying belief in one's capacity to evolve and make a meaningful difference. For anyone moved by Nathan's unwavering dedication to growth, mental health advocacy, and the power of storytelling, this conversation is a compelling invitation to explore the depths of human resilience and the beauty of transformation. To hear Nathan Gillies' full story and to discover more about Warriors Unmasked, including how to connect directly with Chuck Thuss for coaching or learn more about the mission behind the podcast, follow the links provided below!    LINKS: www.thecompassionateconnection.comwww.warriorsunmasked.com Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966Follow us on InstagramLike us on FacebookSubscribe To Our YouTubeMy Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 3:04 Chuck and Nathan discuss the importance of gratitude, family, and the journey that has shaped Nathan into the person he is today.16:46 Nathan talks about his belief in being on a destined path, the impact of faith, and the importance of vulnerability and helping others.18:20 Discussion on the drive for achievement at any cost, the eventual realization of the need for change, and the dark places both Chuck and Nathan have been.27:49 Nathan shares insights on not taking on the emergencies of others and maintaining mental health while in high-stress jobs like firefighting.34:16 Nathan reflects on the gifts that dark times bring, emphasizing the lessons learned and the personal growth experienced through challenges.37:49 Nathan discusses the importance of authenticity, owning one's truth, and the healing process involved in becoming the best version of oneself.42:14 The conversation shifts to the significance of being present, the value of "just being," and how Nathan finds peace and balance in his life.47:48 Nathan recounts hitting rock bottom, the pivotal moments of change in his life, and the profound impact of his family in his recovery and newfound appreciation for life.51:13 Closing thoughts on the power of positive affirmations, the importance of self-care, and the ongoing journey of personal development and mental health advocacy.
138. From Combat to Calm: The Psychedelic Path to Veteran Wellness with Josh Halu
Mar 5 2024
138. From Combat to Calm: The Psychedelic Path to Veteran Wellness with Josh Halu
In this week's episode of Warriors Unmasked, we plunge into the visionary world of Josh Halu, the Founder and CEO of The Psychedelic Exchange, whose remarkable journey from military leadership to pioneering mental health advocate is nothing short of inspiring. Josh, a West Point graduate and former Army Officer, carries the torch of hope for countless veterans suffering in silence. His mission is fueled by a profound dedication to eradicate veteran suicides through the transformative power of psychedelic therapies. Josh's narrative is a testament to the resilience and courage that define our veterans. Drawing from his extensive experience in the military, he understands the depths of trauma, depression, and PTSD that plague many who have served. This intimate knowledge guides his groundbreaking work, positioning him at the vanguard of a mental health revolution. By championing the responsible use of psychedelic medicines, Josh aims to destigmatize their application in therapeutic settings, offering new horizons of hope and healing. The Psychedelic Exchange, under Josh's leadership, symbolizes a beacon of innovation in mental wellness. It's not merely about introducing new treatments but about changing the narrative around mental health care for veterans and, by extension, for society at large. His approach is a bold departure from conventional methods, advocating for an integrative model that honors the complexity of the human psyche and the unique challenges faced by those who have served. Josh's journey is a compelling narrative of transformation and service. From the rigorous discipline of military training to the uncharted territories of psychedelic research, his path is a reflection of his unwavering commitment to his fellow veterans. This commitment shines through in every aspect of his work, driving forward a vision where mental health care is accessible, compassionate, and tailored to the individual needs of those it seeks to serve. As listeners, we are invited to explore the possibilities that Josh's work unveils. His story is a powerful reminder of the potential within each of us to make a difference, to challenge the status quo, and to extend a hand to those in need. Join us on this journey of discovery, resilience, and hope by hitting play on this episode of Warriors Unmasked. Let's embrace the challenge together, inspired by Josh's dedication to a world where every veteran has the support and care they deserve.   GUEST LINKS:   Website: http://psychex.com/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thepsychedelicxchange  Instagram: https://instagram.com/psychedelicexchange  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/psychexchange  TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@psychedelicexchange    LINKS: malarchuk.com/book  malarchuk.com  www.thecompassionateconnection.com www.warriorsunmasked.com  Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966 Follow us on Instagram Like us on Facebook Subscribe To Our YouTube My Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 00:00 Introduction + Messages From Our Sponsors  00:12 Josh's Early Life and Military School Experience 04:18 Military Career and Personal Challenges 05:22 Dealing with Trauma and Mental Health 14:26 Journey to Healing: The Appalachian Trail 16:14 Discovering the Power of Psychedelics 21:38 Living Authentically and Embracing the Present 27:51 Reflections on Life's Journey and Gratitude 35:54 Life's Journey and the Passage of Time 36:41 The Importance of Living in the Present 37:12 The Reality of Mortality and Valuing Relationships 39:17 The Power of Being Present and Mindful 39:30 The Struggle of Living in the Moment 42:13 The Impact of Distractions and the Importance of Solitude 48:14 The Power of Vulnerability and Asking for Help 49:18 The Psychedelic Exchange: A New Approach to Mental Health 01:03:57 The Power of Connection and Embracing Life's Ups and Downs
137. Transforming Lives: Edit B. Kiss's Journey from Engineer to Holistic Healer
Feb 27 2024
137. Transforming Lives: Edit B. Kiss's Journey from Engineer to Holistic Healer
In this week's episode of Warriors Unmasked, we had the privilege of welcoming an extraordinary guest, Edit B. Kiss, whose life story and work embody the essence of transformation, healing, and empowerment. Edit, a holistic mentor, success habit coach, #1 best-selling author, Humanitarian Award winner, and international speaker, delves deep into her journey of discovery, healing, and ultimately, helping others find their true selves amidst the chaos of life. Edit's early intrigue with spirituality laid the groundwork for a life dedicated to exploring the depths of human potential. Yet, her path took an initial detour into the world of petroleum engineering, where she spent 15 years before a profound desire to be closer to her children and a deeper calling led her towards becoming a full-time coach and holistic healer. This pivotal transition was not merely a career change but a leap into a world where her passions and purpose converged. With a rich background in various healing modalities, including Reiki, Sekhem Healing, and Karma Yoga, Edit has honed her skills to address the complex tapestry of challenges her clients face. From releasing long-standing pains and blockages to healing ancestral defects and emotional traumas, her work spans the globe, touching lives in the United States, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Hungary, and Nigeria. Her clientele is as diverse as her skill set, ranging from millionaire traders and influencers to artists, each finding solace and transformation under her guidance. Edit's insights and methodologies have not only transformed individual lives but have also gained recognition on prominent platforms. Her participation in Deborah Funmi Mupapa’s “Life Assurance” podcast and her role as an ongoing panelist shed light on her profound understanding of life, marriage, and the soul. Furthermore, her contributions to the “Global Hope Conference” and her published advice in “Authority Magazine” on developing serenity in anxious times underscore her commitment to fostering well-being and resilience. Her literary contributions, including co-authoring the #1 bestseller “1 Habit for Entrepreneurial Success” and her latest book, "On the Healer's Journey," offer readers a treasure trove of wisdom and practical strategies for self-improvement and healing. Her recognition by Thrive Global as the Habit Expert and her interviews on platforms like “Business Innovators Radio” and the “Tiaras Tears and Triumphs Podcast” amplify her message of healing and growth. For those seeking to explore the depths of their own being, to heal from within, and to align with their authentic selves, Edit's journey is a beacon of hope and transformation. To dive deeper into her captivating story and the profound insights she shares, I encourage you to hit play on episode 137 of Warriors Unmasked. Let Edit B. Kiss guide you through the storms of life into a world of joy, purpose, and reinvention.   GUEST LINKS:   Website: https://editbkiss.com/bio  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/editbkiss/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/editbkiss/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bkissedit  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=magical+karma+priestess  LINKS: malarchuk.com/book  malarchuk.com  www.thecompassionateconnection.com www.warriorsunmasked.com  Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966 Follow us on Instagram Like us on Facebook Subscribe To Our YouTube My Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 00:00 Introduction + Messages From Our Sponsors  00:15 Edit's Journey from Petroleum Engineer to Holistic Healer 00:29 The Impact of Edit's Work 00:36 The Emotional Journey of the Episode 02:54 Beginning of the Interview 04:05 Edit's Early Interest in Spirituality 04:33 Choosing Petroleum Engineering and Balancing it with Spirituality 05:52 Transitioning to Full-Time Coaching 06:39 Discovering Karma Healing 07:45 Growing up in Hungary and Exploring Spirituality 09:10 The Connection between Emotional Trauma and Physical Illness 09:46 The Importance of Addressing Trauma 11:57 The Mental Health Crisis 12:57 Steps to Start the Healing Journey 13:46 The Importance of Diet and Sleep in Mental Health 14:54 The Power of Transcendental Meditation 16:49 The Role of Thoughts in Mental Health 21:11 The Impact of Negative Habits 27:55 The Connection between Addiction and Emotional Trauma 32:19 Edit's Books and How to Reach Her 42:37 Final Thoughts and Advice
136. First Responders Guide To Mental Wellness: How Heroes Find Healing with Robert Brewster and Dale Crogan
Feb 20 2024
136. First Responders Guide To Mental Wellness: How Heroes Find Healing with Robert Brewster and Dale Crogan
Supporting those that support us: How to help first responders with mental health, welless, and overcoming any dark day the job brings. This week's episode of Warriors Unmasked is nothing short of powerful!  Hot play to dive into the world of two remarkable heroes, Robert Brewster and Dale Crogan, whose stories intertwine through their dedication to mental health advocacy within the first responder community.  With Brewster's 28 years of experience and Crogan's 21 years of service, both have been at the forefront of developing peer support and resiliency programs, marking a significant shift in how mental health is approached in high-stress professions. Their journey is not just about their roles as Assistant Chief and Peer Support Captain, respectively, but about the profound impact of their work on the lives of countless first responders. They dive deep into the essence of their mission to dismantle the stigma surrounding mental health, shedding light on the often overlooked emotional and psychological battles that first responders face. Their dedication to the cause is not just about changing policies or implementing programs; it's about changing lives. Through their leadership and advocacy, they've spearheaded initiatives that offer a lifeline to those in the trenches, fostering an environment where vulnerability is seen as strength and seeking help is encouraged. As we wrapped up our conversation, it became clear that Robert and Dale's work is a beacon of hope for many, signaling a shift towards a more compassionate and supportive culture within the first responder community. Their efforts remind us that behind the badge, there's a human being, deserving of the same care and support they so selflessly extend to others. If you're moved by Robert and Dale's unwavering commitment to mental health advocacy and want to learn more about their journey and the impact of their work, I encourage you to listen to this episode. Their experiences and insights are not just a call to action but a reminder of the power of empathy, resilience, and community in the face of adversity. GUEST LINKS:   Board of Directors — EMS Help: https://www.emshelp.org/board-of-directors  Stop Our Stigma: https://www.stopourstigma.org/  Instagram (@stopourstigma): https://www.instagram.com/stopourstigma?igshid=MzMyNGUyNmU2YQ==  LINKS: malarchuk.com/book  malarchuk.com  www.thecompassionateconnection.com www.warriorsunmasked.com  Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966 Follow us on Instagram Like us on Facebook Subscribe To Our YouTube My Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 00:00 Introduction + Messages From Our Sponsors  02:46 Welcome to Robert Brewster and Dale Crogan 03:17 The Stigma of Mental Health in First Responders 04:18 Life as a First Responder 07:21 The Impact of Trauma on First Responders 10:18 The Importance of Mental Health Support 12:04 The Role of Leadership in Mental Health Advocacy 14:27 The Impact of Mental Health on Family Members 17:13 The Importance of Community Support 20:13 The Role of Resiliency Training 23:35 The Importance of Mental Health Resources 27:29 The Importance of Self-Care for First Responders 31:23 Understanding Family Expectations of First Responders 32:23 The Importance of Vulnerability in First Responders 34:34 Success Stories of Vulnerability and Support 37:09 The Impact of Trauma on the Body 39:25 The Importance of Self-Care for First Responders 40:27 The Role of Sleep in Trauma Recovery 42:26 The Importance of Communication and Balance 46:15 Tips for First Responders to Transition from Work to Home 49:57 The Role of emshelp.org in Supporting First Responders 51:35 Final Thoughts on Mental Health in First Responders
135. Navigating the Mind: Greg Kettner's Journey to Workplace Wellness
Feb 13 2024
135. Navigating the Mind: Greg Kettner's Journey to Workplace Wellness
Today we had the pleasure of diving deep into the world of mental fitness with the dynamic Greg Kettner. A renowned speaker, trainer, and advocate for mental wellness in the workplace, Greg's journey is not just a tale of professional expertise but a profound exploration of personal resilience and transformation. Greg's mission, deeply rooted in his own experiences, is to ignite a passion for mental fitness and workplace well-being. His approach is both heartfelt and practical, blending academic insights with real-world wisdom. Greg's story begins with a stark realization during a challenging phase of his career. When his job was abruptly eliminated, he faced a profound crisis of self-worth and identity. However, this pivotal moment led him to introspect and eventually reinvent his professional path, focusing on promoting happiness and mental wellness in corporate environments. His "WorkHappy" initiative is more than a program; it's a movement. It encourages individuals to cultivate a positive mindset, build resilience, and find joy in their professional lives. Greg's journey teaches us that challenges in the workplace can be transformative opportunities for personal growth and finding deeper purpose. Throughout the episode, Greg shared valuable insights and strategies to enhance job satisfaction and reduce stress. His emphasis on the importance of communication, building supportive relationships at work, and creating a culture of wellness was particularly impactful. These elements, according to Greg, are key to achieving a happier, more productive, and mentally fit work life. Greg's story is a testament to the power of self-discovery and resilience. It inspires us to look beyond our immediate struggles and envision a future where mental fitness and happiness are integral to our professional lives. If Greg Kettner's journey resonates with you, and you're eager to learn more about how to navigate the challenges of mental health in the workplace, I encourage you to hit play on this episode. His experiences, insights, and advice could be the catalyst you need to embark on your own journey towards a happier, more fulfilling work life.   GUEST LINKS: Website: https://www.gregkettner.com/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gregkettner/  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregory.kettner/  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gregkettner/  Podcast: https://www.gregkettner.com/podcast  HumorLab: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thehumorlab  LINKS: malarchuk.com/book  malarchuk.com  www.thecompassionateconnection.com www.warriorsunmasked.com  Join Chuck’s Text Community: 251-418-7966 Follow us on Instagram Like us on Facebook Subscribe To Our YouTube My Community Contact   Episode Minute By Minute: 00:00 Introduction + Messages From Our Sponsors  02:48 Getting to Know Greg Kettner 03:33 The Importance of Communication 04:47 Impact of the Pandemic on Mental Fitness 06:01 The Loneliness Epidemic 06:39 The Power of Friendship at Work 08:15 The Journey to Work Happy 09:53 The Impact of a Positive Work Culture 13:14 The Role of Happiness in Sales 15:56 The Importance of Investing in Yourself 19:27 Creating a Work Happy Culture 29:57 The Golden and Platinum Rules 31:31 The Art of Communication and Delighting Others 34:01 The Power of Kindness and Empathy 35:30 Opening Up About Mental Health 38:08 The Impact of Sharing Personal Struggles 38:45 Creating a Work Culture that Values Mental Health 39:42 The Importance of Vulnerability 44:17 The Power of Reaching Out 45:09 The Lifesaving Impact of Conversations 52:50 Final Thoughts: You Matter