Dr. T’s Blog

A collection of previous blog posts are below. To view the Warriors of the Month, click here.

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Dr. T’s Deep Thoughts for the CNN Nightly News on the Latest Marine Corps Scandal

I was recently asked to go on the Don Lemon show on CNN nightly news and discuss the current Marine Corps scandal of a facebook group of active duty and veteran male Marines exposing without consent naked pictures of their ...
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Pregnancy

My LOVE Story with Pregnancy

    Have you ever felt out of control, lost, stuck, self-conscious? Have your emotions been on a roller coaster, had constant heart burn, the inability to use your abs or move the way that makes you feel good, and the inability ...
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Clever Talks

Clever Talks – She did not let her disorder stop her from being a warrior

Dr. T shares her story with Clever Talks. Clever Talks™ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that features empowering speakers making a difference in the world to benefit military millennials. Mission Statement: Our mission is to improve lives through ideas. Founded in March ...
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Dr. T on Eagle Nation Podcast

Theresa Larson is a woman with many titles and one inspiring story. She's played college and professional softball, served as a US Marine, and is now a doctor of physical therapy in San Diego. In her recent memoir, Warrior, Theresa ...
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Challenge Your Balance

Challenge Your Balance

Email [email protected] for a FREE balance assessment! Offer good through Friday July 22, 2016 ...
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The Movement Fix

The Movement Fix Episode 27

On episode 27 of The Movement Fix Podcast, I am joined by Theresa Larson, DPT, CSCS. Theresa is a physical therapist, movement coach, author, member of the Mobility WOD staff, previously an All-American D1 softball player, former Lieutenant in the Marines, ...
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40+ Fitness

40+ Fitness

 Check out Theresa's interview on 40+ Fitness I couldn’t imagine a better guest on the episode going live on the day the US celebrates independence than a woman who served in Iraq helping us stay free and safe, Theresa Larsen. Theresa Larson ...
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Real Strength Matters: Becoming a Warrior

Check out Dr. T's interview with Real Strength Matters ...
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Dr. T featured on thedoctorstv.com

Check out Dr. T. on thedoctorstv.com ...
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Dr. T on squattherapy.com with Jason Ackerman

http://squattherapy.com/dr-theresa-larson-warrior-how-she-overcame-an-eating-disorder/ ...
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Dr. T in the NY Post

Check out the NY Post's article on Dr. Theresa Larson ...
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Operation American Dream

Dr. T on Operation American Dream Episode #3

Check out Dr. T's appearance on Operation American Dream. Published May 9, 2016 ...
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Balance Center for Mental Health and Wellness

My friends over at Balance Center for Mental Health and Wellness in San Diego offer comprehensive mental and behavioral healthcare emphasizing education, treatment, advocacy and recovery. Our mission is to assist individuals, couples, families and groups to empower self-growth, improve ...
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Women in Combat Roles

Women in Combat Roles

Dr. T discusses the topic of Women in Combat Roles on the CW6 ...
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Warrior

7 Myths About Writing a Book

YES there are many myths associated with writing a book. Let me explain... 1. Once you have the idea- the book is just written overnight Soooo writing a book and publishing a book is like having a second job. It took 10 ...
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Dr. T on Good Morning SD

WARRIOR on Good Morning San Diego

"Dr. Theresa Larson, visits GMSD to talk about her book, "Warrior", a memoir of her life and all the different hats she has worn, and her survival. Tune in to get a preview, and one on one interview with Larson, ...
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WARRIOR on SanDiego Channel 6

Dr. Theresa Larson talks about the launch of her new book, Warrior. Aired Wednesday April 6, 2016 ...
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On WARRIOR and Women in Combat

Dr. T discusses her new book WARRIOR and women in combat on Tipping Point with Liz Wheeler ...
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Warrior: A Memoir by Dr. Theresa Larson

Warrior: Why I Wrote This Book & Why You Should Read It

I have exciting news. WARRIOR, my memoir is coming on April 5th. I am extremely proud of this book as it took years to put together, and a lot of healing in the interim. WARRIOR tells the story of my life. In fact, ...
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5 Steps to Avoid Social Media Envy

5 Steps to Avoid Social Media Envy

Let’s be honest. How many of you have felt a tinge of envy when you see a friend’s Facebook post in some awesome place doing some awesome thing? Or wonder what they’re doing in life that you’re not doing to ...
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5 Ways to Fight the Dark Side

5 Ways to Fight the Dark Side

“How do I know the good side from the bad side” – Luke Skywalker “You will know when you are CALM, at peace. Passive.” – Yoda Obi Wan Kenobi describes the Force as what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy ...
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Warrior of the Month: Steph Gaudreau

Warrior of the Month: Steph Gaudreau

I had the awesome opportunity to be a guest on Stephs "Harder to Kill" radio which was not only a rewarding experience, but gave me the chance to connect with I had heard and read so much about, but also ...
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Warrior of the Month: Kevin Justice

Warrior of the Month: Kevin Justice

I am Kevin P. Justice. Born 4 Nov 1969 in Roanoke, VA. I had a good childhood, take the Appalachian Mountains with me wherever I go and when I smell fresh air, it reminds me of home. I joined the Navy ...
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Warrior of the Month: Blayne Smith

Warrior of the Month: Blayne Smith

Blayne Smith is the Executive Director of Team Red, White, and Blue. As Team RWB’s first employee, he has played a key role the development, growth, and operation of the organization. Blayne works closely with board members, staff, and volunteer ...
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Experiencing Humanity

Experiencing Humanity

I was sitting on my night flight to Tel aViv and was having a hard time falling asleep, so I stood up in the isle. I saw a young man bowing down on a rug in the bulk head area ...
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GetQuiet Challenge Winner Sam Noe

GetQuiet Challenge Winner – Sam Noe

“Honored to have Samantha Noe as one of our Get Quiet Challenge winners. Her story speaks for itself and something I can relate to in so many ways. Often times vulnerability is seen as a weakness and this is the ...
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GetQuiet Challenge Winner

GetQuiet Winner – Abby Newcomb

“Abby Newcomb is one of our Get Quiet challenge winners and her story speaks for itself. She tells the story of how as a health professional she was so good at helping others help themselves, but not really helping herself ...
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Dr. T on SanDiego6

Check out Dr. T on SanDiego6 discussing what 'text neck' is and how to resolve it. Watch the full segment here... ...
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Warrior of the Month: Ryan Krupa

Warrior of the Month: Ryan Krupa

The Spiritual Warrior By Ryan Krupa The warrior accepts the call and walks the long, arduous path of becoming Truth, Justice, and Wisdom. The warrior questions all authority and all conventional wisdom that is spoken in the course of his life. The warrior seeks ...
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Having Fun and Staying Healthy During the Holidays

5 Ways to Have More FUN and Stay HEALTHY This Holiday Season

Do you remember the time your dad or mom came to visit you in college and they took you to your favorite restaurant? Do you remember ever taking a trip on a holiday or doing volunteer work at a soup ...
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Warrior of the Month Chappie Hunter

Warrior of the Month: Chappie Hunter

A little about WHO you are! • Chappie Hunter - Husband and Father to 8y/o son - Live in Alpine, CA • 22 year veteran of the San Diego Police Department - 14 years patrol w/ collateral duties as a Field Training Officer, SWAT Officer, ...
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Mind Over Muscle-Ups

So honored to be mentioned in this fantastic piece written by my friend Hilary Achauer, Mind Over Muscle-Ups. Mind Over Muscle-Ups is all about mind over matter....The brain is more resilient than what we can understand at times. Read the ...
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Darryl 'Chuck' Charles

Warrior of the Month: Darryl ‘Chuck’ Charles

My name is Darryl “Chuck” Charles II. I was born June 13, 1990 in Springfield, Massachusetts.  My father, Darryl Charles Sr., served in the Marine Corps for 24 years and my mother, Minda Bowers, worked in a Casino in Las ...
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Warrior of the Month: AJ Roberts

Warrior of the Month: AJ Roberts

First time I met AJ Roberts, I new he was a no bullshit business man who is successful because of his work ethic and his never quit mindset. Our first conversation at the barbell mastermind breakfast club was about meditation ...
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Warrior of the MonthTrevor Coates

Warrior of the Month: Trevor Coates

Trevor is my nephew and a man I have seen grow in so many ways in the past 5 years. I am inspired by his dedication to his health and his family. I am proud of Trevor and excited to ...
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Dr. Theresa Larson

Donor Stories-Father Hornick and Keeping Your Eyes On the Cross

I am so humbled inside to see Seattle Preparatory School honor my father in a great article on his love, faith and service, Donor Stories. Please enjoy this article, Keep Your Eyes On the Cross. You can also find it here, ...
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Troy Willis

Resiliency Project-Troy Willis

Resiliency Project was started by a very inspiring couple of individuals- Troy Willis and Dr. Kelly Starrett.  I have had the opportunity to work with this project and help spread the message about what resiliency is all about. Helping veterans and ...
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Inspired Leadership

The Faces Behind Inspired Leadership

I met Retired Lieutenant General (LTG)  Mike Ferriter through my colleague Dr. Kelly Starrett. Mike asked me to help with a Inspired Leadership course at the Army- Navy Military Military Boarding School up in Carlsbad California on Veterans Day of 2014.  It was a tremendous ...
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Theresa Larson Get Quiet Challenge

OCTOBER Warrior Strong GetQuiet Challenge!

I think all of us can relate to being busy. Are you so busy that at the end of the day you fall into your bed exhausted, promising yourself that tomorrow, this weekend, 10 days from now, or maybe during ...
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Dr. Theresa Larson

The Quiet Warrior – Unfiltered

"You wouldn’t think of a tall, blonde, socially friendly, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Marine Corps Engineer Officer, Veteran, small business owner, former professional softball player, and professional movement and mobility speaker as a “quiet warrior,” but Dr. Theresa Larson insists ...
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Dr. T on Barbell Business

Dr. T was recently interviewed by Barbell Shrugged and featured on Barbell Business! Click here to hear the interview ...
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Warrior of the Month: Max Conserva

Warrior of the Month: Max Conserva

Max Fabrizio Conserva I am an engineer, athlete, and adaptive athletics advocate. At the age of eight I was unintentionally engaged in a shoving match with a semi-truck. At first contact it became immediately clear that I had lost. However, not content with a simple knockdown ...
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Stories of Hope-Pilgrimage to the Heart

How a young military leader battled bulimia and was able to heal through a chain reaction starting with her thoughts! A principle rule of life is that whatever passes from one’s head to one’s heart will affect every move made with ...
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Raising Eating Disorder Awareness on a Naval Base

On February 7, 2013, I had the opportunity to speak with a number of amazing speakers at the Norfolk Virginia Naval Station on the serious topic of raising awareness of eating disorders. The turnout was tremendous, the participation was excellent, ...
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Dr. Theresa Larson

My Silent War with Bulimia

“Why would you want to join the U.S. Marine Corps?” It is a question I have been asked many times. My reply has always been, “Why not?!” I desired a challenge; I wanted to make a difference, to be among the ...
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Getting Quiet to Live Loud

“Where is the greatest victory? The greatest victory lies in self-discovery.” – Sri Chinmoy I have discovered that living the quiet life is something I need and want. Not just quiet as in “shhh,” but quiet as in letting go of ...
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Jorge Salazar

Warrior of the Month: Jorge Salazar

Corporal Jorge Eligio Salazar was born in Bakersfield California and was raised in Delano, CA. He joined the Marine Corps on December 8, 2008 and completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego. He graduated infantry training and ...
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Juliet Starrett

Warrior of the Month: Juliet Starrett

From the first time I met Juliet up at San Francisco CrossFit, I knew this was a woman I had to get to know. As busy as she was being the wife to Kelly Starrett, being the mom of two ...
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Medicine for the Mind

If your mind is constantly running, worrying, tired, or excitable, then keep reading. How many of you spend hours on the computer, phone, social media, watching TV, talking on the phone. How often do you do this in well lit rooms, ...
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Tips for Getting Goof Sleep

Want to Help Build Up Your Resilience? SLEEP

Why is Sleep Important:  The most obvious answer is, you spend at least 1/3 of your life in bed, so make it as enjoyable and complete an experience you can.  Also in all honestly If you do not sleep, you will die…SLOWLY! No ...
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Warrior of the Week

Warrior of the Month-Dr. Katherine Thomas

Kate Hendricks Thomas, PhD I spend a lot of time these days teaching and coaching to help people become more resilient. I think I am passionate about it because in the past I have flopped SO spectacularly. It almost leveled me. When ...
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Alan Eisenstock

Interview with a GHOST: Writer Alan Eisenstock

I was gulping down a glass of water after I gave a speech at the 2013 National Eating Disorder Association Conference in Washington DC. It was a really rewarding talk about my experience as a human being suffering with an ...
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#TheSweatLifeAmbassador

  “Have you woken up 2 days in a row uninspired? If so, Change your life! “- Lululemon “Roger that”- Dr. T This a phrase in the Lululemon manifesto! So simple but very profound. Simply put, get after it in a way that ...
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Life in Focus Podcast

Life in Focus Podcast Interview-Happiness by Design

It was an honor to join my friend Christopher to discuss my current love for getting rid of 'perfect'. You can view the original page and podcast here.  How are you getting rid of perfect? You can listen here: ...
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Amie Valpone

Warrior of the Month: Amie Valpone

Amie Valpone, CELEBRITY CHEF & FOUNDER OF THEHEALTHYAPPLE.COM What is your Warrior Story? How did you use your inner Warrior to survive, adapt and overcome? Being healthy means being happy and not relying on drugs to get you through your day without ...
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Michael Hernandez

Warrior of the Month: Michael Hernandez

Michael Hernandez Bio: Cpl. USMC 2 tours Iraq 1 tour Afghanistan injured twice in combat. Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury loss of long term memory ACL/ MCL replaced in both knees Retired medically Veteran Outreach Director Team RWB Tampa CFL1 trainer/ USA Olympic lifting L1 Power Lifter/ ...
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Battlegrounds Dr. Theresa Larson

Our Battlegrounds

Vulnerability breeds strength. Not PR-a-deadlift strength, although this is possible, but the courage, practical wisdom, and inner fortitude to keep pushing, moving on, fighting the good fight, keeping perspective, and living LIFE strength. That’s what I’m talking about. I believe that ...
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Cogen Nelson

Warrior of the Month-Cogen Nelson

  SGT Cogen Nelson is a recently retired United States Marine Corps Sergeant, due to combat injury. After deploying multiple times to Iraq, SGT Nelson suffered wounds, both physically and mentally thus leading to his medical discharge. Although he came back ...
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Dr. Eva Selhub

Warrior of the Month-Dr. Eva Selhub

About Eva Selhub, M.D. Dr. Eva Selhub is an internationally recognized expert, physician, author, speaker and consultant in the fields of stress, resilience, mind-body medicine and working with the natural environment to achieve maximum health and wellbeing. Dr. Selhub engages ...
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Dr. Theresa Larson Interview with Proud2BeMe.org

This is Dr T in a short interview after telling her story to students  at California State University of North Ridge during National Eating Disorder Awareness Week on Feb 24th 2015.  The organization that interviewed her was http://proud2bme.org. Learn more about proud2beme.org ...
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The Wizard

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou I cannot help but notice that despite having the opportunity to know a ...
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Lisa Moffatt

Warrior of the Month-Lisa Moffatt

Stage IV terminal incurable adrenal cancer warrior! My inner warrior trait is FEARLESSNESS! I was 35 years old when I was diagnosed with Adrenal Cortex Carcinoma–stage IV, metastasized to the lungs. I was a single mom with two little boys. Adrenocortical carcinoma ...
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Julie Kelly Warrior of the Week

Warrior of the Month-Julie Kelly

I consider myself to be a late bloomer and a bit of an odd ball. I developed later than most of my friends and never journeyed down the predictable path. Traits I used to loathe, but now happen to love ...
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Taking in the Good

Taking in the Good…

I was recently going through both my mother’s and father’s boxes in our garage. My mother’s stuff has been collecting dust for many years, however my father’s boxes are still pretty fresh as his passing was recent. In many of ...
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Warrior of the Month: Ashley Hope Linder

Welcome to the first installment of the Warrior of the Month series!  In the video below, an amazing woman named Ashley Linder tells her story of overcoming physical and sexual abuse at the hands of her father, testifying against him ...
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Warrior Movement

Introducing the Warrior Movement

I'd like to share with you the Warrior Movement. It's a project where stories and articles are shared to stimulate positivity, resiliency, and something called post traumatic growth in those that need it. I started the Warrior Movement for 2 reasons: 1 ...
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The FIRE of the Warrior Movement

When you look in the mirror what do you see? I see a Warrior.  A peaceful one and a vicious one, if needed. I also see a beautiful lady in mind and body.  One who's loving, imperfect, intense, resilient, proactive, funny, ...
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