Part Two Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Ozzie Martinez Story

Ozzie Martinez and Service Dog

Ozzie Martinez, a marine combat veteran, struggled deeply with PTSD after two deployments to Iraq. In Ozzie’s inspirational story, he emphasizes not only the importance of a positive mindset, but how to use that mindset to pick yourself back up, even when you’ve hit rock bottom. His family fled communist Cuba before he was born, […]

Part One Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: My Story

Jason Redman and Service Dog

 There are currently over eight million adults who struggle with PTSD every year nationwide. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, roughly 20 veterans a day commit suicide. Post traumatic stress disorder, commonly known as PTSD, is a clinically diagnosed psychiatric disorder that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event. […]


How do you stay motivated when you are having tough or hard days? Motivation is what pushes you forward to keep going. It is that motivation that gives you purpose. When that happens you must look back at what your purpose is in those times. You need to stay strong in the 5 aspects in […]


GETTING FIRED IS LIKE AN AMBUSH THAT KNOCKS YOU OFF YOUR FEET This Thursday’s Overcome and Conquer podcast is sponsored by the Security Traders Association (STA). STA is a nonprofit organization made of 24 affiliates across the U.S. and Canada. This organization takes care of people that work in the financial industry. Those people are […]


Last week on the Overcome and Conquer podcast, Mitch Aguiar, a 10 year Navy SEAL veteran, speaker, painter, and professional mixed martial arts fighter, was our podcast guest. When Mitch was asked for a word that defines himself, he chose the word “effort.” He also adds to the discussion of this word to say that […]

Brain Health

All of us have experienced trauma in some way. Those of us that have had head injuries or trauma to the brain, experience an even deeper blow to our bodies and minds. When you aren’t thinking straight we become dependent on those around us to help fight for us. But are we even aware of […]

The Three F-Bombs

Mindset is everything.  If you will commit to having an overcome and conquer mindset you will accomplish any goal you set.  Overcoming and Conquering isn’t just about the battleground.  It’s not just about Life Ambushes.  It’s an everyday mentality that must be plugged in to your everyday life! As Americans we need to incorporate this […]

What is an Overcome Mindset?

Get Off Your X

What is an Overcome Mindset? There are three major components to keeping an overcome mindset!  You must never physically quit, and you can’t mentally quit and you must recognize life’s not fair!  People ask “Well, man, how do you do that? How do you keep an Overcome Mindset?”   Over, the past few years I really started […]


Everyone wants to be on top of the mountain… The problem we see in our society today is that people want to get dropped off at the top of the mountain and look down. They want to alleviate the climb to the top and discard the struggle and commitment that it takes to get there.  […]

Run, Hide, or Fight Back?

I wanted to write about the tragic active shooter situation, we had right here in Virginia Beach,.  Only about three miles from where I was when it occurred, I immediately thought of all our law enforcement officers that were involved in that shooting. It moved my heart #VBStrong and I felt compelled to talk to you about […]