Ep 17: Let’s Talk About Coffee

In this episode of Homeland, I had the opportunity to speak with Noel Lipana where we talked about moral injury, coffee, Jiu-Jitsu, coffee, healing through art, and of course, more about coffee.

This episode is one I recorded while at APEX at the Naval Postgraduate School. So, for those that missed the conference, you’re in for a treat, and those that heard Noel speak, we found a way to hit areas a presentation just can’t take you.

When my editor was listening to this podcast, he asked how long Noel and I have known each other. I told him we’d met the day prior. I bring this up because when conversations flow the way this one did, I find the content resonates on a deeper level, and the impact is that much more meaningful.

If you’d like to get in touch with Noel, you can find him on FB at Quiet Terrain and on Twitter @TroopInContact.

Additional References and Contacts:

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – (800) 273-8255
  • Art Heals War Wounds: The David J Drakulich Foundation for Freedom of Expression – https://www.arthealswarwounds.com/
  • Achilles in Vietnam by Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D.
  • War and the Soul by Edward Tick, Ph.D.
  • Soul Repair:  Recovering from Moral Injury after War by Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock
  • What Have We Done by David Wood
  • VA, DoD recommended PTSD therapies don’t help many military patients, review finds https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2020/02/04/va-dod-recommended-ptsd-therapies-dont-help-many-military-patients-review-finds/
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