Monthly Archives: November 2014

Dear Soldier

Dear Soldier, Today, as I sit in a warm house with children playing, conversations ending in laughter, and endless amounts of home cooked foods, I remember you. I remember your unpretentious sacrifices and modest heroism. I remember your warrior ethos - you will always place the mission first; you will never accept defeat; you will…
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The Combat Zone of Bitterness

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. As a therapist in a community of our nation’s warriors and the home of the most deployed Division in the US Army, I have witnessed the pain and grief of…
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We Are The Lucky Ones

We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would harm us ~ George Orwell I am a lucky one. I am given a precious gift nearly every day. Some of these gifts are delivered with great caution and some are readily surrendered. I…
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The Fire of Lonliness

The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved ~ Mother Teresa There is an aching loneliness, nagging and mocking my spirit. The feelings of isolation are familiar, yet uncomfortably raw. But I know this solitude is a farce. I believe, I know, and I honor the sameness in each fellow journeyer.…
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