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14
Apr

ALL THE WAY HOME

As the Fort Hood memorial services wind to a close, we are called as a country to cultivate an abiding empathy for the strengths and struggles of our Armed Forces and their families as they continue to navigate the complex challenges of military service compounded by over a decade of continuous wars. The stories they […]

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24
Feb

YES TO GILLIBRAND BILL– NO INSTITUTION BLOCKS AND TACKLES LIKE THE US MILITARY

Our history of emergent cultural change, led by military experience, provides reason for optimism as well as enduring civilian oversight. Vigilance and oversight, in that no institution blocks change like the military; confidence and optimism, in that no institution on earth tackles change as successfully as the US military. The current issue under debate is […]

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15
Jan

WAR AND INK: IMAGES AND STORIES TOLD THROUGH TATTOOS

Laurie Leitch and Brigadier General (ret.) Loree Sutton are in the process of putting together a book about the war-related tattoos of OEF/OIF active military and veterans. The book is intended to be a way to inform the public about the war experience through image and story. If you have a tattoo that reflects your experience […]

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14
Nov

Women as Transformational Leaders

Marking the 50th anniversary since Betty Friedan authored The Feminine Mystique in 1963, recently published books, blog discussions and articles focusing on women, work and leadership are in rich abundance.  In preparing to lead a discussion at the University of California at Riverside on this topic, I loaded up my Kindle with a handful of […]

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06
Nov

Thinking Outside the Box

A better title for this would be “Thinking Outside the Brain.” Are you familiar with the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT? The work being done there reflects the extraordinary pace at which understanding of the health and disease of the human brain is growing. Research coming from the labs of this leading neuroscience […]

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01
Aug

Resilience, Repentance and Reverence: An Emerging Vision of Wholeness

Sitting at my Villa Serbelloni studio perch, overlooking the majesty of nature’s bounty that is everywhere in Bellagio, Italy, I pen these thoughts on wholeness . . . The whistling wind underneath the balcony door signals that change is on the horizon.

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03
Jul

Bottom-Up

Because I’m a science geek I am always on the lookout for new developments in neuroscience. My best excuse for trolling all the neuroscience sites I can find is so that our Social Resilience Model Training is always on the leading edge. This morning, I came across this introduction to an article in Cerebrum, a […]

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04
Mar

War and Ink: Images and Stories Told Through Tattoos

Laurie Leitch (L.leitch@comcast.net) and Brigadier General (ret.) Loree Sutton are in the process of putting together a book about the war-related tattoos of OEF/OIF active military and veterans. The book is intended to be a way to inform the public about the war experience through image and story. If you have a tattoo that reflects […]

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29
Jan

PBS’ ‘This Emotional Life’: Healing The Invisible Wounds Of War

Originally posted on The Huffington Post The invisible wounds of war are not new to our Warriors, Veterans and their loved ones. For many, “coming home” is not the end of war–far from it. Leaving the battlefield far behind, the war often continues–in hearts and minds, relationships and communities following deployment. War is hell . […]

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