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

Supporting Service Members After a Loss: Four Thoughts

Supporting Service Members After a Loss: Four Thoughts

This was originally posted on the Military Spouse Advocacy Network blog, and I’m honored to be working with them! You can read the original post, and find more great information for those who support service members and veterans most, by going here.  Just as the body goes into shock after a physical trauma, so does the human psyche go into shockRead more about Supporting Service Members After a Loss: Four Thoughts[…]

In the Middle of Conflict? Try Being Radical.

In the Middle of Conflict? Try Being Radical.

When I talk about being “radical,” I don’t mean holding on to an extreme ideological viewpoint, nor do I mean being totally awesome from an Eighties standpoint. The concept of something “radical” that I’m talking about here is based on another definition of the word: relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching orRead more about In the Middle of Conflict? Try Being Radical.[…]

Veteran Memorial Moments and Two Ways to Approach Them

Veteran Memorial Moments and Two Ways to Approach Them

There’s something about anniversaries that make them extremely important to veterans. Birthdays and wedding anniversaries are important to many people, of course, and are remembered with cards and gifts, but veterans celebrate different anniversaries than others. We remember milestones in our career: promotions, or deployments. We celebrate some, knowing that they are important points in our lives,Read more about Veteran Memorial Moments and Two Ways to Approach Them[…]

Moral Injury: The Impact of Combat on Veteran’s Individual Morality

Moral Injury: The Impact of Combat on Veteran’s Individual Morality

This post was originally posted as part of the American Counseling Association Blog Project. Original post can be located HERE In a previous post, I discussed how veterans experience more challenges than just PTSD and TBI, the primary conditions that most community members are aware of. In order to provide some deeper context, I’d like to expandRead more about Moral Injury: The Impact of Combat on Veteran’s Individual Morality[…]