Oh well, I was actually having same conversation with Rosa, a Sicilian girl working at same place. Although, she owns her family, here, blond husby and kids, lovely picture, except she doesn’t feel that she belongs here, in this new eastern Parisian region, nor Sicily. Giulia, another friend of mine, from Treviso, Veneto, in Northern Italy, sent me this article this afternoon. And I felt a need to share with any other foreigner living abroad on this Planet. By Corey HellerThis originally appeared in Multilingual Living Magazine. As many of us know and have experienced, living in another country changes you … Continue reading Returning Home After Living Abroad.
Actually, I am living this situation at work. Yes, I am the weak link. And yes, I was the first and only one to break the silence. So, what? Do you know the story of someone who is sitting on the edge of the river waiting for his dead enemy’s body passing by? Seriously, it took me 1 month and a half to take an appointment with a psychologist after my burn out. Sometimes it’s life or death. *** “ah, post traumatic stress disorders, what a wimp, the weak link and then, you are not promoted anymore, you are not … Continue reading Next Mission: PTSD at home. Veterans breaking the Silence.
Former servicemen and women who are struggling to cope with life outside of the military are being urged to sign up to a Peer Support Service, delivered by veterans’ mental health charity Combat Stress. Led by veterans for veterans, it’s the first UK-wide service of its kind for those with mental health problems. The Peer Support Service, funded by The Royal British Legion, helps those veterans whose mental health has been affected by their time in the Armed Forces, and who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation after leaving the military. For many former servicemen and women, the adjustment to … Continue reading Hey, it’s safe to take off your armor: “Veterans struggling with civilian life are urged to join a new Peer Support Service.”
This article may hurt the Sensibility of someone; mine, for sure, but this is my duty here. So, I let you check details of the painful homecoming of this two brothers, back from their last tours in combat zone ( Afghanistan, the last ) and no more capable to deal with a normal family life. My deeper Compassion and higher Respect go to the whole Family of these guys like they were my own brothers. By the way, my work here is not a campaign against pills, right?, I won’t take the risk to go against any Big Pharma here, … Continue reading Canadian Army Vet’s Story: Ron and Ryan Anderson’s PTSD treatment and homecoming.
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“Tribe” started as an article for Vanity Fair and was later expanded on and turned into this book. It revolves around how at odds the structure of modern society is with our tribal instincts and how people directly, or indirectly, affected by war have problems readjusting to normal life. —— What really stuck with me with this book was how people in war torn nation look back on war with nostalgia. Many even preferring war times to what they are now experiencing. —— 📝 Genetic adaptation takes about 25000 years to… Continue reading Thoughts on: “Tribe” by Sebastian Junger