One of the Greatest Weapons in the Miltary’s Arsenal was Useless Without the Head space and Timing Gauge. Veterans Can Be Rendered Inoperable if their Headspace and Timing is Not Set Correctly As Well.

Mental Health from a Combat Veteran Perspective

Veteran Mental Health and the Balancing Power of “If”

Veteran Mental Health and the Balancing Power of “If”

When talking about veteran mental health, I often talk about the need for balancing different aspects of their lives. I’ve written about finding balance before, specifically looking at how to find equilibrium in your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellness. Another aspect of the need for balance is to be able to have equal measuresRead more about Veteran Mental Health and the Balancing Power of “If”[…]

Starving at the Feast: A Parable of Military Transition

Starving at the Feast: A Parable of Military Transition

The traveler stepped through the gate, excited and anxious about the future. Both the possibilities and challenges seemed endless, and he was curious what support he could obtain to help him along his journey. He clutched in his hand his traveling papers, As he walked into the village clustered outside the gate of the garrison,Read more about Starving at the Feast: A Parable of Military Transition[…]

Cognitive Impairment and the Neurological Basis for PTSD

Cognitive Impairment and the Neurological Basis for PTSD

  This post is an original article written by Dr. Blair Cano. Blair is a United States Navy veteran and licesned psychologist working in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She specializes in adult and pediatric neuropsychology and neurofeedback.  When confronted with a life-threatening event, the body reacts with a state of hyperarousal, designed to ‘protect’ humans againstRead more about Cognitive Impairment and the Neurological Basis for PTSD[…]

Building Veteran Mental Wellness Rather than Treating Mental Illness

Building Veteran Mental Wellness Rather than Treating Mental Illness

This article was originally featured on the online news outlet American Grit. You can see the original article here and find more articles written by and featuring veterans and those who support them. I don’t know about you, but I don’t enjoy being sick. It’s no fun. Headache, congestion, pain, no energy, can’t get anythingRead more about Building Veteran Mental Wellness Rather than Treating Mental Illness[…]

Six Thoughts on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Six Thoughts on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Shell Shock. Battle Fatigue. Call it what you want, it’s that combination of psychoglogical and behaivoral reactions to exposure to traumatic events that people see in combat veterans. There is a lot of discussion, whether at the water cooler, kitchen table, social media, wherever, about what it is. Who has it. What canRead more about Six Thoughts on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder[…]