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131 | The Longest Walk with SEAC(R) John Wayne Troxell

131 | The Longest Walk with SEAC(R) John Wayne Troxell

What was the hardest walk you have ever had to make? John had to make that walk and it ended up being the 100 meters from his office to the Secretary of Defense and share some hard news.  John Wayne Troxell is a retired United States Army senior non-commissioned officer who served as the third Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  This position made him the most senior enlisted member of the United States Armed Forces. He enlisted in the United States Army in...

118 | The Military Child an interview with Blue Star and USAA

118 | The Military Child an interview with Blue Star and USAA

This month is the 35th anniversary of the Month of the Military Child and I sat down with the CEO of Blue Star Families Kathy Roth-Douquet and joined with Justin Schmitt from USAA, to talk about the unique challenges military dads (and moms!) and their kids face when a parent is on active duty, as well as resources available to everyone.Topics Covered: 30 Million Dollar Relief fund for military members Job losses for military spouses Stories from military families How has the effort to connect...

114 | A Story of Anger and Redemption with Blake Mattocks

114 | A Story of Anger and Redemption with Blake Mattocks

Is your life happening to you or for you? This question trips me up at least once a week when I hit a setback or run into a feeling that I can't shake.  A lot of those times those feelings are rooted in a deeper feeling that I haven't looked at or dealt with.  And to quote Elsa, its typically something I just needed to "let it go." Blake has a story that looking back with a 20/20 perspective of life, it is clear to me his life was unfolding in a way that was preparing him for bigger trials,...

I Misss My Dad | FATHERHOOD FRIDAY

I Misss My Dad | FATHERHOOD FRIDAY

In this episode, I open up about a question I received and what my advice was for him, and what every dad needs to hear to give their kids a blueprint of connection.   Thank you for Listening to the Episode! Be sure to subscribe on Apple, Google, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at ben@militaryveterandad.com  Follow Ben on Social Media to stay up to date on – Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn For help, resources, and community support, please...

Steps in The Snow | FATHERHOOD FRIDAY

Steps in The Snow | FATHERHOOD FRIDAY

What kind of footsteps are you leaving behind?  Recently my four-year-old daughter laid down some sage wisdom on me and I couldn’t miss the opportunity to bring it to you.   The steps we take in our life will be the steps that our kids follow in theirs.   Are you leaving the right steps?  Thank you for Listening to the Episode! Be sure to subscribe on Apple, Google, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at ben@militaryveterandad.com  Follow Ben on Social...

107 – Reparenting Yourself With Rachel Duffy

107 – Reparenting Yourself With Rachel Duffy

Do you find yourself in a loop of the same mistakes, different days? On the Military Veteran Dad podcast we talk about how that to create the change externally in our world we seek, we must first seek to change the world inside first. This has many angles to it, but at the core is understanding the blueprint you learned growing up is the one you default to when times get tough.  When times get hard and you have kids yelling and screaming and you feel like you are helpless to find control. ...

Schedule Your Vacation | FATHERHOOD FRIDAY

Schedule Your Vacation | FATHERHOOD FRIDAY

Do you end the year with a bunch of vacation still?   This episode is for you, I talk about a mindset I learned a few years ago that helped me when I had a corporate career, and even now as an entrepreneur.  Thank you for Listening to the Episode! Be sure to subscribe on Apple, Google, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at ben@militaryveterandad.com  Follow Ben on Social Media to stay up to date on – Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn For help,...

How to Explain Santa | FATHERHOOD FRIDAY

How to Explain Santa | FATHERHOOD FRIDAY

Summary Text. Thank you for Listening to the Episode! Be sure to subscribe on Apple, Google, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at ben@militaryveterandad.com  Follow Ben on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods – Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn For help, resources, and community support, please join the Military Veteran Dad Facebook Group. Be sure to check out all the free cources available to help come home to a better tomorrow. Heads...

104 – Be Kind to Yourself with Dr. Tommy Black

104 – Be Kind to Yourself with Dr. Tommy Black

Does your child have ADHD or mental health issues? This episode dives deep into what Parents can do to help their child through a tough time even when if its midnight and you need help.  Dr. Tommy Black is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in private practice since 1998. Dr. Black has extensive experience and training in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, REBT, and DBT. He works with a myriad of life issues but has particular expertise in ADHD, Grief/Loss, Depression, Anxiety Disorders,...

Change | FATHERHOOD FRIDAY

Change | FATHERHOOD FRIDAY

2020 has left us with a lot of things and one of those is the consistent need for change.   Today I open up about some new changes coming into my life with schooling.   Thank you for Listening to the Episode! Be sure to subscribe on Apple, Google, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And feel free to drop us a line at ben@militaryveterandad.com  Follow Ben on Social Media to stay up to date on Causepods – Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | LinkedIn For help, resources, and community...

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