Unfair Comparison

I was in a yoga class last week and my mind began to wander...

I'm pausing here, because I imagine I am getting a few strange looks from some of my readers.  I can hear your comments from here:


"Are you kidding me?"

I promise there is a point to this story, so keep moving warriors.

Heads Up!

In a previous blog post back in April, I speculated on the National Football League’s (NFL) intentions of setting a higher standard for head injuries and how our warriors might learn from their experiences.

New Insights on Anger

Sometime between 563 - 483 BC, a young Hindu prince named Siddhartha Gautama uttered the phrase, "you will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger." We now know him by the name Buddha. Although these words are over 2,000 years old, they are apparently true today.

Restrepo: The Movie

Before I begin this week's blog post, I would like to let all combat veteran readers know that I will be discussing scenes from a film I recently had the honor of screening.  It is about combat in Afghanistan.  It's entitled: Restrepo.

It is powerful.

It is raw.

It is real.

Knowing that this narrative could cause some of my brothers and sisters in arms to relive some of their own trauma, I wanted to give you a heads up!  

Please think twice before reading. With that said, let's begin:

Waging War on PTSD: Unity of Command

 Over the past 8 weeks, I have given you several new ways to look at healing your PTSD.  In taking this approach, I have received some questions from friends asking about the use of war principles to heal an anxiety disorder.  Well, if you had these same questions, I trust you went the extra step to read the posts so you could see that these Principles provide you a framework and philosophy for approaching this demon that hides inside you and many of our war-torn brothers and sisters.  If you did read along, then I want to thank you for your time.

Waging War on PTSD: Maneuver

 If you've been following me over the last few weeks, you know that I introduced the idea of incorporating the Principles of War as a means of dealing with PTSD. In doing this, my hope is to help you achieve a deeper level of thought about how you might go about choosing methods for your healing.