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Saturday, January 2, 2016

#SaturdaySpotlight: Brave, Strong and True by Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas

Good Morning and Welcome to the very first edition of Saturday Spotlight, 2016!

I pray your holiday celebrations were safe and that you are BLESSED in the year to come.

Today I'm happy to bring your attention to a previously unknown (to me) author and book.....

Right now, we are losing more veterans to suicide than to combat.

Charleston, SC – November 2015 – New release, Brave, Strong, True: The Modern Warrior's Battle for Balance (Innovo Publishing Group) by author Kate Hendricks-Thomas. “I’m a pretty decisive person with limited ability to ask for help and zero trouble-taking risks; there was a time I could have become one of those [suicide] statistics,” says Thomas, also a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who served in Iraq in 2005.

When the country called, our military men and women answered. Brave, Strong, and True challenges us as citizens to do more than say, "Thank you for your service," offering us the chance to understand and connect with our nation's veterans by becoming part of the reintegration solution. Right now, what we hear repeatedly about veterans' mental health isn't always positive and is often far from accurate. Personalizing the issues and advocating for specific, proven protocols, a Marine-turned-PhD calls for a radical shift in the way we talk about health for our military. To promote real wellness, healing, and connection for those who served requires a focus on the resilient leadership potential present in our nation's veteran community. Resilience can be trained and cultivated in all of us, and this book will show you how.

Brave, Strong, True: The Modern Warrior's Battle for Balance is a practical call to health for America’s modern military warriors and those who support them. With a unique blend of personal narratives and current research, author Dr. Kate Hendricks Thomas explores this question: what if we could train America’s service members to succeed in mental battles as we do in physical ones? This book unpacks the possibility of mental fitness training programs that shift the paradigm from treatment to resilience.

In an accessible, inspiring, and powerful way, Dr. Kate outlines strategies - including social support, self-care, and spiritual practice - for readers to meet the challenge of living purposeful lives. Her research provides a wealth of knowledge and practical guidance for veterans, their family members, military commands, mental health professionals, and everyday citizens who can identify with the title “warrior.”

"Combining the latest research on military mental health with deft, authentic storytelling, Kate Hendricks Thomas invites us to think critically about how we typically discuss healing for veterans. Quite simply, faith matters. With a perspective informed by her own combat experiences, she makes a powerful case for the relationship between religion and health. She has written a call to action that is both smart and brave."

 —Harold G. Koenig, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences & Associate Professor of Medicine and Director, of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University Medical Center

Innovo Publishing LLC (November 2, 2015)
Paperback: 170 pages; Language: English
ISBN-10: 1613143095    ISBN-13: 978-1613143094

Seems like a timely message and wonderful gift for those we know who may be suffering as many of our soldiers do.

This information is provided to us by Prime Star Publicity.

Hope you enjoyed it!

See you next week for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and of course, Saturday Spotlight!

Until then...take care and God Bless.


Anonymous said...

What a great spotlight piece Pam, thank you for sharing. The mental toll that combat takes is so often overlooked. Great to see it being discussed.

Susan Coryell said...

Such an important topic--especially in a time where wear e working to improve our national health care system.Good luck with this project!

M.J. Schiller, Romance Author said...

What a wonderful book! My step-dad, a vet himself, helps other vets acclimate when returning home through a group that takes these soldiers fly fishing. From what I understand, fly fishing soothes the soul in a number of ways (for example, the simple repetition of casting is calming, and it provides time to take a breath and reflect, as well.) He's told me stories about how difficult it is for our veterans to face the horrors of war, and then return to civilian life, where we are put out if our chai tea isn't warm enough. Readjusting to a new normal can be difficult for all of us and it sounds like your book has a lot of strategies to make that easier. Thank you for applying your talents to serve others.

marilyn leach said...

Thanks for today's blog Pam and Dr. Kate. This is sorely needed in our current literature. Thanks for helping our men in uniform, or formerly in uniform. I hope this zooms to the best seller list. Cheers.

Jacqueline Seewald said...


Thanks for bringing this book to our attention!

Kate Hendricks Thomas said...

Thank you for reading and sharing. Brave, Strong, True was a tough book to write, but it is an honor to share and hear that any small part of it resonates. Learn more about my research at www.katehendricksthomas.com