Welcome to the all new podcast “The Truths We Hide” created by A Wild Ride Called Life. We share people's stories of triumph and how they how are overcoming them. Tune in every Tuesday right here or over atwww.awildridecalledife.com/podcastepisodes for the latest updates.
In this Episode Citia shares her story about her mission which is to empower people to live an extraordinary life.
Help people discover themselves to become their best version.
Help them start a business doing what they love so that they can live a life of total fulfillment, true happiness, and freedom.
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Kamini Wood is the founder and CEO of Live Joy Your Way and the AuthenticMe® RiseUp
program. An international best-selling author Kamini is driven to support both teens and adults struggling with perfectionism to let go of stress, overwhelm and anxiety. Kamini is a certified life coach, board-certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, trained in conscious parenting and conscious uncoupling. Kamini aims to meet her clients where they are supporting and guiding them on their journey back towards inner confidence, energy and empowerment to be themselves both personally and professionally.
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Griselda Beck, M.B.A.Entrepreneur, Expert Strategist, Motivational Speaker, and @LatinaBossCoachA proud Latina - 1st generation Mexican-American and African-American heritagePassionate about personal development, interpersonal communication and human behavior. This passion came from a frantic search for my happiness and desperate need to feel in control of my life and destiny.In my early 30s, I was that woman who “had it all”. Independent with a successful career...”what more could a girl ask for?”But, I wasn’t happy. I survived each day sustained by caffeine and adrenaline. Before I knew it, I was in a state of crisis that had attacked my physical health and left me vulnerable to a deep depression culminating in a medical emergency that brought my whole life to screeching halt! That is where my journey began to become the happiest I’ve ever been. I’m so blessed, loved and grateful to be alive each day!This experience had such a profound impact on me that I wanted to help other women by sharing my story and personal growth experience...my testimony. This purpose is what drove me to start coaching women on business and navigating life in between. In pursuit of this purpose, I founded Latina Boss Coach.Griselda Beck is an executive with 15+ years of corporate experience and the owner and lead strategist of the Beck Consulting Group, including its division, Latina Boss Coach. She holds a B.S. Business Administration from the University of California Riverside (UCR) and earned her M.B.A. with concentration in Marketing and Entrepreneurial Management from the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM at UCR), graduating with Summa Cum Laude Honors. She studied international business at the Institut National des Télécommunications (Télécom SudParis) in Evry, France and serves on the Board of Directors for MANA de North County San Diego
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I am an African-American female who retired after 31 years in law enforcement and corrections.
Almost all my life, beginning at birth, was a series of unimaginable hardships, all of which created within me the heart of a warrior.
My desire is to use my story to inspire others to never give up on life, no matter how difficult it may become. **Please refer to the Podcast Guide for contact information. Guide can be found at www.awildridecalledlife.com/podcastguide
Shelley F. Knight is a once upon a time nurse, clinical hypnotherapist and writer who provides an eclectic blend of clinical and spiritual expertise in her specialist subjects of Positive Psychology, Spirituality, and End of Life. She is author of Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Book (November 2018), host of Positive Changes: A Self-Kick Podcast, and is a freelance writer for international magazines.
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Myles Munroe said: the greatest tragedy in life is not death, but a life without purpose. He also went on to say that: sight is a function of the eyes, but vision is a function of the heart. As a speaker, Tanya's beliefs and philosophies hold true to these same ideals and passion. Her message is clear, she believes that God placed in everyone purpose, and to leave this world empty after having spent their whole lives pursuing their passion, fulfilling their purpose, following their dreams, casting their vision, all to one day arrive at destiny. Tanya as a speaker encourages, motivates inspires men and women, organizations and businesses, leaders and young adults - everyone and all ages to do this and more. She's passionate about what she believes and is unafraid to tell the world. Tanya is married and currently lives in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. They are members of The Potter's House North Dallas, where their Campus Pastor is Pastor Sheryl Brady and Bishop Joby Brady.
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I am a survivor of different kinds of abuse and that trauma came up for me in PTSD, physical illness, mental illness, etc. and I make it my life’s mission to make sure that shame is not a factor in anyone’s story.
I grew up with many different forms of sexual abuse, and was raped by a longtime boyfriend , and was so traumatized that I stayed with him. For about five years I had no recollection of the event and one day it just came back to me, a vivid memory while I was working with domestic survivors of sex trafficking as a career. I had to pull from my inner strength, and even seeing the strength of the women around me, to begin my healing journey.
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Kip was suicidal as young as 8 years old..At age 14 he held a gun to his head with his finger on the trigger. When something snapped and he became angry he knew he didn't deserve to feel that way. He didn't believe anyone should ever feel that and promised himself and the Universe that if he ever found happiness that in exchange he would use his life to Demonstrate Possibility to others.It took him over a decade from that moment to finally be ok and then a few more years to figure out that he was worthy of helping others.It wasn’t until the loss of his daughter that he realized how precious life was. He promised her in her last breaths that he wouldn't let her die in vain and that he would make an impact by helping others.He’s since helped clients release phobias, PTSD, anaphylactic allergies, and many other mental and emotional blocks.
I" know what it's like to feel the pain of hopelessness. Pain is necessary and in the proper context it's beautiful but NO ONE should experience the pain of hopelessness. I have a superpower and it's that I can see possibility in others that they can't see in themselves. I was put here to introduce them to it."
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Amanda Kingsley uses her experience and education, to support women in their reproductive health. She knows personally and professionally the unique challenges women face as they navigate their lives as women in the world. Following many years of focusing her attention toward pregnancy, labor, and postpartum, her specialty now is in working with women after abortion. After her own decision to terminate a pregnancy she saw the need for more support of the 1 in 4 women who navigate abortion in their lives.
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Wendi Iacobello is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a Master of Arts in Educational Media. She also has a BS degree in Early Childhood Education. Her professional career in education spans across nine years in the public education sector to include; middle and high school special education, adult education for incarcerated men, women, & youth, compensatory education, High School Equivalency instruction formerly known as GED, and community college instruction in Early Childhood Education curriculum courses. Wendi has been an Army Spouse since 2015 and became a first time mom in the fall of 2019. In addition to being a stay at home mom, she is a freelance writer and online education consultant. She has been published in multiple military affiliated websites and magazines such as; Fort Bragg’s In-Motion Magazine, Military Spouse Magazine, and Legacy Magazine to name a few. Her hobbies include; volunteering in the local community, gardening, teaching group fitness classes on the military installation, and encouraging the military community through her blog Strength 4 Spouses. She believes that inner strength is developed through four pillars; fitness, faith, volunteerism, and finding purpose. Strength 4 Spouses inspires and empowers military spouses to find and develop their inner strength to build the resiliency needed for military life
Joe joined the Army in 2000, halfway through his Senior Year of High School. He completed his boot camp training at Fort Sill, In Lawton, OK. He then went on to Fort Bliss, in El Paso, TX for his advanced training in which he graduated as Honor Grad. He stayed at Fort Bliss until news of 9-11 hit In which he soon had orders to deploy overseas in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Once Baghdad was secure, his unit prepared to return back to the states. Due to the needs of the government, he was stop- lossed. After fulfilling his full term, he was Honorably Discharged.
Since then he has worked In many Industries. He is honored to be able to use his military and civilian experience to serve his local community with JDog. Nothing makes him prouder than to offer a home to his fellow Veterans.
In the Mental Health Field, June is known as PTSD Awareness Month, with the day being recognized on June 27th.
I wanted to do a special episode to speak about this topic that is very near and dear to my heart as I, myself, live with it.
I invite you to take a listen and leave a comment if you resonate with this at all.
If you, yourself are suffering or know someone who is please do not be afraid to reach out. There are also several resources available.
You can find more information here at www.ptsd.va.gov
Treatment is also available through the Steven A. Cohen Foundation at www.cohenveteransnetwork.og
Ben is a U.S. Marine Veteran turned blogger, life coach, speaker, and podcaster whose mission is to bring Military Veteran Dads home to their families. He resides in Janesville, WI, with his wife and three beautiful kids. Ben went through what most transitioning veterans go through, the feeling of needing to redefine their identity outside of the structure of the military and rediscovering your passion and purpose for life. A seminar changed it all for him and allowed him to discover his passion for leadership and helping other veterans and Dads be the best parents they can. Since then he has been on a mission to master leadership principles and use his passion for leadership to help dads understand who they are, develop their skills to overcome adversity, and to own their life choices to enable them to truly come home to their families..
Misty is a Respiratory Therapist and Ex-wife of a combat veteran. Through all of her experiences, both positive and negative, of dealing with a veteran with PTSD/TBI, she has begun to understand how things fall through the cracks and where the care is lacking for the families Invloved with those who suffer. She started to do arts and crafts as therapy to help cope with the stress. It eventually evolved Into a desire to raise money for families of trauma survivors to help get access to much needed care. Since she travels for work, she hopes to spread awareness each place she visits. She will be teaming up with others in the future and can't wait o see where this journey goes. Crafting for a cause across america.
A 20 year Air force veteran that wants to take the wrongs that have done to him and transform his life.
Daniel loves to share his story of vulnerability to help others thrive.
Currently he is growing his business and starting a digital tv network to help military/veterans/first responders transform their lives from the bedroom to the boardroom.
Nancy is the author of a wonderful book, Life in the Shadows, which takes the reader through her emotional and psychological struggles of having suffered a rape at the age of 7 years old.
Despite that, she has learned to accept and rely on the generosity, kindness, and friendship that people extended to her as she got better and recovered from that childhood trauma.
Her story is a story of resilience and strength and inspires everyone to reach our best selves and live our best lives.
Jennifer is a Psychiatric Nurse and has been in the healthcare field for over 26 years, focusing on being a Nurse for 18 of those years. She grew up as a military child with both of her parents serving. Jennifer decided to become a Nurse due to her passion of wanting to help people. Jennifer survived a toxic relationship that changed the course of her life and has used those lessons to help others.
Jee Hae was born and raised in America Samoa, joined the Marines and immigrated to the states in 2008. She is an outdoor enthusiast, disabled service dog handler, dog trainer and domestic violence survivor. On her time off she enjoys hiking, kayaking exploring new places and has recently earned her open water and deep diving certifications.
Kat Mclead is the creator of Pinpoint Your Perfect Business: *the* proven framework for pinpointing your perfect niche for a high profit, high purpose, and high pleasure business while staying MOM first.Kat helped SEX WORKERS transition OUT of the Adult Industry into HIGH PROFIT ENTREPRENEURSHIP 13 years ago...AND that’s how she developed the PROFIT AND PURPOSE FRAMEWORK. It’s since been continually refined and is now designed specifically for Busy Moms.She started her first multiple 6 figure business 20 years ago, and hasn’t slowed down since — not even after having her son. A fun fact: That business’s profits meant that she had way more money than her husband when they first got married, and was able to pay the entire $450,000 down payment on their home. Not that he minded!
Michele Vismaya Rubin, founder of Living in GRATITUDE Today, is on a mission to get people to exercise their GRATITUDE muscle in order to experience more love, joy, and prosperity in their life right now. Vismaya coaches people on the benefits of a Gratitude Practice, how to start one, and most importantly how to maintain it during difficult times. Vismaya’s journey began in the classroom of an inner-city school where she taught her students to find the beauty and joy in their life by shifting their perspectives despite adversity.
Find out more about Vismaya on her website https://livingingratitudetoday.com and on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/LivingInGratitudeToday/
Jill Armijo lives in Lehi, Utah with her husband, Joe, and their two pooches. Their three boys are grown and they have a granddaughter, the cutest human alive. Jill takes care of Joe, a veteran with schizophrenia, since 1997. She has been a physical therapist assistant for almost thirty years, and is also a health and life coach who helps caregivers of spouses with mental illness thrive and find happiness as they create the life they want while serving in a challenging circumstance. Jill also enjoys nature, fitness and nutrition, travel, reading and writing. She mostly enjoys spending time with her family no matter what they’re doing.
Jill is the author of her book entitled "Home of the Unknown Soldier" which can be found on Amazon.
She can also be found on her website (http://www.jillarmijo.com/) and on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/jill.armijo.56)
James Is an Army Combat Veteran, two-time suicide survivor, and a college student. He is also the author of the book entitled "Finding your Personal Mission" which launched 20 May 2020.
His mission Is to provide veterans, their friends, and families with the tools to overcome suicidal thoughts and Ideations.
James is also the founder of a T-shirt company called Coffee Tees and Inspirational Connection.
You can find out more about James on Facebook and Linkedln.
This episode was inspired by two amazing women, Oprah Winfrey and Shonda Rhimes. I saw them both at the same time on a show called Super Soul Sunday and it will stick with me forever. Thank you for your wisdom and inspiration.
Joe Stone is Head of Audience Development for LA-based podcast production company Jam Street Media. He is also the founding member of What They Signed Up For a non-profit telling the stories of OIF and OEF veterans, and is a US Army, service-disabled combat veteran who served in places like Iraq, Afghanistan, and Guantanamo Bay. His 15-year, enlisted military career was ultimately successful, but tumultuous. He earned more than a dozen medals - including a Bronze Star Medal as a young Sergeant (E-5) during his first tour in Iraq. He also (twice) went through a divorce while in uniform, had friends who took their own lives or succumbed to their own chemical dependencies, and struggled with his own reintegration and coming to grips post-traumatic stress. Joe currently lives in Vancouver, Washington with his wife Elizabeth and their blended family of four (plus two dogs and a cat).
William is a retired U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel. During his time in service he spent so many years helping others through the numerous violent acts. He was able to recognize the signs and ensuring they received the help they needed. Although they had an emotional impact, they did not prepare him for the loss of his son to suicide in July 2018. Listen to his amazing story of strength and how he has created a space for others to seek the help they need. You can find more at www.joshuayorkfoundation.org
Lieutenant Colonel Olivia Nunn commissioned as an ROTC Military Graduate through Radford University ROTC program in 2001. Through her 19 years of service she has served in various high level positions all while serving 3 tours to Iraq. She has served as an official Army spokesperson, executive to the Chief of Army Public Affairs and as the lead Strategic Communication Planner for the Office of the Chief of Public Affairs. She currently serves as the Director of Communications for U.S. Army Soldier for Life.
Laura Susanne Yochelson is an accomplished graduate of American University (AU) with a master’s in health promotion management. She is a committed mental health advocate who has written more than a dozen articles raising awareness about recovery and resources for NAMI, The AU Eagle, Project Heal, Active Minds, and others. After her graduation in 2019 from AU, she continued her on-campus involvement through collaborating with key health partners to make a positive difference.
Sarah Ankney is a Pinterest Account Manager. She wants to empower your business with a bit of magic to help you get visible. Sarah creates graphics and descriptions as well as manages your Pinterest account so that you can do all the things you need to do and drive traffic to your business. This is a powerful tool for podcasters, youtubers, coaches, and bloggers. Sarah is a single mom of 3 amazing girls who loves horror movies and murder mystery tv shows. If you need assistance in your business to get traffic to all your sites, please contact Sarah Ankney to add another powerful marketing tool. Feel free to send any questions or inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. https://www.facebook.com/sassyempower
Jennifer Pasquale, founder of Pride & Grit.
Jen is a 13-year military spouse and former corporate professional turned volunteer and military spouse advocate. Jen created Pride & Grit as a place for connection and conversation among military spouses about the challenges of military life. Over the years, Jen has watched seasoned military spouses struggle, silently, believing that supporting their Service Member meant sacrificing their authenticity. Through telling the stories of military spouses who are struggling but still thriving, Jen hopes to inspire others to carve their own paths and rediscover their voice.
Facebook, Instagram: @prideandgrit
Gems is a remote Project Management Consultant who specialises in online courses and content creation, as well as providing 1-1 business coaching to small business owners.
With a Masters in Global Management and a 15 year career in Project Management, Gems started her own business when she married a US serviceman and her career trajectory changed. Now, she is able to combine her love for writing, coaching and message sharing with her expertise in Project Management, to help others to tell their story, sell their course or grow their business. Find more at www.gemscollins.com
Jillian Swanson Ganci is an artist, wife, and mother of three. Having been a military spouse for 13 years, she has had to adjust her own career path many times. Like many military spouses cultivating new skills and adapting to a new job or career is par for the course. Jillian has been a producer, actor, hairdresser, makeup artist, student, fitness instructor, and baker. Since moving to the D.C metro area Jillian has returned to her entertainment roots and has jumped into a new documentary project focused on living with PTSD.
Justine Evirs is a Visionary, Serial Entrepreneur, Navy Veteran, and Military Spouse who is no stranger to a road less traveled. She is currently serving as the President and Founder of The Paradigm Switch (TPS), which is a digital nonprofit that teaches military spouses how to work anywhere in the world. Recently, Justine has started a public conversation around mental health, addiction, and recovery. Her authentic leadership style - paired with her passion for building psychologically safe and inclusive environments - are the secrets to the energetic and high-powered organizations she builds and leads.
The letter that was shared publicly yesterday (19 March 2020). This letter provides insight into what people can expect from TPS moving forward.
The letter that was shared publicly on December 19th regarding the reality of TPS
Alcoholism Web Series in partnership with InDependent
Part Three is scheduled for March 26th
Part Four will be in April
Donnell is a Husband, Father, Veteran Advocate and Army Retired Command Sergeant Major. He has founded Avision Worldwide Leadership Consulting Firm, Co-founder of Veterans Grow America and Founding Organizer for 1 Million Cups. You can get more information at www.avisionworldwide.com/ leadershipandlaughter.com/1milioncups.com/fairfax
Sybil is the owner of Mamas and Coffee, where she delivers a real, raw, and random discussions about life to empower women to live life to the fullest, She has also recently started sharing her message about self love and body image from the skinny perspective over we SybilJones.com. Her entire work and mission are to empower others through her Know You Be You Love You message. * This podcast is sponsored by Nicole Smith of Navigate Your Freedom.
The #1 Transformational Storyteller In The World & Authority On Becoming A Top Paid Speaker. Marshal Gillen is recognized as one of the most requested, in-demand storytelling and transformational keynote speakers and business consultants in the world. He was featured on ABC, NBC, CW, and FOX, and was an award winning storyteller and Thrive: Make Money Matter “Mastermind MVP of the Year.” Marshal has delivered over 5,000+ hours of presenting, training and speaking for corporations, associations, business groups, colleges, universities and youth organizations worldwide. As a speaker business coach and consultant, Marshal is the behind-the-scenes, go-to brand builder for many top speakers, authors, influencers, trainers, celebrities, sports coaches, pro athletes and entrepreneurs and is recognized as “The World’s #1 Top Paid Speaker Trainer and Coach!” *This Podcast Episode is sponsored by Nicole Smith of Navigate Your Freedom*
Travis Johnson is an amazing human being. He shares his story about his life growing up in Fosters Homes. He has shown such strength and gratitude in his life that in turn has made him an outstanding Naval Officer and the founder of two business. Take a listen to his story as I am sure you will have a whole new perspective on life.
Aaron Hale is a 14 year veteran who has overcome some of the most difficult obstacles in his life. He talks about how he refused to accept defeat and finding his passion again. With his wife McKayla at his side he has found a sense of happiness for happiness and for others around the world. You can find more about him and order some of the most amazing desserts at www.eodfudge.com
In this episode we bring back Erika Hope Bradley for a part II as she shares her story of her own battle with PTSD as a survivor of domestic violence. She is a military wife of 11 years, community advocate, non-profit founder, and mother of 3. As a survivor of domestic violence she encourages military spouses to be unapologetically transparent about their struggles. Encouraging kindness, self- care, and community involvement as a coping mechanism for the unique challenges of their lifestyle. She believes raising awareness by Boldly sharing the military community's stories can help bridge the gap between our service families and the American public.
Richard is a survivor. He is a veteran, father and husband. He uses his recovery from addiction to help others find their way back. He is the founder of the Comeback Coach and has saved many just by being open and honest.
Cathy is a military spouse, mother of two, certified health coach and wellness educator. She is the founder of Healthy Living Navigator. Take a listen to her powerful story of how she is creating a wellness community with a mission to educate, inspire and empower caregivers to make self care a priority.
John is an entrepreneur, writer and army veteran. John went to work in corporate America until he decided he wanted to do more. He successfully served for three years and went on to help run a business for 23 years with his wife. When John hit rock bottom and survived a traumatic brain injury, this forced him to unleash his demons. He has now created his own healing system for coping with trauma and saving his marriage in the process. John is also the founder of GreenZone Hero in which he helps to improve businesses. You can find more at Greenzonehero.com
Nicole Smith shares her story as a Newly retired Coast Guard Veteran turned into Life Coach and Mental Wellness Advocate. She silently fought a battle while serving and is now helping others find their purpose. Listen more on how she helps you navigate your freedom.
Amanda Huffman is an Air Force Veteran, a mother to two boys and a Military Spouse. She is also the creator of a Podcast called Women of the Military and a blog called Airman to mom. Visit her site for more information at www.airmantomom.com
As a yoga therapist and the founder of the Trauma Healing Yoga Therapy Program, Anissa works with women who have been sexually traumatized to help them heal their PTSD (and other trauma related issues) with yoga therapy. As a 2 time rape survivor she intimately understands the needs these women face and help them navigate their healing journeys. You can find more information at www.traumahealingyoga.com
I have shared with you most of life. I have shared the good and bad days. What I haven’t shared behind my smile or tears is my son. Being a teenage boy living this Army life is not as easy as we think. We may see the smiles, but we forget to see the inside.
Last month we lost a family member. Our cousin, friend, brother, husband and father. This past weekend we got together after 10 + years to celebrate his life. No matter what, our family shows up and we need to try and focus on that.
Erika "Hope" Bradley is a military spouse of 11 years, advocate, volunteer and nonprofit founder. Currently studying digital marketing and social work with a background in healthcare and property management. Dependastrong was created to raise awareness of the mental health challenges dependents face and combat them with community. We aim to encourage spouses to take an active role in their well being thru physical activity, creating community and encouraging advocacy regarding the issues that effect our community's quality of life. Our largest initiative is Semper Fortis military child recruitment. This program aims to help military-connected student athletes obtain exposure for collegiate scholarships.