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Boulder Crest Retreat Recognized as a Model for Community-Based Veteran Programs

Boulder Crest Retreat Recognized as a Model for Community-Based Veteran Programs

The Retreat’s breakthrough approach to PTSD and combat-related stress is worth replicating, according to the American Psychological Association’s The Military Psychologist

In the three years since opening, Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness has served more than 2,100 combat veterans and their family members. The Virginia-based retreat – the nation’s first privately-funded wellness center dedicated exclusively to combat veterans and their families – serves as a proving ground for a new and innovative approach to PTSD and combat stress.

EOD Warrior Foundation Seeks EOD Tech in Need of Assistance Dog

EOD Warrior Foundation Seeks EOD Tech in Need of Assistance Dog

The EOD Warrior Foundation is partnering with MADE in Texas Assistance Dogs to pair a trained service dog with an EOD technician in need

 

Many EOD technicians need assistance when they return home from combat. Those who suffer from conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often find that service dogs bring relief, others who have physical injuries, including amputations, blindness, and many others, may find benefit in having a service dog for multiple reasons. The EOD Warrior Foundation is partnering with MADE in Texas Assistance Dogs to provide an EOD technician in need with a fully trained service dog.  This dog is being donated in honor of former U.S. Navy EOD officer, Commander Kevin Childre, who passed away in May 2015 as a result of a bicycle accident while on a ride raising awareness for the EOD Warriors Foundation.

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.