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Episode 172: An update!

This episode of The Courage Wolf podcast is a very short update on the next two episodes, what we’re doing over the holiday season, and more.

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Episode 171: Save one life, you’re a hero! Save a thousand, you’re a dispatcher!

We’ve been honoured on past episodes of having paramedics, police officers, firefighters, correctional officers, military personnel and civilians on the podcast, as well as a number of people from the healing professions who help us to heal from our traumas. But we’ve never had an emergency communicator, or dispatcher as they used to be called,...

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Episode 170: You are NOT too old. Stop saying that!

On today’s short solocast I’m going to talk about something that makes us older prematurely, and, what to do about that. And I’m also going to introduce our guest for next Monday.  Nadine Leduc was an emergency service communicator and recently completed her Master’s thesis on toxic environments within first responder organizations and how they...

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Episode 169: Better Topics board game for better relationships!!

This episode’s going to be fun.  To be honest, I hate board games.  I haven’t always been this way and when today’s special guest approached me about doing a podcast on board games, my first thought was “I don’t think so!” But, Diana Indries has changed my thinking about board games and I’m glad she did and...

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Episode 168: A short feel good story!

In this short solocast I want to tell you about a world renowned Canadian artist who I had the privilege of meeting last month. And, I want to tell you about a few changes to the podcast over the next three months.

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Episode 167: Fighting Parkinson’s with Rock Steady Boxing!

Terry Oliver here with this edition of The Courage Wolf podcast. We’ve got a knockout of an episode for you today as you’ll probably be able to tell when you start listening to the podcast. Today I am going to be talking with 4 people who are living their best lives in spite of having...

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Episode 166: Replay: A tribute to a fallen Canadian hero and son!

On the 22nd of April 2006 Cpl Matthew Dinning made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. Matthew was killed along with 3 other Canadian soldiers when a roadside bomb exploded, killing all four instantly. The Courage Wolf podcast and myself are honoured to bring you our first podcast honouring a fallen Canadian soldier. Please join...

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Episode 165: True power does not exist outside of us. You are your own power!

Today I’ll be talking with Diane Halfman, who among other things is a former Seattle police officer and a current consultant, trainer and podcaster herself. This is going to be a very interesting conversation in which we’ll unpack some great advice from Diane that she learned in policing and brought over to the private sector....

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Episode 164: The universe stepped in and said: “Not Today!”

Sometimes all the cosmic tumblers in the universe align and something magical happens.  And sometimes that something magical is a person’s life being saved, or your own life being saved. Today you’re going to hear how a number of things happened, one right after another to save Charlene Madden’s life, and then you’re going to hear...

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Episode 163: It can happen to anyone, even you!

When you become a first responder you don’t know how you’ll react in a real situation until it happens.  And for the most part, first responders do not get very much training to handle what they’ll experience, if any at all. So that means that the great majority of first responders are not prepared for the...

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Episode 162: Our 2nd year anniversary podcast!

Hello everyone.  Just a short and sweet podcast to thank everyone for listening for the past two years and hopefully for listening to us over the next year and beyond.

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Episode 161: Healing post traumatic stress and other occupational stress injuries: A method

Today’s guest is the Director of Sales and Affiliate Marketing for the Inspired Performance Institute. Mark Aylward is part of a team that is dedicated to helping people heal from post traumatic stress and other OSI’s. We’re going to start with finding out more about Mark and his story and we’re going to end with finding...

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Episode 160: Mindset, awareness, humility and courage

About three months ago I had the pleasure of being a guest on The Femininja Project podcast. The host is Cheryl Ilov who was my guest on episode 145 of our podcast. Cheryl is a great host and I thought that I would publish this episode for your listening pleasure. You might find out more...

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Episode 159: Replay: Paramedicine, post traumatic stress and Everesting!

Derek Davis was a 16 year paramedic who has been affected by post traumatic stress.  Join us to hear about Derek’s resiliency plan and the innovative program he went through at Project Trauma Support.  And, we talk about how his wife of 15 years “pulls the ripcord” to let Derek know that he needs take...

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Episode 158: Replay: Healing from trauma permanently?

Dr Wood is the founder of the Inspired Performance Institute and is the author of two books about eliminating your trauma from your life entirely! I know so many people who’ve been traumatized in their lives and so many of them go from treatment modality to modality searching for a way to make the pain go away....

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Episode 157: Replay: Silence strengthens the stigma: Rob Leathen

Rob Leathen is a career firefighter of 28 years.  In 2019 Rob was diagnosed with severe Post Traumatic Stress and severe depression and has been off work since April of 2019. One of the things that Rob told me in one of our conversations is that he was currently in the process of working on his...

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Episode 156: Replay: 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 155: How a bike saved a life. Get knocked down 7 times, get up 8!!

4-1/2 years ago this month Ashley Wurth gave up drugs and alcohol altogether and started a new life.  She says:  I swear the world just wasn’t this pretty before. What a great quote! Ashley told me that her bike saved her.  She said that it changed her perspective and gave her the outlook that she needed.  And she...

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Episode 154: Two special Authors. One fantastic book! Bird of Paradise.

This episode is all about journeys.  The journey of a mother through her 17 year cancer experience.  The journey of a daughter who was with her every step of the way, and the 25 year long journey of a very special book.  A book that was started by Marilyn Anne Hughes when she was first diagnosed with ovarian...

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Episode 153: Finding strength through tragedy! Ashley Michelle inspires!

My guest on the podcast today is Ashley Michelle who narrowly escaped being murdered in 2016 in London, Ontario. Ashley’s story is incredible for any number of reasons. She managed to keep her wits about her and get away from the person who was going to kill her.  She got through the trauma and the trial...

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