I do not like PTSD I do not like MDD I do not like them here or there I would not like them anywhere I do not like them in my head they make me feel like the walking dead … [Read more...] about I do not like PTSD…
Don't Let Being A Waiter Turn You Into A Hater The wait begins for many of us as soon as we start thinking about filing a claim, for others it begins when they file the claim or talk to a service officer. The wait then becomes the weight and there it sits on you. The wait is damn near unbearable for many, and this exacerbates many of our symptoms and don't even get me … [Read more...] about The Wait: Are you a VA claims waiter?
"If you want happiness. practice compassion. If you want to bring happiness to others, practice compassion." The Dali Lama "Only in suffering do we recognize beauty.” Author: sometimes attributed to Proust but unsure if it is a direct quote. "I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion." Alexander … [Read more...] about Quotes
By Chamila Jayaweera Source: Boeing Breeding and training the dogs costs money, and that’s where groups like the Boeing’s Employees Community Fund (ECF) steps in with donations. Boeing sponsored my dog Cinder Navy veteran Theresa Aldrich and her canine companion, Cinder, learn how to lean on each other at Support Dogs, Inc. in St. Louis. We all … [Read more...] about A New Leash On Life
http://youtu.be/b41aCjXB-MI … [Read more...] about Video guide teaches vets how to start, grow a business
"Valor is a gift. Those having it never know for sure whether they have it till the test comes. And those having it in one test never know for sure if they will have it when the next test comes." Carl Sandburg Read more at BrainyQuotes … [Read more...] about Valor is a gift.
For me PTSD = Anger and Anger = Energy so I tried thinking of it this way if than if I could channel the energy from my anger into something positive, contribute something to society, well then it was easier to channel the anger and release it. I used this energy to create HadIt.com Veteran To Veteran and it did not happen overnight. It took practice, constant practice. I … [Read more...] about Anger = Energy and Post Traumatic Growth
MSPB upholds firing in VA scheduling scandal. Excerpts "However, while the administrative judge did not sustain Helman's appeal, he also did not find enough evidence to link her to record tampering, delayed care for veterans or retaliation against whistleblowers." "Instead, the judge upheld Helman's removal on grounds that she accepted gifts from lobbyist and former VA … [Read more...] about MSPB upholds firing in VA scheduling scandal
Worth a look for history and photography fans Allies' best war photographer in Army's biggest battle - CNN.com. "For me, black and white always seems to capture the grim stark realities of war." … [Read more...] about Allies’ best war photographer in Army’s biggest battle – CNN.com
These Are The Questions Veterans Are Tired Of Hearing. The Huffington Post | By Robbie Couch Weary of these questions? You are not alone. Excerpt "Common misperceptions about men and women in uniform can have harmful effects -- just ask a vet. Judging from a 2012 survey by veterans advocacy group The Mission Continues, civilians have a lot to learn about … [Read more...] about These Are The Questions Veterans Are Tired Of Hearing
This article was published Christmas Day so you may have missed it. Some Top Officials Knew of V.A. Woes, Before the Scandal - NYTimes.com. Excerpt "Long before revelations in the spring that the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix had manipulated waiting lists to hide that veterans were facing long delays to see doctors, senior department officials in Washington had … [Read more...] about Some Top Officials Knew of V.A. Woes, Before the Scandal – NYTimes.com
Veterans Affairs had a bad year. Not the first since it's inception, it remains to be seen whether this will just be another bad year under their belt or if it will spur real change, deep change, cultural and administrative change. We know it will be hard, that there will opposition entrenched in their positions and their beliefs, we do understand, we are veterans and we've had … [Read more...] about Report: In New Scandal, Veterans Affairs Misled Public with ‘Fact Sheet’ – Time Warner Cable News
The Choice Card “However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results,” Winston Churchill The Choice Card is here and so is the catch. The catch, they use a straight-line distance. Please don't try and drive to the nearest VA in a straight-line use the roads. VA Choice Card Fact Sheet Here's the fact sheet and here's an excerpt: " What are the … [Read more...] about VA Choice Cards
Jan 20, 2015 - 18 Year Anniversary HadIt.com The site concept of veterans helping veterans with their claims was started by me in the 1993/1994 time frame under various personal websites that came with internet accounts back then. I used those years to reach out to other veterans on the internet and to learned how to create a site and what veterans were looking for and in Jan … [Read more...] about 18 Year Anniversary for HadIt.com Veteran
A study well worth doing and following for veterans of all era's. As I read more about TBI I see that some of the symptoms that were once attributed to PTSD may also be symptoms of TBI. This is why it is so important to let the VA know if you suffered any kind of significant impact to your noggin including blasts. Did you know you don't have to unconscious to have a concussion? … [Read more...] about Navy SEAL brain study examines blast injuries | UTSanDiego.com
When at my lowest, the best thing I did for myself was become grateful. I would find one thing to be grateful for each day. Grateful that I found a good size cigarette butt in a VA ashtray. Grateful that there was an extra roll of toilet paper I could swipe. Grateful that I had a roof over my head. Grateful I had a door and a lock. It wasn't easy, but it wasn't … [Read more...] about When at my lowest, the best thing I did for myself was become grateful.
It's just green beans, baffling dilemmas in life Peculiar ways my PTSD make me stumble. In my day to day life I can be absolutely indecisive on the tiniest things. Example: I go to the grocery store, I go to pick up a can of green beans, but then which can store brand, or premium and if premium which one, dizzying choices in my brain and as I stare at them wondering which to … [Read more...] about It's just a question of green beans, baffling dilemmas in life
"Ugh I thought vulnerability I don't like the sound of that, but so worth viewing for me and I hope for you." The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. She spent the first five years of … [Read more...] about Brené Brown: Vulnerability researcher
I do understand that an incentive system can work in many area's of corporate structure. However not in all and this is one that I think just isn't healthy, not healthy for us and not healthy for an already sick Veterans Affairs claims system. It's frustrating to us all waiting I know I've been there, but accuracy must not be overlooked. If speed becomes the goal rather than … [Read more...] about VA puts veterans at risk by providing incentive to rush claims, critics say – Washington Times
Background: So last night sleep was a bit fleeting and had a bit of the heebie-jeebies all night, don't know why and frankly I don't really care at this particular point in time. So after giving up on sleep after several hours, I decided anxiety medication was required which I took as prescribed. I put my headset's on and started blasting "Magic Carpet … [Read more...] about Operating My IPod After Taking My Anxiety Meds
A Snapshot of Our Nation’s Veterans Federal, state and community leaders; private businesses; non‐profits; and community organizations use information about the military veteran population from the American Community Survey and Economic Census to determine the programs, services and infrastructure that serve the needs of our veterans. What follows is the most recent snapshot … [Read more...] about Snapshot of Our Nations Veterans
National Geographic explores 'invisible' war wounds. National Geographic in its February cover story takes readers through a visually striking, two-part reflection series about veterans coping with their own war beyond the battlefields. "Sometimes you find yourself saying, I wish ... I would have lost a body part, so people will see — so they'll get it," says Army First Sgt. … [Read more...] about National Geographic explores 'invisible' war wounds
VA News Digital: Searching for homeless Veterans on LA's Skid Row - YouTube. … [Read more...] about VA News Digital: Searching for homeless Veterans on LA's Skid Row – YouTube
Black Lab to help veteran with PTSD Black Lab to help veteran with PTSD Rebecca Pepin, email@example.com POSTED: 10:59 PM Feb 01 2015 UPDATED: 8:36 PM Feb 02 2015 Ali's mom came across Vietnam veteran Gary Boswell in a chat room to help veterans stay in touch. Boswell served on the USS Newport News – the .. … [Read more...] about Black Lab to help veteran with PTSD | News – Home
Sound Off: Where The Military's Rhythm Came From : NPR. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6bhv4i8qso Sound-off; 1 - 2; Sound-off; 3 - 4; Cadence count; 1 - 2 - 3 - 4; 1 - 2 — 3 - 4 and with all the recent problems with Veterans Affairs we are sounding off loud and clear brothers and sisters. In the armed services, a military cadence or cadence call is a traditional … [Read more...] about Sound Off: Where The Military's Rhythm Came From : NPR
Remember when green meant everything was working Red meant it wasn’t working Yellow meant wait a minute Now I have blue, solid blue, flashing blue and yellow now flashes also theres a green one also … [Read more...] about Modems remember the good old days when lights were red, green or yellow
Balancing a pencil on my finger Organizing Stones To ground myself brush my teeth Memory Problems Alarms - Phone, Clocks, Timers and assorted other tricks. Gmail will send a text message to your phone. … [Read more...] about Things I do to help with PTSD, I know I am bit odd
I was aware that my enthusiasm didn't match my skills, I just moved forward. Skills are easier to acquire than enthusiasm or passion. … [Read more...] about Skills v Passion
I Wanna Be Sedated - Ramones Hair Of The Dog - Nazereth (Chorus) Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd (Probably anything from Pink Floyd) Shattered - Rolling Stones 19th Nervous Breakdown - Rolling Stones Mother's Little Helper - Rolling Stones Blaze Of Glory - The Alarm One Way Out - The Allman Brothers Shark Attack - JAWS … [Read more...] about 9 Ringtones Not To Use in your Therapists’ Office
ENTREPRENEURSHIP BOOTCAMP FOR VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IEClO2POME The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV) is a one-of-a-kind initiative that leverages the skills, resources and infrastructure of higher education to offer cutting-edge, experiential training in entrepreneurship and small business management to … [Read more...] about ENTREPRENEURSHIP BOOTCAMP FOR VETERANS WITH DISABILITIES
I love Evernote and I hope you will too! There is a free version which works for most everyone or for $24.99 you get a year with 1 GB storage. Every copy and paste from the site I past into Evernote, I clip webpages that I want to remember. It is full text searchable so it makes it easy to find the note you know you wrote yourself about that TDIU issue. You can simply search … [Read more...] about Evernote A Great Way That I Keep All My Notes Together. I Love & Think You Will Too!
My primary care doc is a PA, I'm not complaining about her. What I am complaining about today is policy. There is policy from what I understand from my PA, that appointments shouldn't go over about 15 minutes and you can only discuss 1 issue at a time. If you have another issue, you have to make another appointment. I realize there aren't enough docs to take care of all the … [Read more...] about The 15 minute 1 issue visit at the VA Medical Center
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/haditcom/2016/01/30/still-serving-podcast-for-veteran-entrepreneurs--shark-tank-contestant-angela … [Read more...] about Still Serving™ Podcast for Veteran Entrepreneurs – Shark Tank Contestant Angela
Buying a new car is stressful, add PTSD and you got yourself a little hard ball starting to grow in your stomach or so I thought. I got to tell you this last purchase was so stress free it was almost a pleasure to sign up for a new payment. Got a minivan and a Great deal and Stress free, what a refreshing experience. We choose the 2017 Pacifica we are adding another baby to the … [Read more...] about Managing PTSD anxiety and buying a minivan…
I founded HadIt.com on Jan 20, 1997. I entered the VA system early in 1991 after separating from the Navy in Dec 1990. I actually had the idea to create something before I discovered the internet in 1994/1994. With the internet I realized I can do so much more than any little analog thing I could put together. I thought I could reach a few veterans who could reach a few others … [Read more...] about HadIt.com 20 Years and 9 VA Secretaries Later
A few years ago my tooth got infected on the weekend so I went to the VA ER for some relief. A nurse took care of me, she was so kind and compassionate and knowledgeable. She spoke fondly of a time when the VA had dentists available on the weekends and facilities were better staffed. It made me sad to see her so wistful of the VA she remembered where veterans were taken care of … [Read more...] about A VA ER visit enlightened me to what the VA was at one time.