One of the Greatest Weapons in the Miltary’s Arsenal was Useless Without the Head space and Timing Gauge. Veterans Can Be Rendered Inoperable if their Headspace and Timing is Not Set Correctly As Well.

Mental Health from a Combat Veteran Perspective

Veterans Can Find Meaning and Purpose through Service

Veterans Can Find Meaning and Purpose through Service

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others – Mahatma Ghandi One of the most common impacts of leaving the military is loss of meaning and purpose. Regardless of why we joined, while we were in the military, service members expended energy and effort for the greater good. There wasRead more about Veterans Can Find Meaning and Purpose through Service[…]

After the Military, Finding Your What Is As Important as Finding Your Why

After the Military, Finding Your What Is As Important as Finding Your Why

March, 1996. I was the lowest ranking guy in my platoon. My unit pushed south from our base in Hungary to Camp Angela, Bosnia. Being the lowest ranking guy in the platoon this didn’t always  mean that much, but this time, it meant I got the crap assignment. I was sent down early as aRead more about After the Military, Finding Your What Is As Important as Finding Your Why[…]

HST032: Purpose and Meaning with Dr. Aaron James Smith

HST032: Purpose and Meaning with Dr. Aaron James Smith

This is the 8th episode of the Veteran Mental Health Boot Camp, a series of podcasts that is looking at all aspects of Veteran Mental Health. Check out the first episode and all episodes as they’re released by going here Summary: Dr. Aaron James Smith is a United States Marine and Associate Professor at Western WashingtonRead more about HST032: Purpose and Meaning with Dr. Aaron James Smith[…]

The Difference Between Meaning and Purpose in Veteran Mental Health

The Difference Between Meaning and Purpose in Veteran Mental Health

Meaning and Purpose. Purpose and Meaning. It’s the Holy Grail of post-military life: searching for something that will satisfy the need for meaning and purpose that a service member had while they were in the service. It’s more than just something to do, it’s a desire to find something to be. I’ve written about the need for findingRead more about The Difference Between Meaning and Purpose in Veteran Mental Health[…]