#24 Tylor Belshe: Marine Combat Veteran and homesteader

“Some of these experiences, when you’re in them, it’s not all like happy, right? And so, you have to have the courage to face down those things within you.”

Welcome everyone to episode Twenty-Four of the “It Matters To Me Podcast”! I’m your host, Adam Casey, and today my guest is a sincerely extraordinary person and friend, Tylor Belshe.

Fellow Marine Veteran and all-around tremendous human being, Tylor is without a doubt one of the most interesting people I’ve met in recent memory.

We start things off by talking about Tylor’s adventurous spirit growing up in a Mormon household and how the mission he went on as part of that faith ignited a sense of service towards others.

Then we get into his time serving in the Marine Corps as a reservist at the outset of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan in the early 2000s and the introspection he went through during his deployments overseas.

After his time in uniform, Tylor like so many other vets who have experienced combat and trauma benefited from the truly remarkable effects of plant-based medicines to help process those events. He describes how it impacted him in a profound way and why he eventually helped lead the campaign here in Denver to decriminalize psilocybin mushrooms.

Tylor then rounds out our talk detailing his next adventure: moving to Hawaii with his fiancé and close family members to begin homesteading on 20+ acres of lush jungle property and create a space for them to truly call their own.

This episode is coming out a few days after Veteran’s Day and I don’t think any other guest would have been as captivating and humbling as Tylor. He’s someone I’ve felt like I’ve clicked with since the moment I met him and I couldn’t be happier to be his friend.

Do me a favor, make sure to follow his Instagram that’s documenting his move to Hawaii. I’ve already had the chance to see what the property looks like and I am just in awe of what he and his family are doing.

Additional Links

Tylor’s Hawaii Homesteading Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/wildpineapplefarmstead/

It Matters To Me (Instagram):

https://www.instagram.com/adamcasey/

General Mattis Quote about torture:

I’ve always found, give me a pack of cigarettes and a couple of beers and I do better with that than I do with torture.’

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