Common Hurdles Veterans Face in Returning to Work

You serve your country. After years of dedicated service, you retire or separate. You think, "free at last, free at last" You're free at last of the confines of wearing a uniform... or are you? You're excited and looking forward to embracing life as a civilian. In a perfect world, you would be ready to … Continue reading Common Hurdles Veterans Face in Returning to Work

Life Hacks (part uno)

Was thinking a bit today (I manage to do that from time-to-time).  Saw one of those "Life Hack" type posts on a Facebook page and got me ruminating a bit.  Here's the first of God-knows-how-many iterations of Rob's Life Hacks there will be as this blog moves forward: No matter where you are, act like … Continue reading Life Hacks (part uno)

Fortress of Solitude

My closet… my walk-in closet… A spot mid-floor, push away her shit. Need quiet, need cold, need dark, Need to get to that place That place removed from it all The choices we make; events gone by The man once said, “Just remember that the things you put into your head are there forever.” Forever? … Continue reading Fortress of Solitude

Re-discovering the power of the pen to alleviate PTSD

#veterans #PTSD #journaling #stress #depression #therapy Creative.  Biographical.  Experiential.  Philosophical.  Therapeutic-al.  Putting pen to paper or tapping on a keyboard is expressive.  Writing as a form of therapy is to dig out those feelings you don't want to share more openly and to express them, essentially projecting them in front of your own eyes, in … Continue reading Re-discovering the power of the pen to alleviate PTSD

To School, or Not to School…

Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing, end them... or begin a new set of troubles by digging into the books! 'Twould be but a shame to NOT take advantage of my Post 9/11 GI Bill entitlements, right?  Tho … Continue reading To School, or Not to School…