San Diego, CA — Transition is not only about the veteran exiting the military, it truly involves the whole family. Spouses are what we at The Honor Foundation (THF) like to call the “silent warriors,” the courageous women who support our combat veterans. THF understands for a veteran to have a successful transition, their spouse and family need to be involved 100%.

Saturday, February 25th marked the first THF Spouse Roundtable. Attendees gathered at The Village at NTC Community Center for brunch, a Mindfulness and Wellness talk by Dr. Sheila Krotz, and a THF Alumni Spouse Roundtable discussion. As THF evolves and grows, it’s important for us to offer additional support programs for our silent warriors.

A dynamic motivational speaker and award winning educator, Dr. Sheila Krotz is the founder and CEO of Positive Influences, a professional development firm providing innovative training in 21st Century Learning and Living strategies. Dr. Krotz is an authority on the neuroscience behind happiness. During her talk, she explained how our brains command our minds, and how we can take control of our own lives by controlling our negative thought patterns. Dr. Krotz also spoke to the importance of meditation to help stress management and focus on positive thoughts and create mindfulness. Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.