PTSD: New Normal amid COVID-19 After another long day of our new normal since COVID-19 shifted our lifestyle, I sit at the kitchen table noticing the crunch of an oreo cookie. I close my eyes and soak in the blissful silence brought about by electronics; all my loved ones are playing on their screens.… Continue reading PTSD: New Normal amid COVID-19
How to Connect in Marriage As the candle light poured over our table and we stared at each other I wondered how I would be able to do what he asked. I was not sure I could do it. The overwhelming panic inside of me threatened to ruin our anniversary dinner, reservations he secured in… Continue reading How to Connect in Marriage
Bahumbug and a plague on all your houses! That’s how I felt about Christmas for almost ten years. The celebrated holiday brought back memories of war time, not joy, peace and love. At the time I believed I was the only person who hates Christmas. Two years in a row I served overseas for Christmas.… Continue reading Am I the only one who hates Christmas?
Even when I choose to do all the things to keep my mind healthy, I will misstep and have an unpleasant day.
Before I thought it was supposed to be this magical place where everything got fixed.
In the past, it has been a source of contention with my husband but somehow this summer it became an unexpected source of healing.
The noises were too loud. The smells were overwhelming. People’s concerns were shallow. The excess of American life was embarrassing. I saw no value in frivolous small talk. I hate that war changed me. I’m so thankful to have served. I hate the loss of life. I’m so thankful to live in America. I hate… Continue reading Return from Afghanistan
Let’s savor summer. Sometimes pausing life can be really difficult for me. This summer I’m taking time to soak in all the moments. Next month I’ll be sharing about my 10 year anniversary of life. July 2009 I came home from Afghanistan and I’ll be reflecting a little bit. I hope you’ll join me. Until… Continue reading Savor Summer
Today We Remember. We Remember Posted by Gold Star Mission on Saturday, September 29, 2018
We Remember Our Fallen. Memorial Day is right around the corner and each year it proves to be a difficult week. This year I’m hopeful for a different experience because of my time with Gold Star 500. Discover how a 4 Day Bike Ride brought unimaginable healing to this combat veteran. Wake Up Call: My… Continue reading We Remember