My name is Traver Boehm. I am an author, speaker and transformational coach
teaching people from all over the globe how to radically shift the quality of their
When I was a kid, I wanted to be a ninja
—that was pretty much it.
Well, I wanted to be Bruce Lee too. You get the gist.
Instead, I ended up swimming and playing water polo for Boston College, earning a B.A. in Asian Philosophy before rounding off my education with a Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo-San University.
My life has been interesting to say the least. I’ve surfed through Central America, fought Muay Thai in Thailand, and protected billionaires living on luxury yachts throughout the Caribbean. I’ve stuck acupuncture needles in homeless HIV patients, taught hundreds of women how to defend themselves, and sat in complete isolation and pitch darkness in a Guatemalan hut. For a month.
I have zero plan to ever stop exploring this world of ours. Zero.
A few years ago when my marriage and business partnership suddenly ended just days apart – my life changed forever.
It was the darkest period of a life graced by light and took me on the most expansive journey imaginable.
Before my ex had walked out of our house that fateful January morning I was on the phone with a counselor knowing I would need an entire team to usher me through the upcoming ordeal. He was but one of the dozens of professionals and experts I sought out along my path from “I can’t believe this is happening to me” to “thank god this all happened.”
For the next two years, I was a man possessed. I learned everything possible about relationship, polarity, masculine and feminine dynamics, meditation, healing, psychology, trauma recovery, PTSD, and more. I added all of this to my extenisve knowledge of physical training, health studies, and wellness practices. The contents of bookshelf doubled and I sought out the very best in their respective fields. Not one ounce of this pain I was experiencing was going to be wasted. None was.
Throughout my very public divorce an interesting phenomenon happened – people started seeking me out.
Each one had read something I’d written or listened to an interview and wanted to know what methods I was using to not only manage my pain but thrive in this extraordinarily turbulent time. I spoke to complete strangers, sisters and friend’s co-workers who were all going through the same experience I was – that of loss. I spoke to people going thorugh divorces, dealing with the death of family members, bankruptcies, addiction, and more.
Unfortunately, so many of them were still struggling with drugs, alcohol, sleeping with anyone they could, and disrespecting not only themselves, but more importantly, the golden opportunity staring them right in the face.
This broke my heart knowing there were ways to experience and use pain skillfully.
I found myself having the same conversation over and over, congratulating people for the pain they were in, hearing their exasperation and reassuring them they were about to enter the greatest chapter of their lives. The one born and forged from the very pain they were running from.
The theme of those conversations is the One Day Stronger philosophy – every day no matter how hard, how brutally awful, or how amazing – every day we will lay our heads down on our pillows and have an opportunity. The opportunity to be one day stronger. One day better. One day more resilient.
The “how’s” are numerous, but the “why” is always the same – every day presents us with a choice:
- let our pain take us to new lows
- or let us use our pain to reach the greatest of highs
“One Day Stronger” became my motto, my mantra, and my call to action.
In the face of my most difficult chapter, it also became the foundation upon which I rebuilt my entire life. I believe in it with every fiber of my being and have seen this program change people’s lives in ways they never imagined possible.
People just like you who woke up one day and said, “I can’t believe this happened, I think I’m going to die” and now say, “It happened and it hurts, but thankfully I’ve never lived like this before.”
One Day Stronger is the culmination of my entire life spent teaching: teaching people how to be stronger, how to defend themselves, how to eat, meditate, and live life to the fullest. That life now blended with my own journey of healing.
One Day Stronger is all of me, it’s everything I’m about.