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Monday, October 17, 2016

22 Push up Wrap

I actually finished this challenge a month ago - I'm too busy to be across all social media at once, hence the delay here.

What did I learned about a push up challenge?

1. Push ups are hard to do
2. Correct technique makes them harder
3. Despite wanting to continue to do them & get better at them I haven't
4. The suicide rate amongst returned soldiers in the USA is terrible
5. By comparison Australia's statistics aren't great either - far more soldiers die by suicide than in active duty from either country.  I haven't researched the statistics in the oposing countries.
6. Regardless of your view on war or the military, returned soldiers need our help to integrate back into a life that extremely different from life in the military
7. There are many people outside the military who are confronted by traumatic situations every single day & doing the challenge & researching the topic(s) has reminded me of this
8. Nobody knows what another person has going on in their life & nobody knows the affect of a traumatic situation on them

Please be kind with your words always; engage with your fellow humans in meaningful ways; check in on your family, check in on your mates; don't be afraid to ask people if they are OK; don't be afraid to ask more than once.  If you are struggling emotionally or psychologically please talk to someone - a family member, a friend, a work colleague, a mentor, your doctor, a stranger (lifeline, beyond blue) - you are worthy of a happy life & life is too short to go it alone when there are people out there who want to help.

Lifeline 13 11 14
Beyond Blue 1300 224 636

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