A call for contemporary “ahimsa” rooted in action

A call for contemporary “ahimsa” rooted in action

A call for contemporary “ahimsa” rooted in action I’ve been thinking about ahimsa all month… I woke up on Monday 1 October to the news that rattled me to my core. A gunman had shot off...

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Spirituality and Performance By Kate Hendricks Thomas

Spirituality and Performance By Kate Hendricks Thomas

Throughout history, humans have often weaponized faith. This makes any discussion of the intersection between wellness and spirituality especially tricky because it can be divisive – which is counterintuitive to our relatively inclusive military and...

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Battle for Balance: My Littlest Lesson

Battle for Balance: My Littlest Lesson

I did yoga this morning in my living room, among the train sets and spilled blocks, on a rug that needed vacuuming and with a coffee cup sitting out of place. My house is a...

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Fragile Glory: Veteran Social Support

Fragile Glory: Veteran Social Support

As holidays approach, I am uniquely grateful for the loved ones in my life. I am also ever- mindful that there have been moments when I didn’t have enough social support, and I won’t forget...

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Brave, Strong, True: Going Beyond Memorial on Veteran’s Day

Brave, Strong, True: Going Beyond Memorial on Veteran’s Day

This Veterans Day, I am trying to contribute to the community I call home by sharing stuff that is hard for me to share. My book, Brave, Strong, & True: The Modern Warrior’s Battle for...

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Why I Teach Yoga

Why I Teach Yoga

I used to think strength meant presenting an image of strong silence and always looking like I had everything together. I was a Marine, a leader, and I could never make a mistake. Today, we...

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Movement as a Practice of Gratitude

Movement as a Practice of Gratitude

She left the wire before the sun was up with her platoon of combat engineers, focused on erecting barriers around several Iraqi polling sites for the next day’s elections. The teams moved fast, and while...

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