This week, I had the honor of being interviewed by Ben Killoy on the Military Veteran Dad podcast. As a Marine veteran himself, Ben is on a mission with his podcast to Bring Every Dad Home. I didn’t serve but grew up in a veteran household where the effects of my Dad’s Army days in Vietnam have challenged him throughout life and led to a divorce and estrangement from me and my brother.

This topic is way outside of my usual comfort zone but extremely important for me to ponder as a father and may be helpful for others as well. It also offers a new vantage point on Ben’s theme and is a perfect crossover to the self-improvement and parenting topics I cover with my audience. I would highly encourage the Man of Mastery community to tune in for this episode and subscribe to the Military Veteran Dad podcast for new content weekly.


  • Would dad show up at my practice?
  • What memories do you hold on to of your dad?
  • Creating those memories your kids hold onto when life gets tough.
  • Teaching kids humility
  • Am I repeating a behavior cycle and teaching it to my kids
  • Getting the news your parents are splitting up.
  • Becoming estranged with your dad
  • How adversity can fuel your growth
  • Burpee for Vets >
  • If your dad called you right now, what would you say?
  • Working out together as a family
  • Masculinity

To connect with Ben, this episode, and the Military Veteran Dad community:

Instagram @Ben_Killoy >

Instagram @MilitaryVeteranDad >

Twitter @benkilloy >

Facebook Page @MilitaryVeteranDad >


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