Monday, June 30, 2014

PTSD FREE: A Complete Stress Management System

Stress Is Gone, LLC just launched a free PTSD management system for veterans. Brett Cotter, the Founder & C.E.O. wanted to share a few words with you about it:
FAMILIES WITH A VETERAN WHO HAS PTSD ARE STRAINED BY trauma, limited resources, and ineffective tools. I'm the son and cousin of Vietnam and Iraq Veterans. The gap in veteran healthcare upsets me. As CEO of Stress Is Gone, I set out to develop the best possible PTSD Management System today's technology could offer. More importantly, I wanted to deliver the system to veterans and their families with no red-tape, no waiting lists, and absolutely free.
PTSD FREE is a complete stress management system for service members their spouses, and their children. Downloading this app on each family member's smart phone is a huge step towards restoring harmony in any family. This is how it works. There are 3-core components:
·      The Stopper Tab predicts and shuts down routine PTSD reactions, and helps you stop random reactions as well. Through the use of a questionnaire, PTSD FREE knows when you are most likely going to be stressed. The app shuts down stress by automatically delivering a mini-meditation that quickly activates your body’s relaxation response while you are stressed. The result is automated relief at your fingertips that stops stress in seconds.
·      The Resolve Tab surfaces and soothes the traumatic memories that fuel PTSD reactions. The details of a routine reaction are used as a flashlight to find the memories at the source of the stress. PTSD FREE also helps de-stress the old memory by repeatedly stimulating the relaxation response while you think of the trauma. While using the Resolve Tab you feel tension, emotion, and anxiety release from your mind, body, and the memory. Overtime, resolving the old traumatic memories results in less frequent and much less intense PTSD reactions. 
·      The My Meds Tab helps you set up and commit to an effective meditation practice. Through brainwave entrainment, your mind and body learn how to let go of stress, tension, anxiety, and PTSD. This function allows me to guarantee you, by using this app as recommended, you’ll minimally cut your stress levels in half within 8-weeks.Veterans showed a 50% reduction in symptoms after 8-weeks of practicing meditationMilitary Medicine (Vol. 176, Num. 6).
A few other important facts about the PTSD FREE mobile app:
1.    Our methodology to stimulate the relaxation response is certified by The American Institute of Stress.
2.    Download includes a Stress Is Gone Membership for your entire family providing 24/7 access to additional online tools.
3.    A Stress Is Gone Coach can be reached through the app.
For more information and free app download go to:

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Blog Tip: Posting on Facebook

Ech & Will

This quick blog tip is via Ech of Ech & Will

I noticed a lot of Facebook pages will share blog posts and list the link in the comments. I just ignored it and chalked it up to a weird quirk of the posters. Turns out, there's a legitimate reason behind it.

Not all gadgets are compatible on Facebook...i.e. smartphones and iPads. Some people only see the picture and the comments, but not the description. So if you share on Facebook, start adding the link to the comments. I now post the link in both the description and the comments just to cover all my bases.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Guest Post on Duty Station Diaries

Hi! Want to join the Duty Station Diaries? It'll be a great way to introduce yourself, your blog, and your duty station as well as connect with other spouses who are at, will be at, or have been at your location. Feel free to fill one out for each duty station you've been at, the more the merrier!

Duty Station Diaries

Answer the following questions for your feature piece:

What is the name of your duty station?

Where is it located? (City/State/Country)

How long have you been there?

Any tips for incoming military members?

Say you’re hosting an out of town guest and you only have time to take them to three places or do three things. Where do you take them?

Have you checked out any local festivals or events? (Example: Iditarod in Alaska)

Where are your favorite places to eat/drink?

Are there any local foods/drinks/anything that you love? (Example: shave ice, malasadas in Hawaii)

What’s your favorite thing about your station/city/surrounding area?

Anything else you want to talk about?

Also, please include the following:
-- Pictures that relate to your answers (You don’t need a picture per answer, but please include at least a few photos. Your own photos are preferred.)
-- A quick introduction of yourself and/or your blog (Just 2-5 sentences, nothing major)
-- Your blog button or a picture of yourself
-- Social media links you’d like shared

Email all of the above to

*We prefer Dropbox for photo sharing, but attachments or links are fine too

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Blog Tip: Link Your Social Media to Your Blog

Most bloggers are on the ball about adding their various social media links [FB, Twitter, Pinterest] to their main page on their blogs. If you're one of those bloggers, BRAVO!

If you don't have all of your links up, you should consider doing so and here's why:

Your posts are followed and shared occasionally on Facebook, almost always on Twitter, and now on Pinterest. I always link back to your original post, but I also try to tag your usernames on FB and Twitter as well in order to maximize your exposure to our audiences.

This is not just a directory for military spouses/significant others. You don't need to link up your blog, maybe grab the button, and never come back. You should return! Not just to see who else is linking up to find new blogs, you should also come back and write a guest post! Get yourself featured. FOR FREE!