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The Bourque and Beans Podcast
83 minutes | Dec 19, 2017
Episode 12 – A Magnificent Surprise
Happy Holidays! We at The Bourque and Beans Podcast want to wish everyone to have a wonderful holiday season! Episode 12 – Kearn Alan Dooley My struggle with addiction is no secret. I have tried to make sure my businesses strive toward the purpose of helping people directly or indirectly affected by addiction. My laboratory was formed with the purpose of helping kids affected by parents with addiction. My purpose now is to help those with addiction. I was reminded of that on my way to Arkansas. As I was driving, I got word that my daughter’s birth father (a very young man) had passed away from an overdose. But that reminders did not stop there. The reason I was out in Arkansas filming a movie to promote my coaching business, to improve men’s lives and get them back towards their purposes. While I started hiking to the location site, I miraculously came across my past, my dark past. How he came across me was nothing short of incredible! Kearn Alan Dooley was a fellow competitor in high school, a hometown hero, a friend, and he was my dealer. And so as not to get wishy washy with the truth, he was also a user, and like me, became an addict. Prior to our encounter, if someone had asked me to guess what happened to him, I would have assumed dead or in jail. Instead I met a man on the right path working to atone the wrongs of his past, a man that has found spirituality and has a good relationship with God, and a man helping others overcome their demons and addictions. I met a man who had found his purpose and was leaving the darkness for the light. I hope everyone enjoys this episode and realizes that there is struggle, but there is also hope!
75 minutes | Dec 7, 2017
Episode 11 – Brooke Paulin
December brings the holiday Season Episode 11 – Brooke Paulin Season’s Greetings from the Bourque and Beans Podcast! Today we welcome Brooke Paulin to the show. On top of being a successful entrepreneur with Malaleuca, Brooke is also a family first person. She has a large and beautiful family. This episode, in part, will focus on the newest family member. As you know from previous podcasts, my family adopted a baby girl, and likewise, Brooke and her family also brought light into their world by adopting an African American baby girl. Without spoiling the story, this is the type of inspiring story I wish upon any family looking to adopt. Brooke has an amazing story we would like to share with you. Brooke was struggling with her darkness and made the bold move to Colorado to battle and beat depression and ADHD. While there, she not only gained the skillset to overcome her darkness, she also learned about the things that were causing her pain and ailments. She came out of Colorado with a wealth of knowledge and expertise that she now shares with her clients and customers. I have had the pleasure of speaking with Brooke so I can say from personal experience that she is extremely bright, extremely knowledgeable, and extremely customer oriented. I hope you enjoy and thank you for listening!
57 minutes | Nov 22, 2017
Episode 10 – Navy SEAL ANDY
November is Navy SEALs Month! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Episode 10 – Navy SEAL Andy Coviello Our country is protected by highly trained specialists. What we don’t think about is how these men and women are able to cope with the reality of having to take another life. Navy SEALs are trained as a unit, they work as a unit, and get through their mission as a unit. Once they return, after having taking on the extreme stress and strain, they are left to deal with their reality without their unit, and are asked to put back on their “normal” persona. This can lead to a very severe mental struggle. While it is difficult to discuss, and as we saw in a previous podcast, sometimes it leads to a soldier taking his or her own life. In this episode, former Navy SEAL Andy Coviello comes to the podcast helping out in Puerto Rico. What makes Andy’s story so real is that he came back having to deal with his reality and was in a situation where is was faced with a perilous choice…choose a gun to take his own life or pick up the phone to seek help. His decision to choose help epitomizes a heroic choice that is lost on so many people…that they cannot do it alone and that the right choice is to seek help even when that decision seems incorrect. What I personally have learned through this experience is that these warriors have so much pride asking is difficult. Even those working the charities struggle with asking for financial help to help. Any will discuss his life, his dark, and the programs that are out there for those needing help. I hope that his message inspires anyone listening to donate to a cause that helps our soldiers. The Bourque and Beans Podcast is choosing to raise money for NAVY SEALS FUND – BROTHERHOOD BEYOND BATTLEFIELD ® (http://www.navysealsfund.org) through jewelry drive.org. Andy, thank you for taking time out of helping in Puerto Rico, and thank you for your story and your service!!!
73 minutes | Nov 16, 2017
Episode 9 – Navy SEAL Johnny Sotello
November is Navy SEALs Month! Episode 9 – Navy SEAL Johnny Sotello A lot of times our military personnel serving our country are unaware of the programs available to help when help is needed. For that reason, it is key that anyone who can spread word helps pass along fundraising opportunities for programs designed to help our soldiers! The Navy SEALs Fund – Brotherhood Beyond Battlefield is a key program available to help Navy SEALs who may need help, and is the charity The Bourque and Beans Podcast has chosen to promote with the help of jewelrydrive.org. It is an honor to have Navy SEAL Johnny Sotello on the podcast. Johnny Sotello is a third-generation military man, his father and grandfather also having served our country, both during wartime. Service clearly flows through this family…his brother is also a Navy SEAL, and his seven-year-old daughter dressed as a Navy SEAL for Halloween! Johnny not only served, but he also teaches combat tactics for a living. When we think of our elite military, we picture them saving us, but we do not picture them as having to deal with their own obstacles, particularly those they have no control over. Johnny had to deal with an accident involving his daughter where she almost lost her arm. Johnny was on the other the side of the country at Fort Pickett when he got the call about the incident. As you will hear, it is miraculous that she has her arm, but not without numerous surgeries and suffering that she had to endure. It is amazing to hear a soldier dad in awe of the strength shown by his young daughter. A great story from a great person! Johnny, thank you for coming on the show, and thank you and your family for their service!!! As a reminder, The Bourque and Beans Podcast is helping raise money for NAVY SEALS FUND – BROTHERHOOD BEYOND BATTLEFIELD ® (http://www.navysealsfund.org) through jewelry drive.org.
69 minutes | Nov 8, 2017
Episode 8 – Navy SEAL Bob Guzzo
November is Navy SEALs Month! Episode 8 – Navy SEAL Bob Guzzo As long as I breathe…You will be remembered. As Long as I Breathe…You will be Remembered. The Bourque and Beans Podcast welcomes Navy SEAL Bob Guzzo to the show. It is an absolute honor to have Bob on our show. It is also with a heavy heart we share Bob’s story. Bob shares the story of his late son and Navy SEAL Rob https://www.facebook.com/RobGuzzoMemorial/ Rob grew up on a military base, was celebrated by his family, went on active duty, and came home and tragedy ensued. Out of respect, I will let the words of Bob tell the story rather than expound on it here. One reason Bob came on the show was to promote the Navy SEALs Fund – Brotherhood Beyond Battlefield, which reached out and assisted the Guzzo Family. As Bob points out in this episode, it is with services like this that use NINETY-EIGHT PERCENT of their donations to help Navy SEALs, and are quick to action that need to be helped so they can continue to help our soldiers! As a reminder, The Bourque and Beans Podcast is helping raise money for NAVY SEALS FUND – BROTHERHOOD BEYOND BATTLEFIELD ® (http://www.navysealsfund.org) through jewelrydrive.org. For every $100.00 your spend on the website (excluding sales taxes and shipping) $25.00 will go to the Navy SEALs Fund. If you spend $10,000, $2,500 would go to the Navy SEALs Fund. In other words, 25% of the purchase will go to the Navy SEALs Fund!!!
64 minutes | Nov 2, 2017
Episode 7 – The Navy Seals Fund – Rachel and Drago
November is Navy SEALs Month! Episode 7 – The Navy Seals Fund – Rachel and Drago I cannot stress how important it is to help the people who served our country, put their lives on the line, and then came back and need our help to deal with the disease and affliction that occurred while serving our country. For the month of November The Bourque and Beans Podcast will be highlighting the Navy SEALs and assisting in raising money for their benefit. The Bourque and Beans Podcast is welcoming the Navy Seals Fund! NAVY SEALS FUND – BROTHERHOOD BEYOND BATTLEFIELD ® (http://www.navysealsfund.org) is joining the Podcast to bring awareness to this essential organization to this elite unit that serves our country. Drago and Rachel, husband and wife who both served in the military, and head the charity join the podcast to highlight this Veterans helping Veterans 501(c)3 charitable organization. This charity is an all-volunteer staff and truly spends nearly every contributed dollar on their mission. With their focus on helping those that serve their country, we are going to help with raising money. Through Jewelrydrive.org, for every $100.00 your spend on the website (excluding sales taxes and shipping) $25.00 will go to the Navy SEALs Fund. If you spend $10,000, $2,500 would go to the Navy SEALs Fund. In other words, 25% of the purchase will go to the Navy SEALs Fund. Throughout the rest of this month Navy SEALs will tell their stories! It is an honor to help those that have served our country! Thank you all for your service!
56 minutes | Oct 26, 2017
Episode 6 - Open Up Your Heart and Let the Sunshine In
“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny” – C.S. Lewis Episode 6 – Open Up Your Heart and Let the Sunshine In The moment that sent me into the abyss of darkness will always be with me. I will never forget the loss of my twin baby girls. In fact, getting out of the darkness had its own additional trials for my wife and I when it came to having kids. On top of losing our girls, my wife was put in the unfair position where she could never bear children again. That left limited options for us. We decided to go down the path of adoption. Being willing to go down this path was not an easy one for me generally or emotionally. I recognize the selfishness in those feelings and emotions, but to deny I had them would be insincere to my listeners and this process. I took it personally, I made it an obstacle in my marriage, I avoided the topic for too long, and ultimately, it led to a lot of sedation. The funny thing about sedating to avoid pain is you also sedate the good things, the awesome things, and things that make life incredible. You also associate with people who prefer sedation, and hurt people who are actually there for you. And in that, there are some tough lessons to have to face up to, there are some hard realities for which I owe a lot of people an apology. When I finally let the pain in, I wasn’t only filled with the loss of Charlotte and Sophia, but more importantly, I was also filled with their love. While I will never forget the tragedy, I will also never stop feeling the joy and love they brought into my heart. When I did that, I was able to grieve, and then take that love and actually be willing to bring that love back into my home life. I was able to go from avoiding and being angry about adoption to running full speed toward adopting a baby. And guess what happened?!?!? Violet Grace Bourque came into my life, and now she, my wife Jenny, and myself have a great life and a bright future. And she is only the beginning! And I can say this because she came into my life right before I lost my business and a lot of the people around me and the business. And I’ve never been happier or more fulfilled because I am able to now live a purpose driven life striving toward the light. I now get to live in the truth because everyone in my old life showed their true colors for better or worse. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a process, and I know I have still have
78 minutes | Oct 21, 2017
Episode 5 - The Dark
Dark Beans Special – Han Solo Gets Real With His Darkness! Episode 5 – The Dark I have a podcast that highlights the beauty of the fight of the human condition. I wax eloquently on going from the dark into the light. I do this because life has recently blessed me with the ability to find the gift in the bad things that occur in life. Or, as a friend of mine says, I understand why a car has brakes…not to stop…but to have the ability to go faster because the brakes provide confidence in accelerating. Without the bad, or the brakes, we are incapable of fulfilling our purpose and potential because we tend to live in lies, fear, and avoidance. What I hope to share through my tragedy is that the darkness allows us to learn to cope with the bad things in life as well as appreciate the good in a way not possible without experiencing the bad. I am happy to wish upon anyone the ability to not suffer pain, but am happier to share how to take that pain, learn from it, and turn it into the gift of light. This episode will start with my introduction of the true darkness that entered my life. I lost the two most precious things in life, and consequently disconnected and pushed away my wife at the same time. What I would not learn until many years later is that an event like this stays with you and has a ripple effect on every aspect of your life if you don’t seek to gain understanding from it. And that’s what I experienced, initial tragedy followed by compounding grief, leading to inevitably negative and brutally destructive outcomes. My wife and I lost Charlotte and Sophia days after they were born. The loss of my twin girls caused me a level of anguish I could not imagine, and leveled me into a spiral of darkness and despair. I, as a man, was not equipped to deal with it. What was worse is that nobody in my life knew how to help and the requirements of societal norms did the opposite of help because they coaxed me to repress any expression of my sorrow in a productive way. Inevitably, I was left feeling hopelessly alone and incapable of empathy or helping anyone else through their grief. The result was a broken man, angry at the universe, unequipped and unwilling to deal with my grief, and left in the position of trying to provide for my wife and myself, all while heading up a large multi-million-dollar company. All I practically did was push the gas pedal of life 100 mph at a wall. From that event,
61 minutes | Oct 9, 2017
Episode 4 - Dr. Mattie Leto Pt. 2
This Horse Rides On! Episode 3 – Part 2 of 2 – Dr. Mattie Leto The second part continues the journey of Dr. Mattie Leto. Thank you Mattie for the interview! Thank you to all who are listening! I loves this!
35 minutes | Oct 9, 2017
Episode 3 - Dr. Mattie Leto Pt. 1
“A Horse Never Runs So Fast As When He Has Other Horses To Catch Up And Outpace” – Ovid Another Bourque and Beans episode placing the spotlight on individuals who have come out of the dark and into the light. Episode 3 – Part 1 of 2 – Dr. Mattie Leto Dr. Mattie Leto has over came much in his life. His father died at the age of 2 and mother passed at the age of 11. Mattie’s story is one that proves that the human condition to want, need, and desire love can come to us in of many ways once we open ourselves to it. In Dr. Leto’s case, he found love for his practice helping horses instead of humans. That’s right, Dr. Leto is a chiropractor of horses and other animals. He’s a brilliant individual, a inspiring individual, and an honest interview. I hope you enjoy!
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