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”

Veterans

Military Service vs. Customer Service

“Always remember, your weapon was made by the lowest bidder,” were the words of wisdom my father sent me to war with.  It was 1996 and I thought I was headed into combat in Bosnia.  The reality was much less death defying but those words stuck with me through out my career.  The reality ofContinue Reading “Military Service vs. Customer Service”

Political/News Veterans

The death of Osama Bin Laden

When people first learn that I’m a military spouse and veteran, two questions invariably come to the conversation.  The first question I’m asked is- “Where were you when 9/11 happened?” and “How do you feel about- *insert current president’s name or government policy that affects the military*?”  I know that the third question people willContinue Reading “The death of Osama Bin Laden”

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-“