John H. is Former EOD, a Combat Veteran, & the Author of Awakening of a Foot Soldier. He is a friend, father, soldier, sailor, and lover of life with a dash of pessimism and a hankering for shit-stirring. 

John served in the military in Somalia and Bosnia and has worked on the contracting side in the Middle East, East Europe, and Asia. 

In Iraq, he experienced a profound spiritual awakening which altered his life trajectory and consciousness. 

This was a fun episode for me. It was my first video recording; I don’t have the video, or I would post it. It was fun having a conversation about PTSD and life with a friend in a real setting. I enjoyed listening to how he identified internal signs that he was heading back to a war zone prior to his departure to Ukraine. I had also been identifying some changes within myself prior to coming to Ukraine. 

It was also interesting hearing him explain his personal journey to understanding his psyche, understanding it in his own way and in his own time. It may be hard to pick up on John's sarcasm, but it is so thick and constant. That is one of the reasons I find him hilarious. It really made for a fun episode. I remember when it ended thinking to myself, “how was that two and a half hours?” It felt like it went so quick. I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did. 

Resources Mentioned:

  • Exercise
  • Outdoors
  • Acupuncture
  • Cranial Sacral
  • Rolfing 
  • Meditation 
  • Energetic Therapy 
  • Shamanism
  • Psychedelics 
  • Pursuing Truth
  • Living open, real, and true to yourself

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