How do you see yourself? Don't let your wounds and fears and feeling stuck in this perpetual hell of the unknown take away your identity. Don't let it erase the truth that you are incredibly strong, resilient, tenacious, brave. Don't let a diagnosis replace who you are. You are not your diagnosis. You are not … Continue reading A Warrior’s Call to Courage After War
Independence Day. The day the United States celebrates her declaration of freedom. Make this your personal Independence Day. What do you need to be free of? What's holding you back? What can you let go of? Or even just decide to let go of? Freedom comes step by step. And it starts with an intention, … Continue reading Your Independence Day
For families after war, homecomings are joyous events. You are reunited with someone you love dearly. But what is not talked about as much is the mixed feelings and emotions families and veterans have over homecoming. As happy as it is, it can also be a time of trepidation, uncertainty and difficulty. Sadness, grief and … Continue reading Families After War: Who Are You Supposed to Be Now?
War hurts the human spirit. That's why you can be physically whole and unharmed and still feel pain over your experience. Or you may simply feel that something just isn't right. You can't quite pinpoint it. And you may tell yourself that you've come away (gratefully) unscathed. But you haven't. War - no matter how … Continue reading Spirit Wounds