From the Horrors of Iraq to the Glamour of Tribeca

Like many other Army Vets who have experienced the carnage of war, Stacy Bare was not able to put Iraq behind him when he returned home. The worst low he experienced was questioning why he lived while others died which led to feelings of guilt and suicide.


Stacy's only antidote for these negative feelings was to take control of his own healing process. In an effort to recreate a more positive experience with the war-torn countries he fought in, and knowing about the healing nature of the outdoors, Stacy decided to head back to those countries to experience them in a new, healthier light and help others do the same. What started as a personal journey has turned into a project called, Adventure Not War.

The first seed for this project was planted when Stacy was stationed in Baghdad. He was friends with some local Iraqis who frequently talked about the beautiful, snow-capped mountains of Kurdistan and how you could enjoy this magnificent terrain. Years later, with thoughts of healing old wounds, Stacy planned a return trip, with other veterans, and they hiked and skied over mountains where once fierce battles were fought.

What he didn't anticipate were the connections he made with the locals there and a new appreciation of their vibrant culture. "The people in Iraq are not all that different from people in the United States," he noted. "They all want the same things for their families and their kids… they want a dry bed and a warm meal and I think that's what most people want around the world."

Watch how Stacy's vision for erasing his comrade's battle scars has become a Tribeca Film Festival favorite and has ignited a larger discussion about the different ways for soldiers to recover from the horrors of war.

Overcoming trauma is hard, but Stacy is definitely onto something. "I've had my worst days in Iraq," he reflected, "and now I've had my best days in Iraq."

Learn more at: http://www.adventurenotwar.com/

To see more OnlyGood WELLNESS videos, visit us at: http://bit.ly/OnlyGoodTVYTWELLNESS


Welcome to OnlyGood.tv! (Formerly HooplaHa - Only Good News) - It's a Positivity Movement.

We at OnlyGood TV believe that positivity will change lives for the better. We strive to be the hopeful voice that recognizes people are good & out there doing good things for their communities and society at large. We tell the stories of the individuals and organizations that inspire and motivate us, and fuel the Positivity Movement.

Watch an exclusive collection of stories featuring PETS, FAMILY, WELLNESS, and COMMUNITY, including unique series and Live Specials that shine a spotlight on everyday people, making the world a better place. #OGTV

Visit us at: https://www.onlygood.tv/

Like us on OGTV's Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/onlygood.tv

Like us on Hooplaha's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/hooplaha/

Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onlygood.tv/

Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/onlygoodtv

Press Paws (S1:E1) – Finding Furry Friends In Unusual Places

Welcome to Press Paws - a new OnlyGood.tv series for the Animal lover in all of us! Hosted by Michelle Ray Smith, Press Paws tells passionate stories of the unique bond between animals and people and how they help each other live a happier, more fulfilling life. Whether you are looking to adopt, visit a sanctuary filled with quirky characters, or are just an animal lover that loves a good "tail", Press Paws has something that is guaranteed to make you smile.

Keep reading... Show less
Fans' Top 5 Hits

From Software to Sourdough, Taking A Leap of Faith

Did you ever know someone who seems to be on a brilliant, fast track career path and then suddenly gets up one day and decides to do something completely different? Sherif Farag is that guy. After a 15 year career in Management Consulting and Business Strategy, most recently with McKinsey in New York City, Sherif decided to trade in the airline miles and hotel points and do something completely out of his consulting comfort zone.

Keep reading... Show less

A Dog’s Journey Home (E11) - Pittsburgh Gotcha Day!

After 90+ dog transport trips, Tracy'sDogs co-founder Scott Whyatt knows to be ready for anything. In this episode of A Dog's Journey Home, Scott's transport will arrive with 62 dogs who were loaded up on an 80 degree day in Texas and will now be meeting their new families in the chill of early winter in Pennsylvania. It's Gotcha Day in Pittsburgh!

Keep reading... Show less
Fans' Top 5 Hits

The Creation of Us (S2:E4) – A 30/60/90 Celebration

The love and closeness of families can be traced to the traditions that are passed down that bind them together. In this episode of The Creation Of Us, Heather and Christen invite us in to share a unique event that links 3 generations of Christen's family in a special way.

Keep reading... Show less

This Community Comes Together In A Beautiful Way To Honor Fallen Soldiers

As the fourth of July approaches, people across America are already celebrating by lighting small fireworks and commemorating all of the soldiers that served or gave their lives to keep this country both safe and free. Dr. Alida Ward, Reverend of the Greenfield Hill Church in Connecticut, brings her community together to honor all of the fallen soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan by holding a memorial service in her church and posting the names of all those who have passed on her church walls. Despite this, they felt like something more needed to be done.

Keep reading... Show less
www.youtube.com

Be a STAR with these Holiday Ice Cream Sandwiches

Beaches and pools have opened up and ice cream trucks are once more playing their jingle. Summer has finally arrived! In this new episode of Unwritten Recipes, a HooplaHa Original Series, we commemorate Independence Day and cool down with host Felicia Levinson, with a helping hand from her son Simon, who shares with us her recipe on how to make Star Ice Cream Sandwiches.
Keep reading... Show less
Fans' Top 5 Hits

One-Armed Sharpshooter Won't Miss His Shot

It happened in seconds. Izzy Ezagui, a Special Forces soldier in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was quietly preparing in his tent for his next mission, when suddenly, a mortar hit and exploded right next to him. He lost his left arm on the spot.

Keep reading... Show less
Fans' Top 5 Hits

A Lifetime of Breaking News - The Dave Rust Story

On Saturday June 30, 2019, Dave Rust will "wrap" a 39 year career as a CNN videographer. Over his illustrious career, he has covered stories in all 50 states and every continent in the world, during peace and war, in triumph and tragedy, and with both younger and older colleagues by his side, proud to work with this consummate pro.

Keep reading... Show less
Watch and Subscribe
It's a Positivity Movement
OnlyGood TV on YouTube

mailbox

Get your Only Good TV Newsletter