Like many veterans throughout our country’s history, I needed mental medical attention but did not seek help BY: SAMANTHA NEROVE, POSTED ON MAY 28, 2017 A soldier crochets a garden of hope in the battlefield of despair. Pistol? Check. Body armor? Check. Yarn, hooks, crochet books? Check. My Combat Crochet Basic Load (CCBL) was prepped for battle. I was ready to … Continue reading Combat Crochet and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Yarn over…
This is a Xmas Miracle on the boulevard. I have been dying my hair all my life from 14. And now when I look back I think I was stupid cos my brown hair was beautiful and natural. Today hair coloring is quite usual, but I perhaps abused of chemicals so much that I went … Continue reading Self Care give away: how to dye you gray hair with Henna.
BREATH. Courtesy of https://henishappypaintings.files.wordpress.com/ "Let shame be shame" (Andreas, Navy led reserve, sport coach from London) Dolphins are connected with the power of breath and with emotional release, which are also both deeply connected. One of the most important factors in spiritual growth is to give ourselves the freedom of full experiencing our feelings and … Continue reading Emotional Trigger: how to go through it.
STORY TIME. When I was attending this training about "stress management", it was 2013- 2014 and I was completely unaware of what was going on in my life. Well, I was the hamster running in the wheel. It simply was the ordinary life and I was following the pattern: could I do any better? NOPE. … Continue reading Burnout : What is this?
Parisian Sparks of Inspiration. It goes without saying, during my Journey, the assistance of Firefighters has been effective several times: anxiety, panic attacks and terror attacks. "FIGHT TO SAVE US" French firefighters are complaining the lack of staff and fuel. The fact is "that they can't even strike, cos they are meant to be there … Continue reading BOOKS
Latin Quartier, Paris. Nôtre Dame in the window. "IF YOU WERE IN ANY ANOTHER COMPANY YOU WOULD BE FIRED" November 2015. In february 2016, I was diagnosed inadequate to my position. Until 19th september 2019, when I signed up for a long-term deal in the present service for the same Company in which I broke … Continue reading My PTSD Story
Sign language. Bonsoir New York, Ciao America. Since a couple of years I am personally engaging with spreading PTSD awareness, in the aftermath of Paris attacks (january and november 2015). In a certain way, 11/13 was our 9/11. Thou my personal one didn't show up in the news, cos of cover up (not saying it … Continue reading New York – Paris: same PTSD?
Wounded healer is a term created by psychologist Carl Jung. The idea states that an analyst is compelled to treat patients because the analyst himself is "wounded". The idea may have Greek mythology origins. Who is Jonathan Foust? I dunno, but he sounds amazing on his podcats. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0zIOSplNbw&lc=z23tyrkzas3ehrfyf04t1aokgdkpgf2iwk1ynwl0ygvfrk0h00410 When I felt lost in confusion, I asked … Continue reading Wounded Healer. What’s that? Are you?
Tonight, I found this wonderful project by US Army Veteran, Jeffrey Sargent, Warriors at Ease, which promotes yoga and meditation as tools to recover from PTSD and anxiety disorders. Of course, this is meant to support the health and well-being of Veterans, Service Members and their families, but his example confirms my theory on how … Continue reading Yoga warriors.