CNN Special…”American Sniper Shines a Light on PTSD.” Helping soldiers and sailors transition when they come home…

by | Feb 24, 2015


American Sniper” Shines a Light on PTSD… Click the highlighted text for this video clip.


Shining a light on PTSD… A CNN Special Report… Click on this revealing and informative video clip!

“A greater sense of being” must be rediscovered and renewed among those who suffer from traumatic events in life, including war.  The children and families who become exposed to the painful symptoms of PTSD when war weary soldiers and sailors come home, become affected caregivers too.  Life after trauma can become a vicious cycle of emotional pain and baggage that often carries forward to the next generation of family members and loved ones…

I was very fortunate in 2011 to have been inspired to research and write my own family’s post WWII story of living with the toxic circumstances of life after war.  My story certainly shows severe emotional pain, including domestic violence, but also demonstrates the resilience of an American military family to survive and thrive without understanding the roots of our troubled existence.  Our family, like thousands of military families of that time and in the 21st Century, was torn apart by war.  But we all took the high road and thrived, even with mental health challenges that were mostly confronted and mitigated along a lifetime journey of healing.  We succeeded in breaking the cycle of pain so that future generations could more freely make informed choices to seek alternative treatments to heal in life after trauma.

I am grateful to have had the opportunity to contribute to the campaign of awareness through my books, blog, and in public speaking.  Discovering a greater sense of being in my life is a gift of mindfulness and a soul at peace.  Without knowing the roots of ones traumatic past, the pain of bottled up horrific memories can be haunting for a lifetime.  My favorite quote by Maya Angelou…”There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you…”

Steve Sparks, Author, Reconciliation: A Son’s Story and My Journey of Healing in Life After Trauma, Part 1… Click on the highlighted text for my author page…


Reconciliation: A Son’s Story by Steve Sparks Click on the highlighted text for my author page…


My Journey of Healing in Life After Trauma, Part 1 by Steve Sparks  Click on the highlighted text for my author page…


About the author

Steve Sparks is a retired information technology sales and marketing executive with over 35 years of industry experience, including a Bachelors’ in Management from St. Mary’s College. His creative outlet is as a non-fiction author, writing about his roots as a post-WWII US Navy military child growing up in the 1950s-1960s.
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