Tag Archives: Everyday Life

Are you in the club no one wants to join?

This is a loaded topic for me and mannnnny others, but today I want to talk about something that came up recently regarding family who doesn’t ‘get it’ in understanding the complexities and challenges of our lives after combat. This is a sore topic with me on multiple levels. It’s one of those topics that…

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Taking a ‘time out’ from the chaos

Excuse me while I dust off the keyboard here! I can’t believe it has been almost a month since I last posted. Let me start today’s post with this question: Did you get everything done this summer that you planned to do? For many of you, the summer season is full of activities – you…

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Dear outsiders looking in: Don’t let the appearance of normal days fool you

A relatively new blogger on the caregiver scene wrote a fantastic post about her feeling a need to explain or apologize whenever her wounded warrior has a good day. He’s able to participate in the family on these days. He’s able to get out of the house on these days. They feel like they have…

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If you are having a bad day, read this…

Having a bad day? Read this. For best results, use as directed. Wash, rinse and repeat. For internal use only. Today was just a bad day. That’s all… just a really bad day. You are not alone. You are not worthless. You have value. No one is out to get you. You are strong. Believe…

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But they said they don’t spam! AND I “x”ed out of it!

I love my husband, I really do, so when things like this happen I have to laugh and share. This sharing is not meant to embarrass him or make him feel bad because I know he will read this post (HI HONEY!) – it’s just a lesson to be learned that we can hopefully laugh…

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The 2 most important things I do to keep my sanity each day

Tonight I stopped the world long enough to write this post. Today was a bit more taxing than usual, as Dan’s TBI (brain injury if you are new here) was acting up more than usual with his loss of balance, confusion and agitation. Add to that a sick kid was home from school and missing…

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What to consider if your husband stresses out while you are away from home

Have you ever left the house by yourself, even for a short time, only to come home to find your PTSD/TBI husband having a tizzy, or in a bad mood, and neither of you really know why? I didn’t know it at the time, but in 2008 the clues were staring right at me, smack-dab…

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6 Life Lessons I Learned From Stalkers, Bullies and Haters

Let’s talk about haters. Yours, and mine. First, we have to look at our biggest critics. Ourselves. Make no mistake…We all do it: that little voice in us that questions our abilities, our talents, our strengths and our gut feelings. “What if I am not good enough? What if I am not smart enough? What…

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Do you know the one question you probably shouldn’t ask a combat veteran?

I am going to share a fairly controversial topic, not so much to create arguments but to help others see how a simple question can be inappropriate. My comments will follow below. @Paul Rieckhoff, founder of @IAVA writes via Facebook:  “People always ask us how many people we killed over there. They never ask us…

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Life Lessons in Leadership and Motivation: Solving Problems I Didn’t Know I Had

God works in mysterious ways.  I just received some answers to problems I didn’t even realize I had.  Just a few moments ago I stepped out on my back balcony to calm myself from the chaos of my day.  All I expected from this soiree to the balcony was a bit of sunshine and a…

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Torrey’s Tip of the Day: Don’t be alarmed if your husband yells at a flushing toilet

(This might be based on a true story, which may or may not have happened yesterday morning.) Once upon a time there was a man.  He is not a ‘normal’ man, per se, but he’s still a man.  Minding his own business, the man took care of business in the quiet solitude of his sanctuary. …

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