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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.


05/11/2020 04:01 PM EDT

Living busy lives can sometimes mean that we prioritize ourselves last. When we make our lists of activities, chores, work tasks, and family obligations, we often neglect our own self-care. Being able to pause and find a few moments for ourselves may sound like a luxury, but the science behind these mindful pauses is compelling. [From VAntage Point]

05/08/2020 04:00 PM EDT

Mindful breathing practices can help facilitate and improve the flow of oxygen into the body and carbon dioxide out of the body. Increasing the flow of oxygen to your brain allows your nervous system to promote a state of calmness. As your body experiences this state of calmness, you may learn to quiet your mind. [From VAntage Point]

05/08/2020 11:31 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Katasha Gray, who worked as an food service specialist during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Katasha Gray comes from a military family. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Katasha!

05/08/2020 05:00 AM EDT

Get the Recruitment & Retention, Employment & Integration, Well Being & Treatment, Servicwomen in the News, Women Veterans, and Upcoming Events DACOWITS news from April 30, 2020. [From DACOWITS]

05/07/2020 10:01 AM EDT

Unhealthy alcohol use can affect women Veterans of all ages. But with a proper support team and treatment plan, recovery is achievable. It’s important to learn more about at-risk alcohol use and its potential impact on women Veterans, the fastest growing demographic of the U.S. Veteran population. [From VAntage Point]

05/06/2020 04:00 PM EDT

Visualization—imagining yourself in a specific situation—has a long history of helping people both prepare for challenges and recover from them. Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, said visualization was one of the techniques that helped him win 28 medals. [From VAntage Point]