Author Archives: Stephen

Adversity

Adversity Have you ever encountered one of those toxic people who undermine your very existence? For decades, just the thought of such a person drove me nuts. I saw them as the reason people fail to thrive and dare I … Continue reading

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Just What Is It We Remember? Part Two

Just What Is It We Remember? Part Two It took me several years to figure out that all those Legion members aren’t veterans. To look at them with their chest full of metals, beret and blazers they look and act … Continue reading

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Just What Is It We Remember? Part One

Just What Is It We Remember? Part One Remembrance Day is right around the corner so it may startle you to know that as a veteran I always hate this time of year; I have for 25 years now. Mostly … Continue reading

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Veterans Affair’s

Veterans Affair’s I have never experienced anything but professionalism and understanding from any front line worker at Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and I certainly have no gripe with the thankless job many of them have had to do. Unfortunately that’s … Continue reading

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What About The Children?

What About The Children? Here’s the kicker, a few weeks ago my wife who is retirement age (I don’t dare give her actual age) was offered by Veterans Affairs the opportunity to retrain and assistance in seeking employment so we … Continue reading

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Rage

  Rage Every once in a while my brain begins what I call its rage cycle. Very rarely once it begins can I keep it from going through its cycle. I can regulate my activities, and control my diet and … Continue reading

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Brothers and Sisters, … and Veterans?

Brothers and Sisters, … and Veterans? Even from the most grievous loss comes hope. Twenty years ago I lost 4 children secondary to the trauma of military service. At the time I went into battle mode trying to stop the … Continue reading

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Maybe You Have A Thought Of Your Own? 

Maybe You Have A Thought Of Your Own? It’s interesting, that every time we try to improve our given predicament we are challenged as to whether or not we have done what is right. I am speaking right now on … Continue reading

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I Got the Better of This Deal

I Got the Better of This Deal A lot of time and money has been spent on adding more to the arsenal of treatment options for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or Operational Stress Injuries (OSI’s) but what has actually … Continue reading

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Post Remembrance Day 2016

Now that remembrance day is over, It’s time to remember that the day for many hasn’t ended. We at Veterans House are committed to change that, but we need your help. Awareness campaigns are not enough. We need direct support … Continue reading

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