Our Mission, our duty is to honor the human beings that have made sacrifices for the greater good, and now feel left behind and alone to carry the weight of the world.
By compassionately and loyally bringing us together in a way that respects the personal courage we have shown in facing our fears, so that we may realize that we are not alone. And together, feel whole again.
A world that allows humankind to believe they are unbroken and undamaged and once again know they are whole and valuable to the world they belong in.
Though the people who preach its virtue often don’t understand exactly what the word means. Authentic is defined as: “not false or copied; genuine; real.” And, my favorite definition, “representing one’s true nature or beliefs; true to oneself or to the person identified.”
Compassion literally means “to suffer together.” Among emotion researchers, it is defined as the feeling that arises when you are confronted with another’s suffering and feel motivated to relieve that suffering.
Purpose can guide life decisions, influence behavior, shape goals, offer a sense of direction, and create meaning. For some people, purposeis connected to vocation—meaningful, satisfying work. For others, their purposelies in their responsibilities to their family or friends.
If you are faithful and devoted to someone or something, you’re loyal. … Loyalcomes from the Old French word loial which means something like “legal,” but if someone is only loyalto you because the law requires him to be, that’s not true loyalty, which should come from the heart, not a contract.
Trusting someone means that you think they are reliable, you have confidence in them and you feel safe with them physically and emotionally. Trust is something that two people in a relationship can build together when they decide to commit each other.
A sense of belonging is a human need, just like the need for food and shelter. Feeling that you belong is most important in seeing value in life and in coping with intensely painful emotions.
Accountability is a noun that describes accepting responsibility, and it can be personal or very public. Sometimes, though, taking accountability means admitting you made a mistake.
You can define a community by the shared attributes of the people in it, and/or by the strength of the connections among them.
Personal Courage takes you to the boundaries of your comfort zone. As human beings we want to feel as though we can speak the truth in potentially dangerous, fearful situations where we want to get our message across. The possibility that this could elicit an adverse reaction and ultimately cause conflict, however, more often than not stops us from doing so.
Honestyis a facet of moral character that connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct, along with the absence of lying, cheating, & theft.
How We Got Started
Once I (Rich) decided MY service in the military had reached its entirety and there was another path for my family & myself, I quickly realized how fast life could turn upside down. All those I knew to be my brothers and sisters quickly found other lives. It’s not that I blame them nor do I carry any animosity towards anyone for it. When you make the transition to leave military life, or to return home from a deployment, life can become very strange and lonely. The life you once knew has now all changed.
During my transition out, one of my best friends took his own life. All the emotions surrounded me when his death happened. First I was destroyed, then I blamed, then i became angry, then lost….then inspired.
Inspired to be a change
My inspiration came from realizing in the moment of his death, there were very few people that actually cared for anyone in our ranks, Or at least that was the feeling I had…
After searching for some time for answers as to why I felt that.
We decided we would stop chasing unanswered feelings & be a place that would become a home those people who are lost, feeling alone or Broken, thoughts of no one cares.
Where We Are Now
We are here to create a different path for everyone. We believe that everyone needs someone to believe in them. We know that through compassion, respect & loyalty, everyone can realize they are not alone, they are not broken, they are not damaged. There is a whole group of people who believe in them and support them.
And through our community, we will help you find your balance back into the world.