Combat Veterans Blog

Encouragement, Inspiration, Tips and Support for Combat Veterans by Combat Veterans

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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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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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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Meeting Captain Matt

What a day to start a first post for a blog. Last night till this morning I spent holding my wife, as she recounted some of the most horrific events from her deployment, things I did not know, and things that made my own memories flashback in my brain all morning. Moving on let now please introduce myself and explain why you should spend some time with me reading and … Continue reading

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Looking for answers from those who understand

I have visited your website site in the past, but your Easter Egg Hunt from facebook really had me exploring it! I love what you are doing! My husband served in Iraq, and like many of his brothers, suffers from PTSD. I am writing to you because I feel like I have nowhere else to turn to. He was getting counseling at the Vet Center but had to stop when … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Day

Many of us here in the US applaud those who fight for our freedom. I would even say most of us. Any time there comes around some whacko 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 … Continue reading

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This is why I run

There are various forms of expression that any one person can use to express what they are feeling within. Some would rather go to the gym and lift heavy weights for an hour or so to release aggression. Others may want to paint an abstract picture to fully express what is within the subconscious mind. Some talk about their problems, and others prefer solitude and quiet time. In any case … Continue reading

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