Category Archives: Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Releasing Our Past

Jack Canfield’s Success Principle #56 I am splitting up this principle and presenting the second half of it first. Tomorrow, I will go back and share Jack’s thoughts about how to develop a positive money consciousness. For today, I want … Continue reading

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When in Doubt, Check it Out

Jack Canfield’s Success Principle #52 Most of us waste valuable time and resources wondering what other people are thinking. Instead of asking others for clarification, we assume things, usually against ourselves. Successful people don’t waste time assuming anything. They are … Continue reading

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Where is Cleveland kidnapping victim, Michelle Knight?

Cleveland kidnapping victim, Michelle Knight, disappeared from the hospital on Friday evening. No one seems to know where she has gone, including her own mother. Everyone is wondering why she would dodge from view like this. Anyone coping with post-traumatic … Continue reading

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Reduce a Soldier’s Risk for PTSD

Many of us are addressing the needs of the returning veteran. But what about those military members who continue to serve? Our military maintains a presence all over the world, which means that at any given time, many members are … Continue reading

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Why Does a Vet’s Behavior Change After Combat?

Why is My Veteran So Different? Families of returning veterans often have difficulty relating to them, because their behaviors seem so different. When my son came back from a second deployment in Iraq, it felt as if a stranger had … Continue reading

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What Does a Veteran Bring Home from Combat?

A Marine’s 4-year-old daughter loved to collect shiny pebbles from her neighborhood. While he was packing for deployment, she asked him, “Where you going, Daddy?” He didn’t want to worry her, so he said, “I’m going on a long trip … Continue reading

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Do You Have PTSD?

If you have suffered a trauma, you may develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as I did. The symptoms below are summarized from the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic manual*. Your Response to the Trauma To be diagnosed with PTSD, you must … Continue reading

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Is the VA Hospital Helping Our Vets?

As a person with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who is not a veteran, I felt at ease this week when I visited the VA Hospital in Cleveland. My service dog, Zibby, was not looked upon … Continue reading

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