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  1. ProducerMark Anthony

    Mark Anthony

    The Happy Boy!
    The Happy Boy!Another night sleeping in my second hand, sheet less and spring protruding bed, I was comfortable. I had a duvet, a duvet not washed for months, same for the pillow. No toys in the room, pictures of fish I'd cut out of magazines on the bland, cold...
  2. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    The Cave In The Basement
    The Cave In The BasementNovember 1978, somewhere in Brittany it is about 6.30 in the evening, it’s dark it’s cold and I am sobbing. I have some difficulty to come to terms or comprehend how I have ended up in the basement of the 5 storey building surely a 10-year-old...


    Pascal Derrien
    30/08/2016 #25 Pascal Derrien
    #24 thanks @Laura Mikolaitis not sure originally I could or should write about 4 to 5 topics this year that were very personal, in the end besides the need to position it as a sharing excercise and not self pity it seems to have spoken to many if I judge by the overwhelming messages I got off line. Life is not perfect but great we only have one anyway so better get on with it :-) u just to get rid of excess baggage evrery now and again :-)
    Laura Mikolaitis
    29/08/2016 #24 Laura Mikolaitis
    Very powerful and personal story @Pascal Derrien. Thank you for sharing it. I can't begin to understand your circumstances and clearly it is something that caused you pain but your openness and ability to talk about your childhood experience here in this forum demonstrates your strength and character. It is clear that you didn't let your pain define you and instead have channeled it so that you can pave the way for others to feel more comfortable sharing their stories. None of us are immune to life's imperfections but sharing our stories certainly offers hope and perspective. I'm glad that you shared yours here.
    Pascal Derrien
    29/08/2016 #23 Pascal Derrien
    #22 thanks @Vincent Andrew your view point is extremely valuable and help put things in perspective thanks to you :-)
    Vincent Andrew
    29/08/2016 #22 Vincent Andrew
    What you went through is difficult, no make that very very difficult for any child Pascal. I am sorry you went through this but your story is also one of being in control of yourself at such a young age. Faced with adversity, you looked for solace in a place only you could call home. You found solace in your books. You also had some good times with your father when you played soldiers with him. Thank you for sharing your story.
    Mark Anthony
    29/08/2016 #21 Mark Anthony
    Dear Pascal , there may be many of us with heavy backgrounds and experiences due to the horrors of alcohol use however I don't think that makes one persons any less, or more,heavier than anothers. Each individual experience , I think, is unique and the impact it has is incomparable . Thank you for sharing this story as, for me, it is inspiring. #11
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/08/2016 #20 Aurorasa Sima
    #18 I agree with @Lisa Gallagher. Maybe if you could tag me?
    Lisa Gallagher
    29/08/2016 #19 Lisa Gallagher
    #18 For non-promotional reasons (and I mean this), please share them to my hive so I don't miss them @Pascal Derrien. I check my hive every day or two at the least. You are a very kind person and I'm sure your experiences shaped you for the better!!
    Pascal Derrien
    29/08/2016 #18 Pascal Derrien
    #17 actually @Lisa Gallagher you are right I have only scratched the surface on 3 to 4 articles maybe later...... thanks for your caring comments as usual :-) You are a great human being :-)
    Lisa Gallagher
    29/08/2016 #17 Lisa Gallagher
    @Pascal Derrien, thank you so much for sharing your story. I'm sure it's a story you don't share often because it's painful. No shame, just pain. I'm sure your story is much deeper than what you shared since I know someone personally who grew up with an Alcoholic dad and step mother who was both co-dependent and an enabler. I would hear one horrid story and possibly years later when I didn't think the stories could get worse, this person would let another story slip. Maybe that's half the battle, getting it out there and validating your own pain which is healthy. I'm so sorry this happened to you. I can't imagine the fear, I'm glad you were left alone (even though that had to be uncomforting too) in your 'cave,' your 'safe place'
    Pascal Derrien
    29/08/2016 #16 Pascal Derrien
    #15 thanks @Deb Helfrich my simple take is you are what you were and there is no getting away from it so you better incorporate it rather than shining away from it :-)
    Deb Helfrich
    29/08/2016 #15 Deb Helfrich
    You captured this nook of your childhood with such a vivid story that it seems to me as if I watched it unfold, @Pascal Derrien. Masterful memory-surfing. That knack for creating your own security has likely helped you make your own path one of clearing the brush for others.
    Aurorasa Sima
    29/08/2016 #14 Aurorasa Sima
    #12 You are allowed to suffer. Pain is not rational like that. Yes, it can help to put things into perspective sometimes. But even the compassionate ones - we´re selfish creatures and suffering because of the biggest current problem. That doesn´t mean we don´t care about others. There is a certain amount of "base" pain. We will not hurt double as much or half as much if something that can be rationally described as "double as bad" or "half as bad" happens. If a child gets veggies instead of the treat it was hoping for, it´ll cry as hard no matter if it´s least favorite or 10th least favorite veggie is being served. You don´t have to deserve to hurt by being the most hurt person in the world.
    Pascal Derrien
    28/08/2016 #12 Pascal Derrien
    #3 Thanks @Aurorasa Sima I am unsure it is courage I think people in Syria or any other troubled country have courage, I think it was driven by necessity maybe a bit selfish too, however I think I get what you meant so ... Merci :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/08/2016 #11 Pascal Derrien
    #4 thanks Mark I suppose I was the not the only one I am pretty sure others have heavier background but I guess we have a common understanding of how destruction function many thanks for the comment sincerely yours Pascal :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/08/2016 #10 Pascal Derrien
    #5 that's a thumbs up from the Chief Story teller himself many thanks Don @ @Don Kerr :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/08/2016 #9 Pascal Derrien
    #6 Indeed @Praveen Raj Gullepalli things settled when I was about 17 when i survived a car crash, he spent 20 years trying to mend the mess he had created we were kool I somewhat forgiven him but I cannot forget..... :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    28/08/2016 #8 Pascal Derrien
    #7 Hey @Cyndi wilkins this a very nice thing to say :-)
    Cyndi wilkins
    28/08/2016 #7 Cyndi wilkins
    Wow @Pascal Derrien...I love how you shine a light on the dark corners of your mind...This made me want to reach through the veil and give that little boy a huge hug;-)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    28/08/2016 #6 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Hope things got sorted out and you found buddy Dad to play with again dear @Pascal Derrien...your memory of the Cave strikes a deep chord! You etched things so vividly! In black and white. Hard times and excess make a deadly cocktail! In times of adversity, when you run away from a serious think and escape into a drink(or few), it is hell unleashed upon the family and friends who care.
    Don Kerr
    28/08/2016 #5 Don Kerr
    Tremendously powerful story @Pascal Derrien
  3. ProducerMargaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    I Can't Wait to Get Back Home
    I Can't Wait to Get Back Homeby Dr Margaret ArandaVideo 1.  "Silkies Ruck."  With 22 Veterans committing suicide per day, event planners of the 4th of July, 2016 "Silkies Ruck" march in military "silkies" boxers marched down the streets of Anchorage, Alaska to gain awareness...


    Mark Anthony
    27/08/2016 #17 Mark Anthony
    "If we show love and support" indeed , this is what is needed. 70% with substance misuse issues, wow that says something. I fear for helping services, I really do!
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    24/07/2016 #16 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #15 Margaret, you can go into your hive Health: Alcoholism and reclassify the post to another hive or remove the post. On the right hand side of the post you will see 3 dots. Click on the 3 dots and you will see the options. Your best option is to reclassify the post to where it is intended. Send me a message if you need help. 🌸
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/07/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Oopsies. Man. I shared this by accident to my Hive: "Health: Alcoholism" by mistake. Apologies throughout, as that was not my intent. I shall see if it can be changed, but I am assuming this is a rather monumental task.....will endeavor. No disrespect intended. The Title was close to the letter "A" and this is just part of my brain injury. So please be forgiving and accept my apologies. Thank you. @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Juan Imaz, @John White, MBA, @Javier beBee asking for help.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/07/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #12 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman: For those of us who keep them alive, they are still with us. Forevermore. Amen.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    16/07/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #11 You and me both (Unless I'm running away from home, but that was in the past).
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    06/07/2016 #12 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Every vet should be treated with respect. I have never understood why they are treated cruelly. I had friends that never came back from the VietNam war and some of those that did had severe problems. Thank you for sharing your information @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD View more
    Every vet should be treated with respect. I have never understood why they are treated cruelly. I had friends that never came back from the VietNam war and some of those that did had severe problems. Thank you for sharing your information @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD. Close
    Dale Masters
    06/07/2016 #11 Dale Masters
    #9 I never run. Never.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/07/2016 #10 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #7 🚔 Just perfect! It's a Win! Increasing awareness is the key... 🚔
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/07/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 🌾 🌺 🌻 Hey, we need you for the Cause! Don't run because you're in on it! We'll just look for more Beez and pollinate more trees and blossoms...🌾 🌺 🌻 ...and do what we can do, one person & one problem at a time. Remember our conversation on the song, "What if God was one of us?" We have to treat everyone as if they were the most special person for that instant in time. Let's make the world a better place, hon... we are doing it!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/07/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #4 Well, my mind always goes from the Problems to the Solutions....guess I've just seen too much human suffering, too much pain, too many problems. That can be overwhelming in itself. So what we are doing here is a great thing, as we increase awareness ~ ! And thank you, special @Paul Walters for confirming that we have a good cause here, YES! We all need to know about this.....it will affect everyone in due time. I know it will. So, I'm LIVE On the Air in 1 hr. Gotta Bzzzz! 🌾 🌺 🌻
    Paul Walters
    06/07/2016 #7 Paul Walters
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I had no idea this was happening. Thank you for keeping us informed !!
    Dale Masters
    06/07/2016 #6 Dale Masters
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I was surrounded by military personnel growing up...so much so that I thought it was mandatory that everyone serve in the military after completing High School. Imagine my surprise...and shock...when I found out the truth! I attempted to get into the military seven times. The first time, I would have gotten in...except for the fact that I needed my blood pressure taken 3 times a day for a week to show that my blood pressure was normal. My grandmother, who had custody of me, refused to sign the paperwork for me to get tested, otherwise I'd now be a Navy Vet. One day in the early '80's, I watched while the car in front of me threw rotten fruit at a man in uniform. I was so shocked, repulsed, and ashamed, that I stopped...and told him I'd take him to his ultimate destination, no matter where it was. He thanked me, but had me stop at a truck stop about two hours away. As Americans, we have a PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AS CITIZENS to see that our vets get the treatment---and honour---they deserve. The above statistics just add to the disgrace the US has become. I'd considered moving to the UK...but I stay where I'm "stationed"...and THESE COLOURS DON'T RUN.
    Dale Masters
    06/07/2016 #4 Dale Masters
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I have seen the way vets are treated. It's (another) national disgrace.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/07/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 Hey, I was never in the military, but was the civilian ER doc at Ft. Irwin, the National Training Center (NTC) for the Army. I worked with these youth, seeing upwards of 100 patients on a 24-hour shift. I saw war wounds, and more. That's another Buzz. So I know this world from the perspective of someone who longs to heal, and this will be a home base for me always. Thanks for being here with me. It is good not to be alone. ☮
    Randy Keho
    06/07/2016 #2 Randy Keho
    Thanks for your service @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD It ticks me off to see the not-so-public service spots on television for abused animals and starving kids in foreign countries every day of the week. You don't see non-profit, volunteer veteran's assistance programs air until Memorial Day, Veteran's Day or the Fourth of July.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    06/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Special thanks to @Dr. Allen Brown for allowing me to Volunteer to help Our Homeless Veterans and abandoned FosterTeens locked 'out of the system' when they turn 18 years of age and the Foster "Parents" kick them out of 'their home' because they no longer get a government paycheck. Fully 1/3 of all Foster Children end up Homeless, and our hopes and dreams for all those without a voice? To find not only a voice, but to save their lives as well. @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @CityVP Manjit, and more.