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"Pain gets more intense when you’re afraid and try to keep it at bay and then pull out of it,...it really denies freedom.
We need a boundary around our experience. We need to know that pain is contained & can be housed & it won’t be limiting our whole being.
That we can get a hug and drop into our body. And when we drop into our body, paradoxically, typically pain is less." -paraphrased,Matthew Sanford
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Our G+ community wants to bring you positivity, so we created the “Be Encouraged” section. A place to find thoughts and meditations. Perhaps a place to find a new focus. We believe in Post Traumatic Growth...
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"Our daddy is the bravest man we know. We are so glad that he is here to see us grow"
Our Daddy Is Invincible! is a book for children and families explaining life after a traumatic brain injury. Written by the wife of wounded veteran LtCol Tim Maxwell, USMC, author Shannon Maxwell puts together a much needed resource for our families, helping to put into words and pictures what so many of us are trying to say to our kids: Everything is going to be ok, and daddy is still daddy. Read the full digital book here.
If you know a family dealing with combat injury, consider purchasing a copy as a gift to send to them. Parents with young children, this may be a good read to sit and share with your child. Remember, it's not about recreating what used to be, but finding the new normal. Thank you Shannon for giving all of us a tool to begin a few very important conversations.
"When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?"
- George Canning
Our last child reached a milestone, one which all of our children have gone before him in every 3rd grade year and reached, receiving their Siddur. He has worked toward this goal learning Hebrew and reading some of the most important prayers we know in our tradition. I cannot believe how quickly this time has come about. We loved gathering together with everyone to honor the students just starting out and preparing a foundation for their future. Of course, I cried just to be there, and experience our last Kabbalat HaSiddur, well for a little while at least. Grateful to our Rabbanim and leaders, teachers and community, for bringing us to this occasion. With a full heart...