The Rise Again Podcast

Dr. Peter K Raisanen

Dr. Peter Raisanen, NMD, interviews guests who share their journey of tapping into the resilience, strength, fortitude, and mental toughness required to rise from the ashes and live a great life. Dr. Raisanen experienced a traumatic brain injury and near death experience in 2010, months later bicycling 4400 miles across the United States, from Washington state to Maine. This early life crisis left him with much insight on how growth comes through adversity, and how much more we can accomplish when we take on the belief that life happens for us, not to us. Dr. Raisanen as a naturopathic medical doctor works to help people create the resilient, healthy and strong human beings they want to be in order to live a purpose driven life. Dr. Raisanen specializes in building a foundation of excellent health through nutritional excellence, integrative medicine and hormonal optimization. His passion is people and the positive impact that they can make on the world. Email: PeterKRaisanen@gmail.com

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Episode 82 - Thriving In The Storm - Bill Murphy
24-10-2022
Episode 82 - Thriving In The Storm - Bill Murphy
Growing up in a toxic and abusive home environment, Bill Murphy was constantly overwhelmed by fear and doubt. Nevertheless he was motivated to show those around him that he could accomplish what he set out to do, in spite of being verbally and physically knocked down.   Bill believes that when the storm hits, you have three choices: give up and become a victim; do what you can to survive; or learn to thrive. You don’t need to have exceptional talents or resources to overcome adversity, be resilient, and achieve extraordinary goals. You are capable of more than you realize. You can learn to thrive. Bill Murphy is proof.   Bill will be the first to tell you he is nothing special, but he’s been able to overcome an abusive childhood, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), mental health challenges, and unexpected crises to finish an Ironman, earn a black belt in Krav Maga, and run the Boston Marathon five times—including one on crutches. He’s a regular guy who is now thriving at the top of his profession, too. Through his debut release, Thriving in the Storm, he seeks to explain how anyone can achieve similar success.   Outside of writing, Bill is also a nationally recognized mortgage originator who has closed over one and a half billion dollars in loans, and a top producer for 25 years. He has raised over $500,000 for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation, and actively supports a number of charities, including Fairway Cares, The American Warrior Initiative, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He is the founder of the nonprofit Thrive Foundation.   I know you will all enjoy this podcast and Bill's book, Thriving In the Storm.    Links:  Thriving in the Storm I Book Bill Murphy on Youtube Bill Murphy on Facebook
Episode 82 - Thriving In The Storm - Bill Murphy
24-10-2022
Episode 82 - Thriving In The Storm - Bill Murphy
Growing up in a toxic and abusive home environment, Bill Murphy was constantly overwhelmed by fear and doubt. Nevertheless he was motivated to show those around him that he could accomplish what he set out to do, in spite of being verbally and physically knocked down.   Bill believes that when the storm hits, you have three choices: give up and become a victim; do what you can to survive; or learn to thrive. You don’t need to have exceptional talents or resources to overcome adversity, be resilient, and achieve extraordinary goals. You are capable of more than you realize. You can learn to thrive. Bill Murphy is proof.   Bill will be the first to tell you he is nothing special, but he’s been able to overcome an abusive childhood, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), mental health challenges, and unexpected crises to finish an Ironman, earn a black belt in Krav Maga, and run the Boston Marathon five times—including one on crutches. He’s a regular guy who is now thriving at the top of his profession, too. Through his debut release, Thriving in the Storm, he seeks to explain how anyone can achieve similar success.   Outside of writing, Bill is also a nationally recognized mortgage originator who has closed over one and a half billion dollars in loans, and a top producer for 25 years. He has raised over $500,000 for the Make-A-Wish-Foundation, and actively supports a number of charities, including Fairway Cares, The American Warrior Initiative, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. He is the founder of the nonprofit Thrive Foundation.   I know you will all enjoy this podcast and Bill's book, Thriving In the Storm.    Links:  Thriving in the Storm I Book Bill Murphy on Youtube Bill Murphy on Facebook
Episode 81 - Mastering Change with Shadow Work and Psychedelic Integration
08-10-2022
Episode 81 - Mastering Change with Shadow Work and Psychedelic Integration
Steven Twohig is a master of change and life integration resulting in life transformation. You will enjoy this episode! Thanks for joining us for episode 81 of The Rise Again Podcast.   Founder of Mastering Change, Steven Twohig has committed himself to mastering the art of transformation. While seeking to heal from trauma inflicted while just a toddler, Steven was introduced to the practice of shadow work in April of 2000, leading to a lifelong study and what he believes is a path to enlightenment.    Steven spent a decade working for and studying under the world's leading business and life strategist, Tony Robbins. He wanted to blend shadow work with business strategy, integration, and implementation. Tony commissioned him to interview over 10,000 business leaders worldwide to determine what made them successful and help thousands transform their businesses to be more productive and strategic.   Currently, he is studying the impact of shadow work on psychedelic integration. He focuses on bridging the gap between traditional plant medicine and the western mind, intending to bring the insights and innovation that plant medicine provides to everyone who wants more out of their lives. He believes that we are finally on the cusp of proper mental healthcare, which will spur global innovation.   He is an international speaker and has traveled worldwide, teaching a blend of strategy, shadow work, and spirituality. He has extensive study in mindfulness, mindset, business optimization, shadow work and facilitation, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), hypnotherapy, group dynamics, peak performance, leadership dynamics, and unconscious communication. Through this work, he has formulated a specific framework for understanding the human experience and is currently training other guides to spread the practice.   Reach out to Steven below for your transformation or to say hello!  Website  I LinkedIn  I Facebook  I
Episode 78 - Making Lemonade from Lemons - Anthony Schmidt
22-08-2022
Episode 78 - Making Lemonade from Lemons - Anthony Schmidt
Let me introduce Anthony Schmidt. Our conversation was a refreshing conversation about Christ-centered masculinity, health and wellness, financial security and providing for his family. I hope you enjoy this conversation with Anthony Schmidt and his conversation with me about his journey and being the man he is today.    His wife Miranda, shared a few words about Anthony; "Anthony Schmidt is many things.  He is a father, an entrepreneur, a cook, a bro, a man of God, a mentor and so so so much more.  But my favorite hat he wears is that of Husband.  Married for nearly 10 years, Anthony has been a pillar of strength, change, growth, love, kindness and humility in our marriage.  Daily, I am impressed by his desire to be better for himself, for God, for our family, and for me! On a professional level, Anthony owns 3 businesses. La Crosse Archery, a retail archery store in Onalaska, WI; Schmidty’s Specialty Strings, a bowstring manufacturing business, which he founded at 18 years old; and Schmidts+Giggles Bakery, an in home bakery specializing in cookies, which we founded when our daughter Stella was discharged from the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit after being born at 29 weeks and spending the first 64 days of her life hospitalized."   This conversation is centered around healthy relationships, marriage and what we do for those we love when our hearts are in the right place. Anthony shares insights from a man living life in the trenches and his words and this conversation bring more to the surface of where we will go in future episodes.    Reach out to Anthony and let him know how inspiring his story is! Email: aschmidt@lacrossearchery.com  Conquer Series:
Episode 76 - Transformed Father, Son, Husband and Professional Boxer - Adam Stewart
22-07-2022
Episode 76 - Transformed Father, Son, Husband and Professional Boxer - Adam Stewart
Adam Stewart is a tansformed man. As a young man he was raised by his mother and brother at home. Learning to scrap at a young age. IN his adolescence he began playing around with drugs and getting into mischief. An armed robbery and aggravated assult later, he landed him in prison under Sheriff Joe Arpaio where he remained for his entire senior year of High School. He graduated with a certificate from Hard Knocks High where he gave a commencement speech on Integrity.    Adam then earned a full-ride scholarship to play football at Pittsburgh State University. After quite a bit of mischief and asserting his need for significance, Adam had his scholarship pulled and he was kicked off the football team. Not all was lost, Adam had met his future wife Kathryn at PSU.   Adam was recruited to boxing and threw everything into the ring, selling all he had for $100 to go out to train to be an Olympic boxer. In this podcast we go into his fighting career and how he got to where he is today, the #1 heavyweight professional boxer in Arizona.    Kathryn and Adam are married and have three beautiful children. They are a super happy family. Adam is a devoted, silly and fun father and husband. He gets as much out of each day and lives each day as if it is his last.    Adam has had many man that have been healthy masculine mentors in his life. His coaches and his older brother Scott, as well as many other men he credits with helping him hold himself to high standards.    In this episode we speak about masculinity, fatherlessness, daddy-issues, psychidelics, hunting, loss, forgiveness and growth in life as a man.    Adam Stewart documentary II Youtube Follow Adam on Instagram @ Adam_stewart66 Website: www.stewartboxing.com Gear: Shirts, hats, & swag @ Battl3Born
Episode 73 - Dr. Warren Brown - Becoming Optimal
10-06-2022
Episode 73 - Dr. Warren Brown - Becoming Optimal
An interview with a great naturopathic physician and friend. Dr. Warren Brown, NMD. Dr. Brown has worked with athletes at every level.    Dr. Brown developed his unique clinical program, Clinical Advances for Sport, to optimize the six areas that make up the matrix of health and performance.    Dr. Brown believes that when you discover your hidden physiologic barriers with advanced, specialized testing, then you can give your body what it needs to rise to the top.    Dr. Brown earned his undergraduate degree from Kennesaw State University and his doctorate degree from The School of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. He completed his clinical rotations at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health and several other clinics throughout the state of Washington. He then went on to complete an 18-month clinical residency program in Tacoma, Washington, during which he also worked with the medical staff for the Seattle Sounders U-23 soccer team.   Dr. Brown has also completed additional coursework in functional medicine and has lectured at functional and integrative medicine conferences across the United States on the topic of laboratory testing. He has also served as a contributor to the 5th Edition of the Textbook of Natural Medicine.   Since 2012, Dr. Brown has been helping athletes and active individuals to reach their highest levels of health and performance through his advanced clinical approach. He has also served in a consultant role for medical staff members of several professional sports teams and is currently writing his first book on naturopathic sports medicine.   Dr. Brown is a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Georgia Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He holds a naturopathic physician license in Arizona, United States.   Dr. Warren Brown's website I Clinical Advances for Sport Dr. Warren Brown on Twitter I Dr. Brown on LinkedIn I
Inspirational Doctor and Author - Node Smith - Episode 67
19-03-2022
Inspirational Doctor and Author - Node Smith - Episode 67
Everyone was created for a purpose. Node’s purpose is to work with people. Dr. Node has an infectious way about him that inspires people and helps make the types of changes necessary for lasting health somehow easier. He is also a master at helping others overcome obstacles and turn them into opportunities. He believes in humanity, he believes in health, and he believes in those he works with. He is more than a doctor, he is a counselor and a guide.     Node Smith, ND is a board certified naturopathic physician and director of TEAL Holistic, a health consulting firm that focuses on addressing obstacles to health and facilitating sustainable behavioral change. They utilize cutting edge genetic testing as well as comprehensive life assessment tools, including personality testing.   Node is an expert in behavioral change and is an adept counselor and life coach. He specializes in finding the underlying causes of disease in a person’s life, and helping them grow and heal in these areas.    One of Node’s gifts as a doctor is his ability to relate to his clients. Node is definitely not what you would expect as a doctor. He lives in rural Saskatchewan in a village of about 350 people,  loves working on cars, and chopping wood at his brother-in-law’s property. Him and his wife Charity live in a 1907 heritage home, which is under perpetual renovation - Node does most of the work himself. He also has recently rekindled his love for writing and has a new book coming out March - “On the Wings of a Ladybug.” He prefers to write fiction, instead of anything to do with medicine or health, because he sees it as one of the ways he can add beauty and inspiration into the world.    Do yourself a huge service and buy Node's book On The Wings of a Ladybug at this link: Https://www.amazon.com/Wings-Ladybug-Node-Smith/dp/B09VDRSJMK   If you want to know more about Dr. Node, you can follow him on instagram and facebook - @drnodesmith
Rewriting Life After Traumatic Brain Injury - Kate Harvie - Episode 66
06-10-2020
Rewriting Life After Traumatic Brain Injury - Kate Harvie - Episode 66
Someday in a split second, your life could be changed forever. Our purpose in much of this life is to accept what is unfolding in front of us and to move with alacrity the race set before us. Let me introduce Kate Harvie.    Kate Harvie was born to teach people how to tell their stories. She does this with writing, editing, marketing, brand strategy, and development online and offline. A graduate of law school, she is a startup founder and advocate for survivors of all kinds of trauma.   Kate is a survivor of a traumatic brain injury. That is the impetus for her first book. She is a singer, an advocate, and the person you want in your corner and on your speed dial.   A published writer for online magazines (BeautyNewsNYC), print publications (West End Word), blogs (L.M. Durand), and the companies where she works in communications and strategy (The Vanderbilt Republic and MIDHEAVEN Network), Kate began in advertising at FutureBrand’s digital practice. She worked at INTAGLIA HOME COLLECTION in St. Louis in marketing and sales. She co-wrote curricula, vodcast scripts, and training dialogues at Sephora and for several cosmetic companies. As the community and content manager at The Phat Startup, she was responsible for the website’s content creation, editing, and ghostwriting. She is the contributing writer for the Universal Hip Hop Museum.   Links:   Sponsors: Comfort 1 Air Conditioning (602) 247-6151Email: taps@comfort1ac.com LifeDoc LLC - Nutrition, Hormones, Natural Medicine 602-792-8227Email: Peterkraisanen@gmail.com
The Pillars of Self Sufficiency - Lieutenant Colonel Darrell and Dr. Karissa Walton - Episode 63
01-09-2020
The Pillars of Self Sufficiency - Lieutenant Colonel Darrell and Dr. Karissa Walton - Episode 63
The Rise Again Podcast is host to some of the most incredible and talented people you'll ever meet. Lt Col and Dr. Walton are unlike any other couple you’re sure to meet.   Lieutenant Colonel Darrell Walton is an Air Force Academy graduate and served the USA as an A-10A/C and MC-12W pilot and armed forces for 19 years. He is currently a 737 airline pilot and serves in the Air Force reserves. Darrell was a member of the US Skydiving Team in 2008 and 2009, accumulating over 5000 jumps. Darrell is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Krav Maga and also has multiple years of experience in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and other systems. He has been training in defensive firearms tactics for 10 years, attending over 40 professional shooting courses. He has a lifelong love of bushcraft, wilderness survival, and urban survival.   Dr. Karissa Walton, NMD, is a naturopathic medical doctor specializing in treating the cause of chronic pain and neurological conditions. She is well trained in IV nutritional therapy, bio-identical hormone replacement, hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), neuro-feedback, and low-level Laser therapy as well as Functional Neurology. She is the founder of The Mobile Health Doc, the first mobile medical facility in Northern Arizona. She is passionate about helping her patients understand the cause of their symptoms and teaching them how to regain an optimal level of health. Dr. Karissa is an avid outdoors woman and served on Southern Arizona’s Search & Rescue team and Ski Patrol for 4 years. Dr. Karissa has trained in various fields of self-sufficiency including primitive living skills, trauma medicine, and self-defense since 2007. In her spare time, she is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitor and Krav-Maga 2nd degree black belt. She has been training in defensive firearms tactics for 6 years   Darrell and Karissa, recently founded Divergence Training which is a specialty school dedicated to teaching people self-sufficiency through the three pillars of Survival, Basic First Aid/Trauma Medicine, and Self Defense.    Links:  The Mobile Health Doc  I Divergence Training  I    Sponsors: Comfort 1 Air Conditioning (602) 247-6151Email: taps@comfort1ac.com LifeDoc LLC - Nutrition, Hormones, Natural Medicine 602-792-8227Email: Peterkraisanen@gmail.com