Author Archives: Torrey Shannon

GQ Germany article: Krieg im Kopf (War in the Mind) VIDEO

This month Dan was featured in Gentleman’s Quarterly (GQ) Magazine in Germany. I am sharing a video that is featured on their site.  It’s very compelling, if I may say so myself. Once I get a copy of the actual article and the translation, I will post it here.  I am incredibly proud of my…

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The easiest AND most transformative thing you can do to change your life instantly

I want to give you something you can do right now that will completely transform your life.  It’s something so easy, so simple, and such a no-brainer when you stop to think about it, but it is something that comes right before every “ah-hah!” moment you’ve had in your life. It’s really easy, but we…

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Reader’s Digest Article: 13 Things Your Housecleaner Won’t Tell You

News this week: Dan and I were both in major publications.  Mine will just be a quick blurb today, and Dan’s article will be featured in a few days after I get a high resolution copy to go with the video. This month I was in Reader’s Digest.  The original article is found here, and…

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Invisible wounds bring controversy in every community. Even ours.

After seven years of being a fulltime caretaker for the “invisible wounds” that my husband deals with, I am not surprised to see this happen. It isn’t the first time, but it sure as hell needs to be the last. Just sayin’. Here’s what happened:  Someone had a hissy because my husband used a handicapped…

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PTSD Tip of the Day: Do NOT run your vacuum…and keep the blinds CLOSED.

Every housewife is either rejoicing with this advice, or cringing. But it’s true. With PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) in the equation, there are days that just by running the vacuum or opening the windows, you risk having a PTSD trigger and full-blown episode happening before your very eyes. Why, you ask? If the vacuum…

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The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, explained

The history of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA):  The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is formerly known as “Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act (SSCRA). Despite the act’s official title (SSCRA) dating back 1940, its origins can be traced as far back as the Civil War when Congress passed a total moratorium on civil…

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HuffPo: Desperate “Housewives” Seek Help: Soldier Suicides Now at Epidemic Rate (VIDEO)

This article was originally published in the Huffington Post on August 28, 2011: Torrey Shannon Advocate, Writer/Blogger, Speaker, wife of a Wounded Warrior Desperate “Housewives” Seek Help: Soldier Suicides Now at Epidemic Rate (VIDEO) Chronic post-service mental health problems like PTSD are injurious, disabling, and represent a significant public health problem. According to the Chairman…

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Torrey’s take on life: “Dish it up baby, and don’t forget the jalapenos!

I have a sign above my kitchen sink that says, Life is a rush into the unknown…You can duck down and hope nothing hits you…or…stand up as tall as you can, show your teeth, and say “Dish it up, baby, and don’t be stingy with the jalapenos!” I like it. The last few weeks have…

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Resident asks Udall to help fill the gap in veterans needs

Publish Date: 7/11/2011 in the Canon City Daily Record Charlotte Burrous cburrous@ccdailyrecord.com WESTCLIFFE — Although the Veterans Administration has made great strides in the way it addresses veterans, there is still work to be done. During U.S. Sen. Mark Udall’s visit Saturday to Westcliffe, Custer County resident Torrey Shannon talked about her husband, Army Staff…

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Udall pressed to champion needs of vets: Senator visits Westcliffe, hears concerns of Custer County residents.

Posted: Sunday, July 10, 2011 12:00 am By PABLO CARLOS MORA | pmora@chieftain.com | 0 comments WESTCLIFFE — Issues facing military veterans — from a lack of health care options in this remote mountain hamlet to obstacles facing their caregivers — dominated the discussion Saturday as U.S. Sen. Mark Udall met with Custer County residents. Udall…

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Essential Oils for Cleaning and Aromatherapy: Ten best uses in your home

In the spirit of this month’s RD edition of “13 Things Your Housecleaner Won’t Tell You” I am sharing more secrets with my blog readers.  You won’t read these tips in Reader’s Digest! I rounded up some of the most popular scents in my essential oil stash, most noted for their aromatic and cleaning benefits,…

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