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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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Episode 70: How to use CIA level skills to detect and deal with a narcissist!

Lily Walford teaches advanced level behavioural and profiling skills to teach others how not to be a narcissists next victim, whether that’s in the dating field, the relationship field or in the workplace. Lily has partnered with one of the leading military and intelligence behaviour experts to create courses that are truly revolutionary in any...

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Episode 69: Reflections – How to be happy. In a tent!

On this episode of Coffee with The Courage Wolf I talk about the mindset involved in being happy wherever you are and in whatever circumstances that you find yourself in. And, I talk about our next guest who is an expert on narcissists.  How to detect them, stay away from them and live with them...

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Episode 68: From homeless to CEO of Camp My Way

Jillian Brown is the CEO of Camp My Way which is a residential wilderness program for first responders and their families who’ve been affected by PTSD. Before coming to Camp My Way Jillian was homeless, living in a tent for over 7 months after surviving a 5-1/2 year abusive relationship. Join us to find out how...

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Episode 67: Coffee with The Courage Wolf – Reflections on Monday and our next guest

On this episode of Coffee with The Courage Wolf I thank our listeners in Ireland first and foremost. And then we talk a little about how we can learn to process our grief, and how we can help others through their loss. And, I introduce our next guest on the podcast, who is a Canadian...

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Episode 66: How to support yourself and others through grief

Grief is not a disorder.  It is not something that needs to be fixed.  We are a grief avoidance society and because of this, most of us have not learned how to support others or ourselves appropriately through the grief journey. Join us today as we talk with Marian Boyd, a psychotherapist and grief counsellor...

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Episode 65: Coffee with The Courage Wolf – Reflections and our next guest

I had a great conversation with psychotherapist Kim Jones on Monday.  We discussed the traumatic upbringing that led her to a profession in which she helps people get through their own trauma and lead successful and courageous lives. And I introduce next weeks guests who have written a series of innovative and powerful books on...

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Episode 64: A psychotherapist who empowers the people she serves!

Kim Jones is a psychotherapist who cares deeply for the civilians and first responders she treats and serves. In 2019 Kim was honoured by being presented with the prestigious Nurse of the Year award by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.  Kim considers herself the tour guide in her clients journeys and nothing makes her...

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Episode 63: A breathing practice for you and more!

I was asked by the mental health awareness initiative First Responders are Human to provide an audio of a breathing practice that I have taught to first responders and civilians to lower their heart rate and their stress level so that they could perform optimally. On this episode of Coffee with The Courage Wolf I...

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