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Truck Focus Podcast - Episode #56 - Optimizing Our Function While Minimizing Our Stress w/ Dr. Barry

Friends in the Industry -

In today's episode, I am excited to have a conversation with Dr. Barry, who is someone I truly respect as he continues to have a pivotal impact in my own life, as my chiropractor!

I am excited as this interview is part of our We Got This - Mental Health series. This series is dedicated to exploring Mental Health. I will be interviewing a number of professionals that will help us navigate what exactly is Mental Health, and offer guidance on actionable steps we can take each day to protect and ultimately strengthen our own mental health. *disclaimer - the purpose of our series is to educate, encourage, and empower and to not prevent or discourage anyone from seeking medical attention.

A very important message Dr. Barry shares in our interview are we can never lose hope, and that we need to be mindful of what we mentally intake - similarly to what we put into our bodies, we need to monitor what we allow into our minds. We can control this by monitoring what we watch, listen to, who we hang out with, and ensuring our self-talk is not injury our mental health.

Check out the interview now!

One thing I must say I admire most about Dr. Barry is his ability to hear about the pain I am experiencing, and help resolve the issue through treatment but also by encouraging lifestyle habits.

I believe today’s episode is a great listen for those looking for actionable advice when identifying what is our mental health, and what proactive steps can we do each day to protect our own mental health.

You can learn more about Dr. Barry by visiting:


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Thank you again, Dr. Barry, I really appreciate your time and the information shared in today's episode! Have a safe day, and let's create a pivotal impact!


For anyone that has worked in the transportation industry longer than a minute knows, at some point or another, we all experience challenges that put a strain on our mental health. A number of examples in my own experience come to mind, such as operating a commercial vehicle in traffic, planning trucks and a piece of equipment breaks, etc, and having to navigate through these challenges.

As we navigate through these challenges and ultimately create our own victories, all of this action has an impact on our mental health. Possibly you are feeling less like yourself over the last few months?

I know I have.

That is why this series is so important to me and my own journey, and I am excited for the impact it will have on the lives of those in our industry that continue to create success each day while battling various challenges.

We need to all understand that our mental health needs to be taken seriously, and there are a number of actions we can take each day to protect and strengthen our own mental health.

There are also situations that require medical attention. Regardless of where we are at today, I look forward to all of us making strides to become better.

Most importantly, if you are in a mental state where you feel lost, confused, or uncertain - please reach out. If that means reaching out to myself, to others in our community, to a medical professional, or whomever - please make sure you reach out.

Thank you for taking the time to listen today!


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Thank you again for taking the time to listen, and I hope you have a safe day!

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