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Host and creator David Montez has a decade's worth of public safety experience including criminal justice education, patrol and 911 dispatching. His dream was to be a police officer and protector since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but chronic conditions have now rendered him disabled, jobless, and finding a new mission in life. Having lived through several points of trauma, pain, stress and suffering, he now has something to share with anyone willing to listen. The victim mentality has no pla ...
 
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We continue discussing the topic of Stillness, discuss what seeking wisdom means, and hit some heavy mental health topics like suicide as well. Tune in! Let's hang out together! Topics Stillness & Mental Health. Book "Stillness is the Key" by Ryan Holiday. Overthinking and defeating ourselves. Seeking Wisdom. Having no opinion. Asking BIG questions…
 
Stillness is an ability that we all possess. It leads to better decision making and at it's core, allows us to conserve and redirect our energy. Whether or not you decide to practice it and how you do that are up to you. Topics CVP Update! STILLNESS IS THE KEY (Book by Ryan Holiday). Righteous VS Self-Righteousness. Being present! Our "Information …
 
Andy Evans is a genuine guy and a relentless spirit. Given his age, he has already learned A LOT. He continues to investigate, learn, dissect and do battle against Ulcerative Colitis in an effective way, however, there is so much more going on with chronic disease than most of us realize. Reasons and causes go much deeper than we think, and Andy's …
 
Is there a historically proven formula for overcoming any bad situation? What stands in the way, becomes the way. Topics: This is The Way. Questions to ask ourselves. Turning obstacles upside down. "I can make this Good". Jocko Willink's "Good" video on Youtube. We are talented at pointing out what holds us back. The obstacles are unique; the respo…
 
Well here we are, kicking off the new year a little bit late, but with a much needed review of what the podcast is all about. Going back and reflecting on the podcast and its data, I found that the very slow paced Podcast #1 was where newcomers went to first. The last thing I want is people to suffer a snooze fest... SO, in today's podcast, I have …
 
You may be surprised to hear from me that you don't always need to win win win all the time. resist the urge to quarrel, to always get the last word in, and refocus your efforts toward not worldly issues, but what is the bigger picture. In order to do so we need to remain students to life itself. But how do we execute on that when we live in a land…
 
Every day around the globe, people are going from what they deem to be normalcy, to baptism by fire, becoming a disabled person. It turns out life gets more complicated and difficult than it does easier. From what I can tell, a large lot of these human beings are being abused, stolen from, expected to settle for lesser paths in life, and then, forg…
 
After serving for 25 years in the law enforcement profession, including working for the FBI, Lillie Leonardi retired to pursue her lifelong passion for writing. A twice traditionally published author with Hay House, Lillie has travelled about the country and presented on her books: In The Shadow Of A Badge and The White Light Of Grace. In this epis…
 
Our pal (Ret.) US Navy Lt. Commander Steve McCaslin joins us once again to discuss leadership, specifically self-leadership. Leading oneself is a crucial skill that not only must be developed and learned properly, but greatly helps people with chronic conditions. Let's talk... Topics: A personal Mantra from me to you. An examination of leadership f…
 
Today, you'll find NOTHING about chronic ailments, pain, mental health, life or philosophy... And because of Covid-19, many people are finding themselves staying indoors and not partaking in trick or treating or any festivities... So with that said, my brilliant wife had an idea, the CVP Halloween Spooktacular! In this episode, you'll find a night …
 
Topics: Who is Clayton Theriault? Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) "Tea with Gary Vee" Loss of mobility. "I'm Alive, I'm happy". Able bodied while dreaming. A dark period to get through. CBD helps!!! Care assistance. Why even try? One shot at life... Perception and the way things are "supposed to be". Emotions & keeping steady "Hot Seat with Cogni…
 
Feeling lost? Having another setback? Maybe some doubts? I find myself identifying contradictions within advice almost every day and it's easy to get hung up on them. But what blocks action, advances action. What stands in the way, becomes the way. Your path is already laid out for you. And what does philosophy have to do with all this anyway? How …
 
This episode concludes my conversation with Brandon Lingle, who embodies the mindset, the honesty and the fighting spirit that the podcast attempts to share with everyone. Brandon has been through a lot. Whether he likes it or not, he's a real life superhero and I thank him for his service and courage to be open about the realities he faces. I met …
 
In this episode, I continue my conversation with Brandon Lingle, who embodies the mindset, the honesty and the fighting spirit that the podcast attempts to share with everyone. As he shares with us, "pain shared is pain divided", I can't help but believe this to be a critical approach to how we all can deal with mental health struggles in a better …
 
My guest Brandon Lingle is a personal hero of mine and I'm lucky to call him my friend. I met him back in 2009 when I had to do a ride-along with a police department. When talking about my future career, he was the first person to tell me "when" and not "if". He had a rough upbringing and joined the US Army at age 17. After being deployed to Baghda…
 
We all have a common addiction that is in turn, our common enemy. A potent addiction to: Control. Topics: I'm not here to make you feel good. Finding truth in the self & the current situation. When it all falls apart. Addiction to Control. We can learn from children. The Marble Set example. A common goal. Adults, we lie to ourselves all the time. D…
 
In this episode I go through the majority of my heavy hitting supplements, the purpose behind taking them and why they're beneficial. Here's to staying in the fight! Topics: Chronic Victory Podcast on Patreon! Please consider donating. So far, CVP has given back up to $800 in goods and donations, supporting small business, veterans, chronically ill…
 
Jake White Eagle and I go way back. He is one of my best friends. He was in an accident that changed his life. It took 23 years of his life to get to a certain point... the point he wanted to start living life on his own terms. He didn't give in to the pressures of others. He didn't give in to the negativity thrown his way. And he didn't let others…
 
Rejection is usually joined by a fear of judgement. But let's reconsider rejection and talk about it in a different way. Why? Because you have a duty to fulfill. Let's talk about why all this matters and how you can go from being helpless, to empowered... Topics: findyourhealthyplace.com Rejection and judgement's of people. Living against the grain…
 
When the odds are against you and keep on stacking, what do we do? Brandon Mouw was brought back from the dead not once, but twice. He is a diabetic who also had multiple kidney surgeries and is a survivor of a pancreatic transplant. How does life change a person when they are told they only have a certain amount of time to live? How does one perse…
 
Mia is someone I met in my first pain group I ever attended. She taught me more about the chronic illness life than any other individual has. Even though she may deny it, she was a great mentor to me and a large part of why Chronic Victory Podcast exists today. Even the motto originated from something she told me in an email. Mia is a leader in the…
 
Fear and anxiety often lay behind uncertainty and secrecy. What happened to Maggie Nelson was confusing and terrifying. Fast forward to present day and come to find she has something I have never heard of before: Hashimoto's Encephalopathy. But Maggie is not your average gal in her twenties. This girl has grit and continues to charge forward to do …
 
Time to get critical about mindset and how it determines our success in life. This time I'm joined by someone I figured would be an optimal choice to converse with on the subject, Mindset Coach, John Eli. Let's get into it. Topics: Who is John Eli? Mindset. Defining moments in our lives. Emotions & Feeling. Anger & Pain. Anxiety & Depression. The i…
 
A few years back, my "maple leaf" Canadian pal Katherine was in her early twenties when she was victim of a traffic crash that would change her life drastically. Fibromyalgia ensued but that was only the beginning. Yet, Katherine chooses the path with more resistance to live her life. Let's chat- Topics: Katherine @thefibrochronicles on Instagram. …
 
My guest Emily Kreuziger is a "momma from the Midwest", she's in her 30's but could pass as a freshman in university, she served in the United Stated Air Force, professionally races snowmobiles with her husband and loves adrenaline... oh and she has Narcolepsy too. TOPICS Serving in the USAF. Type 2 Narcolepsy. Matt Horsnell kicks ass. \m/ The seem…
 
My "homie from Hereford", Bethan, joins me remotely once again, to tackle multiple issues & topics during the all too popular Coronavirus pandemic... We go over topics, then hit on Coronavirus "survival" and top it off with listener/follower Q&A responses. We made this one extra long to give everyone something to chew on during quarantine. We hope …
 
It is extremely difficult to be a parent with a chronic condition. Will you ever live up to your expectations of being a "good" parent? Topics: Uphill battle...single parent? Even moreso. Guilt. Missing my child's Birthday. Losing time. Building little warriors. Solutions. Balance IS our strategy. 20 minute rule. Caring for ourselves. Stop chasing …
 
If you fear learning and thinking critically, then it's time to tune in and face your fears...Let's delve deeper into what it means to have faith and why we even need it in the first place. By the way, what does true masculinity look like to you? Women have just as much reason to tune into this episode as men do. My guest is once again Stuart McCaw…
 
It's time to get deep into the depths of your soul and who you truly are. In efforts to never sugar coat up my content, I thought now more than ever would be a good time to discuss faith, it's role and it's place within our lives. My guest claims he's a normal 27 year old from the UK but I beg to differ. Stuart McCaw is an extraordinarily bright, i…
 
My guest is Ryan Mitchel Brown, aka Stephen Colbert's illegitimate twin. Suffering from Small Fiber Neuropathy himself, he is an advocate for people with chronic illness and pain. Check him out at @ryanmitchelbrown on instagram or check out his youtube.. you won't be disappointed. Here are the topics: Who is Ryan Mitchel Brown? Advocating = a group…
 
There's a nutrition store where I live called The Healthy Place. Little did I know, this store would change my life and for the better. In this episode, one of the owners of The Healthy Place (formerly known as Apple Wellness), Tim O'Brien joins me to talk about health and the natural way. He is the most passionate guy I know when it comes to healt…
 
It's good to be back. Car crash. Delayed Release PAIN. The onset. Chronically ill and...forgotten. Chronically ill are seldom considered by mainstream for self-help & motivation. We don't fit the narrative for mainstream motivation, even though we need it more than most others. Reality looks different for you and I than the person in the commercial…
 
PART 2, Guest: Bethan Collier Bethan Collier is many things. One thing she's not, is a quitter. She's 31 and from the UK, disciplined and has a wonderful accent too! She has been diagnosed with PTSD and Fibromyalgia, yet she's no slouch. She has her own youtube channel (Fibrofaceoff) in which she discusses her battle. Things that drive us. Bad VS g…
 
The first of my "Motivation to Fight" series, what you hear me saying is directly from my writing. In my early days of all the chronic stuff, when it got dark and just plain bad, I stumbled upon these types of audio recordings along with certain music styles that really helped me personally. They helped me to muster the strength and will to keep go…
 
PART 1, Guest: Bethan Collier Bethan Collier is many things. One thing she's not, is a quitter. She's 31 and from the UK, disciplined and has a wonderful accent too! She has been diagnosed with PTSD and Fibromyalgia, yet she's no slouch. She has her own youtube channel (fibrofaceoff) in which she discusses her diagnosis further In today's episode: …
 
It's good to laugh. What the human body can withstand & stupid decisions are the decisions we learn from the most. *********************************Story time***********************************! You're capable of handling today's pain. You're capable of handling tomorrow's pain. And you are able to handle this pain for as long as you need to. YOU c…
 
The universal impulse to succumb. Remaining focused through pain. Mike's question: "How do you end up handling these thoughts while staying on the path?" (thank you for the question Mike) Rebuilding and creating yourself and a new lifestyle. Allowing thoughts and emotions with feeding them negativity or guilt. NOISE. Audible signals, pain signals a…
 
Spoon Theory origin Family, good days and bad days Boundaries with people The "disconnect" within social media Genuine friends for support Q&A from the Listeners <3 Have a question? Have something to say? Send me an email: chronicvictorypodcast@gmail.com or message me on social media! Support the show (http://www.patreon.com/chronicvictory)…
 
The Dilemma of "how are you going to help other people if you can't even help yourself"? Underplaying your pain. Reassuring and comforting others, though you're the one who needs it. Overextending and paying the "pain tax". Leaving the rest behind, sometimes that means people. Everyone has a plan until... Knowing what your limits are and accepting …
 
Does this count as a Christmas Special? Almost... Another post-op road to recovery begins, but does it really end? Take care of one problem, the rest suffers...beware the Hydra. Being limited and waiting...and more waiting. "JUST ROLL WITH IT". Keep the mind busy. A sound mind = Determination Frustration turned into healthy aggression. Fighting bat…
 
Who is Steve McCaslin? Flying the A-6 Intruder & F-18's, "the most fun you'll have with your pants on" Being a part of TOP GUN. Pushing limits. Steve's take on having control in your own life (you never had control). Having Irritable Bowel Syndrome and flying fighter jets. Steve's 9.2 hour flight of misery. Being the bud of all jokes at work. Life …
 
Please rate the show so others can find it to use as a resource. Matt's background. Symptoms of Narcolepsy with Cataplexy and effects on everyday life. Physical Activity, lifting heavy things and what that does for Matt. The problem with men and chronic conditions... Using social media for good. Meeting a childhood hero & deciding to lift weights. …
 
Narcolepsy & Sara's trials. Doctors: Confusion & disagreement about diagnosis. No two people with the same condition are alike. Being an advocate for yourself. Taking the lead with your health and not surrendering to it as a victim. Work environments, support vs hostility Caring for yourself with a caretaker personality. Calavera Event Planning, fu…
 
Dawn is one of the people that has overcome great loss, decided never to remain defeated and has been an extremely effective individual in the realm of public safety. She will always hold a special place in my heart. Loss of a best friend in the line of duty. Loss of a parent in the line of duty. Support network and Concerns Of Police Survivors. Ph…
 
My former trainee (and prodigy). Ercan's past physical battle. Defiance of the ailments. Persevering and never giving up. The Rise and Fall of David. Fear and tense situations. Brothers and sisters in blue: Tough calls Mental Fortitude. PTSD. The effects of a poor work environment. Macho tough guy attitude vs. realistic understanding. Dealing with …
 
Our greatest ally is... Navy SEAL mentality "Discipline Equals Freedom Field Manual" written by ret. US Navy SEAL Commander Jocko Willink (Author & Host of Jocko Podcast) The most gratifying and healthy thing we can have! The more you do it, the more you continue to do it. How to be BETTER (not cured, but BETTER) in all aspects of life. Strength of…
 
***DISCLAIMER*** This episode is going to be darker than usual but I do believe there is some good that can come from all these negative things, if not today, then in the future. So, if you have PTSD related to policing and law enforcement, consider passing on this one. The introduction is what my mind sounds like with PTSD. Imagine trying to have …
 
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