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022 Remembrance Day Special: Life as a Military Family

In honour of Remembrance Day, Zac interviews CPT Matthew Dudley, Human Resources Officer of the United States Army, and his wife, Shannon.

When Shannon and Matthew first met, he was deployed to Iraq. Five months into his time there, Matthew came home for two weeks, and they got married. He then left for another seven months.

“There were some times that I wondered if I was going to be 19 year-old widow,” Shannon says.

“I had my first reality check after we got hit by a car bomb,” Matthew says. “That shook me because it made me realize, ‘Woah… I could have been disintegrated’.”

But their love and relationship remained strong, not without a lot of hard work and understanding.

“When you have a spouse who is a bit broken, you just have to be really accepting for who [they are]. You get really vulnerable really quickly because if you don’t, things just break apart,” Shannon says.

 

Thank you for your service, Matthew, and for your strength, Shannon.

019 Porn Addiction with Andrea McTague

What feeds into porn use? It is good or is it bad? We are going to be tackling these topics and more surrounding porn addiction.

010 Brené Brown is my spirit animal

 

At the end of February, a few of our staff went to Banff and attended The Gathering – an exclusive union of the world’s bravest brands. The keynote speaker was Brené Brown, a well-respected ‘shame and vulnerability’ researcher and storyteller.

In this episode of the Shift Show, Zac talks with our very own Dr. Lindsay Sewall – a Brené Brown fanatic – about what she learned from Brown while at The Gathering.

“If we dress rehearse tragedy in great moments, then we squander the joy we need when hard things happen.” – Brené Brown

“Until we receive support without judgement, we cannot give support without judgement.” – Brené Brown