Episodes

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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Episode 152: Twice shot: Part 2 with Daryl Elliott Green

This episode is Part 2 of the two part series that I did with Daryl Elliott Green, who along with his partner Constable Sharnelle Cole and his sergeant were shot at close range while responding to a call for service involving firearms. Miraculously, all three officers survived but spent years recovering physically and emotionally. Please...

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Episode 151: Twice Shot: Surviving, Rising and Thriving!

My special guest is a Brother police officer from Australia who was shot twice after responding to a call involving firearms in the wee hours of the 1st of May 2000. Daryl Elliott Green was with his partner Constable Sharnelle Cole and his Sergeant Chris Mulhall.  All three were shot at close range with a .22...

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Episode 150: PTSDx event and Replay of Boots on the Ground podcast

On the 14th of June I was honoured to be asked to be part of a panel discussing post traumatic stress and other occupational stress injuries at the PTSDx event held at the beautiful venue: Centre in the Square in Kitchener. Ron Sonoda, who’s a former paramedic who struggled with post traumatic stress, and his...

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Episode 149: Life after policing with yours truly!

This episode is just a little different because the guest is me.  Julie Jones was our guest a couple of weeks ago and she asked me to be her guest on her Get Shit Done podcast. What a treat.  This was the first time that I have ever been a guest on a podcast. Julie knew that...

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Episode 148: Overcoming alcoholism: saved by cycling and a special lady!

Chris Thomas was an Air Force brat who developed his love for cycling after high school.  Chris quickly fell in love with road cycling and became an avid cyclist and racer.  But, as with a lot of people, alcohol got the best of Chris and almost destroyed him. 10 days before his 50th birthday Chris...

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Episode 147: Life instead of policing: The adventures of Julie Jones!

Julie Jones is a former police officer and a former SWAT officer and, she’s much more than that! She’s an award winning international speaker, she’s the author of the internationally best selling book:  Stop Waiting and Start Living.  She’s an amazing coach and she’s the Chief Inspiration Officer with her Get Shit Done Platform and podcast. As...

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Episode 146: Overcoming abandonment: Embrace and accept it all

Kimberly Anne Bell is the author of The Epitome of Kimmy, which is an inspirational story of finding resilience, embracing your destiny and overcoming adversity.  Kimberly has had to overcome a lot of traumas in her life, one of which was being abandoned by her biological parents at the age of 5 years old. One of...

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Episode 145: The reluctant Ninja: How a middle aged princess became a warrior queen!

Cheryl Ilov is an author, dancer, martial artist, and physical therapist. She’s also a former chronic pain patient who began a journey of self-healing after she was told by medical professionals that she would never recover. Well recover she did.  And more!  Cheryl began training in the ancient martial art of the Ninja after she...

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Episode 144: How to deal with workplace narcissists and bullies!

In today’s episode I have the pleasure of talking with Lily Walford who is an expert in dealing with narcissists, in relationships and in the workplace. We have all had terrible experiences working with co-workers and supervisors who believe that they can bully us and treat us without respect on their way up the corporate...

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Episode 143: Support for the caregivers of our aging loved ones!

Bill Cohen cared for his lovely mother Sheila for 10 years as she went through her journey with Alzheimers. Bill’s mother passed 9 years ago but his experiences with her care led him into what he calls his encore career, the first career that he has been truly passionate about. Join us and find out...

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Episode 142: Hear Me Roar! – A Memoir by Mindi Hood

Our guest on the podcast today is a fellow Hamiltonian who suffered greatly at the hands of people, and I use that term very loosely, who sexually assaulted her. But, Mindi has also suffered just as much, if not more, from the secondary trauma she was subjected to by organizations and individuals who did not...

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Episode 141: Finding your purpose(s) in life! Replay

On this replay episode of The Courage Wolf podcast I talk about how important it is to find our purpose in life, at whatever stage of our lives that we are.  And, how we can go about doing just that. And I tell a story about how I met two of our listeners on my...

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Episode 140: You have to put in the work – Replay

On this replay episode of Coffee with The Courage Wolf I talk about how my guest, Kristen Elliott, put in the work to overcome her eating disorder and be in recovery now for more than 7 years. You have to put in the work!  No one can do it for you! Listen in!  I think...

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Episode 139: Mindset, mental toughness and Faith! – Replay

On today’s short episode of Coffee with The Courage Wolf, I talk about attaining the proper mindset, on the job and in life, mental toughness and the most important component for a life well lived: Faith!

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Episode 138: Strength training for your mind – The DIRECT process – Replay

I have been training a lot of groups lately in personal protection skills and a lot of my students want to know how to get rid of the negative thoughts that run through our minds all day long. On today’s episode of The Courage Wolf podcast I talk about one of the most powerful tools...

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Episode 137: Replay: Paramedic Ron Sonoda. Houseless, not homeless.

This replay episode is with 20 year paramedic Ron Sonoda.  Ron left the job 10 years ago because of his post traumatic stress, depression and thoughts of suicide. Over the course of Ron’s journey, he’s lost everything materially, but what he’s gained is priceless. This podcast dispels some of the rumours surrounding Ron’s disappearance from...

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Episode 136: Replay of Episode 70: How to use CIA level skills to detect a narcissist!

On Tuesday of this week I will be interviewing Lily Walford for a second time.  We’ll be talking about how to deal with narcissists and bullies in the workplace.  This is something that affects us all. The first episode that I did with Lily talked about how to detect narcissists so that we don’t get...

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Episode 135: From Hostage to Entrepreneur! John Tsentouros Part 2

John Tsentouros was a correctional officer in Kenora, Ontario in 2018 when he was taken hostage by prisoners for five hours.  John survived, but not without scars:  physical and emotional scars. But there is life after trauma.  John and his wife Daniela made the joint decision for John not to return to his career in corrections. Instead...

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