So You Want To Teach At The VA?

Recently, I’ve been receiving questions about how to start a class at a VA hospital. I wish my answer was as simple as, “Well here is how you do it…”, but it’s nowhere near that simple. For those of you trying to set up a class at your local VA,  I have once piece of…

Marines Are Leaders: Now and Forever

By Elijah Sacra, Semper Fidelis Health & Wellness The following are the words of the Bravo Company Commander following the SFHW Warrior Wellness Team successful implementation of the FIRST & ONLY Juicing | Smoothie |Super Food Program for Wounded Warriors at Wounded Warrior BN East Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.  United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior…

Veterans: Unplug and Get Back To Nature

“The data across age groups —regular folks from age 18 into their 60s — showed an almost 50 percent increase in creativity.” Remember: your yoga mat can double as a sleeping mat in the great outdoors. This week, a great study published by the University of Kansas shows that a few days in the wilderness…

Mini-Rant: Funding for a whole-body approach at the VA

Some of the best efforts come from small places. But small places doesn’t mean small minds, rather the contrary. Great people with good intentions, many who are or become experts in their fields cobble together programs that help our veterans.  The only thing they lack is a constant flow of money to support what they…

One year later… All this because of Tim

Readers of this blog, and followers of us on WarRetreat on Facebook might not realize that it was started as a way to honor my friend, Tim Hetherington. It’s been a year since he was killed while covering the war in Libya. I was lucky because so many people reached out to one another to…

The Journey: Coming Home

Eventually, everyone goes on a journey. It could be the veteran coming home from war, the housewife tired with her station, the kid who decides to go to college despite a lack of support from home. Here’s a good poem about making a single decision to go forward in life. “The Journey” by Mary Oliver, winner…