The Heart Behind the Project
Helping veterans and their families re-engage through physical activity and self-discovery.
Often, veterans survive by limiting themselves to two emotions. Anger and apathy. We explode or we isolate. We hide from emotion, or we experience it and dump adrenaline even though we aren't actively engaged in a fight. This leaves us anxious and sick, desperate for a fix.
A car has an exhaust to expel gasses left over from the explosion in the engine. If it didn't, the engine couldn't function. In the same way, if we don't have an outlet for the emotional experience, we too will blow up.
We have found if we move our bodies physically and burn off some of the energy, we can then sit with ourselves and take the journey inwards, where the true healing begins. We are driven to equip and empower veterans to experience life in a new, healthy way. We introduce them to emotional intelligence. We encourage them to find their way to connect with a physical challenge. We share stories of others doing the same. As they grow stronger, we foster in the veteran a desire to become visible and known, ultimately leading them to a path of healing and servant leadership.