This podcast explores different "non traditional" as well as traditional approaches to over coming Post Traumatic Stress (PTS)Through the hosts experiences from Combat to High peaks, interviews with others who have overcome trauma, and "hangout" style episodes.
Life, Death, and Appreciation
This episode I share the story of my first Bear harvest. I talk about how the season was leading up to Mondays kill, the kill itself, and reflect on how the whole process makes me feel more connected to the world. I didn't mention it in the episode so I'll say it here. Eating the meat gives me B.D.B.E. (Big Dick Bear Energy); It makes me feel strong, alert, energized. *Note- Bear meat is the leading cause of Trichinosis in the USA, Make sure you cook any Bear meat well. "Well" is a cause for debate some say 145 others say 160. I can say I go for caution and cook to internal temp of 160 and it's still delicious, savory, and (everyones favorite word) MOIST. I am so appreciative of that Bear, I cannot say that enough.
Socialization…It’s only human
This episode I touch on the importance of socialization; from overcoming depression to just not being alone, spending time with people is an important roll in our lives. I explore what “community” is for me and how to engage in that community. I talk about different hurdles people might encounter and give examples of my hurdles and how I am addressing them. I know my thoughts aren’t liner; with practice, constructive criticism, and honestly less weed I’ll get better at keeping a thought. To you diehards out there Thank you for listening and the support. Like, rate, subscribe, or if you don’t want to do those at least SHARE!!! @ajhuntermli Trauma2Growth on zeee Facebook
Life is Hard...Death is a Copout
This sort episode I touch on the similarities of a combat deployment and an expedition and how they are different from "normal" life.I talk quickly about living at a baseline depressed state and share my struggles with finding and maintaining those healthy habits.I kept is short this week as I am heading out for a quick trip to see some friends.If you are sad, down, or depressed; I can attest self isolation is not the way to handle it. Go out be with friends! Be Well!P.S.A. If you are struggling from Depression and need to talk, listen to that feeling, that need to talk. Reach out! Call a friend or if you are embarrassed to talk to a friend here are some resources.National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255veterans crisis hotline 800-273-825
Patience, Persistance, Perseverance: Lessons from Denali
This episode I reflect on my 2015 summit of Denali. The challenges of the climb, conditions, and interpersonal relationships; and how I am applying the lessons learned in my life now. I talk about how those three words Patience, Persistance, Perseverance are synonymous with mountaineering and overcoming trauma. P.S.A. If you are struggling from Depression and need to talk, listen to that feeling, that need to talk. Reach out! Call a friend or if you are embarrassed to talk to a friend here are some resources.National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255veterans crisis hotline 800-273-825
Sectarian violence and election cycle media- a lesson in personal patients
Todays show is a lesson in patients...in a roundabout AJ sort of way.I talk about the first dead body I ever saw, sectarian violence, the media and protests, and how deer hunting is teaching me the lessons on how to handle the social stresses without so much damn emotion and with more logic.Social Media- Instagram: @trauma2growth @ajhuntermli @splitboardnh Facebook: Trauma 2 Growth: A Resiliency Podcast Empirical studies of ConflictPrinceton eosc.primceton.edu“The war featured at least three distinct conflicts: a sectarian civil war between Sunni and Shi’ite militias; an insurgency by mostly Sunni militias, some Iraqi and some international, against the government of Iraq and the Coalition forces supporting it; and a communal conflict pitting Kurds against Arabs in Kurdistan. During the period of peak violence in 2006 and 2007, there were over a thousand insurgent attacks per week in Iraq and hundreds of sectarian killings.”
Welcome to Trauma 2 Growth
In this first episode I introduce myself to you all, Talk about what my intentions are with this podcast and how I'm planning on structuring episodes, kinda. I let you all know that I have a potty mouth and talk about taboo subjects. Word from sponsor Mountain Life InternationalI jump right in and tell you how 2020 has been challenging and how I've been able to find the growth in the challenge.Social Media: Instagram- @ajhuntermli @trauma2growth @splitboardnh Facebook- (page is in the works) Twitter- I don't tweet