Just Being Intentional | Nate Boyer: How You Can Support Veterans and Athletes

Just Being Intentional | Nate Boyer: How You Can Support Veterans and Athletes
22 mag 2024 · 34 min. 14 sec.

In this episode of Just Being Intentional with Thomas Harris, host Thomas Harris has an engaging conversation with Boyer, a former Green Beret, ex-football player, and co-founder of Merging Vets...

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In this episode of Just Being Intentional with Thomas Harris, host Thomas Harris has an engaging conversation with Boyer, a former Green Beret, ex-football player, and co-founder of Merging Vets and Players (MVP). Boyer shares his compelling life story, beginning with his childhood in the San Francisco Bay area and leading up to his decision to join the military, a choice spurred by his time in Darfur and the impact of the 9/11 events. He then recounts his unique journey to becoming a football player for the University of Texas and his short stint with the Seattle Seahawks. Throughout the episode, Boyer opens up about the difficulties of dealing with PTSD and the broader issue of trauma, challenging the stigma and highlighting that trauma is not exclusive to any one group. He delves into his work with Jay Glazer in co-founding MVP, an organization dedicated to helping veterans and athletes find community and purpose after their professional careers have ended. Moreover, Boyer discusses his role in the production of a film that realistically depicts the challenges faced by service members transitioning back to civilian life. The conversation wraps up with Boyer and Harris emphasizing the significance of living intentionally, setting healthy boundaries, and prioritizing personal well-being.

Mentioned in this episode: - Merging Vets and Players (MVP) organization - University of Tennessee - UC Berkeley - Golden Gate Fields horse racing track - San Francisco 49ers (Niners) - San Francisco Giants - Golden State Warriors - Darfur, Sudan - 18 X-Ray Program - Special Forces (Green Berets) - PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) - University of Texas Longhorns - Central Texas College - Unbreakable Performance Center - MVP (Merging Vets and Players) - Hollywood Veterans Center - Paramount Plus - Mike Pereira from Fox
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