Never, Never Quit – PTSD by Sandra Beck, Military Mom Talk Radio

I am not a psychologist or a therapist. I have no medical training whatsoever. What I have done is talk to experts and read their books and reports regarding Post Traumatic Stress – whether you add the D as in Disorder or not – it sucks.  And PTDS sucks for the whole family – including friends and coworkers.

To the best of my understanding, what I see from the cheap seats is everyone I have talked to and their family members who have shared with me their experiences with deployment is that everyone who serves comes back different.  Is this because of a label like PTSD? Is this just a normal human reaction to the abnormal experience of War? Probably a little bit of both with some additional trauma thrown in.

I don’t know how we ever expected people to be the same coming back after a combat experience. We change after we go to college. We change after we find religion. We change every time we experience something new.  Some changes are for the better. Some changes are for the worse.

All I know is that what I hear on the air and off the air that when people come back they are different. Some differences are extreme and some are traumatic for everyone involved.  Some differences suffer in silence. I have also understood from many service members that they are different after every deployment. I guess I can sum it up in a few words- after every deployment everyone including the service member and their family and friends must adjust to a new normal.

PTSD/PTS is real and it’s here to stay.  The more we accept it as an expected I believe the faster we can get services to the people who really need it. I believe the faster we remove the stigma from this, the faster we can raise awareness, help those affected and move forward with what we all need.

I also learned from my experiences that PTSD/PTS is much like the word cancer. It covers just a huge spectrum of situations.  I have also heard about treatments that span the same spectrum. They are as wide and varied as the diagnosis itself. My advice from a completely un-medical perspective:

Do what works. Use your head but be open to new things – remember no one ever died from an open mind. Stop what doesn’t or makes it worse. You served our country. You are oue hero. You are valuable and we need you here. Keep trying until you figure out what you need to do to take care of yourself and never, never quit.

Sandra Beck is the host of Military Mom Talk Radio a show dedicated to bringing issues, solutions and up to date information to our Military Families.  Mondays 2pm PST on Toginet.com. Also available for free on Itunes.  Sandra Beck is a writer for MilitaryConnection and a member of VAMBOA and Military Writer’s Society of America This Article appeared on http://www.militaryconnection.com.

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Bouncing with Style, By Sandra Beck, Military Mom Talk Radio

I talk a lot about Bouncing. I like the word “Bounce” because it says to me that we just get knocked down and bounce right up again like a rubber ball. “Bounce” also sounds fun. I mean really how much fun are the words “recovery”, “adjustment” and “rebound.”

Chances are if you are alive reading this you will go through death, financial loss, separation and probably divorce in this lifetime at some point or another.  I got hit with all of those in the past few years all at once and it seemed like it would never end. My life was like a wave of pain that kept washing over me – only it didn’t cleanse me it just hurt.
Life is full of hurts and I think the military family goes through more than most civilian families. They have to say goodbye a lot more. They have to change a lot more. They also wonder if mom or dad is ever coming home and if they are what will that be like. These are some of the special conditions that our military families face on a daily basis. One of my radio show guests moved 19 times in “her” military career as did “her children.”  Yeah, it was the “dad” who served but one when enlists the whole family comes along for the ride.  I call the kids the “littlest soldiers” because they are serving too.

Because life is hard and bad things happen to all of us, I have learned that the way I phrase it in my head makes a big difference in my day.  If I get up and “bounce” I smile. If I am in “recovery” I frown.  Same things happened to me, but the way I choose to phrase them in my head make all the difference.

Take my divorce. It sucked. I was cheated on, then left alone with little kids and got the bills dumped on my head while my mom died of breast cancer. Any way you slice it – it sucked.  I could use the word “divorced” but that has such an icky feel to it. I choose the word “recycled” and I feel like I am helping the planet at the same time.

I don’t like to say I am in “abuse recovery” either.  That just sounds dismal. So I choose the phrase “I’m bouncing with style.”  And what does style mean??? – it means getting up every day , fixing my hair…putting on something other than sweats and greeting my future.  Do I hit the mark every day – not a chance.  But I try and do my best to phrase things in my head in a way that serves me.  Why do it any other way?  When life bowls me over, I bounce.  Do you?

Sandra Beck is the host of Military Mom Talk Radio a show dedicated to bringing issues, solutions and up to date information to our Military Families.  Mondays 2pm PST on Toginet.com. Also available for free on Itunes.  Sandra Beck is a writer for MilitaryConnection and a member of VAMBOA and Military Writer’s Society of America This Article appeared on http://www.militaryconnection.com.

Motherhood Talk Radio Begins Its Series on Cancer Survival with Carole St. Jean and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Jan. 10

Host Sandra Beck and series contributor Robin Boyd present the first in their series on Cancer Survival, highlighting success stories for inspiration and resources to empower you through your journey.

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Also joining us on today’s show will be a representative from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center which is one of the nation’s premier facilities for cancer treatment and research. It is one of only 40 National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States.  Our discussion will include managing the side effects during cancer treatment.

Motherhood Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, and contributors Christy Holly, Robin Boyd, Linda Franklin, Doris Rivas Brekke, Danee Kiernan, Susan Haid, Lisa Detres and Suzann Sladcik Wilson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.  Motherhood Talk Radio would like to thank our guest who have spoken with respect to motherhood on the following topics: women’s issues, parenting, relationship advice, personal growth, divorce, marriage, dating, weddings, relationships, health care, pet health, crafting, beading, relationship advice, cooking, family matters, care packages for soldiers, nutrition, child adoption, children with brain injuries, children’s advocacy, autism, cancer, eldercare issues, child care issues, personal growth and parenting issues.

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Doris Rivas-Brekke presents Nicky VanValkenburgh author of Train Your Brain, Transform Your Life: Conquer Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in 60 Days, Without Ritalin

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Nicky VanValkenburgh is the author of Train Your Brain, Transform Your Life: Conquer Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in 60 Days, Without Ritalin.’  This book was selected as “Best Motivational Book” by the Reader’s Favorites and “Best Self Improvement Book of 2011” by the Mom’s Choice Awards. Author Nicky VanValkenburgh is a motivational writer with 20 years experience writing for newspapers and magazines.

She has a Master’s in Journalism from RegentUniversity, and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from EasternUniversity. She is also a contributing writer for Upstate Parent, Low Country Parent and Palmetto Parent magazines, which are published inSouth Carolina, with a circulation of a quarter million people. Nicky is also the Director of www. Train Your Brain Transform Your Life.com which spotlights her book and 60-day brain training program for ADHD.

Motherhood Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.  Motherhood Talk Radio would like to thank our guest who have spoken with respect to motherhood on the following topics: women’s issues, parenting, relationship advice, personal growth, divorce, marriage, dating, weddings, relationships, health care, pet health, crafting, beading, relationship advice, cooking, family matters, care packages for soldiers, nutrition, child adoption, children with brain injuries, children’s advocacy, autism, cancer, eldercare issues, child care issues, personal growth and parenting issues.

 

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson presents 100 Fabulous iPhone Apps for Your Health and Fitness and the Fit to Strip Challenge Aug 2

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Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and Rick Swanson presents 100 Fabulous iPhone Apps for Your Health and Fitness and the Fit to Strip Challenge.  

Rick Swanson shares his latest and greatest sweat product called Sweet Sweat. Sandra Beck will share what it is like to work out with Mr. Swanson and  his sweat flinging prowess.  Christy Holly shares her two new hot fitness reads Preventions Walk Off Wait (too bad she didn’t read them yet says Christy…Are you serious? Says Rick” Sandra pointedly ignores them both.  Christy will also present Glutes! 21 Ways to Sculpt your Gorgeous Glutes Now.  Listen in to hear Sandra say “Ass!”  Sandra Beck plans to talk about the 100 100 Fabulous iPhone Apps for Your Health and Fitness and the ones she uses to support here last 25 pound loss!

Motherhood Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.  Motherhood Talk Radio would like to thank our guest who have spoken with respect to motherhood on the following topics: women’s issues, parenting, relationship advice, personal growth, divorce, marriage, dating, weddings, relationships, health care, pet health, crafting, beading, relationship advice, cooking, family matters, care packages for soldiers, nutrition, child adoption, children with brain injuries, children’s advocacy, autism, cancer, eldercare issues, child care issues, personal growth and parenting issues.

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, and Rick Swanson, welcomes Rona Brynin and the Fit to Strip Challenge June 14

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, and Rick Swanson, welcomes  Rona Brynin and the Fit to Strip Challenge.

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Sandra and Rick will talk candidly about their successes and failures during the past two months since they have met with Rona.

When you’re happy, your food of choice could be steak or pizza, when you’re sad it could be ice cream or cookies, and when you’re bored it could be potato chips. Food does more than fill our stomachs — it also satisfies feelings, and when you quench those feelings with comfort food when your stomach isn’t growling, that’s emotional eating.

“Emotional eating is eating for reasons other than hunger,” says Jane Jakubczak, a registered dietitian at theUniversity ofMaryland. “Instead of the physical symptom of hunger initiating the eating, an emotion triggers the eating.”

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Giving up cookies helps. So does swimming an extra lap or two in the pool. But no matter how religiously you diet and exercise, experts say, you’ll never make a permanent change to a healthier lifestyle without the right attitude. Elaine Wicks of Canastota, N.Y., knows that all too well. At 195 pounds, it took a major shift in how she looked at herself — and how she felt — to make a change. “Attitude, and the supportive attitude of the people around you … is such a major part of weight…

What are the telltale signs of emotional eating, what foods are the most likely culprits when it comes to emotional eating, and how it can be overcome?

How to Tell the Difference

There are several differences between emotional hunger and physical hunger, according to theUniversityofTexas CounselingandMentalHealthCenterweb site:

1. Emotional hunger comes on suddenly; physical hunger occurs gradually.

2. When you are eating to fill a void that isn’t related to an empty stomach, you crave a specific food, such as pizza or ice cream, and only that food will meet your need. When you eat because you are actually hungry, you’re open to options.

3. Emotional hunger feels like it needs to be satisfied instantly with the food you crave; physical hunger can wait.

4. Even when you are full, if you’re eating to satisfy an emotional need, you’re more likely to keep eating. When you’re eating because you’re hungry, you’re more likely to stop when you’re full.

5. Emotional eating can leave behind feelings of guilt; eating when you are physically hungry does not.

Comfort Foods

When emotional hunger rumbles, one of its distinguishing characteristics is that you’re focused on a particular food, which is likely a comfort food.

“Comfort foods are foods a person eats to obtain or maintain a feeling,” says Brian Wansink, PhD, director of the Food and Brand Lab at theUniversityofIllinois. “Comfort foods are often wrongly associated with negative moods, and indeed, people often consume them when they’re down or depressed, but interestingly enough, comfort foods are also consumed to maintain good moods.”

Ice cream is first on the comfort food list. After ice cream, comfort foods break down by sex: For women it’s chocolate and cookies; for men it’s pizza, steak, and casserole, explains Wansink.

And what you reach for when eating to satisfy an emotion depends on the emotion. According to an article by Wansink, published in the July 2000 American Demographics, “The types of comfort foods a person is drawn toward varies depending on their mood. People in happy moods tended to prefer … foods such as pizza or steak (32%). Sad people reached for ice cream and cookies 39% of the time, and 36% of bored people opened up a bag of potato chips.”

Motherhood Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.  Motherhood Talk Radio would like to thank our guest who have spoken with respect to motherhood on the following topics: women’s issues, parenting, relationship advice, personal growth, divorce, marriage, dating, weddings, relationships, health care, pet health, crafting, beading, relationship advice, cooking, family matters, care packages for soldiers, nutrition, child adoption, children with brain injuries, children’s advocacy, autism, cancer, eldercare issues, child care issues, personal growth and parenting issues.

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson presents Rachel Braun Scherl, May 31

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Rachel continued her relationship with Johnson & Johnson as a principal with the consulting firm Marketing Corporation of America.  She took a leadership role in identifying and building growth opportunities for global OTC, pharmaceutical and consumer products leaders within the Johnson & Johnson fmaily of companies, as well as for other market leaders such as American Express and Disney.

In 1998, Rachel joined forces with colleague Mary Wallace Jaensch to co-found The Hannick Group, LLC/SPARK Solutions for Growth.  Over the course of a decade, the firm provided guidance and expertise to Fortune 100 firms, including multiple divisions and operating companies of Johnson & Johnson, Wyeth, Deloitte & Touche, and GlaxoSmithKline.

In the latest chapter of its two principals’ 11-year partnership, The Jannick Group teamed with Quaker BioVentures in 2008 to create Semprae Laboratories, Inc. and focus on developing and marketing women’s sexual health products.  As President, Rachel is building on her track record of success, developing teams committed to creating a company that provides essential sexual satisfaction and health products and services to women.

For more information, Visit www.semprae.com

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Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson presents the 17 Day Diet as part of the Fit to Strip Challenge April 12

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Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, and Rick Swanson, presents the 17 day Diet as part of the Fit to Strip Challenge.

Created by Dr. Mike Moreno, The 17 Day Diet has been featured on The Doctors and the Dr. Phil Show. The 17 Day Diet is a weight loss plan that was initially created to avoid the holiday weight gain. But the beauty about the diet is that it can be used at any time throughout the year to shed a few pounds.

Every 17 days you’re changing what you’re doing. “We call it metabolic, or body, confusion,” Dr. Mike explains.

Here are the four cycles of The 17 Day Diet:

  • Cycle 1: Accelerate. Encourages rapid weight loss, cleansing and fat burning. Discourages fat storage.
  • Cycle 2: Activate. Resets the metabolism.
  • Cycle 3: Achieve. Develop good eating habits, re-teach yourself how to eat carbs.
  • Cycle 4: Arrive. A combination of the first three Cycles. On weekends, enjoy your favorite foods.

The 17 Day Diet also features a 17-minute exercise routine you should do as well as tons of tips and strategies to avoid food pitfalls

Motherhood Talk Radio is co-hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson, hosted by Toginet Radio and powered by Motherhood Incorporated.  Motherhood Talk Radio would like to thank our guest who have spoken with respect to motherhood on the following topics: women’s issues, parenting, relationship advice, personal growth, divorce, marriage, dating, weddings, relationships, health care, pet health, crafting, beading, relationship advice, cooking, family matters, care packages for soldiers, nutrition, child adoption, children with brain injuries, children’s advocacy, autism, cancer, eldercare issues, child care issues, personal growth and parenting issues.

Motherhood Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Christy Holly presents Certified Sex Educator Lou Paget powered by Motherhood Incorporated

Motherhood Incorporated, Motherhood Talk Radio, Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, Rick Swanson, Toginet, itunes, Lou Paget, Sex and Intimacy, HBO Real Sex, Making Love HappenLou Paget is a Certified Sex Educator and grassroots researcher whose quest for accurate practical information for herself has created a highly successful international seminar and product company with a focus on lifestyle and cultural trends that impact our sexuality, health and relationships. Paget began organizing her Los Angeles based women’s focus groups on sexuality and health in the early ’90s.
What she didn’t anticipate was that her small, informal discussion groups would explode into some of the most popular and revolutionary sexual forums nationally and internationally.

Lou Paget has single-handedly given the arena of sexual education and information a more accessible and honest attitude. Her corporation’s name, Frankly Speaking Inc. is an acronym of the values she feels information about your sexuality should give you; Freedom, Respect, Accuracy, Non-judgmental, Knowledge

Lou’ Paget’s one hour TV Special on WE Network, MAKING LOVE HAPPEN WITH LOU PAGET will premiere on Tuesday August 1st. Her 5th book, HOT MAMAS: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO STAYING SEXY THROUGHOUT YOUR PREGNANCY AND THE MONTHS BEYOND released with Gotham Press, January 2005. Lou Paget has been busy in all other media as well. Her extensive media list can be found here.

Star of HBO Real Sex’s Top Segment of 2000 and a massive hit in the British documentary Sex Tips for Girls, Paget is continuing to expand her quest for information into the field of relationships. Equally respected by her peers in the fields of sexuality research, she regularly presents at national and international professional conferences. Paget is also expanding into different seminar markets, taking advantage of more international marketing opportunities, developing product lines of adult novelties that `actually’ work, and expanding her broad media collaborations.

With her trademark calm fearless intelligence Paget delivers the core essence of information about intimacy and that is the springboard behind her being an International Best selling author of FIVE books, translated into TWENTY-SIX languages and represented in over SIXTY countries with over THREE million copies sold. As she says relative to intimacy and sexuality, “Common sense isn’t all that commonly practiced but we all want it.”

Motherhood Talk Radio is powered by Motherhood Incorporated, bringing you the most powerful voice in women’s issues today and is hosted by Sandra Beck, Christy Holly and Rick Swanson.  Motherhood Talk Radio airs on Toginet.com every Tuesday, 3 pm pacific, 4pm mountain, 5 pm central and 6 pm eastern and can be downloaded from Itunes and www.motherhoodtalkradio.com.

Motherhood Talk Radio presents Frankie McConnel of Acton Karate

Motherhood Talk Radio, Sandra Beck, Christy Holly, Motherhood Incorporated, Acton KarateToday hosts Sandra Beck and Christy Holly welcome guest Frankie McConnel of Acton Karate, talking about self defense and power through physical challenge such as karate and krav maga Frankie is a Karate and Krav Maga instructor, 5th degree black belt.  Frankie’s wife, Mandy, works for Motherhood Incorporated.  For more information, visit www.actonkarate.com.
 
Rick Swanson, A.K.A. Stupid Diet Guy, brings us updates on all we should (or should not do) on our sensible diet paths.  The Team catches up on their quest in their Fit to Strip Challenge.
 
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