Veteran’s Guide to the 30-minute Meal

by Eric Burleson in Veteran

The Veteran’s Guide to a 30-Minute Meal I had just finished breakfast with my father-in-law and 2 ½-year old daughter and was driving home. My wife’s parents were staying with us on an extended trip to help us out around the impending birth of my son. Because he was two weeks late, their 2-week trip […]

9 out of 10 Veterans Haven’t Done This; Have You?

by Eric Burleson in Mindfulness, Tips, Transition, Veteran

By Eric Burleson The day that marked the end of your service has come and gone. You might have served a short term or invested most of your prime into the military, but now you are back on native soil. You anticipated the challenges of separation and transitioning back into civilian society after military life […]

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your First Civilian Job

by Eric Burleson in Job, Tips, Veteran

Get the Most Out of Your First Civilian Job Hanging up the uniform that you proudly wore during the term of your service for this great country is going to be hard. What is even more challenging is returning back to civilian life after living and fighting outside of American soil. Whether you will be […]

Why Companies Don’t Hire Veterans (And What You Can Do About It)

by Eric Burleson in Job, Life, Tips, Transition

Why Companies Don’t Hire Veterans Looking for work now that you have separated from service? You have probably hit a couple of snags along the way. Veterans usually hem and haw about how company A has no appreciation for what you can bring to the table or how company B has no respect for you, but the […]

5 Things Transitioning Veterans Need to Think About that Aren’t Jobs

by Eric Burleson in Life, Mindfulness, Tips, Veteran

5 Important Parts of Veteran Transition that Aren’t a New Job: Jobs are important to reclaiming life as a civilian, but work is not the only thing we need to talk about when we saying things like, “veteran transition.” There are some other parts of life that need attention during transition, and I’m going to talk about 5 of […]

Finding Meaning After the Military

by Eric Burleson in Life, Mindfulness, Transition, Veteran

How to Find Meaning After the Military By Eric Burleson A Brief Primer One cannot possibly describe in 1000 words or less the heart-wrenching, soul-crushing, and life-affirming process of trying to find meaning and purpose following separation from military service. After having crystal clear purpose during service, the relative void following separation can feel incredibly […]

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Veterans Make With Resumes

by Eric Burleson in Job, Tips, Veteran

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Veterans Make With Resumes Separating from the military can be an incredibly difficult experience, and it’s not made any easier with the cultural divide between the military and civilian sectors. Veterans often struggle to find meaningful work after they separate from the military, at least in part because it is difficult […]

Five Common Yet Unexpected Experiences With Transition

by Eric Burleson in Life, Mental Heath, Transition, Veteran

Five Common Yet Unexpected Experiences While Transitioning You’re going to feel these when you transition out of the military, even if no one warned you about it. 1. Grief Service members frequently believe that life on the outside will be all sunshine and roses. Transitioning is going to be a piece of cake, right? You […]