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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...]



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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Blog Hop: State of the Union {volume 1}

Welcome to the first edition of the State of the Union series. The goal was to offer a glimpse into the details of my life and show a bigger picture overall....I wanted people to truly understand the complexities of our life and see what's milling around … [Read More...]

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PenFed Foundation “Hero at Home” Contest Recognizes Caregivers

I am sharing this contest with my fellow caregivers and encourage you to apply. I am also sharing the letter I wrote to the PenFed Foundation that explains how this award is a catch-22 for many caregivers.  I encourage everyone who may not be able to apply for the same reasons…to let them know why.  […]

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Dr. Phil changes name of show but offers no apology

I really try to be optimistic, find the bright side of things, but I am having a really difficult time accepting this blog entry published today by Dr. Phil. If you didn’t know, last week he aired an episode titled “From Heroes to Monsters?” and all hell broke loose in the military community. Just the […]

What is worse? Failing, or never trying?

I hope that you all will join me as I take on this challenge. Every Friday for 50 weeks will be devoted to answering one of the 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind. Since this is a blog hop, you can add your link each week to my post so that you can connect […]

Remnants Left Behind

  It is elusive to the naked eye. You cannot see it. It stalks and overtakes its unsuspected victims around the clock. It stops for no one; has mercy on none. It makes a pulse race, saturates skin with sweat and pulls air out of lungs. Stomachs vomit and bowels release when it arrives. It […]

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 […]

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 […]


Why I need my own parental controls

Or, “My Fight Against Digital Distraction” A funny thing happened on Tuesday night. My internet took a total dump. I mean, a total blackout of all internet access inside my home. I am ashamed to say that I yelled “GLORY BE! and THANKYOULORDJESUS!” like a televangelist on crack when I realized I still had access […]

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CBS Evening News on Caregiver Stress and Secondary PTSD: Letting my deep secrets out for the world to see (VIDEO)

“You keep convincing yourself that the worst is behind you, and I think that’s what helps you keep going.” ~ Torrey Shannon, CBS Evening News interview I, along with three other caregivers, was featured on Monday night’s CBS Evening News discussing a very important topic: Caregiver Stress and Secondary PTSD. In this post I will […]

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