A combat veteran I hired a few years back killed himself this year. I wasn’t surprised to hear the news. This may sound callous, but it’s the truth. I’ve been around “it” long enough to become numb to news like this. But my thinking on how I will be helping from now on has transformed.
No more job offers or loans. This just hasn’t worked for me in the past. In fact, it’s been a fucking disaster that usually ended in a broken relationship when I ultimately had to make a hard choice and cut the cord because PTS, drugs, and alcohol were at play in the company. So now it’s pure knowledge sharing.
Below is a post from my instagram (@BrandontWebb). Every combat veteran needs to read, “Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It“, and if you know someone who could use this read, then please recommend it or gift it to them.
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Before the Sunrise this morning I meditated, then slipped into a hot bath with piano music playing comfortably loud, then I finished my friend Kamal’s latest work, Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It. Wednesdays are my days. A day to read, reflect, plan, write to my kids, help a friend, or just take care of myself. It’s my secret day. After finishing the last bits of his book, I feel really proud to know Kamal and love him like a brother. Few people have the gift of raw uncut transparency, shared in a way that helps others. Kamal has this gift. Love Yourself reminds us that we all suffer, we all fear, we all self doubt, and we all love. And that self love, and how we speak to and love ourselves internally is what makes the difference during times of deep pain. Go pre-order his book because even if you don’t think you need it now, inevitably you will, and it will help greatly when you do. My copy is back in my glass case, break-open in case of emergency. ***Postcards: Love you Gman, Hunter and Liv -Dad #inspiration #authorsofinstagram
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