Hello everyone! We had a great group of Veterans join us on the Warriors Live On Trek this past June hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. I would like to share with you some testimonials as some of the Veterans share their experience at WLO Trek.
Again, I want to thank you for your support,
Eva Belanger, founder of Warriors Live On
“Of all the things I have experience through WLO/8EW… I believe the biggest shift has come from the notion that my therapy and road to recovery can be lead by my body and not my mind. I have spent so many years stuck inside my head with ruminating thoughts seemingly controlling every aspect of my life, that my body eventually stopped functioning properly. Turning off my mind and reawakening my body, learning to listen to it, has been a profound shift for me. Traditional therapy for me has always seemed like I was taking things on head-to-head. I might gain some ground but then lose it again… take a bit more and lose a bit. What I am doing with WLO/8EW is flanking the problem. Attacking the same battle from a very different direction and it is helping tremendously.
The short summary is that WLO and its partnership with 8EW has created an atmosphere of love and healing that has made “treatment” seem like living. It has provided me with hope that I will not only recovery, but that no matter how long that process takes, I will always have a home base. Lastly, WLO has provided me with an entirely new way to face my battles. It has shifted my entire perspective and approach to my mental health and well being. My senses of perseverance, optimism and resiliency have been shocked back to life!!”
— Andrew Barone
“I absolutely believe in the work WLO is doing. Their holistic approach and use of cutting edge therapies gives us Veterans an effective way to heal. We don’t have to suffer a life sentence of PTSD; there’s hope, and WLO is helping to make that a reality!”
— Jen Housholder
I’m honored and grateful to have found the Warriors Live On family and I’m excited to share yoga on WLO’s next adventure. I thank them for offering their trust in me, their stories, their food, and their fears. More importantly, I thank them for sacrificing so much of their personal comfort to serve our country. Every Vet on the trail told me that they followed a deep instinct to protect their families and friends. We’re fortunate to share a world with men and women who have the courage and integrity to abide that noble instinct; we have no choice but to invite them all into our hearts and souls as they heal. Because of the lessons my new friends at WLO have taught me, I include all the men and women who serve this country in my prayers: that they heal from the sadness, grief and anxiety they experience; that they see how truly appreciated and important they are; that they are happy and at peace.
— Megan Corcoran