Home Base’s Dr. Rachel Millstein and Staff Pick: Army Veteran and Comedian Thom Tran

Today on Home Base Nation, we'll first hear from Dr. Rachel Millstein who works at Home Base and the Benson-Henry Institute (BHI) for Mind Body Medicine at MGH on what meditation is, why we do it, and how people can elicit the "Relaxation Response." Resilient Warrior was adapted from the great work at the BHI and is now delivered to not only veterans but military families and kids nationwide. Following this, please enjoy our past episode on resilience and healing through comedy and laughter with Army Veteran Thom Tran! Thom Tran wears many hats...He’s a retired U.S. Army staff sergeant and paratrooper, a first generation Vietnamese-American, a Purple Heart recipient, and a ‘triple-threat’ entertainer - an actor, musician, and comedian. Thom and Ron talk about mental health through the lens of comedy, laughter and we learn about his and his family's journey and service.


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