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Episode 90: Stefanie Speaks: Again!!

Stefanie Davis-Miller was no stranger to post traumatic stress even before she became a paramedic. Stefanie became an outspoken advocate for first responder mental health until 2019 when she had to take a medical leave to take care of her own mental health. This is truly an incredible story of one person’s journey through trauma...

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Episode 89: Getting back in shape and a shout out to an instructor in the UK

On this episode of Coffee with The Courage Wolf I talk about taking the time to get back into shape so that I can ride the Tour de France.  As if! And I also talk about a phenomenal combative’s instructor that I just found out about 8 weeks ago, from the UK:  Lee Morrison of...

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Episode 88: Twice A Daughter by Julie Ryan McGue

On today’s episode of The Courage Wolf podcast I speak with Julie Ryan McGue about the twists and turns in her five year journey to find her birth parents and also to uncover hidden health secrets. Julie and her twin sister Jenny were put up for adoption 3 weeks after they were born in 1959. ...

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Episode 87: Chasing the next shiny thing, and a call to listeners!

On this episode of Coffee with The Courage Wolf I talk about some of the things that Erin McCullough and I talked about on Monday, like how a lot of her well to do clients come to her because they are dissatisfied with chasing the next shiny thing! And I put out a call to...

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Episode 86: Finding your joy with Erin McCullough

Erin McCullough had what seemed to be a perfect life from the outside, but she was stressed out, anxious and overwhelmed. An 8 year journey of self development led her to what she is doing now, which is teaching others how to find their joy NOW!  In this moment! If you’re looking for a way...

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Episode 85: Coffee with The Courage Wolf – Reflections on leadership

In today’s episode of Coffee with The Courage Wolf I talk about how the leadership style of Fire Chief Michael Seth is vastly different from the typical leader in first responder organizations. And, I introduce our next guest, Erin McCullough.

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Episode 84: Chief Michael Seth – A leader who cares!

Fire Chief Michael Seth has been open and honest about his mental health challenges because he sees this as a way to help other first responders come forward to ask for, or to seek help. We talk about how the traumatic calls that Michael experienced on the job manifested as post traumatic stress. We also...

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Episode 83: No plan survives first contact!

In this episode of Coffee with The Courage Wolf I talk about how Debbie Ternes created a plan to live the life that she wanted to wake up to.  Every day! And, I introduce next Monday’s guest, who is Chief Michael Seth.  The Fire Chief of Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Michael has been very outspoken...

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Episode 82: A domestic violence survivor talks about how life can be!

Our guest on The Courage Wolf podcast is a survivor of a 17 year abusive marriage with a classic narcissist. Debbie Ternes talks about how her life was then, what she had to do to escape it and what her life is like now. And, she talks about how she’s helping men and women to...

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Episode 81: Reflections on Boots On The Ground and our next guest

In today’s episode of Coffee with The Courage Wolf we talk about Boots on The Ground which is an anonymous 24/7 peer support service.  Boots On The Ground has over 160 trained volunteers serving current and retired first responders, and current and retired civilians who work for first responder organizations. And we introduce Debbie Ternes...

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Episode 80: Boots On The Ground – 24/7 anonymous peer support!

Today I had the pleasure of talking with Mike McLennan, who is a retired police officer and the founder and president of Boots On The Ground. Boots on the ground is an anonymous 24/7 peer support resource. They have over 160 current and former first responders, fully trained, who field calls from current or retired...

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Episode 79: Coffee with The Courage Wolf – Reflections

On Monday’s episode of The Courage Wolf podcast I spoke with Eric Zuzack about his decades long addiction to porn and how he overcame this addiction by changing how he talks about himself. On this episode I talk about how pervasive porn is in our society. And I introduce next Monday’s guest Dave McLennan.  Dave...

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Episode 78: Overcoming a decades long addiction to porn

Our guest on The Courage Wolf podcast was addicted to porn from an early age.  Eric Zuzack tried every 12 step program out there to help stop his addiction but it wasn’t until he changed the language that he was using to describe himself that he finally conquered his problem. Using mindfulness and other tools,...

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Episode 77: All we have is now!

On Monday I spoke with Natsune Oki who is a very talented and grounded young woman from Japan who talked about achieving her goals through self love and mastery of self. I also discuss how vital it is to do the important things in life now, instead of putting them off until some perfect time...

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Episode 76: Achieving success and self mastery through loving yourself!

Natsune Oki is dedicated to teaching people how to love themselves first and how to find success through self mastery! Natsune is the host and producer of Life Up Education TV and is the author of The Game of Self Domination, which is a very comprehensive book about self mastery.  The subtitle of the book is:  The...

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Episode 75: Coffee with The Courage Wolf – The power of habits!

My guest on Monday’s podcast was JT Wahlberg who almost died when he quit drinking cold turkey almost 7 years ago.  As a result of my conversations with JT I re-evaluated and changed my own relationship with alcohol and decided to quit drinking altogether.  Just like JT, but hopefully without the bad things that he...

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Episode 74: How I nearly died kicking my addiction to alcohol

JT Wahlberg was an alcoholic for over 20 years and finally quit drinking 6-1/2  years ago.  JT stopped cold turkey and it almost killed him.  When he finally checked himself in at emergency at the hospital doctors estimated he was about 15 minutes from death. Quitting cold turkey worked for JT.  He hasn’t had a drink since that...

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Episode 73: Committed to each other – Together is better!

On this episode of Coffee with The Courage Wolf I talk about how Rhonda Chartier has coped with a life that changed in an instant when her husband John was paralyzed by a wave while vacationing in the Bahamas. And we introduce our next guest: JT Wahlberg, who almost died when he decided to quit...

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Episode 72: Rhonda Chartier: The Courage of a Caregiver!

Today we’re going to hear the story of how the accident that instantly made John Chartier a quadriplegic, affected his wife and partner of 38 years, Rhonda Chartier. Tragedy does affect others in our lives, very deeply! Join us to find out how John’s accident has affected Rhonda and their family, and how she’s coping with...

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Episode 71: How to deal with a narcissist – Free training and our next guest

Our guest on The Courage Wolf podcast on Monday was Lily Walford, who has graciously offered all of our listeners free training in how to detect and avoid a narcissist and in how to heal from a narcissistic relationship or friendship. And I talk about our next special guest, who’s husband has already been a...

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