The Paradox of Living with TBI and PTSD: Why Telling Your Story is So Important

Living with TBI and PTSD is a constant challenge for caregivers because people don’t like to talk about the day to day reality of living with TBI and PTSD. I am not good at updating my own blog. I have a lot to say, but over the years I have learned not to say it out loud. Most of it is too personal, too raw, and too easy to misunderstand....more

Posca: A Better Tasting Way to Drink Apple Cider Vinegar

You probably already know that Apple Cider Vinegar is a great health tonic that you should be drinking every day.Drinking ACV every day can help regulate blood sugar levels. It also can help prevent a number of health problems ranging from digestion troubles to heart disease. I have Fibromyalgia and have chronic pain. Since I have been drinking ACV every day I have noticed a decrease in my pain....more

Sleeping Separately Won't Kill Your Marriage

Sleeping separately won't kill your marriage -- in fact, it can help it. A lot. Societal conventions say that moving into separate bedrooms is the beginning of the end of a marriage, but that is simply not true. According to one recent study done in Toronto, 30-40% of couples are already sleeping separately. Many couples just don’t want to talk about it publicly, because people assume that if you are sleeping separately from your spouse, your marriage is in trouble. ...more
Just wanted to add- we now have completed our 3rd move in the last 8 months for his job and we ...more

The "I Love You, But..." Book: A DIY Tool for Communicating with a Spouse with PTSD or TBI

This is the best way that we have found to communicate about issues that we’re having without fighting. Living with someone who has PTSD/TBI means walking on eggshells every day, even when things are great. When there are problems it becomes a total nightmare. He shuts down, but I take the opposite approach and start yelling. Soon neither of us are listening to each other and we both just give up and walk away. Or we fight for a few hours before walking away, wondering if it’s time to call this quits. ...more

Collateral Damage: The Reality of Living with a Soldier Who Has PTSD and TBI

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