May 23, 2016 vfpvc

Fallujah Pic1Hello fellow VFP Members and Supporters,
My name is Lucas. I am a combat veteran and, like many of you, I struggled to reintegrate when I left the service. I was isolated, angry, and hyper vigilant, all of which fed into a major drinking problem and constant conflict with those around me. It was a very depressing, rocky road, and I was much more fortunate than some of my friends in surviving it. However, during this personal journey, I’ve picked up some very useful techniques for dealing with grief, stress, and anxiety- and I’ve made it my personal mission to connect other veterans with techniques and environments that can help them not only heal, but also re-experience true personal growth (and inspire it in others).

Lucas B

Dancing Rabbit 2016

I now live at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Rutledge, MO (one of the premier ecovillages in the US), and have fostered a partnership with the local bed and breakfast here, the Milkweed Mercantile Eco Inn, to offer two veteran-oriented workshops this year- one for men, and one for women. It is our hope that you will consider either registering by emailing us at or , and/or passing this e-mail flyer and these links along to those you know.

We want to reach as many veterans as possible! VFP has been a huge inspiration to me, and it is my hope to see many VFP Members participate! We’ve also attached a printable copy to share.

Thank you for your time, and Semper Fidelis.In Service, Lucas BerardTour Coordinator, Dancing Rabbit EcovillagePost 9/11 Member, Veterans For Peace My site: The Homefront Fight

Veterans: Want to Ease Symptoms of PTSD, Chronic Pain, and Sleep Issues?

Register for a Yoga and Nature Weekend Workshop.
The Nature Process 2016 Workshop for Veterans
Thursday June 23-June 26, 2016  – For Men
Thursday August 18-August 21  — For Women
More information at!veterans-weekends/cym1
Workshops limited to 12 participants.
Cost $500 per person.
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