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12/20/2021 04:01 PM EST

Self-care can take many forms, but it needs nourishment. Did you ever consider how mind and body are connected? A healthy thought is likely to stimulate positive well-being behaviors. Physical activity, good sleep and preventative care practices produce healthy bodies and minds. [From VAntage Point]

12/20/2021 02:02 PM EST

The holiday season is a time of giving, sharing and caring. VA’s “HolidayBoost” encourages Veterans to reach out to their Veteran friends and families, as well as those they care about, during the holidays with some suggestions for having constructive, compassionate conversations regarding getting the COVID-19 booster (and/or vaccine). [From VAntage Point]

12/20/2021 10:02 AM EST

Women Veterans do not always come to VA for medical care, but we interviewed three women who do to see what they would say to those who don’t. We asked the same question as always: Why do you get your health care at VA? [From VAntage Point]

12/17/2021 09:00 AM EST

Although Vet Centers offer unlimited counseling appointments, U.S. Army Veteran Sandra Hardy had it set in her mind she would only need a couple of visits.  Three years later, she’s still going. With skepticism swarming her thoughts, Hardy opened the door to her local Oklahoma City Vet Center with the intent to leave as quickly as possible. [From VAntage Point]

12/16/2021 11:31 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Maggie Brandt, who served in the Army Reserve Medical Corps as a doctor for 21 years. Mary-Margaret “Maggie” Brandt was born in Colorado and grew up in New Mexico. She earned her medical degree from the University of New Mexico in 1990. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Maggie!

12/15/2021 12:43 PM EST

Director, Arizona Department of Veterans’ Services and United States Air Force Veteran, Wanda Wright On Arizona’s Commitment To Supporting Veterans. [From YouTube]

12/14/2021 11:30 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Susan O’Neill, who served as a nurse in three hospitals during the Vietnam War. Born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Susan O’Neill joined the Army in 1967. At that time, O’Neill was a nursing student at the Holy Cross School of Nursing and had no intention of joining the Army. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Susan!

12/13/2021 04:01 PM EST

During your time in the military, understanding your mission was critical to your unit’s success. In Whole Health, you’re asked to consider your “Mission, Aspiration or Purpose” when setting health goals. What you want your health for helps to guide the choices you and your health care team make. Exploring your values helps to define your Whole Health journey’s success. [From VAntage Point]

12/11/2021 11:30 AM EST

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Air Force Veteran Jennifer Day, who flew in Operations Northern Watch, Southern Watch and Provide Promise. Jennifer Day grew up all over the world. Her family moved often because her father was in the Air Force, but she learned to make the best of every new home. [From VAntage Point]

We honor your service, Jennifer!