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CrossFit and PTSD

I’m sure you’ve heard of CrossFit by now. If you haven’t, it’s one of the latest workout crazes. Really, it’s more than just a workout, it’s a workout philosophy. It’s intense. It’s a competitive sport. It’s made up of all sorts of exercise elements, like weightlifting, gymnastics, calisthenics, high intensity interval training, and much more.

CrossFit is popular among servicemen and women. My husband loves it. Recently, he was surfing the web for some CrossFit stuff when he came across this video of a veteran with PTSD who says CrossFit saved his life. It’s a moving video and definitely worth the 20 minutes. Learn a little about CrossFit and PTSD. There’s always hope.

 

 

Kait

Dogs for Vets

Have you watched A&E‘s Dogs of War?

If you don’t know what it is, it’s about Paws and Stripes, a non-profit organization that helps provide vets suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) with service dogs.

As a military spouse and a dog lover, this show hits home. Fortunately, my husband does not suffer from PTSD, however, we have both seen the effects of it and we both know how the unconditional love of a dog effects your life. It’s a very good show and worth the watch. Jim and Lindsey Stanek, the husband and wife co-founders of Paws and Stripes, work hard to match veterans with the right dog to help them get on the right path.

Dogs of War airs Sundays 11pm/10c on A&E. Check it out.

 

Kait

Carrie Underwood Touched by a Military Family

I’ve been a Carrie Underwood fan since her American Idol days. So, as a military spouse, I was happy to see this article written by Carrie about how a military family changed the way she sings one of her songs. This article was published back around Veteran’s Day and I never got around to posting it… so, here it is!

The Military Family That Changed How I Sing “See You Again”

 

There are also some other great articles about vets that are tagged with hashtag #TIMEVets. Check them out!

 

Kait

 

What PTSD Looks Like

With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) being recognized more often in our society, especially among our service members, have you ever wondered what it feels like to have PTSD or a TBI?

Here’s a link from CBS News that shows photographs of artwork, masks, made by service members in art therapy who suffer from PTSD and/or TBI. It’s pretty interesting, moving, and the photos speak for themselves.

Check it out: Soldiers’ Art: What traumatic brain injury feels like

Kait

Veteran’s Day

Thank you to all of our nations veterans! We appreciate your service and sacrifice.

A little thank you goes a long way, but please remember there are a ton of different ways that you can support our troops too, if you are able and willing to do more. You can send Holiday Mail for Heroes through the American Red Cross, you can donate to Wounded Warrior Project, you can send items for care packages to Operation Gratitude, you can watch someone’s dog while they are deployed through Dogs on Deployment – these are just some of many, many programs that help our service men and women.

There are so many ways we can thank our vets.

To all the vets our there, thank you!

-Kait

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