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  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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November fund-raiser at triumph brewing company a huge success!!!!!!

What a huge success our first fund-raising event was, and I am sorry it has taken me this long to post this update. How do I define success? I define it as seeing old friends, Meghan's classmates, new aquaintences [soon to become friends], folks we work with, and family. And of course raising the necessary funds which enable the foundation to continue its efforts of working with veterans struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD]and reintegration…

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Morgan Stanley Comes up BIG for Meghan’s Foundation

On Thursday, November, 14th, 2013, the Morgan Stanley Group in Doylestown, PA. made a donation in the amount of $420.00 to Meghan’s Foundation. Through the efforts of Michael Hanahan, an employee of Morgan Stanley, money was collected for a “dress down” / casual day. Michael, and his wife Kelly were close personal friends of Meghan and are friends and volunteers for the foundation. Morgan Stanley in Doylestown very often does similar fund-raising efforts for other…

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