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Veterans Need Help Becoming Civilians Again

By Daniel Gade — 2021

Our treatment of troops returning from combat has led to a culture of permanent disability. They deserve better.

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It is Critical to Find Your Purpose First

The process to uncover your purpose after a career in military service takes great introspection.

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“Which One Is the Real Me?”—A Veteran’s Transition and Identity Crisis

Like most veterans, I found the transition from military to civilian life a struggle—a tougher struggle than I had anticipated. For me, I found that one of my trickier struggles was with my identity.

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Fighting with Another Purpose

Soldiers are always supposed to be thinking. That’s what West Point teaches its cadets, who are officers in training. You’re supposed to question the orders you’re given, to see whether they conform to the Geneva Conventions and the laws of war.

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For These Veterans, Poetry and Prose Help Treat the Moral Injury of War

The classical hero’s journey involves a call to adventure, a refusal to go, crossing a threshold while battling internal and external monsters, and above all, sacrifice.

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‘American Veteran’ Honors the Many Faces of the U.S. Soldier

On the heels of America’s longest war, a new PBS documentary series sits down with nearly 50 veterans in hopes of helping to bridge a growing gap.

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Why Soldiers Crave a ‘Hero’s Journey’

Many in the veteran community have made the mistake of assuming that the only process of reincarnation as a new, more laudable self is through violence and brutality.

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Emotion Coaching: Helping Kids Cope with Negative Feelings

Emotion coaching is the practice of talking with children about their feelings, and offering kids strategies for coping with emotionally difficult situations. The goal is to empathize, reassure, and teach. Does it make a difference? Yes.

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Existentialist Psychologist, Auschwitz Survivor Viktor Frankl Explains How to Find Meaning in Life, No Matter What Challenges You Face

Frankl’s thesis echoes those of many sages, from Buddhists to Stoics to his 20th century Existentialist contemporaries: “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

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Once More Unto the Breach...

Many of the mornings on many of the days in the lives of many of the people on this planet, it’s not very easy to find a very good reason to throw back the covers and get out of bed.

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Meaning Is Healthier Than Happiness

People who are happy but have little-to-no sense of meaning in their lives have the same gene expression patterns as people who are enduring chronic adversity.

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