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08/22/2022 04:01 PM EDT

Moving the body is one of the eight components of the Circle of Health. Notice that the Circle of Health’s focus isn’t on “exercising” the body or “challenging” the body or “working” the body. Simply moving the body can offer so many benefits to our overall health and well-being. This week’s #LiveWholeHealth offers basic Tai Chi moves for that effect. [From VA News]

08/22/2022 12:56 PM EDT

“I’m a real surfer now,” Michelle Bennett, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, said as she grabbed her board and headed into the waves at La Jolla Shores. [From La Jolla Light]

08/22/2022 12:56 PM EDT

Happy Birthday Helen and Thank you for your Service. [From KRIS 6 News]

08/20/2022 11:30 AM EDT

Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Women’s Army Corps Veteran Grace Frances Thorpe, who led recruiting efforts during World War II. Grace F. Thorpe was born in Oklahoma in December 1921 to Iva Miller and Jim Thorpe. Her mother was Cherokee and her father was an Olympic athlete and member of the Sac and Fox Nation. [From VA News]

We honor her service.