Category Archives: Veterans

Need Control?

Nicole/ September 27, 2017/ Life, Personal Growth, Veterans

If you’re scrambling to grasp at proverbial straws to regain some sort of sense of control in your life, then you need this one simple tip! Are you’re too much of a control freak? Do these statements sound familiar? If your coworker or significant other would just change one or two things about him/herself, then you’d be happier. (So you

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There Is Always Purpose To Your Pain

Nicole/ January 23, 2017/ Health, Personal Growth, Veterans

Pain. We can’t always explain why our bodies, hearts, or minds hurt. Sometimes we can’t control the hurt… even when that hurt becomes debilitating. And there are legitimate circumstances where there seems to be no end to it. There are legitimate reasons that you can’t control. You know that feeling where your body won’t cooperate. That debilitating feeling where you

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Disabled Veterans NEED Service Dogs!

Nicole/ January 22, 2016/ Veterans

150,000 veterans have filed applications for post-traumatic stress related disability benefits to the veterans administration every year since 2010. Even more have filed for disabilities in general. Not all receive the care they need, even after their applications are approved (or denied). The benefits of service dogs are countless. Service dogs alleviate anxiety and panic attacks. They provide a sense of security, helping

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“But You Don’t LOOK Sick”

Nicole/ January 7, 2016/ Health, Life, Veterans

If there was one phrase that I most often heard during my twenties, it would be: “but you don’t look sick.” To anyone with unexplained, undiagnosed, autoimmune or “hidden” health problems, this phrase is in and of itself cringe-worthy. No, I didn’t look sick. Not until my face went pale while my eyes rolled in the back of my head

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My Military Transition

Nicole/ November 10, 2014/ Veterans

I’ve discussed my military veteran transition story a bit, including multiple public speeches. In light of Veterans Day this week, I thought I would share it with you too. I enlisted in the Navy in 2002 and quickly developed a passion for my job during my first duty station in Colorado (I know… join the Navy to work in the mountains… I

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