Encore: A Marine's Mission Grounded in Love
June 29, 2016
Hosted by Karen Leavitt
Karen and Colin Archipley created Archi's Acres in 2006, as Colin returned from his third combat tour in Iraq. The Archipley's original plan after Colin completed his military service was to be a husband-wife team helping with real estate sales and loans. But when he returned started working the farm "that's when everything changed". What they've done is created a new way of transitioning the veteran community. What they have found in the case of PTSD is that the diagnosis isn't being made until a year or two after discharge. In part that diagnosis results from a failure to re-integrate the veterans back into civilian life through occupational transition. He said "When you start doing multiple deployments your personality changes, and you get separated from the general public. Today they serve many in the Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) provides military veterans a transition to civilian life.
The Sky’s the Limit
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The Sky’s the Limit is a motivating, inspirational program which is based on my journey from medical professional to patient, highlighting people from all walks of life and various stages of overcoming adversity, their challenges and awakening to the rediscovery of themselves, a transformation. I engage with a number of successful life coaches, authors, athletes and everyday people who discuss their journey and process as well as exploring the concepts of Eastern and Western medicine. We are all learning life’s lessons every day and living in the moment, no matter where we are in our journey.
Karen Leavitt is a restorative coach. With her background as an accomplished career nurse, and a survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Karen has a unique perspective on how to navigate life-changing events. Utilizing her skills in health and wellness, public speaking, advocacy and teambuilding, she guides others to achieve healthy, balanced, successful lives, regardless of their circumstances.
Karen is happy to be returning to VoiceAmerica after a life changing event resulted in a traumatic brain injury post-concussion syndrome. Now, Karen has a dynamic purpose and passion that is igniting her to guide others. A former successful career nurse, advocate, “natural care giver,” and athlete, Karen brings positivity and resilience grounded in reality through her own journey and experiences. Her mission is to educate, empower and inspire others to live their truth and passion as she engages in heartfelt, meaningful conversations around life’s situations, and circumstances. #thegiftistheshift