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OPERATION FREEDOM RECOVERY PODCAST

Don’t give up, we got your back!

Share a message of strength and hope with those who suffer from addiction and abuse; Empowering courage to heal and recover.

Discover how Dan and his guests confronted their challenging setbacks, what happened, and the steps they took to understand and know peace. Listen as Dan discusses topics related to alcoholism, drugs, pornography, sexual abuse, PTSD, suicide, and the pitfalls associated with mental health disorders. Learn how these points of concern impact the Veteran community and our collective values today.

This podcast is one of many resources for those seeking real freedom from the fog of war associated with addiction and abuse. If you want help, or you want to help a Veteran you love, subscribe for free wherever you get your podcasts.

Contact Dan for more information: Milldan2@isu.edu

Latest Episodes
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  • Megan Sillito is a holistic therapy practitioner with over three decades of experience who specializes in 14 diverse modalities, including Rapid Eye Therapy and Chi Qong. Megan is using her expertise to assist military veterans, entrepreneurs, and business executives in processing trauma and realizing their full potential. As a keynote speaker at events like RISE Sovereign and Yin on Fire, Megan is not only a helper and healer but also an energy channeling guru and friend to many. Tune in as we delve into her remarkable journey and insights. Megan's journey is a testament to her dedication and the profound impact she's had on numerous individuals. Don't miss this opportunity to gain valuable insights from her vast experience and wisdom during our upcoming conversation.
  • Scott and Vanessa Martindale, the blessed authors of Blended and Redeemed, have emerged as beacons of hope in the realm of modern family dynamics. With Scott's extensive expertise as a Licensed Professional Therapist spanning over 17 years, he has guided countless couples, marriages, and families through life's relentless challenges. His life partner Vanessa, is a registered nurse actively pursuing her master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, equipping her with the knowledge and skills to tackle the intricacies of familial relationships. Their creation and daily immersion in a blended family have granted them firsthand wisdom concerning the profound joys and inevitable difficulties that accompany such an arrangement. The establishment of Blended Kingdom Families (BKF) in 2020 stands as a testament to their passionate desire to empower and uplift blended families and married couples alike. Driven by a genuine ambition to witness the triumph of blended families within family-oriented communities, Scott and Vanessa firmly believe that the time for the restoration and redemption of these families has come. Through their unwavering love and devotion, they have meticulously crafted strategies and modalities that provide a pathway to break the shackles of generational cycles of divorce.
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