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I Am Just P.O.’d

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Well turn already motherf@#$er! Oh now you want to speed up, now that I’m passing you! Get the hell out of the way! Road rage. We all deal with it, but for me these are things that come out of my mouth on a daily basis. I get so mad sometimes, I don’t even know why I’m mad. Inanimate objects get the worst of my wrath. Yeah, I know it … Continue reading

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Staring Into the Darkness

When you look in the mirror do you like what you see? Does your reflection show something to be proud of? Honor, integrity, and courage? These could be some of those things you see, but we've all got our secrets. We all have darkness within us. It's by making the choices we make that determines our fate. It's not the choices that are difficult, but the consequences that follow those … Continue reading

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Fake It Until You Make It

Fake it until you make it.   Sometimes the future changes quickly and completely, and we are left only with the choice of what to do next. We can choose to be afraid of it. To stand there trembling, not moving, assuming the worst that can happen. Or we step forward into the unknown, and assume it will be brilliant. –Grey’s Anatomy   After experiencing a traumatic experience, which in … Continue reading

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Snap Crackle Pop

Snap, Crackle, Pop! That’s how I felt after going to the chiropractor for the first time today, but in a good way. I have been suffering from lower back problems for quite some time now. In fact I began having physical limitations shortly before exiting the military, which began in my knee. I opted for the surgical route in an effort to fix it permanently and quickly; that did not … Continue reading

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A Soldier’s Real Life

Many of us here in the US applaud those who fight for our freedom. I would even say most of us. Any time someone comes around who demeans our soldiers we get enraged and remind them of all they have done to serve our country. “They risked their lives for your freedom!” is one of our most common responses. This is very true, and a commendable response. I wonder, however, … Continue reading

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Light Bulb Moment

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During my past few visits to the chiropractor, I had a little light bulb go off within my head. I now have a new perspective about going to the chiropractor, what it takes to become healthy again, and how to become healthy. I also learned, believe it or not, how to manage my PTSD more effectively. As I mentioned before I left the Army with quite a few physical limitations. … Continue reading

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Faith

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Lets just be honest – dealing with a person who has PTSD day in and day out is a pain in the a**!! Today I am at my wits end!  Always having to be “on” to smooth out the bumps in our relationship is stressful but then add in the kids when they don’t understand why Daddy is mad for no reason … it’s a bit much some days!   … Continue reading

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2014 May CBS Fundraiser

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CBS Studios fundraiser, what a blast! We had great entertainment with the hilarious Tom Papa and Veteran Comedians Thom Tran and Katie Robinson. Dr. Roxann Abrams spoke briefly about losing her son, SFC Randy Abrams, to PTSD suicide and then went on to give a very informative talk about our VIP treatment program and why it is the innovative solution our Troops have been waiting for! We had fabulous food, a … Continue reading

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How to Ask for Help

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* A quick disclaimer: many years have gone by since I first reached out for help, and I know things have changed, as well as our sister services having different ways of approaching mental health administratively, but in general I think the process is still the same. Picking up from last week; I think it was the following day after finding myself in the VA did I find the mental … Continue reading

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Love in a Combat Zone

Here it is two days after my birthday, my wife is now packing up to leave for the weekend, and it is not on good terms. I’m not sure what happened since she came back from Afghanistan, but things are different, way different. It seems to be a blessing now if we can get through two days in a row, without this impending feeling as if things are coming to … Continue reading

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