Transitions From War
By Mike Ergo, Richard Dreyling
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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.
||Explicit38- Ken Swan - Finding his stride with Team RWB Chicago||Today we get to know Ken Swan, Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan. Ken returned home to Chicago and found the transition to civilian life challenging, like many of us do. Luckily, Ken found Team RWB, an organization dedicated to helping...||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit37 - Robbie Fusco: Sweat Equity, Doing the Work, and Inspiring Others||Robbie Fusco is an Air Force veteran from Long Island, New York. While in the military, he served as an Air Traffic Controller for the 27th special operations support squadron in Clovis, New Mexico. His job consisted in supporting special forces...||11/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 36: Doc Springer and Defining the Warrior Spirit||Shauna Springer, Ph.D., is the Senior Director of Suicide Prevention and Post-vention Initiatives at the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (aka TAPS). We have been friends for many years. She is a psychologist who has...||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 35: Eric Beach of Project Echelon||Eric Beach and I have been running parallel for a couple years now. He is a combat veteran, Ironman triathlete, father, and has overcome a lot from his time in the Army and deployment to Iraq. We talk about the rude awakening that is...||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 34- Chris Albert of Warrior Soul Agoge||In this episode we hear from Chris Albert, fellow Marine and founder of Warrior Soul Agoge and host of the popular Warrior Soul Podcast. Chris goes into depth about his struggle with addiction, depression, a debilitating bout of ulcerative colitis the..||9/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 33 - The Offseason||If you're like me, the offseason starts out as complete chaos. No rituals, no routine, and a search for a way to scratch the training and racing itch. Join me as we figure out how to get grounded and make the offseason count. Upcoming Events and Media..||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 32: Shannon Yount - The Power of Community||Today we talk with Shannon Yount, a Marine Corps veteran who served as a combat correspondent from 2006-2014. Shannon talks about the importance of mentorship and community and the role it plays in her life today. Besides her schoolwork and...||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 31 - Kyle Hartman - From Rock Bottom to Rock Solid||In this week's episode we catch up with Kyle Hartman of The Veteran Growth Podcast. Kyle joined the Army and attended the Defensive Language Institute to learn Mandarin. He ultimately landed a career in logistics before his time in the military took a..||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 30 - Slowing down to go faster||We have a new sponsor!! Thanks to Primal Kitchen, where you can get healthy options for condiments, salad dressings, protein powders, and more. Check it out and use promo code "PRIMALVETERAN" to get 10% off your order and directly support this...||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit12 Rules for Life Review||Mike and Rich Talk Transitions||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit28 - Santa Rosa 70.3 Race Weekend Recap||Mike and Rich Return||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 27- Aikido for Veterans||Mike sits down with David Lukoff and Dave Drake to discuss the power of Aikido to make peace with the demons in our minds, tone down the symptoms of PTSD, and reconnect with ourselves and others. David Lukoff's work in co-authoring the...||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitHabits, Egocentricity, and Dealing with Life||Also, announcements||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25 - Why Meditate?||What's the big hype about meditation? Is it just for dudes with pony tails and yoga pants? Hell no. Mike breaks down some of the tangible benefits of meditation, referencing a powerful Youtube clip of Dr. Joe Dispenza talking about the connection...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24 - Riding the Lows||Mike solos this one to talk about what we can learn when are experiencing the lows that follow the highs, sometimes lasting much longer than we hope for. ---------------------------------------- Mike started the Transitions from War blog to talk about..||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23 - Stepping Back: A Short Meditation||Mike leads a short meditation and talks about the value of stepping back amidst noise and stress. In this moment, there are no problems. =========================================== Mike started the Transitions from War blog to talk about his struggles..||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22- The Heart of the Storm||Rich disembarks solo on a talk about his journey toward the heart of the storm and his holding pattern. —————————————————————————— Mike started the Transitions from War blog to...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21- The Journey of the Heart||Facing pain to find true joy||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20 - Performance Nutrition with Trey Triplette||What to put in your mouth||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19 - Myofascial Relief and Making Difficult Decisions||Straight Cash Homie||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18 - Healthy and Fit on the Road||Rich and Mike are away from home talking about how to stay fit and eat healthy while on the road. Mike drinks gutter water during intermittent fasts, tracking fasting time with the "ZERO" app. Rich can't stop greasing his groove. Both go over best...||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17- Ironman Santa Rosa and a Gold Star Family||Carrying the Flag||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16 - Injury, Rehabilitation, and Getting After It||Mike and Rich discuss the perils of being stupid before a race, dealing with injuries, and getting back to fighting shape. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Mike started the Transitions from War...||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15 - Navy Veteran Transitions to Technology||Veterans' Stories||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit*BONUS EPISODE* - Pre-Race Guided Meditation||Calming the Pre-Race Nerves||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14 - Ancestral Wisdom (minus the attitude)||How can we adopt a lifestyle that is in sync with our genetics without moving to the woods and smelling like dirty hippies? Rich and Mike talk about artificial lights, being over 30, how cold Minnesota gets, and compare MCRD San Diego to Parris...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 - Fittin' in that Fitness||Rich and Mike read some fan mail, get into how to build exercise and movement into daily life without even going to the gym. Rich comes clean about his undying love of Limp Bizkit in high school....||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12 - Camp Lejeune , Marine Corps Memories, and Berkeley||The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTransitions from War - Episode 11 - Wrangling that Ego||Beginners Mind, the Stoic Way, and Boot Moves||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTransitions From War - Episode 10 - Sleep, Recovery, and Stress||Mike and Rich talk about sleep||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTransitions From War - Episode 9 - Good Habits, Bad Habits, and Tris, Oh My||How to build good habits||3/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTransitions from War - Episode 8 - Mindfulness, Meditation, and Staying Sane||Mindfulness, Meditation, and Staying Sane in a Crazy World||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTransitions from War - Episode 7 - Coach Rob Reinhard on Mental Health, Coaching, and Triathlon||An interview with Coach Rob Reinhard||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTransitions from War - Episode 6 - Fear, Loathing, and Leaving Your Comfort Zone||Mike and Rich Go Off Topic||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTransitions from War - Episode 5 - Open Water Swimming, Training, Triathlon, and Yoga||Living that Tri Life!||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit*BONUS EPISODE: 15-minute Guided Meditation with Ocean Sounds||Noticing thoughts and feelings||2/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTransitions from War - Episode 4 - How do I get started?||First steps into an active lifestyle||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTransitions from War - Episode 3 - What should I eat?||Some nutrition basics||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTransitions from War - Episode 2 - Rich's Story||From Combat to Active Living||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTransitions from War - Episode 1 - Mike's Story||A Veteran's Journey home from combat||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great work Mike!
Great work Mike and Richard.
Just do that...
This podcast is either my favorite thing to listen to on a Thursday morning run or on my drive home, all depending on the day. Mike and Rich have fantastic stories and share great wisdom. The best part is that it seems like they are learning some things along with you. It’s all about finding that balance. Every time I listen I think, “Man I want to be friends with those guys!” Just ask Rich, it’s true.
I’ve always had either insightful or randomly fun conversations with Rich, listing to them bring up the not so good “good times” is a good laugh and easy way to escape the day for an hour. Aside from that, they bring up educational points and can make you stop and think. Can’t wait to hear what’s next!