Spring Cleaning

By Fatima Cook There’s a freshness in the air! The earlier rising and later setting sun clearly marks the time for a refreshing reset. Time to clean out with what's no longer “sparking joy” (in the words of Marie Kondo) and make space to fill with joie de vivre. Aside from ...
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The Impact of Invisibility: Military Veteran Women’s Health

By Kate Hendricks Thomas I still remember being told I should never walk around our base in Iraq alone. Would you believe that it didn’t even seem strange at the time? Today I’m a public health researcher. A big part of what I do is try to figure out how ...
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“Transcendental Meditation made me human again. I came back from the dead. I was resurrected.”

By Corey O'Brien Corey O’Brien is a US Army and Ohio National Guard veteran with a TBI and PTSD who credits his recovery to a Transcendental Meditation program for veterans, enabled through a partnership between the Resurrecting Lives Foundation and David Lynch Foundation. O’Brien is a science teacher at Hamilton Township High School ...
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Army Veteran and Artist Lt Col David Richardson will Auction His Original Artwork to Benefit Fellow Veterans with PTSD

NEW YORK, NY, MARCH 2019 — Vanity Fair celebrity interviewer George Wayne and Award Winning TV Host and Best Selling Author, Rita Cosby will be co-hosting an exhibition and benefit at The Solider and Sailors Club at 283 Lexington Avenue on Thursday, March 14th @ 6PM.

Wayne will be auctioning off ...
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Big Shout-Out to SFTT’s Crowd-Funders for Getting Eric to Pocatello for “Treatment of Ten”

by Ben Richards "Why isn't everyone getting this?" was the first question he asked me. Eric and I were talking about his experience going through Stand for the Troop's (SFTT) "Treatment of Ten" program.

Eric served our Nation for more than two decades, through multiple combat deployments and like so many ...
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The Holidays

By Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas is the author of Brave, Strong, True: The Modern Warrior’s Battle for Balance and co-author of Bulletproofing the Psyche. As holidays approach, I’m uniquely grateful for the loved ones in my life. I’m also ever-mindful that there’ve been times when I ...
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Bulletproofing

by Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas What if I told you that mental fitness is something you can develop in the same way you build your physical fitness? We hear a lot these days about mental fitness in politics and leadership. When we do, the conversation often focuses on avoiding or ...
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MaryAnn H.A. Dyer & Wookiee

My name is MaryAnn H.A. Dyer, I am a Retired, 100% Disabled, female Army Veteran, with a Military Occupational Skill (MOS) in Intelligence (TSBICI). I have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with Night Terrors, Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Panic Attacks, Fibromyalgia, Degenerative Spine and Severe Migraines. I love the Army ...
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Carolyn May and Wiggles

PTSD is an ugly, devitalizing, and enervating disorder. Sometimes you just want to hide and avoid people completely. It is difficult to do the things you once loved and PTSD symptoms have adverse and detrimental effects on relationships. When one considers what it means to be well, what it means ...
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Mike Arena & Orion

Orion (my service dog) over the years has drastically reduced my symptoms of PTSD. Since Orion... I can have a connection with my family; reintegrating with the lives of my 4 children and soon to be 3 grandchildren from a previous life and now a long-term relationship with my girlfriend ...
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Russ Albrycht and Tink

I enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves in 1998 and have deployed twice as a Combat Medic to Iraq.  For my first deployment, I worked in the EMT (Emergency Room) of a Combat Support Hospital during the busiest phase of the Iraq War and regularly received mortar fire during my ...
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Sheldon Ewers, U.S. Navy Veteran and his Amazing Service Dog Roy

I can say I am alive today because of my Service Dog Roy! In May of 2017 I received a significant mental blow.  On that day while home by myself, I received a letter in the mail explaining to me from an employer, I was broken, I was terminated, they ...
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