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June 30, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 01 July

Hello Shipmates,For over three months, we have been experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic together - either in real time (transmission occurring within your community/family), virtually (via the non-stop news cycle), or both! During the past two weeks we have seen a doubling of confirmed cases nationally, superseding previous U.S. daily case counts. 

June 23, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 24 June

Hello Shipmates,The most important relationship you can have is the one you have with yourself. Without first being able to care for yourself, caring for others is impossible. This week for Wellness Wednesday, we have the honor of discussing the importance of self-care from one of our Coast Guard Academy Chaplains, Chaplain Kimberly Cain, and the

June 17, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 17 June

Hello Shipmates,Resiliency is the capacity to stay strong, to learn, grow and thrive, even in difficult times.  Equipped with protective factors such as fitness, strong relationships, a sense of meaning & purpose, an orientation toward goals, and surrounded by compassionate shipmates, we can withstand all kinds of stress and difficulty.  On 17 June

June 10, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 10 June

Hello Shipmates,We have a change this week to our regularly scheduled Wellness Wednesday.  In light of all that is going on in the world, Dr. Terri Dickerson, Director of Civil Rights, and Chaplain Thomas Walcott, Chaplain of the Coast Guard, will host this week’s forum addressing experiences and feelings related to historical and present race

June 2, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 03 June

Hello Shipmates,Grief is an emotion we experience not only from the loss of a loved one, but also from a change in our normal way of life.  During this time of change, it is important to know the tools we have to overcome grief.  On 3 June 1500-1600 EST, our friends from District 11, Chaplain Erik Neider, Command Chaplain for TRACEN Petaluma, and

May 26, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 27 May

Hello Shipmates,Tomorrow for Wellness Wednesday, we have the honor of discussing mental health concerns and lessons learned from our shipmates in District 1.  D1 includes seven states from Northern New Jersey to Maine. Collectively, this region has experienced 40% of our Nation’s 100,000 COVID deaths.  Our presenters will be Chaplain John Sears,

May 20, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite for 20 May

Dear Shipmates,Thank you again for your participation in our weekly "Wellness Wednesday."  This forum provides a space where we can share with each other how this pandemic has been affecting our lives.  This week’s discussion will continue the thread from Medical Monday, “Recognizing and Coping with Stress.”If you have CVR loaded on your computer

May 13, 2020

Wellness Wednesday Invite

Dear Shipmates,Thank you for your generous participation during last week's Wellness Wednesday.  It was wonderful to hear from so many of you during this open, non-judgmental forum.  Chaplain Cynthia Kane, Deputy Chaplain of the Coast Guard, and CDR Charlene Criss, the Physician Assistant Force Manager, will be hosting the call today from 1500-1600

April 16, 2020

Do try this at home: DIY home-exercise hacks

Click to view largerMCPOCG Jason Vanderhaden hates starting his morning workout. “My most dreaded part of working out is that first five minutes,” he said, “because I’m old and it takes a few minutes to get warmed up. But after I’m finished, I feel accomplished – and ready to kick butt!”He stays on track using a killer playlist, and says it helps

April 3, 2020

Sustaining Resilience - Message from the Commandant

To the Men and Women of the United States Coast Guard,Across the Nation, we continue to see the dramatic impacts of the novel coronavirus outbreak.  The Coast Guard is not immune to the pandemic—members of our workforce and their families have been infected, units have been impacted, and our normal routines have been disrupted.  In the coming days