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In Case You Missed It:  The Center for Women Veterans is sharing recent news stories that may be of interest to women Veterans, military women, and their supporters on a weekly basis.  Share your thoughts about them on social media @VAWomenVets.


04/20/2020 04:00 PM EDT

Periods of incredible change often lead to busy minds, full of thoughts and difficult-to-answer questions. In turn, these thoughts and questions can lead to anxiety and stress. Paced breathing can guide us back to a more balanced state. [From VAntage Point]

04/20/2020 11:31 AM EDT

In celebration of National Park Week April 18-26, Army Veteran and National Park Service Ranger Erin Rust is today’s #VeteranOfTheDay. Erin Rust didn’t dream of being a soldier or park ranger. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Erin!

04/17/2020 04:31 PM EDT

Choosing compassion-for others and for ourselves-is a choice that you can make. It’s the feeling that arises within you when witnessing another’s suffering—and which motivates your subsequent desire to help. Research suggests that compassion interventions benefit our physical and mental health, our ability to manage our emotions and our relationships. [From VAntage Point]

04/15/2020 04:00 PM EDT

Ever feel like you’re on auto pilot? Or go into a room to get something and then immediately forget what that was? Mindfulness, or mindful awareness, is at the heart of Whole Health and can help you to be more present in the here and now to live your life more fully, with all its joys and sorrows, successes and challenges. [From VAntage Point]

04/15/2020 03:01 PM EDT

Eligible Veterans can now receive free Portal from Facebook video calling devices thanks to a partnership with Facebook and the American Red Cross Military Veteran Caregiver Network. The devices help Veterans connect with their Caregivers, families and friends to reduce isolation and improve social connectivity. [From VAntage Point]