Category: Self Care

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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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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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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Memorial Day: Picnic or Nightmare for Veterans?

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 to some, looks like a nightmare to others. […]

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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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Feeling Overwhelmed?

Feeling alone, overwhelmed, helpless, abandoned, hopeless, angry, depressed, or confused? There is nothing like living in the world of PTSD. And the harder we try to fix things or understand them, the more frustrated we get! That is why so many loved ones just throw in the towel and walk away. I admire and applaud […]

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PTSD: Can You “Just Get Over It”???

“You have WHAT?!  How soon before you are back to normal?” In our modern age of quick fixes, high tech, and a plethora of pharmaceuticals, people not only don’t understand Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), they are often uncomfortable with it and just want others to get over it. But is it curable? We all wish we had a […]

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10 Things People with PTSD & Their Loved Ones Need (From Church People and Ministry Leaders)

  Would it shock you to discover that someone at church is having flashbacks of blasts in Iraq during a worship song? Does it sadden you that people stay away- crippled by rage or fear – feeling utterly abandoned by God?  Would you be stunned to get a call from someone who is ready to […]

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