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May 19, 2023

A Heavy Secret Brought to Light

His plan was to keep it to himself indefinitely. No one needed to know, especially his loved ones. But two things happened in his life that made the burden of his secret too heavy to bear. Now, at the risk of prejudice and stigma, he opens up so that others can see they are not alone in their darkness. #addiction #amiop #sober #hope #fortriley Music by Scott Buckley (@ScottBuckley) – released under CC-BY 4.0.

May 15, 2023

Good for Heart, Lungs & Brain

A regular practice of alternate nostril breathing is good for the heart, lungs, and brain. It can result in reduced blood pressure and heart rate, improved breathing, motor function, and memory. The yogic principle behind it is balance. #mindfulmonday #mindfulness

May 15, 2023

Mind Your Mondays

COL Anthony Gray, IACH commander, invites hospital team members to join him and MAJ Adhana McCarthy to start the week with a mindful exercise in the healing garden a little past noon. In this interview he discusses what it has been like for him to take on this practice and how it was already resulted in insight.

May 10, 2023

Six Directional Spine Movement

There are many metaphors associated with this exercise. Spinal flexibility means that someone can truly move in all directions to increase circulation in the body. But, it also parallels the ability for someone to have mental flexibility. If one looks at a situation from multiple perspectives, they often are able to find a perspective that feeds their spirit, instead of a critical perspective that teas them down. Try these six simple stretches (movements) to alleviate tension and stress from the convenience of your seat. #mindfulmonday #mindfulness

May 9, 2023

From Disbelief to Proclamation

Jennifer Gibson used to be skeptical about kids' food allergies. That was before her own daughter went into anaphylactic reaction triggered by a homemade cashew beverage. Now they can't leave their home without an EpiPen at arm's length. She soon realized that in spite of the growing number of youth who are diagnosed with food allergies, most people are still uninformed about the "Big Nine" and how they can trigger a mild to near-fatal reaction. To raise awareness about food allergies, Jennifer sent a request to the Kansas governor's office to sign a proclamation. Here she displays the results of her request. May 14 - 20, 2023, is Food Allergy Awareness Week.

May 8, 2023

Nurses Week 2023 -- Who's Your Fav?

Find your fav nurse team and give a shout out this Nurses Week 2023. #nursesweek #nurses Music by Scott Buckley (@ScottBuckley) – released under CC-BY 4.0.

May 1, 2023

The Gamemaster

No one knows real-world combat conditions better than the CSMs of the Army. So their experience and expertise are instrumental to the making of the Best Leader Competition. What exactly is their role? Do they just review and oversee the details? A week before the competition began, all senior enlisted advisors of the Medical Readiness Command, West converged on Fort Riley to personally stress test and scrutinize each event's realism and safety. #whoisthebestleader #ArmyMedicine #MRCWest #BestLeader2023 #Readiness #USArmy #MRCWestBestLeader #whoisthebest Music by Scott Buckley (@ScottBuckley) – released under CC-BY 4.0.

May 1, 2023

Five Senses Awareness

Be ready to let go and become present with your senses. You can do this exercise in your seat. No sitting on the floor is required. MAJ Adhana McCarthy, a physician assistant & certified yoga therapist, talks you through the first of a series of Mindful Monday exercises. Enjoy. #MindfulMonday

April 26, 2023

Being an NCO -- Yesterday & Today

Are you scared of NCOs? CSM George Foster Jr. was. When he became an NCO, he brought his legacy views of what it meant to be a noncommissioned officer. But then something happened. The senior enlisted advisor at Irwin Army Community Hospital reflects on how his understanding has evolved over the course of his career and the implications for today. #1NCO Music by Scott Buckley (@ScottBuckley) – released under CC-BY 4.0.

April 24, 2023

Few Kids Ask This

As he was getting ready to go back to Korea, CSM George Foster's kids expressed something that very few kids ever have to ask. That's when he realized, as if for the first time, the impact his military service was having on his children. #MOMC #monthofthemilitarychild Music by Scott Buckley (@ScottBuckley) – released under CC-BY 4.0.

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