Category: Posttraumatic Stress

PTSD Casts Shadow on Memorial Day Celebrations

(Chosen as Editor’s Pick on CP Blogs 2016) More than just another day off and the segue into summer, Memorial Day and other patriotic holidays are a time for reflecting, supporting and giving thanks for the sacrifices our heroes have made for us. However, what looks like a three-day-long weekend of fun, parties and picnics […]

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Navigating Around the PTSD STARTLE RESPONSE

Ever feel like you can’t move, talk, come home, wake them, or enter a room without triggering your PTSD survivor? Welcome to the world of PTSD! Unfortunately, there is no magic solution that will erase the original trauma or eradicate the ensuing perpetual survival mode. Originally a life-saving defense mechanism, the involuntary exaggerated startle response […]

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PTSD Caregivers: Growing Pains – or – Privileges?

In a recent interview I was asked, “You’ve said that many of the people who share their stories in the book Love Our Vets have grown stronger because of PTSD rather than in spite of it. In what ways have you and these other loved ones/caregivers experienced growth?”  I really had to stop and think […]

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Faith Talk Live Interview for LOVE OUR VETS

Got 10 minutes? Had another good interview talking about PTSD, those who live with it, and the book “LOVE OUR VETS.”  The more we can spread the word the more people will be helped! LOVE OUR VETS book on Amazon  

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American Heroes Network Interview

What a privilege to be a guest on the American Heroes Network radio this week, talking with two awesome veterans who hosted the show! We talked about the pervasiveness and impact of PTSD on our Warriors and their loved ones. As well as what help and hope there is for them. If you have time, […]

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Trauma Anniversaries – OUCH!

Life with PTSD is full of ups and downs.  A roller coaster ride that embarks or halts at a moment’s notice. Some days are so pleasant we forget there is such a thing as PTSD. Memories of war seem deceptively in the past. And for those who have suffered non-military trauma, they too are vulnerable […]

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Love Someone with PTSD? This is for us!

PTSD not only affects the individual, but its ripple effect deeply and profoundly impacts ALL those around them. Loved ones, please take encouragement from this 2 minute video poem. ♥   Printed version below. Feel free to download. 🙂      Join Love Our Vets – PTSD Family Support on Facebook      

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Winter, Holiday Stress and PTSD: Will We Make it Through?!

Winter is off to a brutal start this year for many of us.  And just the mention of the holidays and this season can send chills up our spines. Along with guilt because this should be “the most wonderful time of the year”… or so they say. Unfortunately, those who deal with the relentless demands […]

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The Girl With the Long Tan Legs: A Wake-Up Call to All!

What started out as an ordinary plane flight left me awestruck! No two women on the same flight could possibly have been more extreme opposites. I came home disturbed, astounded and inspired. Can people in this country be THIS blinded by self-preoccupation??? As the grateful wife of a Veteran who battles Posttraumatic Stress 24/7, I had […]

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