Sometimes our lives get derailed because we or someone we love is struggling. From a rough day to full blown crisis we tackle anything from stress, anxiety and life balance to depression, behavioral health and addiction. No subject is off limits and we get raw and real in a way few others will. No matter where you are at there is a little something for everyone here on the Direction Diva site.
Have you ever been concerned that your adolescent or young adult was at risk for depression, addiction or suicide? Do you wonder if the changes in your child are normal or indicative of something more?
Today many parents struggle to distinguish between typical teen behaviors and cause for concern. At DASIUM, we understand and have created a parent guide that will help you answer many of the pressing questions you have about the tough issues of depression, suicide ideation, eating disorders, self-harm, addiction and more. (Available in paperback & ebook format).
Stress and worry are perhaps the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to moving toward a life filled with success and happiness. It's easy to say you want to reduce stress, but how do you actually do that? I have found that the easiest way to stop worry is to focus on simple action steps that you are willing and able to do (I mean if you aren't going to follow thru then why bother in the first place right?) I have put together the following 11 tips and practical suggestions that I use to [...]
Feeling anxious and stressed out? The BellyBio Interactive breathing app that teaches a deep breathing technique useful in fighting anxiety and stress. A simple interface uses biofeedback to monitor your breathing. Sounds cascade with the movements of your belly, in rhythms reminiscent of waves on a beach. Charts also let you know how you’re doing. A great tool when you need to slow down
Fear of change is the greatest challenge I face as a military spouse and it's often the thing that holds me back from having a great experience.
Change in the military environment used to be a recipe for disaster. You see I like routine, consistency and knowing that my actions will produce [...]
Asking for help when life becomes overwhelming is something I advocate for and discuss a lot here on the Direction Diva Blog. I believe asking for help is critical especially with regard to depression, mental and behavioral health issues and so much more. I even talk about how the military [...]
Have you ever noticed that sometimes in military life it seems as though every time you turn around someone or something just keeps getting in the way of your dreams? It may feel like for every idea you have or action you take there is someone out there telling you it can't be done or how it [...]
As we kick off Mental Health Awareness Month I want to begin with some insight that my son had over the weekend into how social media really steals the joy from our lives. He shares this piece of writing with me and I was struck by how it opened my eyes to the connection between social media and [...]
Military spouse, Judy Davis, is a motivational speaker, entrepreneur, published author and co-founder of DASIUM specializing in military life and small business success and is known as a suicide prevention expert.