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Writing 101: Day 5 A Brief Encounter (Part II of A Part III Series of Day 4)


writing-101-june-2014-class-badge-2You discover a letter on a path that affects you deeply. Today, write about this encounter. And your twist? Be as succinct as possible.

The letter read that he had left because of his PTSD.  He knew how much his crying out at night was upsetting her and he did not want to hurt her any more.
He loved her with all of his heart and owed her every thing.  He did not feel it was fair to make her suffer the way that he did each night in his mind as he relived his war days.
As I turned the envelope over I could see drops of tears on the front with slight drips of mascara.

On the bottom, there was an impression of a kiss with a scribbled note that said I will find you.

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Daily Prompt: Food Good For The Soul


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Daily Prompt: Food for the Soul (and the Stomach)

by michelle w. on November 11, 2013

Tell us about your favorite meal, either to eat or to prepare.
Does it just taste great, or does it have other associations?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us FOOD.

In our home I cook from scratch for almost every meal that we have.
I use corn free products and shop at our local Korean Market to purchase items such as Rice Flour or Potato Starch, Rice Starch and Panko.

My Italian Bread Crumbs have to start with the Panko and then add my own Italian Spices.
Some we actually grow on our window sill in Winter months.

Our treat is when we can make a meal with guests visiting and then make a video while making the meal.

It not only creates a memory that will last, inspires our creative juices and makes the meal more interesting.

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To have fun, and enjoy a nutritious meal with friends…

Who could ask for anything more.

Special shout out to our Veterans today and their Spouses… Thank you for your service to our Country!

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  12. Top Ten Specials | vicbriggs’s blog
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We appreciate your comments and questions

Tammye Honey


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Road Trip A-Z Challenge Day 18


Post A-to-Z Road Trip [2013]

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2013/05/want-to-join-us-for-ultimate-road-trip.html







Happy Memorial Day…Stay safe

Tammye Honey


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Sharing PTSD Thoughts


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About PTSD

http://comfortablynumb7.wordpress.com/more-about-ptsd/

English: signs and symptoms ptsdEnglish: signs and symptoms ptsd (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PTSD: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder caused by very stressful, frightening or distressing events.

The type of events that can cause PTSD include:
military combat
serious road accidents
terrorist attacks
natural disasters, such as severe floods, earthquakes or tsunamis
being held hostage
witnessing violent deaths
violent personal assaults, such as sexual assault, mugging or robbery

PTSD can develop immediately after someone experiences a disturbing event or it can occur weeks, months or even years later. It can develop in any situation where a person feels extreme fear, horror or helplessness. However, it doesn’t usually develop after situations that are simply upsetting, such as divorce, job loss or failing exams.

Signs & Symptoms of PTSD
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be difficult to diagnose because people who experience traumatic events often don’t want to talk about their feelings. Also, people with PTSD may not seek treatment for many months or years after their symptoms appear.

The symptoms of PTSD usually develop during the first month after a person witnesses a traumatic event. However, in a minority of cases (less than 15%), there may be a delay of months or even years before symptoms start to appear. Some people experience long periods when their symptoms are less noticeable. This is known as symptom remission. These periods are often followed by an increase in symptoms. Other people with PTSD have severe symptoms that are constant.

Someone with PTSD will often relive the traumatic event through nightmares and flashbacks, and they may experience feelings of isolation, irritability and guilt. They may also have problems sleeping, such as insomnia, and find concentrating difficult. These symptoms are often severe and persistent enough to have asignificant impact on the person’s day-to-day life

Up to 30% of people who witness a traumatic event then go on to experience some of the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These symptoms can vary widely between individuals.
Re-experiencing- Re-experiencing is the most typical symptom of PTSD: A person will involuntarily and vividly relive the traumatic event in the form of flashbacks, nightmares or repetitive and distressing images or sensations. Being reminded of the traumatic event can evoke distressing memories and cause considerable anguish.

Avoidance: Trying to avoid being reminded of the traumatic event is another key symptom of PTSD. Reminders can take the form of people, situations or circumstances that resemble or are associated with the event. Many people with PTSD will try to push memories of the event out of their mind. They do not like thinking or talking about the event in detail. Some people repeatedly ask themselves questions that prevent them from coming to terms with the event. For example, they may wonder why the event happened to them and whether it could have been prevented.

Hyperarousal (feeling ‘on edge’): Someone with PTSD may be very anxious and find it difficult to relax. They may be constantly aware of threats and easily startled. This state of mind is known as hyperarousal. Irritability, angry outbursts, sleeping problems and difficulty concentrating are also common.

Emotional numbing: Some people with PTSD deal with their feelings by trying not to feel anything at all. This is known as emotional numbing. They may feel detached or isolated from others, or guilty. Someone with PTSD can often seem deep in thought and withdrawn. They may also give up pursuing the activities that they used to enjoy.

Other possible signs & symptoms of PTSD include:
depression, anxiety and phobias
drug misuse or alcohol misuse
sweating, shaking, headaches, dizziness, chest pains and stomach upsets
having vivid memories, flashbacks or nightmares about the event
trying to avoid things that remind you of the event
sometimes feeling emotionally numb
often feeling irritable and anxious for no apparent reason
eating more than usual, or drinking alcohol or using drugs more than usual
an inability to control your mood
finding it increasingly difficult to get on with others
having to keep yourself very busy to cope
feeling depressed or exhausted

PTSD sometimes leads to the breakdown of relationships and causes work-related problems.
Treating PTSD
PTSD can be successfully treated, even when it develops many years after a traumatic event.
Any treatment depends on the severity of symptoms and how soon they occur after the traumatic event. The following treatment options may be recommended:
watchful waiting: waiting to see whether the symptoms improve or get worse without treatment
psychological treatment: such as trauma-focused cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EDMR)
medication: such as paroxetine or mirtazapine

***For the record my husband has not been officially diagnosed with PTSD but with the many signs and symptoms he is showing (in bold italics) along with an abusive past, we (him,our initial counsellor and myself) feel that this what he is going through and the route we are exploring with deeper therapy at this time***

I have discovered there is also a link between PTSD and addiction – drink/drugs/gambling/porn etc, 2 of which are relevant to my husband.

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This is real and a part of just about every Veteran who has served in a few tours overseas.  The problem is that the medication only treats part of the problem.  The remainder of the problem is still there and still very real.  It is something that each Veteran lives with and their families every day.

May this bring some attention to the problem and possibly help to stop cutting the benefits that they deserve to get the help they need.

Tammye Honey.


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Daily Prompt: It is 48 hours Till MikeFest 2013


Daily Prompt: Mad Libs

Turn to your co-workers, kids, Facebook friends, family — anyone who’s accessible — and ask them to suggest an article, an adjective, and a noun. There’s your post title! Now write.

When I walked in and asked hubby about what he would like me to blog about today the only response I received was “It is exactly 48 hours till MikeFest 2013“.
When I asked him if that is what he wanted me to write about, his answer was “Of Course”.

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Vendors / Crafters Apply, Updated 5-2-2013

LIVE MUSIC, FOOD, VENDORS, RAFFLES, KIDDY ATRACTIONS & MORE

FREE CONCERT

This year’s local cause is for Wounded Warrior, SGT Keith Hale

Vendors / Crafters Apply for this year’s Mikefest Concert

All non-food vendors / crafters. No set up fees. Just a Donation Basket of your products, $100.00 retail value for the Raffles. Call for Details.

Contact: Emmanuel or Tammye Green @ 931-552-9598, Verizon 270-881-2911 or 518-435-5455

More Information about Mikefest @ https://www.facebook.com/events/503237309743947/

Saturday May 4th , 12 Noon till 10 PM

Over 10 Straight hours of live music.

This years line up so far, more to be added:

Ben Gallaher @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGdW-nTYfuc
Oblivion Myth @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfe4XT4XNrY
Dogs at Bay
Inveyn
Ndur
Eyetooth
Transend the Fallen
For Lack of Lithym
Mindset Defect
Killing Grace
Awaken @ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v8z5QhDsaH0

Plus performers playing off stage around the Fest.

Thank you to our Sponsors / Vendors / Crafters, so far

We Urge you to Visit their Booth and Support Their Business.

1. ManCave: Guide Will J. Brant @ www.facebook.com/mancaveguide
2. Scentsy/Velata: Tammye Green, Independent Certified Consultant. @https://eman.scentsy.us/ & https://eman.velata.us/
3. Thirty One: Chantelle R. Dempsey, Independent Consultant,@http://www.Mythirtyone.com/314149
4. Paparazzi Accessories: Aimee Miller, Premier Director & Lisa Mannion, Independent Consultant @ https://facebook.com/paparazzibyAimeeM
https://Facebook.com/ThisandThatbyLisaM
5. Tupperware: Michele Turk, Consultant @ http://my2.tupperware.com/tup-html/M/michelegreg-welcome.html
6. Origami Owl: – Lisa Clarke, Independent Designer #3986 @https://www.facebook.com/OrigamiOwlLisaClarkeIndependentDesigner
7. It Works!: Carolyn Evens, Independent Distributer @https://flabuless.myitworks.com/Home
8. ACE: Beth Vincent, Senior Associate @ https://tgifvincentace.storenvy.com/
9. Need Something Framed & More: Silvi Mize, Owner @https://www.facebook.com/needsomethingframedANDmore?fref=ts
10. Arica Langelier, Realtor PenFed Realty, Real-estate
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clarksville-Real-Estate-Arica-Langelier/434457929933356
11. Crafts Galore and Soaps & More: Brenda Duckett, Owner @https://www.facebook.com/CraftsGaloreSoapsAndMore?notif_t=fbpage_fan_invite
12. Lemongrass Spa Products: Charla Pugh, Sales Consultant @
http://www.ourlemongrassspa.com/2098/
13. Mary Kay: Melissa Arrington, Independent Beauty Consultant @http://www.marykay.com/marrington2
14. Honey Bears Boutique: Linda Walker, Owner @https://www.facebook.com/HoneyBearsBoutique
15. Raving Wolf’s Varity, Custom handmade Native American and Biker Jewelry: Ravingwolf, Artist, Designer, Owner @ http://stores.ebay.com/ravingwolfs-variety
16, ViSalus: Craig Critchfield, Independent Promoter @http://newyounowwithvisalus.bodybyvi.com/
17. La Bella Baskets: Michelle Rose & Lelia Restivo Consultants @http://www.michellerose.labellabaskets.com/ & http://www.leliaslovely.labellabaskets.com/
18. Jladycreations: Jacki Lowner, Designer/Owner. One of a kind jewelry @https://www.facebook.com/jladycreations?fref=ts
19. Blackfire Bakery: The Foxworth Family, Owners @https://www.facebook.com/BlackfireBakery
20. Jenny Lander’s Gems: Jenny Lander, Owner/Designer. Custom made jewelry @www.jennylandersgems.com

Reserve your spot now. Limited Openings, on a first come bases, no duplications of vendors.

These businesses will not have a booth at Mikefest 2013, but have made generous donations to the cause. A very BIG Thank YOU.

1. Thirty One: Christy Pouw, Consultant @ https://www.mythrityone.com/129336/
2. AVON: Angela Shelton, Independent Sales Represented @www.youravon.com/angelashelton
3. The Pampered Chef: Angela Davis, Independent Senior Consultant @www.pamperedchef.biz/anjenskitchen
4. Tupperware: Eman & Tammye Green, Independent Consultants @http://www.emanthetupperwareman.com/
5. Dove Chocolate Discoveries: Sharon Rowley, Independent Chocolatier @http://mydcdsite.com/chocolatelovers

This year’s Mikefest 2013 Official Event Photographers: ….So Smile…Thank You…

Sharper Edge Photography:
https://www.facebook.com/SharperEdgePhotography
LC Photography:
https://www.facebook.com/LindsayColipPhotography?fref=ts

So grab your lawn chair, and get ready to be entertained with a whole day of music and fun.

No outside beverages
No drugs
No Pets
STRICTY ENFORCED

Directions
Just Google Map or MapQuest.

3825 Old Dover Road North Woodlawn, TN 37191

Sincerely
Emmanuel Green
Non-food Vendor Coordinator
Mikefest 2013

Tribute to Michael Russell
07 May 1994 – 29 June 2006

https://www.facebook.com/events/503237309743947/

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Hope to see everyone there rain or shine.

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So we have just limited hours to accept the last few Vendors if any want a part of this action
Tammye Honey


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Weekly Writing Challenge: Person, Place, Thing in Oakwood, TN


Weekly Writing Challenge: Person, Place, Thing

Person is Sgt. Keith Hale.
This is a little about SGT Keith Hale, the recipient of this years Mikefest donations. Thank you for writing this TiAnna – MRSGT Keith Hale joined the Army after 9\11 to stand up for the country he loves.
He has been married to his wife TiAnna for 10 yrs and they have 3 amazing kids Zach, Kaley and Nathan who is autistic.
Keith 1st deployed with the 1/115th Shelbyville in 2005 for 15 months to TQ, Iraq, where he was a scout truck driver.
His 2nd deployment was with the 278th HHT RFS to Mosul, Iraq and was now a truck commander for the scout truck (scout trucks go out in front of the convoy).
Over the deployments there were many close calls.
In June 2010, he was having some issues with dizziness and vomiting but he would push through to continue the mission.
On June 5th, they were coming into FOB Spiecher there was a wreck and a lot of confusion.
He fell from the back of the MRAP and received a brain injury and spinal nerve injury that caused damage to his right leg.
He still carries the nickname deadleg.
He still has many uphill battles, medically speaking, but will continue to soldier up.
SGT Keith Hale medically retired on February 27th 2013.

Place is Oakwood, TN on May 4, 2013
Small Rural community located just outside of Gate 10 of Ft. Campbell, KY.  It is also just on the outskirts of Clarksville, TN and Dover, TN.
Homestead of Byron and Missy Russell and Family
Thing is of course MikeFest 2013
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Wounded Warrior Sgt. Keith Hale is the recipient this year of all of the raffle proceeds.
Vendors for non-food spots are filling fast so if you were interested in this, do not put it off or you will only be able to submit a basket and will not have a vendor spot.
Each year this has grown.  The function was just featured in Clarksville Now:

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – Hard-rock bands from the Nashville and Clarksville areas will perform at the fifth-annual Mikefest on Saturday, May 4, to raise money for Sgt. Keith Hale and his family.

The outdoor event, at 3825 Old Dover Road North in Woodlawn, just south of Fort Campbell, will feature several hard-rock bands from the Nashville/Clarksville areas.

Bands confirmed to play include: Mindset Defect, Killing Grace and Transcend the Fallen.

Although admission is free, donations are accepted, and all proceeds will go to Sgt. Keith Hale and his family. Hale was wounded in Iraq during June 2010.

Several vendors will be selling food and drinks, and raffles and live music will be provided for crowds to enjoy during the festival.

Each year, hundreds of people attend to show their support for local music and businesses and America’s troops. This is an all-ages festival, and families are welcome. Violence, gang colors and drugs are strictly prohibited.

Mikefest is a free, annual event created by Byron and Melissa Russell in remembrance of Michael Charles Russell, who passed away during their vacation while on a ride at Disney World, due to a non-diagnosed heart condition. Rather than mourning Michael’s passing, they now celebrate his life by remembering him through this fundraiser, which benefits a different charity each year.

“Since the passing of our son, Michael, in 2006 we have received a tremendous amount of support from the Clarksville, Fort Campbell and Woodlawn communities. So in 2008, we decided to stop mourning his loss and celebrate his life with local charities each year,” the Russell’s said.

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If you can’t make it and would like to make a donation, let us know at:
Vendors / Crafters ApplyLIVE MUSIC, FOOD, VENDORS, RAFFLES and MORE

Free Concert

Vendors / Crafters Apply for this year’s Mikefest Concert

All non-food vendors / crafters. No set up fees. Just a Donation for the Raffles.

This year’s local cause is for Wounded Warrior, SGT Keith Hale

Contact: Emmanuel or Tammye Green @ 931-552-9598, Verizon 270-881-2911 or Verizon 518-435-5455

More Information about Mikefest @ https://www.facebook.com/Mikefest2013?fref=ts

Hope to hear from you and stop at our booth and say hello…
Eman and Tammye Green


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Daily Prompt: Organizations I Chose To Be Beneficiaries


Daily Prompt: Charitable

You’ve inherited $5 million, with instructions that you must give it all away — but you can choose any organizations you like to be the beneficiaries. Where does the money go?

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Wow with that amount of money it was a tough question.

1. Mike Fest 2013  (Would set it up so each year a recipient would receive a set amount).  This year is Wounded Warrior Sgt. Keith Hale.

https://layedbacklife.wordpress.com/2013/04/09/daily-prompt-mikefest-history-and-today/

2. Paws with a Cause Local Chapter Max’s Hope

https://layedbacklife.wordpress.com/2013/03/09/give-a-shout-out-to-our-local-organization/

The other charities I would have to think about for a bit and ponder.  My reason for this is that I have a problem with Administrative fees.  With these two that I have chosen, the money goes directly to the cause at hand for what is intended.  

Perhaps if I just split between the two that would be enough to keep MikeFest and Max’s Hope going for years to come.

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Have a Blessed and Happy weekend and stay safe.

Tammye Honey

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