Combat Crochet and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Yarn over…

Like many veterans throughout our country’s history, I needed mental medical attention but did not seek help BY: SAMANTHA NEROVE, POSTED ON MAY 28, 2017 A soldier crochets a garden of hope in the battlefield of despair. Pistol? Check. Body armor? Check. Yarn, hooks, crochet books? Check. My Combat Crochet Basic Load (CCBL) was prepped for battle. I was ready to … Continue reading Combat Crochet and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Yarn over…

PTSD same symptoms than OCD?

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders is a new term for me, not new as symptom; I was very much OCD in the 90s with my eating disorders (anorexia and bulimia nervosa). Another battle, another lifetime. Maybe another book? My new friend from Belgium, Seb, is catching it right: OCD are very similar to PTSD... they are symptoms … Continue reading PTSD same symptoms than OCD?

Portraits of Soldiers Before and After War. We are the not dead.

This article was "where it all began". Not only you can see how trauma transformed their faces, but also, their rite passage from Young men to men; from hell and back. Photographer Lalage Snow, who is currently based in Kabul, Afghanistan, embarked on an 8-month-long project titled We Are The Not Dead featuring portraits of British … Continue reading Portraits of Soldiers Before and After War. We are the not dead.

Back for good.

Hi Crew. ** It's reunion time here.**  Did you have a good year? or did you feel abandoned? This come back sounds pretty good to me, since I have a new Restart. First, I want you to **congratulate** with me:) If you read through my storytelling : in 2015 went through these Paris attacks ( aftermath of … Continue reading Back for good.

Message to Veterans from Dan Nevins.

Yesterday, it was my birthday, and while in southern France we lost another Iraq vet, Arnaud Beltrame, in a sort of pointless attack to a supermarket, who swapped with a lady, in order to do his job, and then lost his life after injuries, I sent a message to Dan Nevins. And I mentioned that … Continue reading Message to Veterans from Dan Nevins.

What’s PTSD?

If you agree, we – as human beings – were born to be a whole, balanced, and strongindividuals. Greek philosophers, and physicians, say that the natural state of things is calm and, sophrology – the science that studies the Consciousness – promotes body, mind and spirit harmony (SOS = free from diseases, balances. PHREN = diaphragm, emotional heart and by extension, spirit, conscience. LOGOS = Science, study, speech). So, naturally, PTSD occur as a consequence of a … Continue reading What’s PTSD?

Brokenhearted, Afghan refugee. Not ‘frenchy’, enough.

Today, I had my lunch at the work canteen, with my friend, Samir. We have been working at the luggage service, during 5 months, once back from my sick leave. One of the most kind-at-hearted person I have ever met. A real dude. Not only he shared his personal story with me and our colleagues, when he … Continue reading Brokenhearted, Afghan refugee. Not ‘frenchy’, enough.

Soldier’s woundwort, if Achille suffered from PTSD, anyone can do.

Greek Mythology never end to amaze me. Not only because it's psychology in disguise, but further more because it's so modern, that you could use it to explain today's society to your children (like Fulvio Terzani, Tiziano's son, says in his conference about Ultra Marathon). To say it all, this article was supposed to start … Continue reading Soldier’s woundwort, if Achille suffered from PTSD, anyone can do.