Veterans’ Sexual Health + All You Need Is 4 Seconds

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Tom Berger and Ingrid Hererra-Yee
Topic:
Veteran’s sexual health
Issues: How vets’ sexual health is affeted by PTSD; how a vet’s sexual issues affect his or her family; how the culture of the military keeps vets from asking for and getting the help they need; why asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness; differences between the ways male and female vets deal with sexual issues; organizations that are working to help vets overcome obstacles
veterans health councilTom Berger is a U.S. Navy verteran and the Executive Director of the Veterans Health Council of the Vietnam Veterans of America.


national alliance on mental healthIngrid Hererra-Yee, LMHC, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who works with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She was the 2014 National Guard Spouse of the Year, and is a specialist on trauma/PTSD.

Peter Bregman, author of Four Seconds.
Topic:
All the time you need to stop counter-productive habits and get the results you want.
Issues: Why setting goals can harm your performance; how to use strategic disengagement to recover focus and willpower; why listening—not arguing—is the best strategy for changing someone’s mind; how taking responsibility for someone else’s failure can help you succeed.

Life Goals: Major Milestones to Hit by Age 30

Are you approaching the big 3-0? For many people, hitting this adult milestone is a major deal that causes them to pause and ponder their life, past, present – and future. If you are in your late 20’s and have been wondering what life goals you should strive for, here are some achievements you may want to consider.

  • Live independently. If you still live with your parents, now is the time to seriously consider moving out on your own. If an unexpected financial setback has caused you to return home, create an exit plan. Finish your degree, get a job and get out on your own.
  • Establish your credit. While we’re talking about money, it’s important to build your credit. If you haven’t looked at your credit score, take a look at it now. Ignoring it will not make it get better, so pay your bills on time and don’t max out your credit cards.

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Financial Fitness for Kids

[amazon asin=1607744082&template=thumbleft&chan=default]Joline Godfrey, author of Raising Financially Fit Kids.
Topic:
A pioneer in increasing children’s financial literacy talks about thriving in a post-Madoff, post-subprime meltdown world.
Issues: Five financial development stages; essential skills children (of all ages) need to learn; observing your children’s money style and helping kids differentiate between wants and needs; connecting goals and savings; fostering an entrepreneurial spirit.

Welcome Home GI Dad

Dear Mr. Dad: I’ve been deployed in Afghanistan for 13 months and am returning home next week. Being apart from my wife and children for so long has got me committed to making some major changes in my relationships with them. How easy will this be to do?

A: There’s nothing like being away from your family to get you thinking about making life better when you get home. “I’m going to spend more time with the family; not get upset over minor things like spills on the carpet, clogged toilets, or idiot politicians; and help the kids more with their homework.” All great goals. The problem is that the guy who made those resolutions (you) may not be the same as the guy who’ll be trying to make them a reality (also you): Although things may look pretty much the same as they did before you left, being deployed has changed you. Lots of other things have changed too:
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