These pics are from the planning & execution of the Veterans National Recovery Center entry at the Veteran Parade at Veterans Day at the Fair. Bright points: Retired Admiral Mike Franken walked with us, and I also had my first taste of Boboa tea (delicious) at the Saigon Vietnamese restaurant at the fair. Over 70 vet group entries this year, so lots of fun & camaraderie. VNRC focused on the problem of Veteran suicides. Years after the wars, the rate is still around 4 times the rate of the civilian population in Iowa. VNRC will be floating proposals to reduce the rate later in the year.
Veterans Legislative Report
2018 Session of the 87th Iowa General Assembly
Prepared and Submitted by
Bruce Beeston, Vice President for Legislative Affairs
IS THERE JOY IN INNER QUIET
By Vicky M. Krause
NEW BLOG! Is your thinking stinking. You might try Centering Meditation
My name is Vicky. Welcome to my new blog on Centering Meditation. My inspiration is to relate this blog to Centering Meditation and veterans and veterans who suffer or who have suffered from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Military Sexual Trauma (MST)and or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as well as other war related disorders. Any civilians who have been affected by these melodies are encouraged to read along as well.
What is Centering Meditation? It is sitting quietly in silence. If you are new to Centering Meditation, then starting with a few minutes daily and gradually increasing the time to spend in silence. I personally do Centering on a daily basis, yet others might start with once a week, then increase the practice over time.