LC Johnston

Leaving Your Old Self and People

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Some people in our lives can’t handle growth, it’s not good or bad, more like indifference.  I recall feeling like some of my loved ones just needed me to “Stay Sick”.  My PTSD became crippling and they’d prefer to count my sins and focus on my past instead of allowing me to move forward and […]

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HEALING OLD WOUNDS

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Brother against Brother! There are many times in history we have seen those words. I am reminded of two circumstances in my life that make my think of this particularly. The first was as a child after my father’s mission trip to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Hugo he invited another Sailor to Church with his […]

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VICTIM OF YOUR OWN CIRCUMSTANCES

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Not everything is simply black or white: right or wrong in life. This doesn’t mean that there are not Bad people who do evil things for no reason. When I stopped being the Victim of my story; by acknowledging the cause-and-effect in the story. When I first started my journey through PTSD, I was the […]

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Warriors For Life Support Group Testimonial

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For 3 years now I have made tremendous progress on my own journey because of the ability to connect with so many individuals: some that are or have been on a similar journey, others are spouses fighting alongside their husband or wife through the inner war that is PTSD, TBI, and so many other conditions […]

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Spirituality and Mental Health

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Following our weekly support group meeting November 11, 2018, our covered topic being Spirituality and Mental Health; I have given great thought to this topic prior to, during, and since. It inspired me to consider this topic for my next piece.  Interestingly, since I picked this for a topic many additional pieces have come to […]

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A Life Unfinished

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Often I think and remind myself of all my accomplishments since my few darkest days. The people whose lives I’ve touched big and small, known and unknowingly. This is a reminder to continue my journey. After all, there are even people that wouldn’t exist today if I didn’t strive past those dark days and moments. […]

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Warriors For Life Support Group Metaphor

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It was like being in a row boat alone and without a paddle. But after finding the Colonel and working with him. I wasn’t alone in the boat any longer. We were all in the boat and the Colonel turned to us it’s OK guys, I have a paddle we will just work together. Everyone […]