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

On Courage, Vulnerability, and Radical Honesty

On Courage, Vulnerability, and Radical Honesty

“Vulnerability sounds like truth and feels like courage. Truth and courage aren’t always comfortable, but they’re never weakness.” ― Brené Brown Like all other branches of the military, the Army has a number of core values. For us, it creates the mnemonic LDRSHIP: Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Selfless Service, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage. A commonRead more about On Courage, Vulnerability, and Radical Honesty[…]

Avoiding Avoidance Leads to Success in Post-Military Life

Avoiding Avoidance Leads to Success in Post-Military Life

“Success doesn’t mean happy every day.” – Omar Andrews I don’t wanna, and I ain’t gonna. How often do we avoid unpleasant experiences so we don’t feel uncomfortable…but end up not resolving the issue, and turn pain into suffering? Avoidance is a natural reaction to unpleasant situations; we’ve been doing it since we were kidsRead more about Avoiding Avoidance Leads to Success in Post-Military Life[…]

Arrogance and Humility, Entitlement and Invalidation – Post-Military Mindsets Holding You Back

Arrogance and Humility, Entitlement and Invalidation – Post-Military Mindsets Holding You Back

I was in a meeting the other day. A community colleague, who supports veterans in applying for their disability, was talking about veterans who came into his office with bad paper. He said these veterans are often told by their chain of command that their negative discharge will be automatically updated within six months. TheRead more about Arrogance and Humility, Entitlement and Invalidation – Post-Military Mindsets Holding You Back[…]

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”[…]

Four Keys to Navigating Obstacles on a River…and in Life

Four Keys to Navigating Obstacles on a River…and in Life

People have to go through trials and tribulations to get where they at. Do your thing – continue to rock it – because obviously, God wants you here- Kendrick Lamar Crap happens in life. We all know it. We all experience it. The irritating daily problems, like workplace jealousy or the bad boss. Traffic. PoliticsRead more about Four Keys to Navigating Obstacles on a River…and in Life[…]

On the Other Side of Crisis: Strength, Resilience, and Posttraumatic Growth

On the Other Side of Crisis: Strength, Resilience, and Posttraumatic Growth

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.  That which does not kill us makes us stronger -Friedrich Nietzsche This quote is so well known that peopleRead more about On the Other Side of Crisis: Strength, Resilience, and Posttraumatic Growth[…]