Homelessness has increased over 25 percent in LA over the last four years. And it's not just our city.
For over two decades I have been teaching the principals of Natural Horsemanship (or what was once referred to as "Horse Whispering") helping humans create better relationships with their horses.
Originally a consultant, Doyle was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 as a forensic accountant for the Army. After returning to the U.S., he saw the same men and women who had given their lives for their country struggling to survive.
Let's hope the New York State Senate gets the message and protects one of our most vulnerable groups and the future of this great nation -- the children!
Home for the weekend recently, I chanced upon my father's South Vietnamese Army uniform, the three silver stars still pinned meticulously onto each lapel. Once, as a child, I had looked up to a man who had seemed more like a deity. Hadn't I imagined myself as an adult walking in his soldierly footsteps?
I held his hand as we laughed and reminisced and he told me his decision not to go on a ventilator. He'd said his goodbyes and he was at peace. I was still holding his hand when the beeping interrupted my dozing. And he was gone ... just like that.
Our national values demand that we assist the families of our men and women in uniform, especially at the time of their greatest need. That's why I'm proud to support the Fisher House Foundation, which has helped service members and veterans receiving hospital care be with their families for over two decades.
These are the workers here at Baker, and in a lot of ways, they are the ones society would tend to ignore. They're the ones with physical disabilities, or with mental handicaps; the ones with criminal records, or with past drug addictions; the ones for whom finding a steady job is a massive challenge.
New York is home of 9/11, but it's also home to both a mayor and governor who seem more disconnected and insulated from the veteran community that have served it before and after that tragic day.
Pentagon brass and their status quo supporters have engaged in a misinformation campaign claiming that New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's Military Justice Improvement Act is unnecessary and will in fact be counterproductive.
Most Americans lack any clear sense of what the military does; they certainly care less than they should; but what they are willing to do is to "salute" the troops by buying a beer in a red-white-and-blue can or putting a magnetic ribbon on their SUV as an expression of "support."
I still remember stepping off the plane into a crowded airport after a tour in Iraq. It felt strange walking around after just leaving a war zone. Everyone seemed oblivious to that world and the fact that I just left it.
No longer can we falsely assume that brain injury survivors can recover only for a certain period or that they are destined to regain only a limited number of skills. The potential for improvement is far greater than previously believed possible.
A year after he was ambushed by machine-gun fire in Fallujah, Iraq, Lt. Jason Redman was still missing his nose. The bullets that showered his body also hit his cheekbone, leaving the right side of his face caved in.
Last Thursday, however, members of Congress from both Houses announced the introduction of a bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to 260,000 Filipino and Filipino-American soldiers who responded to President Roosevelt's call-to-duty and fought under the American flag in World War II.
Growing up, we're not really taught about failure. We're pressured to be perfect, get good grades and play it safe. Many people fear failure and don't know how to deal with it, let alone overcome it. Here's what I've learned about failure and success.