Health/Beauty Mental Health/Wellness

Get a Grip on Stress! (Part 1 – What is Stress?)

“I THOUGHT I HAD MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS… my friend thought she had ovarian cancer.  We had no one to talk to; there was no network of spouses.  Now I realize that it was all related to stress.  I wish we would have known this back then…” Her husband is a fighter pilot.  They’ve survived two deployments.  She was describing their physical reactionsContinue Reading “Get a Grip on Stress! (Part 1 – What is Stress?)”

Deployment/PCS Homefront Mental Health/Wellness National Guard/Reserve Veterans

PTSD- Fighting the Battle Within

“I just want to close my eyes and go to sleep,” he said with a sadness I immediately recognized causing the hair on the back of my neck to stand up.  “I just want to go to sleep and never wake up again.” These are the words my husband spoke to me just a fewContinue Reading “PTSD- Fighting the Battle Within”

Deployment/PCS Homefront Mental Health/Wellness Veterans

You Wouldn’t Understand It’s a Combat Thing-

Before I joined the Army National Guard back in 1991 I was volunteering at a Vietnam Veteran Counseling Center. I was drawn to this experience because of a traumatic event in my own life that left me with a severe case of PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  By helping Vietnam Veterans with PTSD IContinue Reading “You Wouldn’t Understand It’s a Combat Thing-“