Some of these resources are also available on the Heroes on the Water YouTube channel.
It’s More Than Fishing
Our brains need the outdoors - it’s in our makeup to want to be outdoors, immersed in the calming effect it brings to us. When HOW first began kayak fishing experiences, we could see and feel first-hand the impact of the being outside on our heroes.
Intergenerational Transmission of Wellness
Intergenerational transmission events have been studied from multiple angles, including trauma, economic status, and even wellness. Heroes on the Water’s programs support the transmission of wellness through kayak fishing and the outdoors.
Women Take Yourself Outside – Literally
Multiple studies prove that women who spend time outdoors feel more connected, more satisfied, and less anxious. Especially if they participate in a sport like kayaking.
Anxious? Paddle Away from Stress
Outdoor Recreation, e.g. kayak fishing, is proven to Reduce Anxiety, according to a study recently completed by Heroes on the Water.
Kayaking and Fishing Tips
How to Remove a Fishhook
Our resident fishing expert, Paul Martin - Therapeutic Programs Manager, shares two options for removing a fishhook from your body.
Introducing Kids to Fishing
While many adults are eager to teach their youngsters, there is a right way, and a wrong way, to introduce a child to fishing. Follow these guidelines to hook a lifelong fishing partner.
Let’s Get Ready to Kayak Fish!
Studies prove that spending time outdoors is good for your mental and physical health. We know that kayak fishing is a great recreational therapy. Here are 3 tips to get ready for the season!
What You Need To Know Before Getting On the Water
Getting on the water for your first kayaking excursion is exciting! Learn some basic but necessary tips to make sure your trip is as safe as it is fun.
Mental Health and Relationships
The State of Our Community
Suicide and mental health are major concerns for veterans and first responders, who often face high levels of stress and trauma in their line of work. Learn ways to cope with stress.
The Power of Hope
Hope is more than just a word. Science has proven that cultivating hope can improve brain function and resiliency. Here are 5 ways that you can increase feelings of hope to improve your everyday life.
4 Tips for Building Bonds in Military Families
November is officially National Month of the Military Family! Learn ways to cope with military life and improve family bonds and resilience.
Health Practices To Improve Mental Health In First Responders
First Responders are 30% more likely than civilians to experience mental health conditions. Learn about practices that can help first responders cope and thrive.
Why Spending Time Near Water Will Improve Your Overall Wellness
While the cognitive impacts of spending time in nature are desirable, there are also other emotional, physiological benefits to increasing your time outdoors, particularly if water is involved.
4 Positive Ways to Cope with Post-Traumatic Stress
Whether you or someone you love have recently been diagnosed with PTS or are just looking for ways to cope, there is a wide spectrum of mental health practices to help you cope.
Observances and History
U.S. Flag Etiquette
The U.S. flag is symbol of the bravery and commitment to our country shown by our military families. Read the list of do’s and don’ts associated with the U.S. Flag.
Each year in May military caregivers are honored for their service, the unsung heroes who selflessly provide long-term care. Here are a few ways you can show your caregiver what their service means to you.
4 Benefits of Monthly Recurring Donations
Monthly recurring donations help not for profit organizations around the world make meaningful impacts for their causes. Learn about the ways donors can benefit too!
Memorial Day: Why We Celebrate
In the years since its inception as a federal holiday, Memorial Day has become a marker for the beginning of Summer. But as with many holidays, sometimes the true meaning of Memorial Day can get lost in all of the marketing.
Month of the Military Child
We often forget just how much a person’s service impacts all their loved ones. Everyone from parents to spouses, children and friends can be greatly impacted. Learn how families are impacted and how to celebrate Month of the Military Child.
Historical Female Military Icons
Throughout history, there have been several significant milestones accomplished by women, especially in the military. Here we highlight some of the most important women figures in U.S. military history.