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How Meditation is Helping Veterans Heal

How Meditation is Helping Veterans Heal

As the number of veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, anxiety, and other related conditions continues to rise, many are finding relief in a surprising way. These veterans are closing their eyes and silently thinking a simple sound known as a mantra. Much to their surprise, but not to the teachers who introduced them to it, they are finding the practice is helping to essentially give them their lives back. This process, called Transcendental Meditation (TM), is scientifically proven to offer a host of benefits for those who engage in the practice regularly.

Back-to-School Tips for Getting Kids to Brush Regularly

Back-to-School Tips for Getting Kids to Brush Regularly

As the new school year moves near, many parents are left with the age-old struggle of how to get their child to brush their teeth regularly before heading off to the bus stop each day. The good news is that for those parents who put in the effort, their kids will usually develop good oral hygiene habits. Prior to the school year beginning, parents can start working on helping their child develop good daily brushing habits.

This July 4th Remember Those Veterans who Battle Invisible Wounds

This July 4th Remember Those Veterans who Battle Invisible Wounds

Paws of War, a nonprofit organization that helps animals and veterans, focuses on effective solutions for suffering veterans

EOD Warrior Foundation Secures Title Sponsor for Annual Undefeated Ride

EOD Warrior Foundation Secures Title Sponsor for Annual Undefeated Ride

The EOD Warrior Foundation announces a title sponsorship for the 2016 EOD Undefeated Ride. A $40,000 event title sponsorship honors the Cecil B. DeMille Foundation, located in Los Angeles. The annual Undefeated Ride is a one or two-day bicycle ride that has grown to be the Foundation’s largest annual fundraiser. All funds raised, directly support the EOD Warrior Foundation’s mission, of helping EOD warriors and their families.

“We are honored and thrilled to have the Cecil B. DeMille Foundation as a title sponsor for this great event,” explains Nicole Motsek, executive director of the EOD Warrior Foundation. “The Undefeated Ride is only successful because of our generous supporters.”

Learning to Grow Your Own Food Comes with a Host of Benefits

Learning to Grow Your Own Food Comes with a Host of Benefits

How Gardening Allows Combat Veterans to Blossom
 

With the summer months upon us, it is a great time to think about gardening. The good news is that learning to grow your own food comes with a host of benefits. The benefits are so good that it’s being recommended as an activity for veterans to engage in, especially if they suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or combat-related stress. The more people learn about the good that can result, the more they may be staking off a plot in the yard to get planting.

5 Ways to Transform PTSD into Post Traumatic Growth

5 Ways to Transform PTSD into Post Traumatic Growth

How veterans can be as productive at home as they were on the battlefield

June is National PTSD Awareness Month and June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day. In the wake of 15 consecutive years of war, a great deal of attention has been paid to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and combat-related stress amongst combat veterans. According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, between 11-20 percent of those who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have PTSD.

The majority of efforts to support and assist these remarkable men and women focus on managing and mitigating the symptoms associated with PTSD, using a combination of psychotherapy and medications. However, a growing body of research suggests that there is a different approach that may prove far more effective.

5 Tips for Choosing a Great Dentist

5 Tips for Choosing a Great Dentist

Everyone needs to have a dentist, but finding the right one is not always the easiest of tasks. After all, according to the American Dental Education Association, there are around 230,000 dentists in the U.S. Trying to choose the right one for your family may seem like a monumental task, but it doesn’t have to be. There are some things you can do to help make the selection easier and keep your family happier.