Living with Uncertainty

“I have devoted my life to uncertainty. Certainty is the death of wisdom, thought, creativity.” – Shekhar Kapur Both life and death are journeys into the unknown. We put faith in all-knowing gods a…

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Myths About Suicide

Suicide is one of the most stigmatized acts, yet those who die by suicide are those who needed our assistance the most. This post will debunk some of the common myths about suicide, based on the re…

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Self-Actualization in the Military

Abraham Maslow said self-actualization is  “…to become everything that one is capable of becoming,” which sounds very similar to the old U.S army recruitment slogan, “Be All (That) You Can Be.” My …

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A Theory of Social Needs

What gives us a sense of well-being? On the other hand, what is the root cause of human conflict and suffering? There are many ways to approach these questions, including biological, psychological,…

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Sanctuary Trauma and the ‘Sacred’ This is also a problem in the USA

Some Veterans experience traumas beyond the battlefield. One of these can be called, “sanctuary trauma”. A concept developed by Dr. Steven Silver, sanctuary trauma “occurs when an individual who su…

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Remembering Community

Our modern age is characterized by an increasing level of uncertainty and an increasing number of life-transitions. For Veterans, these uncertainties are heightened when transitioning from the mili…

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