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Movement Monday has two guests that have been longtime friends, Joel Wood and Wendell Moore, on the series to discuss Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Their friendship spans decades before becoming involved in this movement with working together in government to starting a restaurant with friends to moving to different capitals, their bond was never broken and continues to stay strong. The words “incurable” and “untreatable” are words no parent or person wants to hear but that’s exactly the words associated with Duchenne and for the many other forms of Muscular Dystrophy (MD). The Wood Family heard similar words when their son, James, was diagnosed in the early 2000’s and the family set out to change the words associated with the disease with the creation of the Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is one of the most serious genetic diseases in children worldwide and this form typically only affects boys but there are other forms that can affect different areas of the body and can affect boys, girls, men, and women. Duchenne MD is the most common childhood form of MD, as well as the most common of the Muscular Dystrophies overall, accounting for approximately 50 percent of all cases. The Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne’s mission is to identify, leverage, and bring to market treatments that will benefit ALL sufferers of this disease. The advancements within the last 20 years for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is creating a huge shift. This shift is making better opportunities for patients and their families with DMD that will allow these boys to live better lives as well as how they can benefit other diseases by breaking the code on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Foundation to Eradicate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (FED)

https://www.duchennemd.org

FED 2020 Annual Video

https://vimeo.com/395684937

2020 Virtual Nashville Music Event:

https://youtu.be/eYZeAWthff0

Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/eradicateduchenne

 

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Today’s co-host is Air Force Veteran Michael Minor here to discuss an organization within Garmin called GPS VETS. Let’s first Start with what is GPS? Its known as Global Positioning System and it’s a satellite-based navigation system made up of at least 24 satellites. GPS works in any weather conditions, anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day, with no subscription fees or setup charges. The U.S. Department of Defense originally put the satellites into orbit for military use, but they were made available for civilian use in the late 1980s. This opened a whole new industry that has become part of our everyday lives. A company that started during this time was Garmin. Today they are one of the biggest GPS companies in the world. I reached out to them about talking about their movement because of the support I received from the company when I broke my watch on my journey. When I got to Lander, WY, Garmin upgraded my broken watch at no cost to me which did more than just track my miles. When I was hit in Arizona that watch detected the accident and sent a message to my mom and sister. They knew where I was before I was able to tell them. Those safety features have been used all over the world.

Over the past 20+ years, GPS technology has led to a spread of commercial applications across industries and sectors, including agriculture, construction, transportation, aerospace, marine and especially with the creation of portable devices that impact our everyday life. In addition to creating new efficiencies and reducing operating costs. The adoption of GPS technology has improved safety, emergency response times and environmental quality. GPS giants like Garmin are building various communities within their organization like GPS VETS to make stronger communities that can impact the lives of many. I didn't expect that GPS VETS doesn’t stand for global positioning system, but something even greater. Listen how Mike and his team are making differences within the veteran community inside Garmin and beyond. Its time to get locked in!

See the latest Garmin gadgets:

https://www.garmin.com

Job opportunities:

https://careers-us.garmin.com/us/en/

Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/Garmin

https://instagram.com/garmin/

https://www.youtube.com/garmin

https://twitter.com/garmin

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Movement Monday has Sylvie D'Aoust on the series to talk about her Secrets from the Saddle. She shares parts of her past not often talked about related to mental health. Sylvie tells us about the hiccups along the way and how she overcame each obstacle. It just goes to show its never to late to share your story. Join the movement by sharing your story, remember its never to late!

Ironically she is also the founder and host of the podcast series called Secrets from the Saddle where she talks anything cycling and to the extraordinary people out there doing it, including an episode with yours truly. She founded one of Ottawa’s largest women's only road cycling clubs, CycleFit Chicks, and has since created signature Online winter cycling skills programs that have attracted cyclists from all over the world as a coach. Having trained over 900 woman in the sport improving overall skills. This isn’t limited to women either, we all can improve our riding skills and safety with some coaching.

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YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/SylvieDAoustWorkoutsCyclingCoaching

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JT Frank co-hosts Movement Monday to talk about Consequence of Habit podcast and new nonprofit organization. Listen how this Air Force Veteran changed and continues to change his life after years of struggles. Is it possible to kick whatever bad habit is holding you back? Sure and JT realized he needed better habits, including Self-acceptance one that many of us should work on.  The habits he had restricted him until he analyzed them and made the changes one habit at a time. We talk about how Athletic Brewing Company has had an impact as well! Use this code RWD20 or COH20 to receive 20% off your first order.

 

JT started Consequence of Habit Podcast to explore how habits relate to happiness, success, or lack thereof. Talking to others who have made massive changes in their lives by changing their habits. This led to wanting to make a bigger impact and is currently in process of filing for 501c3 status. The mission is to raise awareness and help those struggling with bad habits to get them into better lifestyles. Remember to take time to manifest positive habits examine your routines, what happiness do you get? Analyze the reward, once you know the why you do something it will be easier to find a better habit that will give you the same reward. Identify the cue, being aware of the habit and what’s reinforcing it is a positive way forward and is the first step to change.

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William (Bill) Broadie passed from his earthly life to his eternal heavenly home on January 21, 2021, after a six-week battle against COVID-19.  Bill was born February 26, 1948, in Ashland, KS, to Elmer (Raymond) and Leta (Luke) Broadie. Bill graduated from Ashland High School in 1966. He was a life-long resident of Ashland, KS, a fourth-generation cattleman, and a proud United States Marine.

Bill loved being a cowboy. Stories of a young Bill working alongside his father and “helping” out on the ranch were frequently retold. One story often heard was of a very young Bill looking up at one of the cowboys and saying, “Do you want to have some fun?” At that moment, he spurred his Shetland pony, Dynamite Dan, as they went bucking through the middle of the herd “whoopin’ and a hollarin’” and scattering the entire herd after a full morning of gathering. Bill often said it was a good thing it took several hours to regather the cattle; otherwise his father would have killed him. Bill often told stories about growing up on the ranch as a kid. He had several mishaps, including being kicked or runover by cattle or getting bucked off his horse. The first aid administered to him by the cowboys were phrases like “I guess they won’t hurt you in football,” or “Get up it will make you tough,” or “It’s a long way from your heart.” These valuable lessons learned on the ranch of toughness, determination, perseverance, and hard work were reinforced as a Marine and carried him throughout his life.

The next chapter in his life was set in motion when Bill enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.  During Bill’s deployment to Viet Nam, he was wounded twice. The second one resulted in the amputation of his leg. To put it simply, his air evacuation did not go smoothly. As his good friend Rod Raso stated, “Who the hell else can get shot, dropped out of the helicopter that is supposed to be evacuating him, and still survive?” Bill spent six months in the Philadelphia Naval Hospital recovering from his injuries. He was awarded two Purple Heart Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Viet Nam Service Medal, and Presidential Unit Citation. He received an honorable medical discharge in 1968.

Bill returned to Ashland and married his high school sweetheart, Linda Kaye Clark, on July 27, 1968. They enrolled at Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS, to pursue their educational goals and started their family with the birth of their son, William Barrett on June 8, 1970. Graduating from college, in the spring of 1971, they returned to Ashland to partner with his father & grandfather on the ranch. They gave birth to daughter, Amy Lynette on March 27, 1974.

Bill’s determination for leading a full and independent life remained a focal point of his character. He resumed his normal activities of riding horses, roping, doctoring and taking care of cattle, as well as (reluctantly) learning to drive a tractor again, mastering all of these tasks with his wood leg. At one point, his prosthetist wanted to understand why he was breaking so many wood legs. After spending a couple of days on the ranch with Bill, he quickly understood and came up with a reinforced leg, designed to better withstand the cowboy life.  Bill never used his disability as an excuse. He never complained about the hand he was dealt. He led by example and taught his children to get up, keep going, and work hard. If he felt that a pity party was carrying on too long, he would offer a spare leg for a kick in the butt to get you going. 

In 1988, Bill joined on with Superior Livestock Auction, a young company that was to revolutionize the cattle industry.  Setting out to build a new career with Superior, he saw the benefit for both producers and livestock in this model of bringing the traditional cattle auction to satellite TV. As a representative for Superior Livestock Auction, his circle of business associates grew nationally. Bill personally marketed over 500,000 head of cattle over the course of 32 years and created a team that has collectively marketed over 2.2 million head of cattle.  He helped build the foundation and reputation of this young company into a nationally recognized and successful marketing option for ranchers.

After 9/11, Bill saw the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq lingering on. Always driven to serve, Bill was moved to do something after seeing the press vilify the troops, just as they had done to the Viet Nam veterans. Combining his two life passions, the beef industry and his brothers and sisters in arms, Bill wanted to show his appreciation to them by serving steak dinners to the troops and their families. Bill, along with a core group of dedicated and committed friends, successfully created the All-American Beef Battalion. Since April 26th, 2008, they have served approximately 418,000 service men, women, and families in 28 states. Bill was continually overwhelmed by the commitment, dedication, and love given by the men and women who have selflessly sacrificed countless hours to the beef battalion, in order to fulfill their mission of serving ribeye steaks to the troops.

Bill will always be remembered for his toughness, generosity, and his ability to just “call it like it was”.

 

 

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Jacob Bowman joins the podcast today for a chat about his time as a Ranger Medic with 2nd Ranger Battalion, the challenges of post-service and the connection back to life that Ayahuasca gave to him. 

Not only is Jacob a Veteran, but he is also a Veteran Business Owner. He developed a CBD balm that jump started “Buzzed Bee Balm” with his Mother and a buddy he served with. The Lemon Grass balm is as solid as they come, I’d try that one.

A few years ago, Jacob was invited to go down to Medellin, Columbia to take part in an Ayahuasca Ceremony through the non-profit “Heroic Hearts Project”. The scholarships that Heroic Hearts Project provides allow Veterans to go down and participate in the ceremonies. These retreats are not just thrown together, they are vetted by the CEO/Founder and others to insure the safety of the Veterans being sent down. Make sure to check out their website and if you’re a Veteran that thinks this is for them, reach out to them and start the process. Best of Luck!

Once again, psychedelics are not a joke or a game. Serious advances in Veterans and others lives are being made by their usage. Get informed and support the advances of healing the souls and minds of those that stood shoulder-to-shoulder with us. Everyone is different, that knowledge leads to different forms of treatment to get them back to living amazing lives.

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This week we have Glen Bloomstrom cohosting the series to share with us, LivingWorks Education. Back on episode two of Movement Monday, I talked about a movement that I value very dearly and if you have followed my journey at any point through Ride with Dan USA or the nonprofit One Pedal At A Time Movement then you have heard me talk about LivingWorks Education. Livingworks is the world leading suicide intervention training organization and we believe suicide is preventable! I thought what better way to share this movement that is so near and dear to me then to bring them in to share their own organization and their newest programs.

 

Our co-host today is my first guest that I did not meet on my journey, yet we are strongly connected in this cause. Before joining the LivingWorks team, our co-host served for 30 years as an active-duty army chaplain working with some of the U.S. Army’s most elite! He serviced from battalion to Army Staff and all levels between before retiring as a colonel in 2011. Glen is the LivingWorks director of “Faith Community Engagement”, he also works with faith communities, the us department of defense, veteran organizations, and international militaries. I am excited for us to get to know him and the work he is doing at LivingWorks. Come join us and listen how we can start to make our communities suicide-safer!

Are you a member of a faith community? Has your community had members struggling with depression or the thoughts of suicide? Please take the time to share this critical program to your faith leaders!

LivingWorks Faith

Want to start your own training? 

LivingWorks Start

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Seth Rockwell, a Friend from the Road, joins us this week to chat about vanlife and the love for the great outdoors. At just 21 years old, he is living an amazing journey already full of adventures. Some of us at some point in life have had thoughts of traveling the country maybe the world in a similar fashion. For any number of reasons, we find ourselves on a different path. This does not mean you cannot fulfill that dream at some point though. If you enjoy life in some of its simplest forms this could be just what you are looking for!

 

Seth and I met just outside of Moab, UT at Willow Springs BLM under unique conditions. Neither of us expected to meet up again for lunch a week later. The adventure he was on was epic and spontaneous, but the most spontaneous thing occurred after! Seth was heading West originally but he changed his plans to go back East in hopes to make it for a certain event. What would be so important? Hang on as we discuss that and other changes that have happened since leaving Utah.  We discuss the future and the movement ahead.

What is Van Life?

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Thomas Elpel of Green University connects with the Movement Monday series! Episode 7, I want to thank you for listening to this point! Tom was recently awarded writer’s digest’s first place in nonfiction for his natural history travelogue, “Five months on the Missouri river: paddling a dugout canoe”, a work that I am thankful to be featured in. Our guest partnered with Churchill Clark, the great-great-great-great grandson of Captain William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Together they whittled and carved a 10,000 lb. log into an over 500 lb. canoe used for the journey.

 

Tom is known as an "Ecopreneur". He is an author, builder, conservationist, and a pioneer in experiential education through his Green University. We discuss the importance of developing a deep and interactive relationship with nature. Thomas shares how we can foster our connection to the environment and find our place in the ecosystem through hunting, gathering, and learning primitive skills. Let's find a balance between modern and primitive lifestyles. Learn new skills from Green University whether in the immersion program or a class! We all have room to learn about nature and the way life was for humanity for many years.

 

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Singer and Songwriter, Jeffrey Steele, joins the series to discuss the love for music with the love for skateboarding. Stick around get comfortable and come jam out with us. Even if you are not a country music lover there are just some songs that we all hear at some point. Those songs that get the head bobbing, the feet moving and the emotions flowing. Those songs like Montgomery Gentry’s “My Town, Steve Holy’s “Brand New Girlfriend” and Rascal Flatts’ a band that transcends further than a country with songs like “Here”, “My Wish”, “Every Day” and “What Hurts the Most” and there are many others out there. Those songs I mentioned are just a few of the 100s of songs Steele has been involved in writing and producing!

2007 was the year he and his family would start a different and unexpected path. They started an organization named The Alex LeVasseur Memorial Fund and Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. In honor of his late son. His love to film, skateboarding and playing music sparked a movement after heartbreak. They continue Alex's legacy by sharing his passions and love with all. Join us for an evening to support the Alex LeVasseur Memorial Fund on March 8th, 2021 in its 14th Annual Jeffrey Steele & Friends, an intimate evening and one-of-a-kind virtual experience! Mark the calendar for an amazing time that’s also a great cause!

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