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Transitions in life are rarely easy. They require us to change. They throw us off balance and by their nature force us to adapt. Coming home from war is among the most difficult transitions one can face.Join Marine Corps veterans Mike Ergo and Richard Dreyling as they discuss the journey to leading a better life through active living, meditation, and mindfulness.

Latest Episodes

Taking Shame out of the Suicide Conversation

This week's episode is a companion to the Marine Corps Times article Dr. Shauna Springer and I coauthored on how we can talk about suicide.

58 MINJUN 28
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Taking Shame out of the Suicide Conversation

Shannon Yount and Riding to Fight Kids' Cancer

Fellow Marine, Shannon Yount, returns to the show to talk about The Great Cycling Challenge: Riding to Fight Kids Cancer. Shannon is taking on the challenge of riding 100 miles for her fundraiser.

41 MINJUN 19
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Shannon Yount and Riding to Fight Kids' Cancer

David Lucier and MakeTheConnection.net

Green Beret, David Lucier, shares his experiences of going from service in Vietnam and coming home, how he finally connected with the VA and is now part of the VA's "Make the Connection." MakeTheConnection.netis an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.

66 MINJUN 14
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David Lucier and MakeTheConnection.net

Ironman Santa Rosa 2019 Race Recap

Mike sits down to talk all things Ironman Santa Rosa with first-time Ironman finisher Sebastian Hernandez. Sebastian is a Marine Corps veteran who served in the "Old Corps" during the 1990's and calls Santa Rosa home. It's fitting that he chose this as his first full Ironman. Both Mike and Sebastian go over the training and race day, including what went according to plan and the inevitable moments where one needs to improvise, adapt, and overcome.

81 MINMAY 29
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Ironman Santa Rosa 2019 Race Recap

Tattered Beans Coffee with owner Jake Jean

On Episode 51we talk with Jason "Jake" Jean, owner of Tattered Beans Coffee. Tattered Beans launched as a mission to sell good coffee and directly support veterans and first responders with every sale.

56 MINMAY 22
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Tattered Beans Coffee with owner Jake Jean

Facing our Demons as a Squad with Dr. Shauna Springer

Dr. Shauna Springer returns to the show and talks about how we can understand suicide and how to prevent our friends and loved ones from attempting or completing a suicide by taking on this enemy using the same principles of the Marine Rifle Squad.

34 MINAPR 11
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Facing our Demons as a Squad with Dr. Shauna Springer

49 Why you need to Start Meditating, with Chris Albert of Warrior Soul Podcast

Chris Albert returns to cohost as we talk about the practicalities and personal experiences with meditation. Is this something just for dudes with grey ponytails and dream catchers or is there something for the rest of us? Will it turn you into a complete panoche? We get into what people can gain from a breathing practice, how it changes our moods, and gives us more choice in how we react to situations. Resources to get started: The M21 Meditation Challenge Hardwiring Happiness- by Rick Hanson The Untethered Soul - by Michael Singer ========= Support Mike's fundraising for The Ironman Foundation's Gold Star Initiative ================================ Transitions from War After his service in the United States Marines Corps, Mike Ergo started the Transitions from War blog and Podcast to talk about his struggles returning from combat in Iraq. From PTSD and addiction to finding endurance sports, Mike has found a new life purpose and a passion to share this with others. Transitions from War Sponsors: Tattered Beans Air Force veteran Jason Jean gives us all a win-win situation: getting great coffee and tangibly supporting veterans and first responders. How does this work? Every bag of coffee you buy puts money directly in the pockets of those who serve with no middleman. When you buy coffee through Transitions from War, the money allocated to me will instead go to my fundraising campaign for the Ironman Foundation's Gold Star Initiative. Tattered Beans comes out of Pennsylvania, birthplace of the Marine Corps, where the first American Flag was stitched, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, home to the late Mac Miller and Punxsutawney Phil. Buy some Tattered Beans Coffee today! Cowboy Crickets Sustainable, Montana-raised crickets. Veteran-owned and Ironman approved! Enter promo code VETS to save 15% on all orders. Fire Team Whiskey An app-based personal fitness and nutrition service geared to help active duty and military veterans take charge of their health with a ketogenic approach to eating. Save 40% on all training plans and coaching, as well as 15% on all keto supplements with the promo code "TRANSITIONS" Apex Health Apex health aims to be a mens health clinic that serves you so that you can live the longest, best life possible. At Apex Mens Health, we solve all these problems. Spending as much time with our patients as possible in order to give help them become compliant with a program that really works. Always having Dr. David Lunow to oversee meetings and protocol on-site. Allowing you to buy a month’s worth of TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) through our prescribing services so that you don’t have to come in every week. Offering you a personalized diet and exercise program so that your precious testosterone doesn’t go to waste. Giving you the highest grade testosterone available on the market. Schedule a consultation with Apex Health today! Zealios Zinc-based performance sunscreen along with chlorine-removing hair and skin products. Use the promo code VETS to save 20% on all orders. Primal Kitchen Healthy, Paleo/Primal/Keto and Vegan condiments, salad dressings, and energy bars that actually taste good! Use the promo code PRIMALVETERAN to save 10% on your order and directly support this show. Green Wolf Tactical Marine Corps Veteran-owned businessspecializing in paracord gear, custom embroidery, bracelets, key chains, survival gear, PVC patches, & more. Save 20% on all your orders with the promo code SEMPERFI Find us on Facebook, Twitter,Instagram and TransitionsFromWar.com #TFWSTORIES

55 MINAPR 3
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49 Why you need to Start Meditating, with Chris Albert of Warrior Soul Podcast

War Horses for Veterans with Patrick Benson

In today's episode we speak with Patrick Benson of War Horses for Veterans. Patrick is an Army Vet who struggled to readjust to civilian life after returning from Iraq. He tells us about the highs and lows and what lead him to found War Horses for Veterans.

60 MINMAR 26
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War Horses for Veterans with Patrick Benson

Back from the Dead with Josh Mantz of Asymmetric Mind

In today's episode of Transitions from War, we talk withMajor (ret.) Joshua Mantz. Josh is the author of The Beauty of a Darker Soul, a book dedicated to helping people overcome emotionally traumatic experiences. He currently heads up Asymmetric Mind.

57 MINMAR 19
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Back from the Dead with Josh Mantz of Asymmetric Mind

Dr. David Lunow Part 2

This is part two of our talk with Dr. David Lunow, a practicing MD and avid Spartan Racer. Dr. Lunow is passionate about helping male veterans and first responders with common hormonal imbalances caused by many things, including chronic stress, PTSD, and lack of sleep. Today we get into more about sleep and nutrition.

59 MINMAR 12
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Dr. David Lunow Part 2

Latest Episodes

Taking Shame out of the Suicide Conversation

This week's episode is a companion to the Marine Corps Times article Dr. Shauna Springer and I coauthored on how we can talk about suicide.

58 MINJUN 28
Comments
Taking Shame out of the Suicide Conversation

Shannon Yount and Riding to Fight Kids' Cancer

Fellow Marine, Shannon Yount, returns to the show to talk about The Great Cycling Challenge: Riding to Fight Kids Cancer. Shannon is taking on the challenge of riding 100 miles for her fundraiser.

41 MINJUN 19
Comments
Shannon Yount and Riding to Fight Kids' Cancer

David Lucier and MakeTheConnection.net

Green Beret, David Lucier, shares his experiences of going from service in Vietnam and coming home, how he finally connected with the VA and is now part of the VA's "Make the Connection." MakeTheConnection.netis an online resource designed to connect Veterans, their family members and friends, and other supporters with information, resources, and solutions to issues affecting their lives.

66 MINJUN 14
Comments
David Lucier and MakeTheConnection.net

Ironman Santa Rosa 2019 Race Recap

Mike sits down to talk all things Ironman Santa Rosa with first-time Ironman finisher Sebastian Hernandez. Sebastian is a Marine Corps veteran who served in the "Old Corps" during the 1990's and calls Santa Rosa home. It's fitting that he chose this as his first full Ironman. Both Mike and Sebastian go over the training and race day, including what went according to plan and the inevitable moments where one needs to improvise, adapt, and overcome.

81 MINMAY 29
Comments
Ironman Santa Rosa 2019 Race Recap

Tattered Beans Coffee with owner Jake Jean

On Episode 51we talk with Jason "Jake" Jean, owner of Tattered Beans Coffee. Tattered Beans launched as a mission to sell good coffee and directly support veterans and first responders with every sale.

56 MINMAY 22
Comments
Tattered Beans Coffee with owner Jake Jean

Facing our Demons as a Squad with Dr. Shauna Springer

Dr. Shauna Springer returns to the show and talks about how we can understand suicide and how to prevent our friends and loved ones from attempting or completing a suicide by taking on this enemy using the same principles of the Marine Rifle Squad.

34 MINAPR 11
Comments
Facing our Demons as a Squad with Dr. Shauna Springer

49 Why you need to Start Meditating, with Chris Albert of Warrior Soul Podcast

Chris Albert returns to cohost as we talk about the practicalities and personal experiences with meditation. Is this something just for dudes with grey ponytails and dream catchers or is there something for the rest of us? Will it turn you into a complete panoche? We get into what people can gain from a breathing practice, how it changes our moods, and gives us more choice in how we react to situations. Resources to get started: The M21 Meditation Challenge Hardwiring Happiness- by Rick Hanson The Untethered Soul - by Michael Singer ========= Support Mike's fundraising for The Ironman Foundation's Gold Star Initiative ================================ Transitions from War After his service in the United States Marines Corps, Mike Ergo started the Transitions from War blog and Podcast to talk about his struggles returning from combat in Iraq. From PTSD and addiction to finding endurance sports, Mike has found a new life purpose and a passion to share this with others. Transitions from War Sponsors: Tattered Beans Air Force veteran Jason Jean gives us all a win-win situation: getting great coffee and tangibly supporting veterans and first responders. How does this work? Every bag of coffee you buy puts money directly in the pockets of those who serve with no middleman. When you buy coffee through Transitions from War, the money allocated to me will instead go to my fundraising campaign for the Ironman Foundation's Gold Star Initiative. Tattered Beans comes out of Pennsylvania, birthplace of the Marine Corps, where the first American Flag was stitched, where the Declaration of Independence was signed, home to the late Mac Miller and Punxsutawney Phil. Buy some Tattered Beans Coffee today! Cowboy Crickets Sustainable, Montana-raised crickets. Veteran-owned and Ironman approved! Enter promo code VETS to save 15% on all orders. Fire Team Whiskey An app-based personal fitness and nutrition service geared to help active duty and military veterans take charge of their health with a ketogenic approach to eating. Save 40% on all training plans and coaching, as well as 15% on all keto supplements with the promo code "TRANSITIONS" Apex Health Apex health aims to be a mens health clinic that serves you so that you can live the longest, best life possible. At Apex Mens Health, we solve all these problems. Spending as much time with our patients as possible in order to give help them become compliant with a program that really works. Always having Dr. David Lunow to oversee meetings and protocol on-site. Allowing you to buy a month’s worth of TRT (Testosterone Replacement Therapy) through our prescribing services so that you don’t have to come in every week. Offering you a personalized diet and exercise program so that your precious testosterone doesn’t go to waste. Giving you the highest grade testosterone available on the market. Schedule a consultation with Apex Health today! Zealios Zinc-based performance sunscreen along with chlorine-removing hair and skin products. Use the promo code VETS to save 20% on all orders. Primal Kitchen Healthy, Paleo/Primal/Keto and Vegan condiments, salad dressings, and energy bars that actually taste good! Use the promo code PRIMALVETERAN to save 10% on your order and directly support this show. Green Wolf Tactical Marine Corps Veteran-owned businessspecializing in paracord gear, custom embroidery, bracelets, key chains, survival gear, PVC patches, & more. Save 20% on all your orders with the promo code SEMPERFI Find us on Facebook, Twitter,Instagram and TransitionsFromWar.com #TFWSTORIES

55 MINAPR 3
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49 Why you need to Start Meditating, with Chris Albert of Warrior Soul Podcast

War Horses for Veterans with Patrick Benson

In today's episode we speak with Patrick Benson of War Horses for Veterans. Patrick is an Army Vet who struggled to readjust to civilian life after returning from Iraq. He tells us about the highs and lows and what lead him to found War Horses for Veterans.

60 MINMAR 26
Comments
War Horses for Veterans with Patrick Benson

Back from the Dead with Josh Mantz of Asymmetric Mind

In today's episode of Transitions from War, we talk withMajor (ret.) Joshua Mantz. Josh is the author of The Beauty of a Darker Soul, a book dedicated to helping people overcome emotionally traumatic experiences. He currently heads up Asymmetric Mind.

57 MINMAR 19
Comments
Back from the Dead with Josh Mantz of Asymmetric Mind

Dr. David Lunow Part 2

This is part two of our talk with Dr. David Lunow, a practicing MD and avid Spartan Racer. Dr. Lunow is passionate about helping male veterans and first responders with common hormonal imbalances caused by many things, including chronic stress, PTSD, and lack of sleep. Today we get into more about sleep and nutrition.

59 MINMAR 12
Comments
Dr. David Lunow Part 2