Mission, Purpose & Therapy From Farming: Farm Education & Training

Researched by C. Orlowski & R. MacDougall. Written by R. MacDougall. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says Veterans bring a wide range of experiences and a strong work ethic to farming. In 2016 AgCareers.com asked agricultural employers about challenges faced when hiring Veterans. When there were challenges, the reason given most often was that … Read more

Free Skills Training for Veterans

Whether unemployed, underemployed, or seeking a career change, it’s helpful to know that some organizations offer free skills training to Veterans. Such organizations respect the service and sacrifices made by Veterans, and the traits that make Veterans great additions to civilian work teams. They know the value that military experiences in leadership, technology, missions, planning, ... Read more

Sexual Violence, What Is It And How To Protect Yourself

The feel of his dry papery hands on the back of my neck sends cold chills down my back. I want to scream and run out his office but the hours that I have spent working keeps me in the chair. This opportunity for this promotion is with in my grasp.   When he called me into his office I was … Read more

Back In The Basement, And How To Get Out!

Conflicting emotions swirl as I pull into the driveway. Gratitude for having a place to live. Resentment for needing a place to live. My mom’s house. I’d lived here before enlisting. I never thought I’d be back except to visit. Yet, here I am. Finished with military service and needing help making ends meet.  Friends … Read more

How to Stretch Your Retirement Dollars

And more tips to help financial security after retirement I sip from the glass of water in front of me, uncomfortable as the only person at the table without a coffee and donut. But prices are up again. I hear the light-hearted retelling of deployment stories and bragging about grandkids. I don’t feel light-hearted. I … Read more

Veteran’s Benefits Are Changing! How Are You Affected?

January 5, 2021, a new federal law was enacted that creates change for many veterans. These improvements to the VA system will affect women veterans, surviving spouses, student veterans, homeless veterans, burial benefits, copays, education, retraining, VA institutional changes and other items.  Check with your local VSO for how benefits will change for you and watch our future newsletters for additional information.  Below is the press release issued by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs.  … Read more

What To Do When You Have Post Holiday Blues

I turn the corner and see more Christmas lights being stuffed in a box and my heart breaks a little more. My steps slow down trying to grasp the last bits of the holidays that remain. Juggling the takeout and keys I finally get my apartment door open. “Hello?” I say to my empty apartment. … Read more

When Family Life Gets Turned Upside Down

Researched and Written by Andrea Bowling What is a family emergency? Your family emergency will be as unique as your family and what you consider an emergency may not be considered an emergency by someone else.  Cake has an article showing the large range of family emergencies click here.  Someday you will receive a call or notification that will make you stomach drop and your world … Read more

Success Through Networking?

Facts, Tips, and Resources to Help You Improve Your Networking Skills “Are you going to look for a job today?” my mother asks, as I pour some cereal in a bowl. “It's almost lunch time are you sure you want to eat that now?” her questions continue to come at me one after another taking ... Read more

Act II: Starting A New Career After Retirement

Pulling on my khaki pants, I realize, it has been 48 years since I have been this nervous and excited about starting a new job. I know I should not be this nervous, this is a part time job, and my previous career was a lot more complicated and stressful, I worry if I will ... Read more

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