Mental Health/Wellness Veterans

Life among the Horses

For as long as I can remember I have been fascinated with horses.  I couldn’t begin to put into words where or how this fascination first developed, but it’s been a life long love of all things horse related.  I’ve never owned a horse, I’ve never had a horse that was considered mine or myContinue Reading “Life among the Horses”

Health/Beauty Mental Health/Wellness

Get a Grip on Stress! (Part 2 – Emotional Stress)

OK!  It looks like everybody is  FIRED UP to fight off any stress that comes your way.  But before the “Wonder Women” of the Homefront United Network can defeat stress, you need to know who your enemy is.  Here are the facts: 1. Stress is everywhere. 2. There are 3 kinds of stress. (emotional, physical,Continue Reading “Get a Grip on Stress! (Part 2 – Emotional 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-“