In this episode we learn how Trails of Purpose’s founder, Kayla Arestivo, turned tragedy into a life of purpose serving veterans who she can relate to. Although Kayla didn’t serve in the military, she knows what it means to lose a loved one and deal with trauma. Her story of healing and service resonates through the lives of the veterans she serves utilizing equine assisted therapy.
Very rarely do any of us appreciate or value a struggle, especially while in the thick of it. But, more often than not, the person that rises out of the ashes is better equipped to endure, persevere and thrive in life. This process is illustrated in Bobby Herrera’s life and book, The Gift of Struggle. In this podcast we talk with Bobby about how embracing struggle has produced successful outcomes both in his personal and professional lives.
Meghan Ogilvie and her team at Dog Tag Bakery are helping service members, family members of veterans, and caregivers transition successfully from the military to a civilian career. Their five month long program exists conspicuously upstairs from their bakery located in Georgetown. The next time you’re in DC and looking for an amazing cup of coffee and a pastry, AND you want to support a veteran, head on over to DTB!! Until then, take a listen to this episode. Enjoy!
Daniel and Wendy Gade share a little different transition story than you may be used to if you’ve listened to our podcast before. After Daniel was seriously wounded in combat in Iraq he and Wendy had to learn how to adjust to their new normal in the recovery phase and afterwards.
In this third episode of Season 3 we talk with Dr. Daniel Libby who founded the Veterans Yoga Project. You will seriously add years to your life by listening to this episode! Listen, like, and share this episode with all of your friends and family. Check out their website at Veterans Yoga Project.
In this second episode of our third season, we talk with Ryan Manion about the pivot her life took when her brother, Travis was killed in combat. She is currently serving as the President of the foundation carrying on the memory of her brother, The Travis Manion Foundation and is co-author of the book, “The Knock at the Door”. In this podcast learn how Ryan and co-authors, Amy Looney and Heather Kelly learned to carry on after loosing a loved one on the battlefield.
After WWII nearly 50% of the returning veterans became entrepreneurs. Currently that statistic is drastically lower and after listening to Clay and Jaden’s story about starting Family Proud you may understand why. These two veterans describe the blood, sweat, and tears that they’ve put in to building their company. Do you have what it takes?
This is the final part of our 3-part series about the 388 acre of land donated back in the 1800’s to be used by the federal government to house veterans. This is also the last episode of Season 2 so enjoy and get ready for Season 3! Please visit www.1887fund.org to learn more about what Carolina and Leah are working on!
Dan Garcia almost died in Vietnam and upon return to America was spit on by anti-war protesters. The anti-war sentiment did not deter him from completing his undergrad degree and then obtaining a law degree, and becoming partner at a prestigious firm in Los Angeles. He went on to become a SVP at Warner Bros. Pictures and a high level executive at Kaiser Permanente. He is now semi retired and is the CEO of Vets Advocacy, a non-profit that is seeking to house homeless veterans in LA. This is part one of our interview with Dan.