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We all want to live a life we desire and deserve versus merely existing. Each week, join Travis Howze, U.S. Marine, former Police Officer and Firefighter, World Touring Stand Up Comedian, Motivational Speaker and Best Selling Author as he draws from a lifetime of experiences from unbelievably hysterical stories to unspeakable traumatic events and engages directly with his supporters and listeners, taking off-the-cuff questions and topic suggestions to produce a unique broadcast atmosphere, where you, the listener, has a say in the show. If you struggle with purpose, looking for inspiration, have a friend or loved one who could use support, or simply want to laugh and cry in your vehicle, couch, or go-to place, this podcast is a must for you!
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A Hero's Welcome

A Hero's Welcome

2024-06-2638:40

In this episode I discuss the challenges of being physically injured in the line of duty vs morally injured in the line of duty. I go on to talk about prioritizing work and family and the broken homes of tough guys. Enjoy! Grab My Book "Create Your Own Light": https://www.amazon.com/dp/b0892dp6qj/Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/travishowze/Website: www.travishowze.comVisit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social media.facebook.com/yourwelder&n...
In this episode I talk about the spouses and the important role that they play in the wellness recovery of an individual diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress. I go on to talk about leadership, social media stress and more. Enjoy. Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social media.facebook.com/yourwelder and instagram.com/yourwelderGrab My Book "Create Your Own Light": https://www.amazon.com/dp/b0892dp6qj/Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/...
In this episode I discuss the extremely uncomfortable topic of infidelity among first responder families. My hope is to shed a little light onto this dark epidemic that is also plaquing our first responders along with mental wellness. This will be hard for many to listen to but I truly hope that I will open up some dialoged for some families out there. There are ZERO excuses made in this episode! Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social media.facebook.com/...
In this episode I discuss how sometimes the best defense can be no defense. I also get into how much of our time we are truly in control of and learning how to see things through the lens of other people, not just your own. Enjoy!Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social media.facebook.com/yourwelder and instagram.com/yourwelderGrab My Book "Create Your Own Light": https://www.amazon.com/dp/b0892dp6qj/Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/...
In this episode I discuss spousal disagreements and the importance of knowing when to walk away vs stand your ground in a potentially volatile situation with your loved one. I also go on to talk about hypervigilance and understanding the mind of your first responder and how to help manage triggers as a family. Enjoy! Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social media.facebook.com/yourwelder and instagram.com/yourwelderGrab My Book "Create Your Own ...
In this episode I discuss the importance of controlling your reaction to other people's ignorance. I go on to talk about other people who take your relationship for granted by constantly testing your patience and how to handle those situations. I go on to discuss how spouses can help their significant other during moments of despair through simple techniques. Enjoy! In this episode I discuss how to break toxic cycles that impede positive growth. I go on to talk about the importance of having ...
In this episode I discuss how to break toxic cycles that impede positive growth. I go on to talk about the importance of having a supportive cast in your corner during this process. I also discuss the value of your personal legacy and climbing the mountain of wellness. I also talk a little shit in the begging. Enjoy!Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social media.facebook.com/yourwelder and instagram.com/yourwelderGrab My Book "Create Your Own Light":...
In this episode I discuss the upcoming release of my new book while reflecting on my journey of growth. I go on to discuss the importance of understanding your family tree and just how certain individuals can unknowingly impact your bloodline for better or worse. I emphasize the importance of understanding just how vital this is to our personal growth as well as the growth of our loved ones. I also talk about the power of letting other people have the last word in a disagreement and how hyper...
In this episode I discuss putting what matters the most at the forefront of our lives. Is it our family or our career? I go on to explain how many of us choose the devil we know vs the devil we dont and the potential cost associated with that decision. I also talk about making difficult phone calls to people we love from our past. I also get into Finances and PTSD and the toll it can take on a marriage or relationship. Enjoy! Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect wit...
In this episode I discuss being too hard on ourselves and knowing when to stop taking the blame for things. I go on to talk about people who attempt to take advantage of the term friendship and why everything in our life seems to be an emergency. I also talk about some pretty cool homeless names. Enjoy! Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social media.facebook.com/yourwelder and instagram.com/yourwelderGrab My Book "Create Your Own Light": https://www....
In this episode I discuss having the ability to establish your value as it pertains to time, money, relationships and friendships. I go on to talk about celebrating small mental health victories even when no one is looking. I conclude with asking some very difficult questions about who we are and who we want to be. Enjoy! Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social media.facebook.com/yourwelder and instagram.com/yourwelderGrab My Book "Create Your Own L...
In this episode I tell a few short stories about my recent experience on TikTok and the most ridiculous apology I have ever heard. I go on to talk about friends who are really there for and support you vs ones that would rather see you unsuccessful. I also delve into a little hypervigilance and the online Rambo's out there. Enjoy! Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social media.facebook.com/yourwelder and instagram.com/yourwelderGrab My Book "Create Y...
Friends in No Places

Friends in No Places

2023-09-1701:02:02

In this episode I talk about the illusion of happiness and the importance of friends. I go on to discuss the power of self-restraint in a challenging world and not using your PTSD diagnosis as an excuse to be an asshole. Enjoy! Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social media.facebook.com/yourwelder and instagram.com/yourwelderGrab My Book "Create Your Own Light": https://www.amazon.com/dp/b0892dp6qj/Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tr...
In this episode I ask the million-dollar question to those who say F#%K the Police. I go on to talk about how pathetic it is to engage with keyboard warriors and how other people's opinion of you should play zero role in your life. I go on to talk about the excuses we make for our poor behavior and how we are only as weak as the excuses we give. Enjoy! Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social media.facebook.com/yourwelder and instagram.com/yourwelder...
Nothing Left To Prove

Nothing Left To Prove

2023-08-0932:37

In this episode I discuss why some have trouble walking away from confrontations even against our better judgement. I go on to talk about that feeling inside just before losing self-control and the collateral damage that causes to those around us. I also get into passing the tough guy torch to someone else and how we talk to our spouses. Enjoy! Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social media.facebook.com/yourwelder and instagram.com/yourwelderGrab My ...
In this episode I discuss how loyalty can stunt your growth and affect not only your happiness but your families happiness. I also get into the importance of diversifying your happiness, living in a virtual world and intentionally hurting the people you love unintentionally. Enjoy! Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social media.facebook.com/yourwelder and instagram.com/yourwelderGrab My Book "Create Your Own Light": https://www.amazon.com/dp/b0892dp6...
Emotionless Wreck

Emotionless Wreck

2023-07-1341:061

In this episode I discuss the inability to show emotion to those who need it from us the most and why we seem so cold during the moments. I also get into changing perspective from negative thoughts and situations. I go on to talk about being man enough to admit when you're wrong and having the ability to be flexible with people who are not wired the same way that we are. Enjoy! Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social media.facebook.com/yourwelder an...
In this episode I discuss the importance placing unreasonable expectations on other people. I also get into how we mold others around us without even knowing we are doing it. I go on to talk about discourteous people and making the attempt to reduce levels of hyperviolence. Enjoy! Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social media.facebook.com/yourwelder and instagram.com/yourwelderGrab My Book "Create Your Own Light": https://www.amazon.com/dp/b08...
Be Where Your Feet Are

Be Where Your Feet Are

2023-06-1254:34

In this episode I discuss having the ability to tune out the chaos while welcoming the happy moments in life. I go on to talk about Golden Opportunities and how many of us are too afraid to take a chance on uncertainty. I also get into working for the man and complaining about our situations but not doing what it takes to change things for the better. I also get into the difficulty but importance of staying calm in uncomfortable situations. Enjoy! Visit our Sponsor's website...
None of This Matters

None of This Matters

2023-05-1235:03

In this episode I discuss doing whatever it takes to be happy. I go on to talk about letting go and living in moments. I get into living vicariously through your children if you have them. This is all going away for all of us so why not enjoy it while we can? Enjoy!Visit our Sponsor's website www.yourwelder.com or connect with them on social media.facebook.com/yourwelder and instagram.com/yourwelderGrab My Book "Create Your Own Light": https://www.amazon.com/dp/b0892dp6qj/Follow me on I...
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