EXCLUSIVE Interview With Author & Warfighter: Boone Cutler

Boone Cutler is an author, columnist, music video director and Warfighter Rights leader. He holds the distinguished honor of being the first nationally recognized radio talk show personality who is also a combat veteran. Boone began writing his Iraq War-inspired autobiographical account of what he experienced, Voodoo in Sadr City, during his combat tour in Iraq, and completed it during his two-year recovery from wartime injuries at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, during the Neglect Scandal of 2007. America currently loses at least 23 Warfighters (22 veterans + 1 active duty) to suicide every single day. This is a number that Boone has made his mission to combat with his creation of “The Spartan Pledge”. Warfighters promise not to take their own lives, and instead vow to find a new mission to help one another. Boone has new books coming out this year! Callsign Voodoo, PsyOp’er and The Boone Cutler Protocols. This is the first time Boone talks about PsyOp’er publicly. LISTEN NOW.

Amanda Kish: CEO of Heroes For Heroes PPE Fabrications, LLC

Amanda Kish

Amanda Kish has a huge heart to help others. She recognized a need for PPE during the Covid19 Crisis and jumped into action to help. Amanda is a strong woman with incredible values, integrity and a heart to help others. 

Amanda’s story is a story of Healing & Hope that you won’t want to miss.

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8 Preparedness Tips

For the normal city folk….

  • Goals – Before you go on a shopping spree, make sure you have a plan of action. How much food do you need? How much water should you have on hand? The Department of Homeland Security recommends you have a basic emergency supply kit that includes enough food and water for each of your household members for at least 72 hours. Other supplies on their list include a flashlight, battery-powered or hand-cranked radio and basic first-aid supplies and a can opener. Make a list and stick to it.
  • Water – People go crazy buying water don’t they? But, one mistake you can do is to forget to look at the expiration dates on the water. If you do happen to have old water, you don’t have to dump it. You can save it, add a little bleach and use it for cleaning and disinfecting.
  • Bulk Supplies – Buying bulk will save you money, but don’t do what I did years ago. I bought random items that I wouldn’t normally use to cook with so I ended up giving many bags of food away. It’s always good to have basics on hand.
  • Nutrition – Nutrition is Important. Don’t stock up on a bunch of sugar. Our bodies need healthy foods.
    • Pancake Mix – Purchase the pancake mix that you only have to add water to. Most pancake mix has added vitamins to it.
    • Powdered Milk – Hey, it doesn’t taste great alone, but you can use it for cooking and if you pour it in cereal, you won’t notice a big difference because the cereal taste will help mask the flavor of the powdered milk.
    • Cereal – You can snack on it dry or add milk.
    • Peanut Butter – Peanut Butter is high in protein and other nutrients. It has a pretty long shelf life.
    • Baking Supplies – Flour, sugar, baking soda/powder, salt, pepper, seasonings. You can make your own bread, biscuits, etc.
    • Canned Meat
    • Protein Bars
    • Dried Fruit
    • Nuts
    • Canned chili, soup, etc
    • Trail Mix
    • Whole wheat crackers
  • Seeds – If you’re really motivated and want to prepare for the very worst, make sure you have seeds on hand so you can plant your own little garden. If you don’t have space for a garden, you can use pots to plant some veggies in.
  • Fresh is Best – Apples, citrus and potatoes last quite a while if you keep them cool. You can also can these items yourself if you know how.
  • Rotate Your Food – Make sure you rotate your food supply to ensure foods won’t just sit there and expire.
  • Medications – If you or a family member need medications, make sure you have extra. It’s also a good idea to have a first aid kit on hand.

Mini-Episode: When Sickness Hits Your Family, Have These Documents on Hand

For over a decade, I have had a plan in case of emergency. Being a caregiver to someone, you learn that health and wellness are very important. Everyone is in an uproar about the Coronavirus, but I wanted to share information that is important for you to have if someone in your family becomes sick during any time of year or situation.

3 Types of Documents you should have on hand:

  • Medical Information – Everyone should have a copy of their medical records
  • Legal Documents – Power of Attorney if you have adult children or others in your home (or even in college) you may need to care for in case of emergency
  • Personal Accounts & Info – I have a binder with all of our account information to important services such as bills, bank information etc. If you were to end up in the hospital or out of commission, its easier for someone to step in and make sure bills are paid, etc if all of that information is in one place

Here’s a website that lists important information on what you can put in your emergency binder. CLICK HERE.

Brian Paul: National Guardsmen, Firefighter, EMT With PTSD Battled Alcoholism and Now Helps Others Fight Addiction & Find Purpose

Brian Paul served in the Oklahoma National Guard 45th Infantry; when the Murrah Building was bombed in an act of domestic terrorism in 1995, he was deployed to the site and worked among other responders in the devastation, receiving the State Activation Medal and Humanitarian Medal. Desiring to continue serving the public, Brian became a career fire fighter and EMT. He had a great life with a beautiful wife, son, and home. The stress of shift work, poor sleep, and encountering death and trauma regularly at his busy station accumulated. This man once seen as a hero began to drink heavily. Brian’s clarity of thought diminished, and he had difficulty thinking clearly on his calls–a crucial asset for emergency workers. Failing health due to alcoholism brought Brian close to death: his liver was damaged and his bone marrow was even shutting down. At the lowest point of his life–homeless and barely alive–Brian finally accepted lifesaving help through a 90-day rehabilitation facility, where he chose life. He was successful in this recovery effort because of his faith in a Higher Power, love for his son and mother, and his adherence to a proper treatment program. He founded Veterans 4 Life USA to help reach out to struggling men and women who are serving or have served in military or first responder professions that expose them to intense trauma and long-term stress. Recently Brian fulfilled his dream of playing semi-pro football, demonstrating the full recovery from his previous state: he is in shape, full of energy, and impassioned to help as many brothers and sisters fighting their own battles as possible. Heroes In Uniform: https://www.heroesinuniform.org

Self Care Mini-Episode: Belly Breathing

On this short mini-episode, Patti shares this simple reminder on how it is important to breathe from the belly to help reduce stress. Deep breathing helps lower stress in the body. When you breathe deeply, it sends a message to your brain to relax. The brain then sends this message to your body.

Breathing exercises are a good way to relax, reduce tension, and relieve stress. Listen in by clicking HERE.

How To Improve Your Focus, Featuring Apple Crider

Apple Crider

Apple Crider is 20 years old, working on graduating college in 2.5 years, and is the host of Young Smart Money, a top 100 business podcast for young entrepreneurs. Recently Apple used his knowledge of the podcasting space to start Podblade, a low-cost podcast editing company known for their $20 podcast edits. Apple is passionate about making people aware of the multitude of alternatives that exist outside of the “traditional” life path.

Apple’s mission is to empower 100,000 young people to live a life that makes them feel fulfilled and excited everyday. Through producing a top 100 podcast that reaches hundreds of thousands, and speaking on stages across the country in front of young people he is moving closer to this goal each and every day.


In this episode, Apple will be sharing a story about himself; how he got the name ‘Apple’, where he’s from as well as about his childhood. Know when he started with Podblade, how he end up meeting his partner ni Podblade and how it intersected together. Furthermore, know the reason why he decided to start Podblade. Apple will also share the obstacles he has come across in life that he may have overcome.


“I find that, as time goes on. I realize more and more the importance of having a clear focus and having a clear goal in mind and really… Just having that sort of tunnel vision in terms of like, getting yourself to that goal.”
– Apple Crider
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Follow Apple Crider on:

Website: https://www.applecrider.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/applecriderofficial
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LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/applecrider/

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Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=478269&refid=stpr

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John Bourgeois: Catching Dreams

John Bourgeois

John Bourgeois is a writer, investor, and dreamcatcher. The Dreamcatchers Show is a series of bold conversations with fellow powerhouses and personal development leaders that will provide listeners with real-life valuable takeaway. It is also a strategic and practical tool that helps you stop just chasing your dreams and start catching them both in life and in business.

In this episode, John will be sharing a little bit of himself; where he came from and also a bit of his childhood. He will also share the story of how he started Dreamcatcher- it’s journey. Starting the Dreamcatcher on Facebook, John will talk about how other people can connect there; know what the group is about as well as why he started it.

“I had to spend the next 3 years falling in love with myself, discovering who I was, discovering.. You know? Who is John Bourgeois? I know this is what you thought he was but who is he really? And are you comfortable being in the space all by yourself? Nobody else is around, you didn’t have any of the accolades, you didn’t have any relationships. Are you comfortable just loving yourself?” – John Bourgeois —–

https://youtu.be/W6COVPdcaEM

Follow John Bourgeois on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/johncbourgeois Anchor: https://anchor.fm/thedreamcatchersshow Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-dreamcatchers-show/id1482679735

Listennotes: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/the-dreamcatchers-show-john-bourgeois-LgmU5oBxXGA/

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Here are a few links:

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Radio Public: https://radiopublic.com/wake-up-with-patti-katter-WedpZZ

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Self Care Mini-Episode: How To Make Time For Yourself in 5 Simple Steps

It’s easy to become wrapped up in life and it will spin out of control like a tornado or a hurricane if you aren’t careful. Family, community, friends and work often keep us so busy we forget about ourselves. I’ve already created a couple of other mini self care episodes but we need to talk about how to make TIME for ourselves in order to indulge in those self care activities.

Someone recently asked me how I made, “me” time. I was overly excited about that request because it’s something that took me a while to master and I was thrilled someone wanted me to share that golden nugget of information. Managing a schedule and having a routine are SO important. If you don’t manage your life, life will grab you by the head and manage you.

I’ve been talking about schedule and routine for several years at military veteran caregiver type workshops, and now it’s time to share that information with the world because everyone can use the info! Seriously, it’s not rocket science. ANYONE can make, “me” time. I end up getting so frustrated when I hear someone say that it is just impossible for them to find any time at all for me time. There is ALWAYS a way.

It’s mostly about making an appointment for yourself and KEEPING that appointment!

  1. Use a Calendar – I have to use a calendar to manage my busy life. I put everything from doctor appointments to Ken’s appointments, my daughters school schedule and more on it. I even take it a step further and use a family joint calendar so I don’t skip a beat.
  2. Schedule ME Time – That’s right. I schedule me time. I don’t move the ME time appointments around either. If I have a certain day and time marked off to have my nails or hair done, I don’t cancel that appointment for myself. I keep it. I’ve learned that my ME time appointments are just as important as my doctor appointments. You can do the same with your gym time, a massage or whatever other ways you like to pamper and take care of yourself.
  3. Tasks – I put tasks on my calendar. Need to pay a bill by a certain date? Schedule that on your calendar. Grocery shopping? Put it on the calendar. The better routine you have, the less frazzled you are going to feel going into the day.
  4. Just Say NO – It’s OK to say NO. Someone ask you to do something but you feel like your schedule is too full? Don’t do it, or plan that task on another day if it’s something you want to do.
  5. Prioritize – Just because you are busier, doesn’t mean you are more productive. Prioritize what you want to do in life. Make a list of what’s most important and spend less time doing things you don’t want to participate in. Once you have a goal, make steps to conquer your goal in the least amount of steps possible. Running around in circles is a time waster. Make a direct plan of action in your schedule and routine and watch. You’ll end up getting much more accomplished!