Saturday, March 3, 2012
Not to be outdone by the US Army, the US Navy also is on Pinterest, the image collecting social media site that is soaring in popularity.
The various branches of the US military are seeking to be more female-oriented, and Pinterest is a site that women are flocking to more and more.
Check it out: US Navy on Pinterest.
P.S. At this time, we have not seen the US Marine Corps, US Air Force, or Coast Guard on Pinterest.
Friday, March 2, 2012
All you rugged men and big strong macho males -- you can now join Pinterest. The Army is there. LOL (Lots of guys were joking about how Pinterest is just a female social network. But it was founded by three guys. It's not their fault Pinterest was commonly used to plan weddings.)
Check out how the military is using Pinterest: US Army on Pinterest.
READ MORE about the Pinterest phenomenon:
Mashable articles related to Pinterest
Venture Beat "Using PInterest to Drive Traffic to Your Website"
Chris Pirillo on YouTube "Pinterest"
Pinterest Drives Web Traffic to Your Site
PC World "What You Should Know About Pinterest and Copyright"
USA Today Tech "Pinterest Stands Out in Crowded Social Media Field"
USA Today Tech "How to Use Pinterest's Pinboard for the Web"
Social Media Examiner "26 Tips for Using Pinterest for Business"
Posted by steven edward streight at 12:46 PM
Monday, February 20, 2012
Massage therapy is not currently included in the rehabilitation services provided to wounded warriors, a disappointing fact that The At Eezzz Project is well on their way to changing.
Because of the profound effect losing a limb has on the life of an amputee patients receive therapy from a team of professionals that range from physical therapists and psychologists, to social workers and nurses.
Unfortunately, massage therapy is viewed by many as merely a way to indulge or pamper oneself. In reality, it provides myriad health benefits to amputees both physically and psychologically.
Some of these benefits include:
- Reduced swelling
- Increased circulation
- Less muscle stiffness
- Reduced scar tissue tightness
- Reduced spasms
- Increased muscle length
- Less pain
- Decreased anxiety and stress
- Longer more restful sleep
- Increased relaxation
Physical therapy is hard work. Period.
For most people simply finding motivation to go to the gym is a tall order. And if you have to work late, or traffic is bad, forget it.
What if just getting to the gym to work out was a work out by itself? Would you still go?
Imagine the pain the rest of your body feels because one leg now has to do the work of two. Or the stress and anxiety you would feel towards the prospect of having to learn to do everything with your left arm when all your life you'd favored your right.
Even if you somehow found the motivation to try part of you would be wondering if, when you do get back to "normal", people will see you for what's there instead of what isn't.
The medical community considers rehabilitation to be the process of restoration of skills by a person who has had an illness or injury so as to regain maximum self-sufficiency and function in a normal or as near normal manner as possible.
As such, the rehabilitation of these soldiers requires steadfast determination by both the caregivers and the patients alike. As you can imagine, that kind of determination can be an elusive thing to the patients.
Considering the physical aspects alone, regaining ones mobility and sense of independence after losing a limb is a daunting task in and of itself. Facing the pain and anxiety that comes with trying to reach that goal without some kind of release makes it seemingly impossible.
With passion and dedication the At Eezzz Project services provides these wounded warriors with the rejuvenating strength both physically and mentally to keep taking one more step along the road to recovery.
Imagine how these soldiers would face their rehabilitation, maybe even enthusiastically, knowing that someone is there to relieve not only the pain associated with their physical therapy but to make sure they don't take their stress and frustration home with them as well.
Instead of leaving physical therapy with tight sore muscles, in pain, and frustrated at what a long road they have ahead of them, these soldiers would be leaving pain free, loose and relaxed, headed for a restful nights sleep.
Adding massage therapy to the rehabilitation services offered to our veterans will give them the release they need to wake up each day feeling refreshed, ready to take just one more step with their mind and body at ease.
Liberty is defined as the quality or state of being free, the power to do as one pleases, and freedom from physical restraint. Our wounded warriors have sacrificed their own liberty fighting for ours. Literally. The least we can do is support them in every way possible as they fight to regain it.
Incidentally, the very country for which these warriors have sacrificed so much has already promised to do just that...
"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty."
-- John F. Kennedy
Posted by steven edward streight at 11:41 PM
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Joseph I. Cassilly, a disabled Army veteran of the Vietnam War and State's Attorney for Harford County, Maryland, was named DAV's top veteran for his lifetime of advocacy for disabled veterans and his community.
Despite being paralyzed as a Ranger while in combat, he's inspired all who've sacrificed and served.
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
This video is available as a free download at www.ReachHigher.com. The song "LIberty" is available on Ronnie Kimball's Reach Higher CD, @ www.MRBrecords.com
An awe-inspiring tribute to those serving in the United States Armed Forces. The song LIBERTY reminds all Americans of the extraordinary sacrifices made by our brave men and women, so that we may enjoy our precious freedom.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Grace After Fire provides support for and helps women veterans who are returning from active duty so that they can re-engauge as mothers, wives and daughters in civilian life.
You can help: