The Gift of Second Chances: Triumph Over Trauma & Addiction | Ep.169 Ryan Evans

The Gift of Second Chances: Triumph Over Trauma & Addiction | Ep.169 Ryan Evans

The Gift of Second Chances: Triumph Over Trauma & Addiction | Ep.169 Ryan Evans 150 150 OnTheStacks

Today in the blu door studio I’m joined by Luzerne County native & US Navy Veteran, Ryan Evans. His story is intertwined with the theme of gifts, from monetary funds to the intangibles he has received throughout his life. In this episode, we dive deep into Ryan’s childhood, exploring his experiences growing up in a home filled with domestic abuse and emotional suppression, which led to his drug use that started at the age of 9. Ryan also talks about his time in the Navy, his perspective on utilizing veteran benefits for future success, the power of a Positive Mental Attitude (PMA), the importance of self-reflection & self improvement, and writing as a therapeutic outlet.



(0:00) — Whiskey & Music

(12:20) — Real Talk on Purpose

(18:00) — Trauma & Addiction

(28:00) — Discovering Writing as a Lifeline

(37:05) — Reflections on the Navy & College

(45:43) — Gift of Second Chances

(58:10) — Learning, Growth, & Self-Reflection

(1:07:30) — Breaking Generational Traumas

(1:11:31) — Positive Mental Attitude (PMA)

(1:18:35) — Books for Self-Improvement

(1:26:20) —Embracing Failure and Building Success

(1:32:03) — Get Sh*t Done (GSD)

(1:45:15) — Post Traumatic Growth/Final Thoughts




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