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    "Buck Stienke and I were honored to be on Military Moms Talk Radio show last week. Wow! What a dedicated bunch of wonderful (and witty) ladies. We're proud to be a part of and associated with a group like Military Moms in support of and dedicated to our armed forces, both past and present. Oorah!" - Ken Farmer and Buck Stienke Co-Authors of the Black Eagle Force series. "Appearing on Military Mom Talk Radio was a fantastic experience. Sandra and her team were wonderful to work with. Programs such as this one are so important because they cut through the hype and sensationalism and offer real military families a chance to address the general public about the realities of military life. All too often, the media focus is on the hardships of military life, so it's refreshing to have an outlet like Military Mom Talk Radio where guests can share not only the challenges of military life, but also the rewards. Less than one percent of our citizens serve in the Armed Forces. Understandably, there's a huge military/civilian divide. With our country involved in two wars, we can all benefit from more programming featuring the stories of real military families." - Andi Hurley
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Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd welcome Dr. Suzanne Phillips: Why Couples Disagree About Time, Oct. 8

Military Mom Talk Radio, Sandra Beck, Army Moms, Marine Wives, Marine Moms, Wounded Warriors, itunes, Robin Boyd, Operation Gratitude, Go Army Homes, Military Radio Show, Army Talk Radio, Navy Talk Radio, Marine Talk Radio, Coast Guard Talk Radio, Air Force Talk Radio, Navy Moms, Air Force Moms, Navy Wives, Air Force Wives, Fisher House, World of Children, Shining Service Worldwide, Military Writers Society of America, Facebook, Twitter, Itunes Military Mom, Facebook Military Mom, Twitter Military Mom, Military Family Radio Show, Army Mom Talk Radio, Navy Mom Talk Radio, Marine Mom Talk Radio, Armed Services Talk Radio, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Girls Scouts, Boy Scouts, VA Hospitals, PODS, ArmWives, VAMBOA, ToginetSuzanne B. Phillips, ABPP, CGP, FAGPA is a licensed Psychologist, Psychoanalyst, Diplomat in Group Psychology, Certified Group Therapist and Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She is Adjunct Full Professor of Clinical Psychology at the CW Post Campus of Long Island University, N.Y. since 1991 and Postdoctoral Faculty of the Derner Institute of Adelphi University. She on the Board of Directors and is Co-Chair of Outreach for the American Group Psychotherapy Association. She has worked, published and presented nationally and internationally on trauma, couples, uniformed services, bereavement, relationship addiction, etc.

Today we’ll take a look at stress relative to time.  When we can’t control time how do we manage energy and stress? Folks are often in deployment cycles waiting (too much time) – while on a day-to-day basis the single parent at home is “out of time.” Research from the corporate world invites people to consider – if you can’t manage time, manage your energy and stress. Time is finite – energy can be expanded and stress can be reduced. How can we expand energy – how can we help children do the same?  A related and interesting topic is while everyone knows that couples argue about money, kids and sex, a less visible but stressful topic for couples is “Why Couples Disagree About Time.”

Suzanne is author of three books and over twenty articles.  Most recently she co-authored, Healing Together: A Couple’s Guide to Coping with Trauma and Post-Traumatic Stress. She has appeared on national TV as well as Radio.  She blogs weekly on Psych Central (Healing Together for Couples) and Healthywomen.com. Her blogs have also appeared on Huffington Press and PBS This Emotional Life. In 2012 She was chosen as Psychologist of the Year for the Suffolk County Psychological Association. She has a private practice in Northport, N.Y. where she lives with her husband. She has two grown sons.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

Battle Parents by Sandra Beck, Military Mom Talk Radio

It takes a lot to impress me with new ideas. I’ll be honest with over 300 radio shows under my belt pertaining to military and motherhood, I think I have heard everything. Then an idea pops out from an unlikely place from an unlikely person.  No, it’s not a shrink or a counselor or a decorated veteran. It came from a mom. From a mom who started a small Facebook group called PODS – Parents of Deployed Service Members.

This group is private and has about 1500 members. I had the pleasure of meeting Marcella Stretch the founder and she came up with a great idea recently. You see in Battle – we have Battle Buddies. Those promised to be at our side and watch our back and take care of us when we need them.

Marcella Stretch came up with the concept of Battle Parents.  This is a unique and powerful concept because it allows our parents of military service members to bond and support each other in ways that no one else can. If you are a service member, encourage your mom or dad to get a Battle Parent.

See a Battle Parent promises to be at their side and watch their back and take care of them when needed. Parents of our service men and women take on a unique role.  The love their children and knowingly support them as they put themselves in harm’s way for our country.  Are they proud? Damn Proud! Are they scared? Every day.

As a parent you worry about your kids their whole live. No matter how old you are, if your parents are still alive they worry about you. You can’t support them sure, but you have a job to do. You have a mission. That’s why Battle Parents need to band together, form alliances and share information.

This is especially important when a Battle Parent’s adult child goes on their first deployment, goes to basic or transfers to a new area.  The parents worry and one of the best ways to help your parents is to provide them with real information from real parents who have gone or are going through the same thing.

I watch Battle Parents in action. One child is injured or lost – Battle Parents rush in to support the grieving parent. One child is coming home – Battle Parents rush in to celebrate.  Parents get tired. Parents get scared. Parents get confused.  Together we are stronger and our Military Parents – the PODS – Parents of Deployed Service members can band together and life all of us up.

So Parents – get a Battle Parent. You can find them online.  Service men and women encourage your Mom or Dad to get their Battle Buddy – their own Battle Parent.  And Marcella Stretch of PODS – thank you for giving a name to this outstanding concept of parents supporting parents while their adult children are on deployment – as well as before and after.

Sandra Beck is the host of Military Mom Talk Radio a show dedicated to bringing issues, solutions and up to date information to our Military Families.  Mondays 2pm PST on Toginet.com. Also available for free on Itunes.  Sandra Beck is a writer for MilitaryConnection and a member of VAMBOA and Military Writer’s Society of America This Article appeared on http://www.militaryconnection.com.

Bouncing with Style, By Sandra Beck, Military Mom Talk Radio

I talk a lot about Bouncing. I like the word “Bounce” because it says to me that we just get knocked down and bounce right up again like a rubber ball. “Bounce” also sounds fun. I mean really how much fun are the words “recovery”, “adjustment” and “rebound.”

Chances are if you are alive reading this you will go through death, financial loss, separation and probably divorce in this lifetime at some point or another.  I got hit with all of those in the past few years all at once and it seemed like it would never end. My life was like a wave of pain that kept washing over me – only it didn’t cleanse me it just hurt.
Life is full of hurts and I think the military family goes through more than most civilian families. They have to say goodbye a lot more. They have to change a lot more. They also wonder if mom or dad is ever coming home and if they are what will that be like. These are some of the special conditions that our military families face on a daily basis. One of my radio show guests moved 19 times in “her” military career as did “her children.”  Yeah, it was the “dad” who served but one when enlists the whole family comes along for the ride.  I call the kids the “littlest soldiers” because they are serving too.

Because life is hard and bad things happen to all of us, I have learned that the way I phrase it in my head makes a big difference in my day.  If I get up and “bounce” I smile. If I am in “recovery” I frown.  Same things happened to me, but the way I choose to phrase them in my head make all the difference.

Take my divorce. It sucked. I was cheated on, then left alone with little kids and got the bills dumped on my head while my mom died of breast cancer. Any way you slice it – it sucked.  I could use the word “divorced” but that has such an icky feel to it. I choose the word “recycled” and I feel like I am helping the planet at the same time.

I don’t like to say I am in “abuse recovery” either.  That just sounds dismal. So I choose the phrase “I’m bouncing with style.”  And what does style mean??? – it means getting up every day , fixing my hair…putting on something other than sweats and greeting my future.  Do I hit the mark every day – not a chance.  But I try and do my best to phrase things in my head in a way that serves me.  Why do it any other way?  When life bowls me over, I bounce.  Do you?

Sandra Beck is the host of Military Mom Talk Radio a show dedicated to bringing issues, solutions and up to date information to our Military Families.  Mondays 2pm PST on Toginet.com. Also available for free on Itunes.  Sandra Beck is a writer for MilitaryConnection and a member of VAMBOA and Military Writer’s Society of America This Article appeared on http://www.militaryconnection.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes Linda Franklin of Shining Service Worldwide, Suzy Manning of Sizzzl.com, and Valerie Maine, researcher of post-deployment adjustment issues

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Linda is visiting Military Mom Talk Radio this week to share new initiatives on the horizon for Shining Service Worldwide, specifically for transitioning women veterans.

Visit Linda at www.shiningserviceworldwide.com.

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She has inspired women to feel good in their bodies with her own fitness program. She has facilitated seminars and retreats for women to renew, to re-energize, and to reward themselves for their uniqueness. Her articles on women’s wisdom have appeared in Healing Garden Journal and phenomeNEWS. Wise Women – Circle of Wisdom is her international selling inspirational gift book.

Suzy holds a Masters degree in Agency Counseling from Siena Heights University. Continual immersion in her own self-growth and evolution allows her to connect with others with authenticity and impeccability. Her studies have included shamanism, reiki, massage, enlightened warrior training, train the trainer, millionaire mind intensive, investment and business building, and 4T prosperity. Her motivation comes from her own life’s challenges and realization that all of our stories overlap.

Her personal intent is to empower women to own their magnificence, to ignite their dreams, and to illuminate their beauty, power, wisdom, and leadership in their Sizzzl years of 50+. There is powerful energy at a cellular level in women as we embrace our 60′s, 70′s, and 80′s. It is not a time to be invisible, but a time to be seen and heard. We are the change agents.

Visit Suzy at www.sizzzl.com

Air Force Mom Talk Radio, Air Force Moms, Air Force Talk Radio, Air Force Wives, Armed Services Talk Radio, Army Mom Talk Radio, Army Moms, Army Talk Radio, Army Wives, Boy Scouts, Coast Guard Talk Radio, Debbie Gregory, Doris Rivas-Brekke., Facebook, Facebook Military Mom, Fisher House, Girls Scouts, itunes, Itunes Military Mom, Jody Bremer, Linda Jefferson, Marine Mom Talk Radio, Marine Moms, Marine Talk Radio, Marine Wives, Military Family Radio Show, Military Mom Talk Radio, Military Radio Show, Military Writers Society of America, Navy Mom Talk Radio, Navy Moms, Navy Talk Radio, Navy Wives, Operation Gratitude, Robin Boyd, Sandra Beck, Shining Service Worldwide, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Twitter, Twitter Military MomValerie Maine is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology at Antioch University New England. Valerie received her bachelor’s degree in biopsychology from Oberlin College in 2003 and her master’s of science in clinical psychology from Antioch University New England in 2010. She has worked with veteran and active duty military populations at the United States Coast Guard Academy, the Providence VA hospital, and is currently in training at the William S. Middleton Memorial Hospital (Madison, WI) in the Addictions Disorders Treatment Program, where she works with veterans with a dual diagnosis of PTSD and substance use disorders. Valerie is currently working on her dissertation entitled “The Questionnaire of Post-Combat Couple Adjustment – A Preliminary Validation.” Her research focuses on the experience of couples coping with post-deployment and post-combat adjustment issues.

Valerie is the daughter of a Navy veteran and former United Nations staffer. Because of her father’s work, Valerie grew up in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Italy. Her father traveled often throughout her childhood and her family experienced many of the challenges and joys associated with this kind of lifestyle. These early experiences have shaped Valerie’s interest in post-deployment adjustment issues and are the inspiration behind her current research interests.

Participate in Valerie’s surveys:

Veteran survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/veteran1

Partner survey: www.surveymonkey.com/s/partner2

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Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd with contribution by Doris Rivas-Brekke, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families, moms and wives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family in the Armed Service. We are proud supporters and members of the Military Writers Society of America as well as proud supporters of Operation Gratitude, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Shining Service Worldwide, Fisher House and the Girl Scouts of the USA and Boy Scouts of America.

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd presents KOBY J. LANGLEY, Special Assistant, Office of the Secretary of Defense

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Mr. Koby J. Langley is the senior adviser for strategic planning and outreach in the Office of Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy. In that role, he is responsible for the development of strategic plans related to wounded, ill, injured and transitioning service members and interagency and public/private collaboration.

In 2010, Langley served as a member of the Secretary of Defense, Office of Personnel and Readiness strategic planning team and principal report drafter of an efficiencies report that identified over $800M in cost savings to the Department of Defense. In 2009,Langley was appointed by Secretary Eric K. Shinseki of the Department of Veterans Affairs as his Special Assistant for Strategic Communications Planning, and assigned to the President’s Interagency Policy Committee on Military Families, and Presidents Task Force on Puerto Rico’s Status. In 2008, he was selected to serve as a member of the Presidential Transition Team for President Barack Obama. In 2007, Langley co-founded a private fund, which funded the education of an Iraqi interpreter who fledIraqdue to grave threats of violence for assisting coalition forces.

In 2006, after ten years of military service,Langley received a second Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding federal litigation support to the United States Army where he amassed the highest number of closed cases in the department. He subsequently founded and served as the managing partner of a multi-million dollar litigation firm in Southern Maryland.

While serving with the 82nd Airborne Division and deploying during the invasion of Iraq, Langley paid the first property damages claims in combat operations. Langley later published a standard operation procedure that was adopted theater-wide. DoD paid about 26 million dollars to settle from FY2003 to FY2006 in Iraq and Afghanistan. Langley also commanded dozens of support convoys and received the Bronze Star for his service in Iraq.

Langley is the creator, editor, and principal contributor to the blog http://www.warriorcare.mil and has published op-eds for Military.com and The History Channel, and has conducted interviews for Reuters, MSNBC, NPR outlets, the Army Times, Fox News, and various local news outlets. He was featured in a Veterans-issue related advertisement for then Presidential candidate Barack Obama. His efforts in facilitating post war reconstruction in Iraq are documented in numerous articles, as well as books by the first Iraq War Veteran elected to congress, Patrick J. Murphy (PA) and Mr. Noah Feldman, Constitutional Scholar at Harvard.

Langley holds a Bachelors (B.A.) from the University of Notre Dame, a Juris Doctorate (J.D.) from the University of Colorado, and is a Masters candidate at Georgetown University. He is a former Harvard Law School Certified Mediator, and appointee to the Senior Executive Service. His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (2); Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Kosovo Campaign Medal with Bronze Star Device.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, welcomes Sheri Snively, US Navy Chaplain author of Heaven in the Midst of Hell.

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A Navy chaplain from a pacifist Quaker tradition offers a powerful and surprising account of the human side of the Iraq war. War exposes the divide between who we think we are and how we behave in extreme situations. Sheri Snively, who served as a Quaker chaplain with the U.S. Navy, has crafted a vivid, unsettling, and ultimately hopeful personal account of the effects of the Iraq war on soldiers and civilians in Heaven in the Midst of Hell. Motherhood Talk Radio, Military Mom Talk Radio, Motherhood Incorporated, Sandra Beck, Rick Swanson, Robin Boyd,  Army Talk Radio, Military Talk Radio, Navy Talk Radio, Marine Talk Radio, USMC Talk Radio, USCG Talk Radio, Coast Guard Talk Radio, Air Force Talk Radio, USAF Talk Radio, Toginet, Itunes, Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss, Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base, Department of Defense, Military Family Issues, Military Family Blog, Navy Family Blog, Navy Family Issues, Army Family Blog, Army Family Issues, Marine Family Blog, Marine Family Issues, USMC Family Issues, Air Force Family Issues, Air Force Family Blog, Coast Guard Family Blog, Coast Guard Family Issues,  Help for Military Families, Help for Army Families, Help for Marine Families, Help for USMC Families, Help for Coast Guard Families, Help or Air Force Families,  Military Charities, Top Military Charities, Shows about the Military,  Army Moms, Navy Moms, Air Force Moms, Coast Guard Moms, Marine Moms,  Army Wives, Navy Wives, Air Force Wives, Coast Guard Wives, Marine Wives, Army Kids, Navy Kids, Air Force Kids, Coast Guard Kids, Marine Kids, Blue Star Moms, Shows on PTSD, Shows for Military Families, Great information for military families, Great information for army families, Great information for navy families, Great information for coast guard families, Great information for air force families, Great information for marine families, Sheri Snively, US Navy Chaplain, Commander Snively, Heaven in Midst of Hell

As she served with the Marines working amid the boredom, tension, and seemingly meaningless carnage at a trauma hospital between Ramadi and Fallujah, Commander Snively experienced firsthand the grim reality of combat. As she recounts the way she and the soldiers around her experience war, she negotiates a compassionate path to healing—marked not by formulaic answers, but by an open and questioning spirit.

Sheri Snively is a U.S. Navy chaplain with a BS in Economics from the University of California, Riverside, a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cal State, Los Angeles, a Master of Divinity from Bethel Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Wisdom University. Sheri is certified as a Diplomate in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress. She is currently a student at the Naval War College in the Masters Program in National Security and Strategic Studies. She deployed to Iraq with 1MLG from Camp Pendleton, California. Commander Snively’s father was a WWII Navy pilot and career officer, and her mother is a Quaker who can trace her Quaker roots back to the seventeenth century. Sheri currently lives with her family near San Diego.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm Pacific Standard Time on Toginet Radio and can be downloaded directly from Itunes and MilitaryMomTalkRadio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd and produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated. Military Mom Talk Radio supports and helps bring information to the families of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard and is dedicated to serving our friends and family at the following Army bases:  Fort Sill, Fort Bragg, Fort Carson, Fort Jackson, Fort Sam Houston, Fort Dix, Fort Campbell, Fort Belvoir, Eglin AFB, Shaw AFB, Fort Hood, Fort Eustis, Fort Leonard Wood, Redstone Arsenal and Fort Bliss. We would also like to honor our friends and family at the following over seas installations: Bahrain Administrative Support Unit, NATO Support Activity Belgium, Bad Kreuznach, Rhein-Main Air Base, Stuttgart/Robinson Barracks, Naval Forces Guam, Kadena Air Base, Torii Station, Aviano Air Base.  We would like to thank the Department of Defense for supplying guest and topics.

A Heart Apart – A Voice for Military Children

A Heart Apart, Christine Piper, Melissa Seligman, military children, children of deployed soldiers, a child's voice, HEr War Her Voice, Lifecaptured.comToo often, the focus is on the uniform. On the one serving. But what of the countless children who have served silently, over and over again, through sustained deployments? Where are their news stories and accounts of bravery? What about medals for their sacrifice? There are books available for military children, several of which are highly recommended, but none of them offer what they crave: to literally see themselves and their loved ones in the content.

Written by Melissa Seligman and Chris Piper, A Heart Apart is different in that it encourages children to create and share their own unique stories, upload their own photos then share it with their deployed parent overseas. A Heart Apart is also unique in that it offer helpful suggestions for children too young to fully express themselves. With paint-by-number exercises revolving around the “mascot” (SGT Sam E. Hears, the Messenger Star), and fill-in-the blank letters, military children are encouraged to interact with their deployed parent while expressing their emotions and anxieties.

Each deployment is different. And each military child is special. Taking the time to celebrate each child’s uniqueness is essential in helping military personnel’s children on the road to healing and recovery. Each picture uploaded is a window into their hearts, and if a picture is worth a thousand words, these children have volumes to tell.

A Heart Apart believes in the healing power and the honest communication that comes through the written word. Giving young, struggling military children the opportunity to share in that experience is the first step in giving them the platform and understanding they are so desperately craving. These children serve bravely and repeatedly. They deserve the opportunity to share their story, honor their struggle, and salute their victory. Every hero should be celebrated.

To build your story, or purchase books for a loved one, visit www.lifecreated.com

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst, 5 pm est on Toginet.com and can be downloaded directly from http://www.itunes.com. Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzalez and Robin Boyd, produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.

Military Mom Talk Radio Welcomes Sue Lynch from There And Back Again, January 3rd

Military Mom Talk Radio welcomes in the new year with There & Back Again; a non-profit reintegration program offered at no cost to veterans of all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Because of their combat service abroad, many veterans return home with a myriad of complex emotional issues, including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). TABA offers a structured program of yoga, meditation and alternative approaches to healing the whole body to help veterans transition back to their lives stateside.

Our objective is teach veterans how to use breath awareness, meditation and yoga to manage their symptoms of PTSD, to improve their relationships with loved ones, to begin to fully participate in their lives, and to give back to their fellow veterans through TABA’s Train the Trainer program. TABA is comprised of respected professionals who are dedicated to the healing of our military men and women, and our program is based on both the latest research on the benefits of alternative therapies and staff and advisory board members’ personal successes managing symptoms of PTSD.  For more information, visit www.thereandback-again.org.

Sue Lynch, There and Back Again, Military Mom Talk Radio, Assistance for veterans, Helping veterans reintegrate, Reintegration for veterans, Charlestown Yoga, Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzales, Robin Boyd, Motherhood IncorporatedExecutive Director Sue Lynch is an attorney and an officer in the Judge Advocate General Corp in the US Army Reserve.  A veteran herself having served in the Gulf War and in Kosovo, Sue found practicing yoga to be instrumental in recovering from PTSD, became a certified yoga instructor and has since opened her own yoga practice in Charlestown, MA where she also offers Train The Trainer programs for There And Back Again.  Based on her personal experience, Sue is passionate about offering a comprehensive approach to healing to her fellow veterans now, not 10 years from now, so that they too can find relief. Sue works with the Veterans Administration, Vet Centers, Yellow Ribbon Program, Warrior Transition Program and Department of Veteran Services to educate and train staff and veterans on techniques to facilitate self-care. Being in charge of our own healing paves our journey back to ourselves.

Prior to her commission, Sue held the rank of Staff Sergeant. She enlisted in the Army Reserves and completed Basic Training in 1987. Sue graduated from Suffolk University, Suffolk Law School, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Officer Basic and Advanced Course. She received her 200-hour yoga teacher certification from Finding Inner Peace Yoga School and is a registered yoga teacher with the Yoga Alliance. Sue is a certified Reiki 2 practitioner and Level 1 iRest and Integrative Yoga Therapy. She serves on the Massachusetts Women Veterans’ Network, Operation Homefront, Black Lotus Yoga Project.  Visit www.charlestownyoga.com for more information.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst, 5 pm est on Toginet.com and can be downloaded directly from    www.itunes.com. Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzalez and Robin Boyd, produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.

Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and powered by Motherhood Incorporated welcomes High Ground, December 13th

Sandra Beck, Motherhood Incorporated, Military Mom Talk Radio, Higher Ground, Tina Gonzalez, Robin Boyd, Richard Swanson, Rick Swanson, Toginet, Itunes, wounded warriors, wounded soldiers, soldier recover campHigher Ground is an adaptive sports and recreation program serving Veterans with injuries. Hosted in the beautiful mountains of Sun Valley, Idaho, and on the pristine beaches of La Jolla, California, we are sure to have a camp that matches your interests. We specialize in serving Veterans with traumatic brain injuries, blindness, visual impairment, PTSD, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and severe burns.

And it is all completely free for you and your military spouse to attend! That includes transportation, lodging, meals, instruction, and entertainment. Apply today at http://www.hgvets.org to attend!

Popular activities include: Nordic and downhill skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, fly fishing, water skiing, surfing, kayaking, and much, much more! Each participant receives private customized instruction from certified professionals.

After a day of fun, we cap each night off with entertainment that includes private concerts, comedians, and dinner cruises. We also provide amazing meals that will satisfy any appetite! Accommodations are first class.

Our staff is young, energetic and focused on making sure that your stay is comfortable, meaningful, and fun. Camps sizes are small, with only 6 or 7 couples. We will connect you with Veterans that have suffered similar injuries, who also share many of the same challenges. New friendships are easily formed in our stress-free, supportive, and private atmosphere. Each activity serves as a great time to socialize with your peers and spouse, and release stress you may be facing in your daily life.

Higher Ground is a great adaptive sports organization for Veterans because we are more than just a sports camp! Our goal is to give you the skills to not only build physical fitness, but manage the life changes you’ve experienced since your injury as you reintegrate into your home community or back into military service.

The amazing progress you can make at Higher Ground is not something that’s left behind when you return home. After leaving camp, we will connect you with recreation opportunities in your hometown, and even help purchase sports equipment and pay for recreational services. You will also benefit from the relaxing time spent bonding with your spouse, find increased self-confidence, and become part of a nationwide support network—all to help you rebuild the life you put on hold to serve our country!

Past participants agree that Higher Ground made a meaningful change in their lives. You were willing to sacrifice so much to protect America’s freedom, and the staff at Higher Ground is honored to serve Veterans like you. We look forward to meeting you at Higher Ground!

To learn more about Higher Ground tune in to Military Mom Talk Radio on Monday, December 13th from 2-3pm pst on Toginet.com or download the show from Itunes or www.militarymomtalkradio.com.

Military Mom Talk Radio on airs on Mondays at 2pm pst on Toginet and can be downloaded directly from   www.itunes.com . Military Mom Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Tina Gonzalez and Robin Boyd, produced by Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.

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