Veterans Are Finding Lasting Peace After Taking These Free Journeys into Nature for Months at a Time

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreWith countless US ex-service members struggling to readjust to civilian life following their deployment, more and more veterans are finding unparalleled success in alternative forms of rehabilitation and therapy.Warrior Expeditions is a nonprofit that has proven nature to be an effective treatment for veterans suffering from PTSD. The organization helps veterans overcome their trauma by sending them on longterm nature excursions lasting two to six months.The charity, which also provides all the gear and supplies necessary for the journeys, typically helps 30 to 40 veterans every year with about 10 different expeditions—all of which are facilitated at no cost to the vets. The organization’s recently concluded 53-day trip through North Carolina is the first time that Warrior Expeditions has incorporated paddling, biking, and hiking into one of their excursions.RELATED: With Float Therapy Being Used as Pioneering PTSD Treatment, Clinic Has Given Away 3,000 Free Sessions to VeteransMarine Corps veteran Sean Gobin was inspired to launch the charity after he returned to the US in 2012 following several combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. He then found peace and healing by hiking all 2,185 miles of the Appalachian Trail—and he knew that he wanted to share the experience with other veterans just like him.There is no shortage of evidence on how spending time in nature can positively impact one’s physical and mental health. For the veterans participating in the Warrior Expedition outings, these therapeutic perks are also supplemented by the benefits of exercise, meditation, and sleeping outdoors.Now since the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2359 directing the Department of Veterans Affairs to study alternative health services that could be covered through the Veterans Health Administration, more and more veterans like Gobin could soon be encouraged to experience the same transformative effects of nature in lieu of prescription medication.(WATCH the Freethink short film on the expeditions below) – Photo by FreethinkTreat Your Friends To The Good News By Sharing It With Your Friends On Social Media…AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

CBRE releases recent transaction report for Southern Arizona

first_imgCBRE’s Tucson office has released the following recent transactions:Primadonna Linens has leased 3,216 square-feet of flex space at 3280 E. Hemisphere Loop from Tucson Property Investors. The tenant was represented by Mark Hays with Tierra Antigua Realty. The landlord was represented by Tim Healy and Bob DeLaney with CBRE’s Tucson office.Seneca Preparatory Academy Foundation has leased 13,000 square-feet at 601 E. Fort Lowell Rd. from Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Parish. The tenant was represented by Dave Blanchette with CBRE’s Tucson office. The landlord was represented by Rob Tomlinson with Cushman & Wakefield – PICOR.Farmers Insurance has leased 1,100 square-feet of retail space at 2040 W. Orange Grove Rd. from La Cholla Plaza. The tenant was represented by Bruce Suppes with CBRE’s Tucson office. The landlord was represented by David Carroll with Romano Real Estate.Roach Law Firm LLC has leased 1,065 square-feet of office space at 100 N. Stone Ave. from Holualoa Pioneer LLC. The tenant was not represented in the transaction. The landlord was represented by Bruce Suppes and David Volk with CBRE’s Tucson office.DHL Global Forwarding has renewed their 4,000 square-foot lease of flex space at 2901 E. Elvira Rd. from Holualoa Tucson Airport I, LLC. The landlord was represented by Bill DiVito and Jesse Blum with CBRE’s Tucson office.Johnson Controls Inc. has leased 7,380 square-feet of flex space at 3700-3716 E. Columbia St. from, Holualoa Columbia Industrial LLC. The landlord was represented by Bill DiVito and Jesse Blum with CBRE’s Tucson office.last_img read more

Buellesfeld and volunteers are placing 5,000 flags across Wellington this holiday

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Thank you for your input. +23 Vote up Vote down mariah · 110 weeks ago Thank you for your enthusiasm and really showing what the 4th means to you and others. I think it is important to remember the freedom we have because of those who gave their lives for us. Including immigrants who came to our nation to have the freedom we allow. This land was and has always been a melting pot of immigrants, and will continue to be. Thank you for the purchase of the flags. I hope you find more volunteers to put them up. Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down John · 110 weeks ago Good job J.P. putting feet to faith! Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Pam · 110 weeks ago Thank you so very much for showing Wellington what the fourth means to you and what it truly stands for, God Bless You! Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Elaine Achemire · 110 weeks ago Thank you so much for putting the flags out all over town! It gives the whole town a patriotic feel! God bless you!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Dutch · 110 weeks ago Thanks so much for the flags. Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Don Stephenson · 110 weeks ago Did Cory serve? or is he just appreciative? Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Dan · 110 weeks ago This is a beautiful and patriotic gesture. But, my comment is: Please PICK THEM BACK UP after the 4th! A few years ago another business put out a lot of similar flags around town. But after July 4, no one picked them up. They ended up in mud puddles, gutters, or run over by mowers,etc. A most disrespectful and sad fate. Report Reply 1 reply · active 110 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down JP Buellesfeld · 110 weeks ago The Volunteers have promised me they will pick up the US Flags after the Kansas Wheat Festival on July 15,2018 and they will retire the US Flags as required by US Flag Code.The Volunteers also committed to me, to pick up the US Flags before July 15,2018 if they did not look nice & do not continue to honor the United States. Report Reply +4 Vote up Vote down Dixie · 110 weeks ago Thank you!! Our town looks really nice Report Reply 0 replies · active 110 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Peggy Lawrence · 109 weeks ago J P. Thank you for the flags. They are truly a glorious sight to see. It is a real testament for the love of our country. Many thanks. Peggy Lawrence Report Reply 0 replies · active 109 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments U.S. Flags around the roundabout. (Photo by Dennis Thompson).by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — J.P. Buellesfeld has never been shy about saying his favorite holiday is the Fourth of July. He has always had a large private fireworks show in his neighborhood in Wellington.But this year he decided to do something different.He has purchased 5,000, 4×6 flags and have put it around Wellington.J.P. Buellesfeld“My mom came here from the Philippines Island as an immigrant,” Buellesfeld said. “She was welcomed here with a dream for a better life for her children. That’s why I have always loved this holiday.”So he placed his order a couple of weeks ago and when the shipment arrived he along with an estimated 40 volunteers, started placing these small flags around town.“As of Monday morning, we have distributed about 4,000 flags and have 1,000 more to distribute in the next 36 hours,” Buellesfeld said. The flags are everywhere. Buellesfeld said the U.S. Flags with the best viewing are: (1) Highway 160-going east from Roundabout to Woodlawn; (2) Sellers Park by the tennis courts; (3) Woods Park- south of the Golf Course; (4) Jefferson Street downtown to 15th Street; (5) Washington Street downtown to 15th Street; (6) Lincoln School and Stewart Park; (7) Roundabout at A & 15th Street ; (8) Washington School; (9) Lincoln Street Corners from Jefferson Street to the Cemetery; (10) Downtown Trees; (11) 9th Street Baseball Field; (12) 8th Street going west from Bridge to Oil Field Road; (13) United States Post Office Building; (14) Century Park/Lions Club Park; (15) Day Street (going north to City Fireworks show on July 4th); (16) Sumner County Courthouse. “I personally think ever single U.S. flag makes Wellington look nice for the holiday,” Buellesfeld said. Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more