Do These 4 Things As Soon As You Separate From The Military

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

 These 4 Steps Are Vital For Veteran Mental Health: Leaving the military brings about incredibly difficult strain. Although most people know about the difficulties surrounding finding a job, few will describe the emotional struggle associated with separating from service. But veterans still suffer from enormously high rates of suicide, divorce, and homelessness. Putting aside all […]

The Enemy of Transition

by Eric Burleson in Mental Heath, Transition, Veteran

The Enemy of My Transition Was Not My Friend “You are scum.” “What’s wrong with you?” “You can’t do anything right.” “You don’t even have the simple discipline to get out of bed on time.” “You’d be better off dead, and your family would be better off with you dead, too.” Who is this cruel […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]