Health/Beauty Mental Health/Wellness Veterans

Get a Grip on Stress! (Part 6 – Stress and your Mind)

“Depression is among the leading causes of disability worldwide.” – World Health Organization “20% of the soldiers who have been deployed in the past 6 years have PTSD, that’s over 300,000.” – Michelle Rosenthal, Heal my PTSD The statistics are frightening. Even MORE frightening is that these rates are increasing. -Depression is at an all-timeContinue Reading “Get a Grip on Stress! (Part 6 – Stress and your Mind)”

Faith/Encouragement Homefront Veterans

Honk if You Love the USA!

This past weekend, as we remembered the events of 9/11, the citizens of this country united in their sorrow and memories. Differences were put aside to honor the memory of those who were lost that day and in the days/years that followed, as well as to honor our military and first responders. One of theContinue Reading “Honk if You Love the USA!”

Health/Beauty Mental Health/Wellness Veterans

Encouraging Research on Suicide Prevention

  During the month of July 2011, 32 Army personnel took their own lives. This continues the alarming trend of increased suicide amongst servicemen and women who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. A recent study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry sheds light on one potential cause, and another offers a possible wayContinue Reading “Encouraging Research on Suicide Prevention”

Mental Health/Wellness Veterans

Man’s Best Cure

Let me tell you a little about my dog Dixie. Dixie is a German Shepard/Coon hound mix that we adopted from an animal shelter in 1998.  Dixie soon became a member of our family which included my husband (who suffers from PTSD) our other dog Simba a Chow-Chow/North Timberland wolf mix and of course myself. Continue Reading “Man’s Best Cure”