The Lifegiver Podcast with Corie Weathers

Lifegiver aims to be a positive place where military (and first responder) couples can experience positive clinical advice on topics that are unique to their culture as well as high quality uplifting interviews from others who have brought purpose out of their circumstances. Are you a military spouse? A police officer? Firefighter? Service member? The Lifegiver Podcast aims to bring hope into your home.

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Season 7: Reconnect

This season is all about reconnecting to the things that matter most. Join us for a new season of hope, recentering, and finding the true meaning of joy. 

Episodes

Monday Jul 25, 2022

In 2017 Ken Grubbs was shot on duty responding to a call at an apartment complex. In this episode, Sarah sits down with Ken and Wende Grubbs as they share their journey of walking through a situation many hope to never face. Listen in and be encouraged by the perspective they found along the way and how one of the most difficult incidents in their life would also end up being the catalyst for deeper communication and intimacy in their marriage.    Emotional Survival For Law Enforcement by Kevin M Gilmart PHD For more info about Bless the Badge: https://blessthebadge.net/    Sign up for our monthly newsletter to help breathe MARGIN into your life.  For more content and resources visit www.life-giver.org We want to hear from you! It helps us serve you better! Send us an email at corie@corieweathers.com  Want to work with Corie? Check out https://www.corieweathers.com/ for more info. Song Credits: “By Your Side” written by Justin Prin   

Monday Jul 11, 2022

In this episode, Corie sits down with Special Ops couple Mark and Caroline as they share their journey through the hardships and pain unique to a service marriage. Listen in as they recount how they were able to hold each other's experiences while also working through their own personal struggles. Be inspired as they tell of the deep joy and intimacy that only suffering can produce and find encouragement in knowing that your marriage can flourish as a result of this lifestyle.    Resources Mentioned in this Episode: The Place We Find Ourselves Podcast https://adamyoungcounseling.com/podcast/ Leading on Empty by Wayne Cordeiro Check out our Additional Resources for Personal and Marital Growth HERE   Sign up for our monthly newsletter to help breathe MARGIN into your life.  For more content and resources be sure to check out our new website layout and "help me with" section at www.life-giver.org  We want to hear from you! It helps us serve you better! Send us an email at corie@corieweathers.com  Want to work with Corie? Check out https://www.corieweathers.com/  for more info. Song Credits: “By Your Side” written by Justin Prin   

Monday Jun 27, 2022

What defines a hard choice? While the hard choices in our life may seem subjective to others, the decisions we make reflect what we value. Corie and Sarah explore the process of weighing the costs of the hard choices in our life including the difficulties of the service lifestyle. Song credits: "By Your Side" written by Justin Prins Corie's Go To for Hard Choices: Giant Whiteboard We are taking a break from social media, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find us!  Sign up for our monthly newsletter to help breathe MARGIN into your life.  For more content and resources visit www.life-giver.org We want to hear from you! It helps us serve you better! Send us an email at corie@corieweathers.com  Want to work with Corie? Check out https://www.corieweathers.com/ for more info.

Monday Jun 13, 2022

How do we get to a place where we are living on purpose, for a purpose? Corie sits down with her aunt and mentor, June, to discuss the journey of learning to accept things for what they are, become better for it, and help someone else through it. Listen in as they expound on what it means to realize that you simply cannot manage situations and others into place. Books recommended by June:  "It's Not Supposed to be This Way" Lisa Terkeurst "Soul Keeping: Caring for the Most Important Part of You", John Ortberg "Emotionally Healthy Spirituality" Peter Scazzero "Art of Survival in an Age of Chaos" Chip Ingram   Song credits: "By Your Side" written by Justin Prins We are taking a break from social media, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find us!  Sign up for our monthly newsletter to help breathe MARGIN into your life.  For more content and resources visit www.life-giver.org We want to hear from you! It helps us serve you better! Send us an email at corie@corieweathers.com  Want to work with Corie? Check out https://www.corieweathers.com/ for more info.

Monday May 30, 2022

What do we do when we realize our limitations and the limitations of others? Where do we go for our source? How do we reconcile the evil a service lifestyle comes in contact with? Corie and Sarah sit down to discuss what it means to reconnect spiritually, how this lifestyle has shaped their views of faith tradition and ultimately where to go when we realize our hope has been misplaced.  To hear more on the topic of moral/soul injury and to access other previous episodes pertaining to service and faith visit our Faith and Service Page at https://www.life-giver.org/faith-service/  We are taking a break from social media, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find us!  Sign up for our monthly newsletter to help breathe MARGIN into your life.  For more content and resources visit www.life-giver.org We want to hear from you! It helps us serve you better! Send us an email at corie@corieweathers.com  Want to work with Corie? Check out https://www.corieweathers.com/ for more info. Song Credits: “By Your Side” written by Justin Prin   

Monday May 16, 2022

Corie and Sarah sit down and discuss the differences between over reaction, under reaction and the importance of being proactive. Join the conversation as they seek to answer the question, how do we become less reactive in such a reactive lifestyle and world?   Sign up for our monthly newsletter to help breathe MARGIN into your life.    For more content and resources visit www.life-giver.org   We want to hear from you! It helps us serve you better! Send us an email at corie@corieweathers.com    Want to work with Corie? Check out https://www.corieweathers.com/ for more info.   Song Credits: “By Your Side” written by Justin Prin   

Monday May 02, 2022

Previous Podcast Episodes mentioned:  3-61Roundtable  Addiction and Marriage Part 1  Addiction and Marriage Part 2   We are taking a break from social media, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find us!    Sign up for our monthly newsletter to help breathe MARGIN into your life.    For more content and resources visit www.life-giver.org   In this two part episode, Corie sits down with good friend and fellow 3-61 wife, Jennifer, as she shares her journey of reconnecting and rebuilding herself after trauma. Listen in as she shares how she learned to set boundaries and take difficult steps towards healing as she navigated the waters of alcoholism and addiction in her marriage that ultimately led to the suicide of her husband. Though her story is heavy, her life exemplifies that things can get better and that there is hope on the other side of trauma. Previous Podcast Episodes mentioned:  3-61Roundtable  Addiction and Marriage Part 1  Addiction and Marriage Part 2   We are taking a break from social media, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find us!    Sign up for our monthly newsletter to help breathe MARGIN into your life.    For more content and resources visit www.life-giver.org   We want to hear from you! It helps us serve you better! Send us an email at corie@corieweathers.com    Want to work with Corie? Check out https://www.corieweathers.com/ for more info.   Song Credits: “By Your Side” written by Justin Prin   

Monday May 02, 2022

In this two part episode, Corie sits down with good friend and fellow 3-61 wife, Jennifer, as she shares her journey of reconnecting and rebuilding herself after trauma. Listen in as she shares how she learned to set boundaries and take difficult steps towards healing as she navigated the waters of alcoholism and addiction in her marriage that ultimately led to the suicide of her husband. Though her story is heavy, her life exemplifies that things can get better and that there is hope on the other side of trauma. Previous Podcast Episodes mentioned:  3-61Roundtable  Addiction and Marriage Part 1  Addiction and Marriage Part 2   We are taking a break from social media, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find us!    Sign up for our monthly newsletter to help breathe MARGIN into your life.    For more content and resources visit www.life-giver.org   We want to hear from you! It helps us serve you better! Send us an email at corie@corieweathers.com    Want to work with Corie? Check out https://www.corieweathers.com/ for more info.   Song Credits: “By Your Side” written by Justin Prin 

Monday Apr 18, 2022

What’s the difference between selfishness and self awareness?Corie and Sarah return to discuss and define how self awareness of what is happening in our mind, body and spirit are key components to our mental health, physical health and the influence we have in our relationships. Join the conversation as they pull apart each of these components and dive in to what it looks like to be self aware. Need help sorting out the tangled web of thoughts, feelings, emotions and needs? Start here with our FREE 5 Minute Check InORCheck out our 5 Minute Check In tools to help you and your family be more intentional in your communication. Lost for words? Consider using a feelings wheel to help maximize your 5 Minute Check In.   Don’t forget!Song Credits: “By Your Side” by Justin Prin We are taking a break from social media, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find us!  Sign up for our monthly newsletter to help breathe MARGIN into your life.  For more content and resources visit www.life-giver.org We want to hear from you! It helps us serve you better! Send us an email at corie@corieweathers.com  Want to work with Corie? Check out https://www.corieweathers.com/ for more info.

Monday Apr 04, 2022

The Lifegiver Podcast is back! (And this time with a co-host!) Corie Weathers and Sarah Foster, First Responder Spouse and frequent guest to Lifegiver, sit down and discuss the heart behind Season 7: Reconnect. Join them as they unpack what a front porch conversation looks like, the meaning behind the album cover, and putting social media in it’s place. We are taking a break from social media, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find us!  Song Credits: “By Your Side” Written by Justin Prins Sign up for our monthly newsletter to help breathe MARGIN into your life.  For more content and resources visit www.life-giver.org We want to hear from you! It helps us serve you better! Send us an email at corie@corieweathers.com  Want to work with Corie? Check out https://www.corieweathers.com/ for more info.

Friday Dec 03, 2021

What a year.  Didn't we say that about 2020?  Here we are ending 2021 and some of us are still feeling like we are crawling along.  After a year of deployment, reintegration, some tough circumstances, and the world opening back up, I really had to take a look at whether I had enough "life" in me to truly breathe life into others.  The more I traveled, the more I realized so many other service families were feeling the same.  In fact, very few could tell me what "self-care" actually looked like for them (if they had time to do it).   So... for this finale, I cover what you said in the end-of-year survey (you can still take it here).  There are some very interesting things going on for serving spouses vs supporting spouses.  There are also hints at how the last two years have impact you and our service culture. I also share how I turned my life around and learned to implement some key self-care strategies in my life. Don't know where to start??  I'll walk you through how to find activities that breathe life into you and then how to fit it into your daily life in a way that will make sure it happens.   Looking for a clinician that understands your lifestyle!  Search the Lifegiver Directory: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Check out www.life-giver.org for more content, resources, digital resources, the Lifegiver Directory, and more! Increase your communication and intimacy in less than 5 minutes with my Lifegiver "5 Minute Check-In"   

Monday Nov 15, 2021

Did you know that many spouses are considered caregivers and don't know it? I'm sure you are feeling it and maybe you just needed a name for it. Whether you are taking care of the medical and physical needs of those around you or just feeling the weight of this life on. your shoulders, this episode is important. November is National Caregiver's Month, so Conwell Smith and Deidre Blascyk from the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers, join me to share some of the surprising findings they found on military spouses and the impact of the military lifestyle. RCI is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health, strength, and resilience of caregivers throughout the United States. Listen in to be validated, inspired, and encouraged to take care of you in a whole new way. Find out about the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers here: https://www.rosalynncarter.org/ Learn more about Operation Family Caregiver and sign up for one-on-one coaching here: http://operationfamilycaregiver.org/signup Learn more about RCI’s virtual peer support group, Operation Caregiver Support, and sign up here: https://www.operationfamilycaregiver.org/ocs On social media: http://facebook.com/opfamcaregiver https://www.instagram.com/operationfamilycaregiver Looking for a clinician that understands your lifestyle!  Search the Lifegiver Directory: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Check out www.life-giver.org for more content, resources, digital resources, the Lifegiver Directory, and more! Increase your communication and intimacy in less than 5 minutes with my Lifegiver "5 Minute Check-In"   

Monday Nov 01, 2021

In this episode, Sarah sits down with good friend and fellow LEO spouse Shauna for an authentic conversation on what it is really like to do life with a chaotic first responder schedule. Shauna shares how she and her husband navigate anniversaries and childrens' schedules while she also juggles a full-time job.  Most important, Sarah and Shauna discuss the power of friendship and how even long-distance friends who understand can make all the difference. Catch the entire series here, including previous first responder content: https://www.life-giver.org/the-first-responder-series-with-sarah-foster/ Looking for a clinician that understands your lifestyle!  Search the Lifegiver Directory: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Check out www.life-giver.org for more content, resources, digital resources, the Lifegiver Directory, and more! Increase your communication and intimacy in less than 5 minutes with my Lifegiver "5 Minute Check-In"   

Monday Oct 18, 2021

Sarah Foster, host of the FR Series sits down with her husband to talk about what led him to join law enforcement, drives him to be his best for his teammates, and whether she forced him into homesteading.  You might catch their dog Bullet in the background! Listen in as the couple talks about the pros and cons of the lifestyle and hopefully encourages more open conversations with your spouse.   Catch the entire series here, including previous first responder content: https://www.life-giver.org/the-first-responder-series-with-sarah-foster/ Looking for a clinician that understands your lifestyle!  Search the Lifegiver Directory: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Check out www.life-giver.org for more content, resources, digital resources, the Lifegiver Directory, and more! Increase your communication and intimacy in less than 5 minutes with my Lifegiver "5 Minute Check-In"   

Monday Oct 04, 2021

Sarah Foster, SWAT wife, joins the podcast with her positivity and humor to share lifegiving content to first responder marriages.  Military, this one is for you, too! We have so much we can learn from each other.    In this episode, Sarah goes back to the beginning to share what she wish she would have known when her service life first started. Catch the entire series here, including previous first responder content: https://www.life-giver.org/the-first-responder-series-with-sarah-foster/   Looking for a clinician that understands your lifestyle!  Search the Lifegiver Directory: www.lifegiverdirectory.com   Check out www.life-giver.org for more content, resources, digital resources, the Lifegiver Directory, and more! Increase your communication and intimacy in less than 5 minutes with my Lifegiver "5 Minute Check-In"   

Wednesday Sep 22, 2021

Introducing the latest series- the First Responder Series!!  Sarah Foster, SWAT wife, joins the podcast with her positivity and humor to share lifegiving content to first responder marriages.  Military, this one is for you, too! We have so much we can learn from each other.    WATCH this episode here: https://youtu.be/z7Ckvc1dEMA Catch the entire series here, including previous first responder content: https://www.life-giver.org/the-first-responder-series-with-sarah-foster/   Looking for a clinician that understands your lifestyle!  Search the Lifegiver Directory: www.lifegiverdirectory.com   Check out www.life-giver.org for more content, resources, digital resources, the Lifegiver Directory, and more! Increase your communication and intimacy in less than 5 minutes with my Lifegiver "5 Minute Check-In"   

Saturday Sep 04, 2021

In May of 2009, 3rd Squadron 61st Cavalry Regiment deployed to Nuristan, Afghanistan a small eastern province bordering Pakistan. When they arrived, they occupied the most fringe outposts of Regional Command East, several of which were only accessible by helicopter, and then only during the cover of the darkest nights of each month, in order to avoid rocket propelled grenade attacks against the airframe.   The squadron commander for the deployment was then-lieutenant Robert “Brad” Brown. In preparation for that deployment, he, along with then-Colonel Randy George, went on the pre-deployment site survey to better understand the terrain and complex environment of which they were only months away from assuming responsibility. During that trip, they arrived at Combat Outpost Keating, a remote outpost named for Ben Keating, who had died attempting to drive one of the lumbering resupply vehicles down the treacherous road back to the forward operating base. Standing in that base built in a valley at the base of three mountains and backed up to two rivers, both men understood that there could be no delay in closing that base for the safety of their Troopers. Anyone who visited COP Keating knew full well that it was the tactically indefensible position in which you could ever place yourself.   But that wasn’t the only conundrum. COP Keating wasn’t alone. In order to close it, you would have to close the other two outposts in the surrounding area, almost simultaneously to ensure that they could provide reinforcing fires for one another. Concurrently, south of the forward operating base, one the observation posts that LTC Brown would be assuming responsibility for had recently been completely overrun by the Taliban, who attacked up a mountain as the Afghan National Army abandoned their post, forcing the remaining US Troopers to call for a broken arrow, requesting fire on their position as they were being overrun. And to complicate all of that, the going-in position of relieving the outgoing unit would have them arrayed across a vast swath of land, terribly difficult to resupply, with barely enough Troopers to simply pull security on their own position.   For multiple reasons they were unable to close COP Keating, OP Fritsche, and COP Lowell as quickly as they needed to. Unknown to the base closure planners of 3-61CAV, as they were simultaneously planning to close the three outposts in Kamdesh, the Taliban was planning a massive complex attack to prevent them from ever leaving.   On the morning of October 3rd, 2009 more than 400 insurgents attacked OP Fritsche and COP Keating simultaneously. A force of only 52 Troopers defended COP Keating, even after Afghan National Army abandoned their post and the insurgents broke through the perimeter, causing a small group of Troopers, led by Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha, to engage the enemy in close-quarters combat, retaking the COP. However, at the end of the day, the Troopers of Black Knight troop, 3rd squadron 61st cavalry regiment would be saying their final goodbyes to eight of their friends who had given their lives during that battle.   The diligent devotion of their squadron commander, however, ensured that this moment would not be easily erased from history. LTC Brown and his staff worked to guarantee the recognition of the heroic efforts of those who went above and beyond to place themselves in harm’s way to protect each other, destroy the enemy, and bring the remains of their friends home. Those efforts to ensure recognition succeeded.   What has since become known as the “Battle of Kamdesh,” resulted in the following awards:   Two Medals of Honor for SSG Clint Romesha and SSG Ty Carter Two Distinguished Service Crosses for 1LT Andrew Bundermann and SSG Justin Gellagos (posthumously awarded) Nine Silver Stars 18 bronze stars with “V” device for valor 37 Army Commendation Medals with “V” device for valor And 27 Purple hearts for wounds sustained in combat   SSG Romesha authored the book “Red Platoon” and Jake Tapper authored “The Outpost,” which has since been turned into a major motion picture.   The fall-out of the battle, including the loss of life, took it’s toll on everyone involved and amongst others within the squadron, however. The subsequent investigation held both COL George and LTC Brown responsible, even though the ISAF-commander at the time, GEN Stanley McChrystal, agreed there was nothing more they could have tactically done to prevent the disaster. Many of the Troopers completed their obligation and left the army, preferring lives of quiet and peace, away from the constant reminder of the toughest day of their life.   LTC Brown however, still had eight months left to command his squadron through a deployment in one of the most kinetic provinces in all of Afghanistan. The two artillery guns on his forward operating base fired over 6000 rounds total during their year-long deployment. He had lost two beloved Troopers before Keating, while sending back home dozens of wounded Troopers before and after the Battle for Kamdesh. To put it in context, in the first four months of his deployment, LTC Brown’s squadron of rag-tag cavalrymen were attacked more than 238 times across seven separate locations. And yet, he persevered with courage, humility, devotion, and determination. It is why those of us who served with him as the commander of 3rd squadron 61st cavalry regiment unabashedly and unquestionably remember him, to this day, as the best leader we ever served with. As his former chaplain, I can guarantee that he’s the real deal and I am humbled to know him. So without further ado, here is the one and only, Brad Brown.

Thursday Sep 02, 2021

In Part 2, Matt continues to share his thoughts about the Afghanistan withdrawal and the ending of a two decade war that he was a part of. After two difficult deployments there, he processes the emotions he has had and revisits the memories it brings up. He also shares what he believe will help him and others take the next healthy step. WATCH THIS EPISODE: https://youtu.be/Rts4CWDK_54 Catch up on all the other episodes of the Afghanistan Series here: https://www.life-giver.org/the-afghanistan-series/

Wednesday Sep 01, 2021

Matt joins the series (finally, lol) to share his thoughts about the Afghanistan withdrawal and the ending of a two decade war that he was a part of. After two difficult deployments there, he processes the emotions he has had and revisits the memories it brings up. He also shares what he believe will help him and others take the next healthy step. WATCH THIS EPISODE: https://youtu.be/B0Ms7bJbqo0 Catch up on all the other episodes of the Afghanistan Series here: https://www.life-giver.org/the-afghanistan-series/

Wednesday Aug 25, 2021

Please listen to my AMAZING interview with Dr. Bina Patel. This is an honest, yet inspiring conversation around the question "What do we do about the Afghan women and children?" It is a tough topic, but one you won't want to miss as you process your own thoughts and feelings about what is happening.   Watch this episode: https://youtu.be/PircCtrIuZA   You can catch all the episodes (video and audio) here: https://www.life-giver.org/the-afghanistan-series/    

Tuesday Aug 24, 2021

Corie talks about those that are currently deployed and responding to the humanitarian crisis of Afghanistan. How do you proactively face trauma in a way that will reduce the likelihood PTSD? How do you support your spouse when they are exposed to the pain and suffering of civilians outside of combat?

Wednesday Aug 18, 2021

My father, Vietnam Veteran Pilot Wendell Lewis, shares his experience evacuating Vietnamese citizens and orphans out of Saigon in Operation Baby Lift while the North Vietnamese closed in. Considering the disturbing footage of Afghans desperately trying to flee the country and Air Force crews making the difficult choice to evacuate those they could, Wendell shares what that felt like and answers the question, "Is this our Vietnam?" #operationbabylift More on Operation Baby Lift: https://youtu.be/t4-syR5h8mw   Watch this episode: https://youtu.be/1eWLn4fO6m8   Check out all the episodes and supplemental material on the Afghanistan Series page: https://www.life-giver.org/the-afghanistan-series/  

Tuesday Aug 17, 2021

Special Edition: Afghanistan Through a Gold Star's Eyes In light of this week's events, we are bringing you content that will help you process your biggest questions regarding the withdrawal of our troops in Afghanistan. In this unscripted, unedited episode, Krista S. Anderson processes the death of her husband in Afghanistan, her marriage to a soldier now who served there and her message to what many service members are feeling about the loss of soldiers they served with. WATCH THIS EPISODE HERE: https://youtu.be/YYEPSd9c9es If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the Lifegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org

Monday Aug 16, 2021

Today’s episode is part of a three part series on Restoration. In this series, Corie will unpack God’s design for restoration in relationships especially your marriage. Recorded at a faith-based event in Oregon, Corie shares how your marriage can move past hurt and into a more intimate and forgiving place. While the Lifegiver Podcast is not necessarily a faith based podcast, it is a place for honest conversation and we believe that conversation often needs to address the deeper questions of spirituality and deeper healing for the soul.      If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the Lifegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org  

Monday Aug 09, 2021

Today’s episode is part of a three part series on Restoration. In this series, Corie will unpack God’s design for restoration in relationships especially your marriage. Recorded at a faith-based event in Oregon, Corie shares how your marriage can move past hurt and into a more intimate and forgiving place. While the Lifegiver Podcast is not necessarily a faith based podcast, it is a place for honest conversation and we believe that conversation often needs to address the deeper questions of spirituality and deeper healing for the soul.  If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the Lifegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org  

Monday Aug 02, 2021

Today’s episode is part of a three part series on Restoration. In this series, Corie will unpack God’s design for restoration in relationships especially your marriage. Recorded at a faith-based event in Oregon, Corie shares how your marriage can move past hurt and into a more intimate and forgiving place. While the Lifegiver Podcast is not necessarily a faith based podcast, it is a place for honest conversation and we believe that conversation often needs to address the deeper questions of spirituality and deeper healing for the soul.  Here is a view of Maslow's Ladder, referenced in the episode. If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the Lifegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org  

Wednesday Jul 07, 2021

Matt and I join the USO to finish our series called "You're Leaving Again?" with sharing our lessons learned from the deployment as well as answering YOUR questions. Learn how to vision cast for your family and get your marriage to a new healthier place. Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the Lifegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org  

Wednesday Jul 07, 2021

Matt and I join the USO to finish our series called "You're Leaving Again?" with sharing our lessons learned from the deployment as well as answering YOUR questions. Learn how to vision cast for your family and get your marriage to a new healthier place. Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the Lifegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org  

Monday Jun 07, 2021

Matt and I join the USO to talk about how we are handling Reintegration in the "You're Leaving, Again?" series!  Reintegration never gets easier, it just changes depending on the season you are in.  Coming off a year of COVID and a deployment, Matt seemed to be in a much better spot than I was.  In this episode we share our ups and downs and how we are navigating bringing our two separate worlds together.  Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org

Monday Jun 07, 2021

Matt and I join the USO to talk about how we are handling Reintegration in the "You're Leaving, Again?" series.  Reintegration never gets easier, it just changes depending on the season you are in.  Coming off a year of COVID and a deployment, Matt seemed to be in a much better spot than I was.  In this episode we share our ups and downs and how we are navigating bringing our two separate worlds together.  Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org  

Sunday May 30, 2021

In his thirty years in special operations Dan Schilling conducted combat and clandestine missions around the world, founded and then commanded two special operations squadrons—the second one of America's most clandestine special mission units—and worked alongside the CIA, FBI, and NSA to defeat terrorists as well as biological and nuclear weapons proliferation. An adrenaline enthusiast, Schilling is a professional demonstration skydiver, holds the Guinness World Record for most BASE jumps in twenty-four hours, and is a mountain speedwing pilot.  For more information on his projects, visit him at DanSchillingBooks.com. On this episode, we are talking about his newest book, "The Power of Awareness"- where he shares his training and experience on how to stay safe, know your surroundings, reduce your digital footprint, and trust your intuition. "The Power of Awareness" comes out the week of June 1, 2021.    If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org  

Tuesday May 25, 2021

It seems odd to officially launch Season 6 as the USO series is coming to a close but it could not be a more perfect time to talk about coming out of the last year and a half STRONGER.  That is the theme for this season.  Listen in as I give an update on the impact of change in my life and how the last year may have impacted your's. We will talk about tips for recovering and finding what brings you joy.  Even more, if you are a leader or wanting to get involved more in your community, this season is for you.  We will talk about what I am seeing will be needed in our culture to get us back to a place of valuing community and engaging in more face to face opportunities.   If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org  

Sunday Apr 11, 2021

The USO is launching a new virtual series with Corie and Matt Weathers on how military families can stay strong while apart. Corie and Matt Weathers will share how they are keeping their military marriage strong through a season apart - as well as tips for how you can do the same. Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. Restoring trust after it has been broken can be scary, confusing, and difficult to navigate.  Depending on if you are dealing small of large infractions, deep hurt in your relationship can be healed and restored.  In this episode, Matt and I talk about how you can ask for trust to be restored, or do the hard work to earn it back.  Even if you have been devastated by betrayal, there is hope.  Listen in and find out how.  To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again Forgiveness: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-ajqyv-b8c9f1 My Strategy for Affair Recovery: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-5jwg4-b63b20 Here are some of the resources mentioned throughout the episode: My interview with Dr. Mike Sytsma Here is also my podcast on “Sin in a Christian Marriage” Part 1 & Part 2  More Resources: • Torn Asunder by Dave Carder. There is also a workbook available for this book. (faith based) • Unfaithful: Hope and Healing After Infidelity by Gary & Mona Shriver (faith based) • Secrets to Surviving Infidelity by Scott Haltzman • After the Affair by Janis Spring Rebuilding Trust Video – Using the image of a “trust bucket,” Dr. Mike addresses rebuilding trust after an affair. Setbacks in Marriage- The Podcast EpisodeWomen & the Tough Bible Verses– (Topic of Submission and gender roles in the Bible- Authentic Intimacy)People Are More Important Than Marriage– Authentic Intimacy, When you shouldn’t fight for your marriageSexual Intimacy and Post Affair with Mike SytsmaHow do Affairs Happen? New Life Church, Brady Boyd Articles: So You’ve Hit a Marriage Setback: 3 StepsMilitary Marriage: When to SeparateMike Sytsma- Betrayal & Affair Recovery (articles and video)Protecting Your Marriage from an Affair  Books: Mission Ready Marriage: My Life As An Active Duty Wife Claire WoodSacred Spaces: My Journey to the Heart of Military Marriage Corie Weathers   If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org

Sunday Apr 11, 2021

The USO is launching a new virtual series with Corie and Matt Weathers on how military families can stay strong while apart. Corie and Matt Weathers will share how they are keeping their military marriage strong through a season apart - as well as tips for how you can do the same. Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. Restoring trust after it has been broken can be scary, confusing, and difficult to navigate.  Depending on if you are dealing small of large infractions, deep hurt in your relationship can be healed and restored.  In this episode, Matt and I talk about how you can ask for trust to be restored, or do the hard work to earn it back.  Even if you have been devastated by betrayal, there is hope.  Listen in and find out how.  To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again Forgiveness: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-ajqyv-b8c9f1   My Strategy for Affair Recovery: https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-5jwg4-b63b20   Here are some of the resources mentioned throughout the episode: My interview with Dr. Mike Sytsma Here is also my podcast on “Sin in a Christian Marriage” Part 1 & Part 2  More Resources: • Torn Asunder by Dave Carder. There is also a workbook available for this book. (faith based) • Unfaithful: Hope and Healing After Infidelity by Gary & Mona Shriver (faith based) • Secrets to Surviving Infidelity by Scott Haltzman • After the Affair by Janis Spring   Rebuilding Trust Video – Using the image of a “trust bucket,” Dr. Mike addresses rebuilding trust after an affair. Setbacks in Marriage- The Podcast EpisodeWomen & the Tough Bible Verses– (Topic of Submission and gender roles in the Bible- Authentic Intimacy)People Are More Important Than Marriage– Authentic Intimacy, When you shouldn’t fight for your marriageSexual Intimacy and Post Affair with Mike SytsmaHow do Affairs Happen? New Life Church, Brady Boyd Articles: So You’ve Hit a Marriage Setback: 3 StepsMilitary Marriage: When to SeparateMike Sytsma- Betrayal & Affair Recovery (articles and video)Protecting Your Marriage from an Affair  Books: Mission Ready Marriage: My Life As An Active Duty Wife Claire WoodSacred Spaces: My Journey to the Heart of Military Marriage Corie Weathers   If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org

Monday Mar 22, 2021

The USO is launching a new virtual series with Corie and Matt Weathers on how military families can stay strong while apart. Corie and Matt Weathers will share how they are keeping their military marriage strong through a season apart - as well as tips for how you can do the same. Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. Communication is the top issue couples ask for help with.  We all have different types of communication styles and often that clashes into conflict and hurt.  On top of that, no one teaches us how to communicate in healthy assertive ways. Instead, we grow up with passive, passive-aggressive, or aggressive examples to model.  Join Matt and I as we share our challenges to communicating over the distance of a deployment and tips for how you can make improvements in your own connection with your spouse.    To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org

Saturday Mar 13, 2021

The USO is launching a new virtual series with Corie and Matt Weathers on how military families can stay strong while apart. Corie and Matt Weathers will share how they are keeping their military marriage strong through a season apart - as well as tips for how you can do the same. Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. Communication is the top issue couples ask for help with.  We all have different types of communication styles and often that clashes into conflict and hurt.  On top of that, no one teaches us how to communicate in healthy assertive ways. Instead, we grow up with passive, passive-aggressive, or aggressive examples to model.  Join Matt and I as we share our challenges to communicating over the distance of a deployment and tips for how you can make improvements in your own connection with your spouse.    To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org

Sunday Feb 14, 2021

The USO is launching a new virtual series with Corie and Matt Weathers on how military families can stay strong while apart. Corie and Matt Weathers will share how they are keeping their military marriage strong through a season apart - as well as tips for how you can do the same. Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. Intimacy is a HUGE topic, especially for service couples.  In this episode, Matt and I address sexual intimacy and many of the other types of intimacy couples can use to connect.  Believe it or not, experts say there is between 5 and 40 different types of intimacy. We take some of the most popular questions surrounding intimacy, especially for couples who have to spend time apart. Don't miss this one!   To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org

Sunday Feb 14, 2021

The USO is launching a new virtual series with Corie and Matt Weathers on how military families can stay strong while apart. Corie and Matt Weathers will share how they are keeping their military marriage strong through a season apart - as well as tips for how you can do the same. Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. Intimacy is a HUGE topic, especially for service couples.  In this episode, Matt and I address sexual intimacy and many of the other types of intimacy couples can use to connect.  Believe it or not, experts say there is between 5 and 40 different types of intimacy. We take some of the most popular questions surrounding intimacy, especially for couples who have to spend time apart. Don't miss this one!   To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org

Sunday Feb 14, 2021

The USO is launching a new virtual series with Corie and Matt Weathers on how military families can stay strong while apart. Corie and Matt Weathers will share how they are keeping their military marriage strong through a season apart - as well as tips for how you can do the same. Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. This episode answers some of your biggest questions about parenting- especially while apart.  Regardless of which stage you are in, there will always be times where you parent out of an imprinting from your own childhood or clash with your spouse on parenting techniques.  Listen in as we share some of what we have learned.   To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org

Sunday Feb 14, 2021

The USO is launching a new virtual series with Corie and Matt Weathers on how military families can stay strong while apart. Corie and Matt Weathers will share how they are keeping their military marriage strong through a season apart - as well as tips for how you can do the same. Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. This episode answers some of your biggest questions about parenting- especially while apart.  Regardless of which stage you are in, there will always be times where you parent out of an imprinting from your own childhood or clash with your spouse on parenting techniques.  Listen in as we share some of what we have learned.   To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org

Sunday Feb 14, 2021

The USO is launching a new virtual series with Corie and Matt Weathers on how military families can stay strong while apart. Corie and Matt Weathers will share how they are keeping their military marriage strong through a season apart - as well as tips for how you can do the same. Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. This episode covers how you as a couple can stay connected and on the same page during especially difficult Holidays, whether it is Christmas, Birthdays, or even an Anniversary.   Listen as Matt and I authentically share how we are doing and what tools we re using to stay connected.   To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org

Saturday Feb 13, 2021

The USO is launching a new virtual series with Corie and Matt Weathers on how military families can stay strong while apart. Corie and Matt Weathers will share how they are keeping their military marriage strong through a season apart - as well as tips for how you can do the same. Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. This episode covers how you as a couple can stay connected and on the same page during especially difficult Holidays, whether it is Christmas, Birthdays, or even an Anniversary.   Listen as Matt and I authentically share how we are doing and what tools we re using to stay connected.   To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org

Tuesday Feb 09, 2021

The USO is launching a new virtual series with Corie and Matt Weathers on how military families can stay strong while apart. Corie and Matt Weathers will share how they are keeping their military marriage strong through a season apart - as well as tips for how you can do the same. Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. This episode talks about the feelings that come with having to say goodbye.  Everyone knows it is hard, but what if you feel a little bit of relief?  Is that wrong?  How do you set your sights forward and get on mission?  Plus a special guest joins in the discussion...   To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org

Tuesday Feb 09, 2021

The USO is launching a new virtual series with Corie and Matt Weathers on how military families can stay strong while apart. Corie and Matt Weathers will share how they are keeping their military marriage strong through a season apart - as well as tips for how you can do the same. Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. This episode talks about the feelings that come with having to say goodbye.  Everyone knows it is hard, but what if you feel a little bit of relief?  Is that wrong?  How do you set your sights forward and get on mission?  Plus a special guest joins in the discussion...   To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org

Tuesday Feb 09, 2021

The USO is launching a new virtual series with Corie and Matt Weathers on how military families can stay strong while apart. Corie and Matt Weathers will share how they are keeping their military marriage strong through a season apart - as well as tips for how you can do the same. Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. This episode is Part 2 of The Tension Before You Go- So many couples struggle with tension and emotions all over the place before you rip the bandaid to spent that time apart.  Matt and Corie cover what they went through and what many other couples describe as one of the most challenging times a couple can go through in the military. To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org

Tuesday Feb 09, 2021

The USO is launching a new virtual series with Corie and Matt Weathers on how military families can stay strong while apart. Corie and Matt Weathers will share how they are keeping their military marriage strong through a season apart - as well as tips for how you can do the same. Tools and concepts discussed during the series apply to all types of military-initiated separations; from deployments and trainings, to geo-bachelor tours, unaccompanied tours, and even third shift schedules. This episode is Part 1 of The Tension Before You Go- So many couples struggle with tension and emotions all over the place before you rip the bandaid to spent that time apart.  Matt and Corie cover what they went through and what many other couples describe as one of the most challenging times a couple can go through in the military. To access the Series dashboard, including the videos and handouts: https://www.uso.org/campaign/mvp-youre-leaving-again If you are looking for professional help, be sure to check out the LIfegiver Directory- full of clinicians that understand your lifestyle.  Many of them are military spouses and veterans. find it here: www.lifegiverdirectory.com Find out more about me www.corieweathers.com  or www.life-giver.org

Monday Dec 14, 2020

How do you decide when to hold steadfast and persevere?  When to walk away?  When to run away?  Life is a gamble, a risk.  We do everything we can to make good, right decisions with what we have in the moment.  Yet the hardest thing to do is walking away and saying "no".  It feels like too big of a risk.  Yet, this year has gotten too big for all of us- asking us to make a choice.  You can't do it all and neither can I. Listen in for updates on how 2020 affected me and what I am doing with the cards I have in hand.   Interested in Joining Fight Club- A Virtual Support Group for Military & First Responder Spouses?  Starts Jan 11, 2021 Apply here: https://forms.gle/RCf8jYnq5bdkEZiHA The Gambler, by Kenny Rogers On a warm summer's eveningOn a train bound for nowhereI met up with the gamblerWe were both too tired to sleepSo we took turns a-starin'Out the window at the darknessThe boredom overtook usAnd he began to speak He said, "Son, I've made a lifeOut of readin' people's facesKnowin' what the cards wereBy the way they held their eyesSo if you don't mind my sayin'I can see you're out of acesFor a taste of your whiskeyI'll give you some advice" So I handed him my bottleAnd he drank down my last swallowThen he bummed a cigaretteAnd asked me for a lightAnd the night got deathly quietAnd his face lost all expressionSaid, "If you're gonna play the game, boyYou gotta learn to play it right You've got to know when to hold 'emKnow when to fold 'emKnow when to walk awayAnd know when to runYou never count your moneyWhen you're sittin' at the tableThere'll be time enough for countin'When the dealin's done Every gambler knowsThat the secret to survivin'Is knowin' what to throw awayAnd knowin' what to keep'Cause every hand's a winnerAnd every hand's a loserAnd the best that you can hope forIs to die in your sleep" And when he'd finished speakin'He turned back toward the windowCrushed out his cigaretteFaded off to sleepAnd somewhere in the darknessThe gambler he broke evenBut in his final wordsI found an ace that I could keep You've got to know when to hold 'emKnow when to fold 'emKnow when to walk awayAnd know when to runYou never count your moneyWhen you're sittin' at the tableThere'll be time enough for countin'When the dealin's done   Find resources for your service marriage at www.life-giver.org Interested in joining the Lifegiver Facebook group to discuss this episode and more? Click here. Music by Rudy Vaughn

Monday Nov 23, 2020

What if I told you I found the cure for the common cough?  Well, it actually wasn’t me, but after our son fought an “Asthmatic cough” for four years we finally came across Dr. Weinberger and the “Habit Cough”.  Joining me for this episode is Dennis Buettner, a Cough Research Director for Dr. Miles Weinberger, MD. and a veteran that works with NASA. Dennis’s daughter Bethany went through the same thing our son did- coughing up to 5,000 times a day with no answers. Like many of you out there who are trying to find answers, both of our families went through endless doctors, diagnoses, and medications before doctors finally threw up their hands with nothing left to offer.    Dennis finally stumbled on some research about a pulmonologist who found the cure for the cough through suggestive therapy- teaching kids to be attentive to their bodies and stopping the cough in as little as 10 minutes! Bethany was able to stop her cough, so was our son, and now Dennis is spreading the word about how if you or someone you know can answer one question of his- you can stop the cough too.   Seriously, Dr. Weinberger has changed our lives. More importantly, he gave my son back his. For more on Dr. Weinberger and the Habit Cough: https://www.habitcough.com/ Find resources for your service marriage at www.life-giver.org Interested in joining the Lifegiver Facebook group to discuss this episode and more? Click here. Interested in giving back?  Donate a couple of dollars to the podcast at Patreon. Music by Rudy Vaughn

Monday Nov 09, 2020

Derek Abbey, PhD joins me again!  I enjoyed my last conversation so much with Derek, I invited him back to share his research on transitioning into the veteran space. Derek says that there are important stages we should all go through in order to help us mature as well-functioning adults. The military sets the perfect conditions by providing almost everything we need as adults. It provides community, a way to progress through rank and accomplishment, and makes many of our decisions for us.    Although the military “saved his life”, Derek shares what he has learned from helping veterans take the next big step in their lives in higher education and helping veterans take the next big step in their lives. The result was a fascinating conversation on what we all need to do to evolve to a better version of ourselves.    Derek Abbey, PhD is a retired Marine and CEO of  Project Recover.   Find resources for your service marriage at www.life-giver.org Interested in joining the Lifegiver Facebook group to discuss this episode and more? Click here. Interested in giving back?  Donate a couple of dollars to the podcast at Patreon. Music by Rudy Vaughn

Monday Oct 26, 2020

Derek Abbey, PhD is a retired Marine and CEO of Project Recover joins me for a fascinating interview where we talk about the importance of leaving a legacy and how Project Recover is healing families’ stories.    Project Recover, an international nonprofit that uses the latest in science, technology and archival research, with a mission to find and repatriate the remains of fallen American troops.   Derek Abbey says there are 82,000 Americans in uniform missing in the world today. Around 7,000 of those are from the Korean War, with another 1,600 missing from Vietnam and Southeast Asia. A staggering 72,000 are missing from World War II, a conflict in which sixteen million Americans served or about 12% of the population.   Here is a little of what we cover: How his 23 years of military service, including his deployments to Iraq and the Far East as a fighter pilot, saved his own life and have influenced him to support the mission of finding and returning fallen service members home. Derek holds more combat hours than hours in peaceful skies, and also served with the Marine Raiders in Afghanistan. WWII American troop discovery stories and first-hand insights on the overall recovery experience How families can be impacted by loss for generations after a war has ended Examples of how Project Recover leverages technology and partnerships with University of Delaware and Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego in an attempt to find MIA soldiers How Derek’s values centered approach guides his professional and personal life   Find resources for your service marriage at www.life-giver.org Interested in joining the Lifegiver Facebook group to discuss this episode and more? Click here. Interested in giving back?  Donate a couple of dollars to the podcast at Patreon. Music by Rudy Vaughn

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