The Resilient Life

The Resilient Life

The Resilient Life

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
There are few guarantees in life, but facing adversity is one of them. In a podcast hosted by Ryan, leaders from various professions and walks of life discuss how personal and career struggles have shaped who they are as people and how they respond to trials moving forward. With all guests, Ryan’s goal is to focus on sharing lessons that listeners can use to face adversity more effectively and turn their challenges into opportunities for growth.
  1. May 03, 2022
    1 hr 2 min
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    Gen. Joseph Dunford - A Blueprint for Leadership
    Being appointed by three U.S. Presidents and serving as the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The art of stepping back and leaning into the talents of those around you. Why maintaining integrity and c…
  2. April 05, 2022
    1 hr 1 min
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    Michael Easter: The Upside of Boredom + The Crisis of Comfort
    Lessons learned from near starvation in the Alaskan wilderness. The evolutionary discomfort of boredom and why we should embrace it. The benefits of dancing on the edge of failure.
  3. March 22, 2022
    48 min
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    Joe Cardona: Serving on Active Duty + Playing in the NFL
    Two Super Bowl wins with the New England Patriots. Racing to duty between practices with Tom Brady. Walking the tightrope of leaving it on the gridiron and serving as Navy Reservist.
  4. March 03, 2022
    50 min
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    Jason McCarthy: The Great Outdoors, Mental Health + Finding Community Through Fitness
    The scientific link between mental health and the outdoors. Exercise and social interaction as proactive approaches to well-being. The intentionally low barrier of entry to rucking.
  5. February 08, 2022
    1 hr 8 min
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    Kyle Carpenter: Grenades, Gratitude + the Beautiful Burden of Service
    Spending three years in a hospital after jumping on a grenade to save another Marine’s life. Receiving the Medal of Honor in 2014. The beautiful burden of serving and sacrificing that service members carry.
  6. January 20, 2022
    1 hr 7 min
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    Mary Katharine Ham: COVID Consequences + Risk Aversion
    How the pandemic mindset creates an atrophy of resilience. The reward that comes with having a daily reckoning with fear. Brittany Spears, media censorship and when “protecting others” goes too far.
  7. January 04, 2022
    1 hr 8 min
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    Jocko Willink: Ownership, Humility + Choosing Discipline Over Motivation
    Taking extreme ownership in every circumstance. The balance of staying true to your values and open to other perspectives. Why motivation and glory are both fleeting.
  8. December 08, 2021
    41 min
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    Coach Ken Niumatalolo: Navy Football + Refining Character on the Field
    Lessons learned from 31 years of coaching and 14 years at the helm for Navy football. Why true leadership starts in the family and not on the field. Identifying victories between the wins and losses.
  9. November 30, 2021
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    Sebastian Junger: War, Brotherhood + Satisfying a Debt to Country
    Righteous wars vs. immoral wars and duty to country in both. The relationship between individuals and groups when survival is at stake. Reincorporating the warrior back into society.
  10. November 16, 2021
    1 hr 2 min
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    Jenna Lee: Curiosity Over Commentary + the Business of News
    Leaving Fox News in the wake of a historic sexual harassment scandal. Taking a risk in the name of empowering women with information. The discipline of nonpartisan reporting.
  11. October 26, 2021
    1 hr 5 min
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    Sara Wilkinson: Living in the Wake of Veteran Suicide
    The desperate search for answers following the death of her husband, Navy SEAL Chad Wilkinson. What donating his brain to medical research revealed. How 1,000 box step-ups helps her advocate for every victim an…
  12. October 05, 2021
    53 min
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    Brad Snyder: Blindness, Dynamic Resilience + the Road to Paralympic Gold
    Losing his vision while serving on the Navy’s bomb squad. Finding comfort and capability in the water. Adopting blindness as a mission and forging a new path to Paralympic gold. Retired Navy Lt. and Paralympic…
  13. September 21, 2021
    48 min
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    Gary Sinise: Lt. Dan, the Veteran Community + Finding Joy in Service to Others
    Building mortgage-free homes for wounded veterans through the Gary Sinise Foundation. Embracing the transformative role of Lt. Dan. Being welcomed by the military community.Actor Gary Sinise discusses his conne…
  14. September 07, 2021
    1 hr 5 min
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    Kirstie Ennis: Afghanistan, the Invisible Injuries of War + the Journey of Post-Traumatic Growth
    Losing a limb and part of her face in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. The anger and bitterness that lingered after 46 surgeries and medical retirement from the Marines. The Afghanistan withdrawal and the deb…
  15. August 17, 2021
    1 hr 20 min
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    Maj. Thomas Schueman: Moral Injury, Visas + Re-Defining the Veteran Archetype
    Addressing moral injury with gratitude. The debt we owe to Afghan interpreters as the Taliban closes in. Mitigating risk by creating community for veterans through PB Abbate.Maj. Thomas Schueman discusses comba…
  16. August 03, 2021
    49 min
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    Abby Gustaitis: From Cut to Captain + The Makings of a U.S. Olympian
    Serving as Captain of Women’s USA Rugby Sevens five years after being cut from the squad. Choosing between medical school and being an elite athlete. Standing by her fiance during two rounds of cancer treatment…
  17. July 13, 2021
    1 hr 2 min
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    Chris Long: The NFL, Social Activism + the Weight of Sharing Your Opinion
    Racism, police reform, and kneeling for the flag in the NFL. The importance of listening when you disagree. Why celebrities should be regarded as more than just entertainers.Super Bowl Champion Chris Long discu…
  18. June 22, 2021
    41 min
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    Elizabeth Alderfer & Kelli Goss: Stepping Into the Military Mindset on the Silver Screen
    The responsibility of playing a military spouse and Gold Star fiancee on CBS’ United States of Al. Advocating on behalf of Iraqi and Afghan interpreters. Using humor to raise awareness of real-life drama. Actre…
  19. June 08, 2021
    45 min
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    Deshauna Barber: Finding Strength in Femininity
    Facing scrutiny as the first Miss USA to serve on active duty. Refusing to succumb to limitations and challenging other women to do the same. Serving as a voice for active duty and veteran women to lawmakers.Fo…
  20. May 25, 2021
    55 min
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    Marcus + Melanie Luttrell: The Meaning of Memorial Day
    Life as the lone survivor. The true meaning of Memorial Day and why living fulfilled is the best way to honor the fallen. The good and bad of inviting Hollywood into your story. Navy SEAL Veteran Marcus Luttrel…

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