The Secret to Coping with PTSD

PTSD Secret

Dogs are widely utilized to assist men and women who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. There are a number of specific reasons why dogs can help heal a person afflicted with PTSD. Dogs are Vigilant in Watching Over Their Owners One of the reasons dogs can assist in coping with PTSD arises from the fact that they are truly vigilant. Researchers have concluded that the vigilance of a dog, in relationship to his or her owner, is akin to soldiers and the buddy system in the military. *This post may contain affiliate links – if you purchase something from this post, I receive a small commission with NO extra cost to you. To see my full disclosure click here. Thanks for supporting us! A person who has a nightmare with a dog in the room can better appreciate the level of vigilance associated with a canine. When […]

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5 Tips To Survive a Remote Tour

Tips to Survive a Remote Tour

I’ll never forget it. I was heading into my office when my phone rang and I heard my husband Ethan say: “Babe, I got orders.” It’s the one sentence that as a military spouse can take you from 0 to 100 in .25 seconds. We had been in Alaska for 3 years now, so while I knew it was coming, I wasn’t prepared for what came out of his mouth next: “I got a remote tour…to South Korea. And I leave in a few months.” Girlfriend let me tell you…my heart DROPPED and almost immediately, it felt like I went through the seven stages of grief. I was in shock, I was angry, depressed…you name it, I experienced it. I was on an emotional roller coaster. “How could he PCS by himself,” I thought. *This post may contain affiliate links – if you purchase something from this post, I receive […]

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