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Marine Veteran, Liz Thompson, Talks about her Personal Yoga Experiences Teaching other Veterans

Liz Thompson, our Marine Yoga instructor in Hellertown, PA talks about her experiences with her own personal yoga practice and in working with the Veterans at the American Legion. Take a moment and read what she has to say. As always, we encourage your feedback and comments on all of our blogs. please respond with the “Reply” button. “On the heels of a recent article in Lehigh Valley’s The Express Times, I have found myself…

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Holly Freed runs 10K for Meghans Foundation

As always we welcome your comments and feedback. Use the "Reply" function at the end of this blog. Holly Barbera Freed, a friend of the Foundation and committee member, is running a 10K race in Washington Crossing, PA on July 4th, 2014. She is doing so to raise funds for the Foundation. If you are a runner and wish to join her team or just wish to "Sponsor" her, below are the instruction on how…

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Fetterman Family Visits Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick

At our first Annual Fundraiser in November 2013 we had a fantastic time, with a “Live” auction, “Silent Auction,” “Grand Prize,” and other prizes. What a wonderful time! One of the many Live Auction items was a trip to Washington, DC to visit with and be hosted by Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick. Sherrie & Allen Fetterman was the highest bidder for that item. Sherrie, Allen and family finally took that trip and had a wonderful time.…

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Check out this article from lehighvalleylive.com!

  By Lynn Olanoff | The Express-Times  Hellertown resident Liz Thompson says she had a tough transition following a nine-month tour of duty in Iraq in 2005. A friend suggested she consider taking up yoga to help with her anxiety. It wasn’t a welcome suggestion. “I used a four-letter word and said, 'I’m a Marine and I’m not doing yoga,’” she said. “I went in kicking and screaming.” That was 2007. Now Thompson swears by…

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Vet Center Testimonial to the benefits of Yoga and Meditation

  We have been offering veterans yoga classes in Bristol, Pennsylvania, twice a week since October 2013. The classes are offered through a partnership between the Lower Bucks YMCA and Meghan’s Foundation. The veterans who participate are both male and female, and range in age from 26 to 75, and have served in the combat theatres of Viet Nam, Bosnia, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan. Many of them are dealing with post-traumatic stress and are receiving…

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What is Your Happiness Quotient??

Harvard Business School recently released the results of some fascinating research. They decided to study the age old question, “Can money buy happiness?” Amazingly, they found that it can indeed. But the determining factor is; WHO YOU SPEND YOUR MONEY ON!!!!! In summary it says; If you use a happiness scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest, people who spend their money on others reported that their happiness scale went up by…

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The PTSD Quandray

It’s often said the best way to solve a problem is to first admit that you have a problem. However, for many young veterans returning from combat areas, admitting that they are having problems readjusting to civilian life is difficult. They have been taught to be strong and to “suck it up.” That there is no place for weakness in the military. Difficulty admitting to having flashbacks, or to countless sleepless nights, or to constantly…

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Veterans Statistics: PTSD, Depression, TBI and Suicide

Veterans statistics: PTSD, Depression, TBI, Suicide. The following veterans statistics are from a major study done by the RAND Corporation, a study by the Congressional Research Service, the Veterans Administration, and the US Surgeon General. PTSD statistics are a moving target that is fuzzy: do you look only at PTSD diagnosed within one year of return from battle? Do you only count PTSD that limits a soldier’s ability to go back into battle or remain…

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