Purpose & Identity
Finding Purpose Through Yoga And Music
Guest: Steve Alvarez
Steve Alvarez served in the Connecticut Army National Guard and deployed to both Iraq and Afghanistan during his military career. After getting out and struggling with finding his place in the civilian world, he came to the conclusion that there is life outside of the military. Various activities helped him readjust back into civilian life, including Brazilian Ju Jitsu, Yoga, and being the vocalist in a Melodic Metalcore band. He also became the first Yoga instructor to go through his yoga school who used his Post 9/11 GI Bill benefits.
The VFW – Not Your Grandpa’s Drinking Club
Guest: Marc Garduno
Marc Garduno is the state commander of the Delaware VFW. Marc joins us on the show to talk about the benefits of being a VFW member. Many veterans from the more recent wars associate the VFW with their grandparents generation – like an old man’s drinking club. Marc tells us that nothing could be further from the truth.
Air Force Veteran Turned Veteran Advocate
Guest: Kim Petters
Kim Petters is an Air Force Veteran, who has turned into a Veteran Advocate after overcoming her own struggles with PTSD. I wanted to have Kim on the show to talk about how she became an advocate for veteran issues.