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Attorney offers help for military and veterans

I'm sorry I've been absent for a little while as a result of my sabbatical, but this email and offer to help came in and I wanted to make sure I passed it along to my readers. Based on his qualifications, I feel he and his law firm would be a valuable asset to … [Read More...]

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The longest goodbye?

This week I am at a writer's workshop and had all intentions of going all gung-ho on writing my book, but something has me so unsettled that I had to break free from the formality of writing my manuscript in order to tell you about it. It's really weighing … [Read More...]

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Metamorphosis

Have you ever been on the precipice of something big in your life but you just couldn't put your finger on what it was? Like, you knew that your life was going to change (or needed to change) and that it was just beyond your reach and hiding behind a veil that … [Read More...]

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Swift Kick in the Butt Series: Stop Being a Weenie and Get Into Reality!

For the courage impaired, this post is for you.  It’s time to grow a pair! Have you ever had this problem – you decide you’re going to do something already and you are all pumped up, you’re all guns a-blazin’, hellbent for glory, ready to tear it up and crank it out — and then […]

Quiet Crisis {VIDEO} inside scoop

Wow, has it really been a month since I last had the chance to post? ::::dusts off keyboard::::: I’ll get to my excuses in a minute. First I want to share an important video. On September 1st,  an article came out in the American Legion magazine that included part of my story. I’d like to […]

Meet Mark Brogan (VIDEO) – Explaining TBI

Today I am going to share a very candid and honest video which was recorded by Mark Brogan.  Mark and his wife Sunny are champions for everything they have been through, which they have continued to do for almost five years.  They bring a human element to the topic of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and […]

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Oh what a difference a year {or two} makes!

Or: “Don’t give up. Just give yourself more time to get where you want to be.” Every year in February we participate in the Challenge Aspen program for a week of ski instruction for the family. As I was preparing for our trip this year, I had an epiphany I wanted to share. We moved […]

The best advice I can give to another caregiver in two minutes or less

No one will give you a handbook.  There isn’t one! There is no recipe to follow. Only you can find the spice that makes your skillet sizzle. Sometimes — no matter how hard you try or how careful you are — the dish will come out salty. You can’t change your circumstances – you can […]

A Documentary You Can't Miss

Kristle Helmuth is my hero. This is probably the best documentary about TBI and PTSD I’ve ever seen. Take a look, even if TBI or PTSD is nothing you care to learn about. Especially if it’s something you never care to learn about. Invisible Scars from Francine Rzeznick on Vimeo. The Helmuth family is rocked […]

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Are You Concerned About a Veteran? The Veterans Crisis Line Can Help

About the Veterans Crisis Line: The Veterans Crisis Line connects veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text messaging. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, chat online, or send a text message to […]

New Family Caregiver Program for Post-9/11 Veterans

VA now provides additional support to eligible post-9/11 Veterans who elect to receive their care in a home setting from a primary Family Caregiver. Eligible primary Family Caregivers can receive a stipend, training, mental health services, and access to health insurance if they are not already under a health care plan. Applications can be made […]

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EDOE Rule #1: You have permission to give up

“Never, never, never give up.” ~Winston Churchill I call bullshit, Sir Churchill. Society has conditioned us to think we would be a failure if we gave up. Let’s look at what the dictionary tells us: Definitions and examples of “give up“ To surrender: The suspects gave themselves up. To devote (oneself) completely: gave herself up […]

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