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By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happines 4 Heroes – Originally published in The Huffington Post In February, we’re told that our minds should revolve around foil-wrapped chocolates, bouquets of flowers and celebrating how much our loved ones mean to us. But we should also remember the military women struggling to return to their civilian lives […]

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By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happines 4 Heroes – Originally published in The Huffington Post Last week, the Department of Defense announced that women will soon be allowed to serve in combat. There’s been a lot of talk about what this means for women, with some feminists celebrating the decision and others worrying about the […]

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By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happines 4 Heroes – Originally published in The Huffington Post When PTSD transfers from the battlefield to the home, this disorder quickly becomes a family affair. So set an extra plate at dinner tonight; PTSD is joining you. One of the things I hear time and time again is that […]

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By Lisa Cypers Kamen, Harvesting Happines 4 Heroes – Originally published in The Huffington Post The New Year is here. For most of us, that means we’re in full-on resolution mode, seeing the year ahead through rose-colored glasses and a prism of unbridled opportunity. Vows to curb our consumption of carbs, pursue our passions, and […]

Continue reading about A New New Year’s Resolution: Make 2013 the Year of the Veterans By Lisa Kamen